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How To Store Leftover Barbecues?

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It is always better to smoke extra meat in advance, especially if you are arranging barbecue parties, since barbecues never allow you to cook at the last minute. But many of you may wonder what to do with the leftover barbecues. Hence, here are the tips on How To Store Leftover Barbecues.

Step 1: Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water and dry it with towel nicely before touching leftover meats.

Step 2: Collect all the leftover smoked pork, beef or other meat in a large plate and sort them according to their size or type. This is because you need to store different meat products separately in the refrigerator.

Step 3: Wrap the smoked meat in an aluminum foil tightly and keep it in refrigerator. This will allow you to use it after the next few days. However, if you want to keep them for a few months, you must seal the wrapped leftover meat in the zip lock bag but make sure the bag doesn’t have any moisture and air in it. Keep it in refrigerator for a larger shelf life.

Step 4: You can also make simple recipes with leftover barbecues. Use leftover BBQ chicken to make delicious BBQ Chicken Pizza. Eat a day or two after your barbecue party.

Step 5: If you want the leftover barbecues to last long, it is important to store them in refrigerator within two hours after removing them from grill. If the food is left out for more than two hours after removing it from grill, it is advisable to discard it immediately. If you want to take them away from home less than an hour after taking food off the grill, store in an ice-filled cooler while traveling.

Step 6: Do not mix raw meat and leftover barbecues in the refrigerator so as to avoid cross-contamination.


Try these tips on how to store leftover barbecues because storing them in the right way is sometimes important, especially for families, which are saving money on food budget.


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