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post #1 of 15
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When I cook ribs and other meats i like ti fill the smoker up as much as possible and I'm not shure on how to keep them if they don't get eaten in a week or so.  Can they be frozen and if so what is the best way to thaw and reheat them.

 

post #2 of 15

I freeze my ribs and pulled pork all the time.  I wrap the ribs in heavy foil and they keep really well.  I put them in the fridge a couple days before I plan to eat them, then heat them up in the oven at 400 degrees to heat them up.  I don't unfoil them until they're hot, so they don't burn or dry out. 

 

Hope this helps!

 

-Hex

post #3 of 15
Thread Starter 

I'll give it a go.   Thanks

post #4 of 15

Vacuum packing them is the best way for freezing. They will last a year vacuum packed in the freezer. You can just re heat in the vacuum bag in the micro or boiling water.

post #5 of 15

SmokinAl is right; this is probably the best way, especially long-term. 

 

I can hardly sleep at night knowing there are ribs waiting for me in the freezer, though. biggrin.gif

 

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Vacuum packing them is the best way for freezing. They will last a year vacuum packed in the freezer. You can just re heat in the vacuum bag in the micro or boiling water.



 

post #6 of 15
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Originally Posted by SmokinAl View Post

Vacuum packing them is the best way for freezing. They will last a year vacuum packed in the freezer. You can just re heat in the vacuum bag in the micro or boiling water.



 Agree. We vacuum seal alot of our smoked foods.

post #7 of 15

Yep

 

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post #8 of 15

When vacum sealed and frozen, can you reat in a microwave as-is, or do you need to pop holes in the bag first?

post #9 of 15

I would do the boil in a bag thing myself.

post #10 of 15
We use a rice steamer to reheat ribs. Does a real nice job.
post #11 of 15

I vacuum pack anything that doesn't get eaten in 3 days.

 

Then I thaw & Nuke most at a later date, except things like Prime Rib get a quick hot grilling to reheat.

 

I don't have to be fancy reheating, because Mrs Bear doesn't eat leftovers after the second night.

 

I don't mind---I get a whole lot of Prime Rib that way----She quits when there's still a few pounds left !!!!!!

 

 

Bear

post #12 of 15

Large pot, bring to a boil, drop in vacuum sealed ribs, turn off burner and leave ribs sit in the water.

post #13 of 15

^^^^^squib has a good deal or use the oven.The Microwave does something to it...pot.gif but is better than wasting that precious grub.

With my bunch,I have to sneak in a smoke if I want leftovers.cool.gif

post #14 of 15

I just froze 4 racks of Ribs and 6 pounds of pork, I will serve them in a steamer pan for dinner down the shore.

 

 

Here's what I would do when I don't have to worry about time for a party;

 

Remove Ribs and pork from freezer to refrigerator 1-2 days before,

Setup the steamer pan with 2 quarts boiling water

Place ribs/pork in steamer pan 3 or 4 hours before guest arrive (removed from bag of course)

place lid on top.

Light sterno's.

 

 

 

 

Here's what I would do when I don't have to worry about time and on vacation;

 

Remove Ribs and pork from freezer to refrigerator 1-2 days before,

Place the steamer pan with 2 quarts water directly on 2 burners on the stove.

Place ribs/pork in steamer pan 3 or 4 hours before dinner (removed from bag of course)

cover in foil and place lid on top.

Turn off 1 burner and turn the other one way way down.

 

If using on stove top be careful with the heat I usually use sternos but don't want to cart a ton of stuff down the shore.

 

My earlier post is what I do when time is an issue, or just want to heat some ribs for dinner.

And I agree with oldschoolbbq, STAY away from the microwave.

 

 

And what my daughter does;

Take directly out of refrigerator and eat cold, hell I bet she would eat 'em frozen!

 

 

Next weeks dinner

 

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post #15 of 15
Keep this in mind.
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