HOME > Chowhound > Home Cooking >
Brewing beer, curing meat, or making cheese?
TELL US

Freezing pulled pork

n
namreb Nov 5, 2009 03:03 PM

making a batch....

can it be frozen with good results?

any suggestion?

  1. tommy Nov 5, 2009 03:11 PM

    it can be frozen with excellent results. wrap in plastic wrap, then in foil, and throw in a freezer bag. i freeze logs of 10/12 ounces or so, or enough for two servers. i reheat with a bit of water, with a cover, in the microwave.

    1. d
      duck833 Nov 5, 2009 03:12 PM

      yep, do it all the time.

      Best with one of those freezer bag machines. Second best in zip locks, squeeze all the air out.

      Sometimes when I heat it back up I will put in a little apple juice to get a little more moisture in it.

      Cheers!

      1. Uncle Bob Nov 5, 2009 03:25 PM

        I freeze it in chunks...not "pulled"...Less surface area exposed etc....Seems to work best for me!

        Fun & Enjoy!

        1. s
          stalkingwine.com Nov 5, 2009 03:51 PM

          Yes you can freeze it, but you will lose quality. The viscosity of fat and overall flavor degrade.

          That said, it takes a long time to prepare pulled pork, so it's often better to freeze extra than to cook small amounts everytime.

          1 Reply
          1. re: stalkingwine.com
            s
            stalkingwine Dec 4, 2009 07:20 AM

            Yes you can freeze it, but you will lose quality. The viscosity of fat and overall flavor degrade.

            That said, it takes a long time to prepare pulled pork, so it's often better to freeze extra than to cook small amounts everytime.

          2. Cherylptw Nov 5, 2009 05:50 PM

            Yes, you can freeze it very successfully. I let mine thaw completely before attempting to reheat. I've never had any problems in terms of loss of quality.

            1. MrsCheese Nov 5, 2009 05:53 PM

              I always freeze it in the juice from the pan/crockpot. Perfect results.

              1. Kajikit Nov 5, 2009 05:57 PM

                Of course it can. Reheat it in the microwave so it doesn't dry out, and be prepared for it to lose some of its flavour - you'll probably want to add some extra sauce when you heat it up.

                Show Hidden Posts