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Tips for Storing and Preserving Meat

Choosing to purchase high-quality meat is a choice that your taste buds will thank you for, but it’s also something that your body will appreciate. Keller Crafted Meats has worked hard to find the family-owned farms that will provide you with quality, non-GMO meat options. Our online services make it easy to provide your family with the very best, but if you’re purchasing meat in bulk then the chances of you having to freeze it so that it doesn’t go to waste are high.

Meats Freeze Differently

While freezing foods isn’t uncommon, it can be done incorrectly and leave your foods freezer burned and less than ideal for cooking conditions. We’re going to touch on a few of the things to ensure that you’re storing and preserving your meats correctly.

Beef

Steaks and burgers are great year-round, but when you have too much meat, you don’t want to worry about it spoiling. You want to make sure that you don’t keep any defrosted beef in your refrigerator for longer than a day. When it is stored in your refrigerator, do your best to minimize the chances of it sitting in any juices or blood while it’s stored.

The best way to preserve beef is to seal it as tightly as possible and leave it in a freezer that is roughly negative one-degree Farenheight.

Poultry

Dealing with undercooked poultry is something that many people worry about. With salmonella being an active issue that you have to worry about with poultry, it goes without saying that you want to take the storing and preservation seriously. With chicken, you want to make sure that you only keep it in the refrigerator for a day or a bio-compartment for no more than 6 days. Again, do your best to ensure that the chicken isn’t sitting in juices or blood. This is one of the easiest ways for bacteria to build.

Freezing chicken is a great way to ensure it lasts for extended amounts of time. Seal it as tightly as possible to avoid freezer burn and store it in a freezer that is no lower than a suggested negative one degree Farenheight.

Pork

Pork is used in a wide array of dishes, making it one of the most common meats that’s stored in the household. Because of that, we feel it’s essential to know how to store it properly. Depending on the cut, you’re going to want to store the meat accordingly. Bacon, for instance, is going to be stored much differently than pork chops or pork loin. Depending on what it is that you’re freezing, make sure that you have adequate amounts of wrapper available to fully cover the meat.

This is a meat that is known for being freezer friendly. Seal it airtight and leave it in a negative one-degree Farenheight storage device.

Order Your Meat Accordingly

When you do go to purchase your meat order from Keller Crafted Meats, you can always manage your orders to ensure that you’re purchasing plenty for your family but enough to not have to worry about waste. We’re always willing to work with you on your orders to ensure you’re getting the high-quality meat that you need. If you do wind up having to freeze meat, make sure to seal it tight and date the meat before placing it in your freezing device.

Browse the different types of meat that we offer and place your order today.