Ok so I got one vac-packed and into the freezer for later. The second one I sliced up and vac packed into one or two days worth of sandwich meat. I'm hoping to squeeze a couple more days of life by vac packing.
How do the roast beefs at the deli stay good for so long? I don't think they are cured at all.
This lunchmeat making is fun!
I may have to make some SOS with some of this!
Deli roast beef is injected with a sodium solution that cures it and adds a crapload of preservatives, beef flavorings and artificial beef broths to it; I used to be a Deli/Bakery Specialist for many years. Caught many employees trying to steal whole or half roast beefs from the deli too (these were good ones too by Boarshead, made from whole top rounds, usually thrown into a big bag of waste papers and dragged out to the dumpsters then retrieved later - I'd watch employees who did clean-up and any waste papers they'd have to drag out more than likely something other than waste papers was in them! lol! Whole veal or P & P loaves, mac & cheese or old fashioned loaves, one gal even tried stealing a whole round of Jarlsberg Swiss cheese cut into quarters! Although, I'd had more than a passing fantasy of that myself, but.. could never bring myself to be even remotely tempted!).