Ground beef that is cooked can be good after a week in the fridge.
However ground beef that is raw would not be good or safe to eat after a week in the fridge as the raw ground beef would grow bacteria and spoil after a few days in the fridge.
The raw ground beef in the fridge would start to smell after around 3 to 4 days and should be thrown out.
Spoiled ground beef is dangerous to eat because it may contain pathogenic bacteria, which are responsible for foodborne illnesses.
Symptoms include fever, vomiting, stomach cramps, and diarrhea which may be bloody.
If the ground beef is slimy, that's not normal and is a sign that the ground beef is spoiled.
Smell and visually examine your ground beef, and if it's brown or an off odor, those are also signs that your ground beef is spoiled.
Ground beef that is raw will last for up to 2 days in the fridge.
Cooked ground beef will last for around 5 days although it may still be good up to a week later.
Frozen ground beef will last for around 2 years and be safe but the frozen ground beef is at best quality for up to 6 months after freezing it.
Raw ground beef lasts around 2 days in the refrigerator and cooked ground beef lasts around 3 to 5 days.
If you want to keep the ground beef longer whether cooked or raw it should be frozen which will keep the bacteria from thriving which is what makes the meat go bad.
When frozen ground beef can last from 6 months to a year whether it's raw or cooked.