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Keeping and reheating baby backs?

lemonadelemonade Posts: 93
edited May 2012 in EggHead Forum
I can see myself making more food than I'll ever eat.  Not to mention, being new with the egg means I want to try everything, right now!  Problem is, I don't want to waste food. 

I'm looking for ideas, or even if, you can cook ribs and save them for later, and reheat them. 

I have foodsaver brand equipement, so I could vac seal them  I guess.   

Has anyone refrigerated and reheated ribs  (or other egg delectibles)?   If so, how, and how did they taste?  

Thanks   - Lemonade Nate
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  • ChokeOnSmokeChokeOnSmoke Posts: 1,868
    edited May 2012
    I food saver them all the time and freeze them.  When you're ready to eat, throw them in a pot of water on the stove top and heat them up.  Taste just like they came off the egg for the first time.  I do the same thing with pulled pork, pulled beef, brisket, ect.
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  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 11,020
    I'm sure the foodsaver will make the whole "left-over" process easier but given I don't have one, (and cook for two most of the year-empty nest gig) I just put the left-overs in a food container in the frig and extract as I go.  Usually apply a small bit of water or remaining juices and heat from there.  Have gone well past a week and it's "all good".  It's about the only way I can do the volume low&slows which I absolutely enjoy and somehow justify it to the SWMBO. (Even accounting for the giveaways:))
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  • lemonadelemonade Posts: 93
    Awesome to hear.  Thanks to both of you!   (Time to prep another load for the egg!)
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  • Choke is right. Foodsaver is awesome and reheating in warm water is the way to go. 120 degrees is the perfect temp to reheat if you have capability of holding a low temp. Most warm tap water is 120-130 so you can do that as well. Welcome to the club



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  • lemonadelemonade Posts: 93
    do you put them in the water still frozen or do you let them reach room temp?  How long in the 120 water? 
    Thanks all!   I don't won't to go to work monday. "I don't wanna work, I just wanna cook on my egg all day!"  

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  • DuganboyDuganboy Posts: 1,118
    I put my ribs in aluminum foil, sprinkle a little water over them and put them in a 250 degree oven for about 30 minutes.  They are good as when the come off the egg.
  • Frozen is fine. I do it all the time.
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  • Obviously just takes a little longer when frozen, but works perfectly fine.
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  • tazcrashtazcrash Posts: 1,851
    If you don't have a food saver, you can put that food in a zip lock and either suck the air out with a straw, or slowly submerge up to the zipper in water, and the air will be forced out.
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  • alexwolf1216alexwolf1216 Posts: 112
    I made too many ribs today so I am going to try and do the foodsaver method. I am assuming you dont boil the water, but how do you keep it nice and low on a stove? I think I will reheat from frozen as well, any idea on a timeframe to reheat?
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  • Rich_ieRich_ie Posts: 268
    Just invite some friends over have them bring the sides and the beer!! 
  • spotco2spotco2 Posts: 61
    I made too many ribs today so I am going to try and do the foodsaver method. I am assuming you dont boil the water, but how do you keep it nice and low on a stove? I think I will reheat from frozen as well, any idea on a timeframe to reheat?
    Get a cheap crock pot and set it to the lowest setting full of water. This is normally around 110-120.

    It also will double for hot tubbing steaks and some weird folks even try to cook stuff in them.
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