defrosting and reheating a vacuumed sealed smoked corned beef...

Discussion in 'Beef' started by keithace, Mar 27, 2011.

  1. keithace

    keithace Fire Starter

    i smoked two corned beefs and used one for sandwiches and froze the second to save for future sandwiches...

    whats the best way to reheat the cousin of pastrami (question mark doesn't work on this keyboard...weird)
     
  2. ellymae

    ellymae Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    you reheating it whole or in slices?

    Steam it

    Nuke it

    Wrap in foil and toss into a 225 degree oven

    Dice it up with some potatos and onions and make hash
     
  3. keithace

    keithace Fire Starter

    it is whole...
     
  4. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I would slice them up while they are cold that way you can get nice thin pieces if you are looking for lunch meat style. If you are going to eat most  of it in one sitting I would just put the whole vacuumed  seal bag in a pot  of boiling water. I reheat our sausage all the time in the bags.
     
  5. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Like Ross says they really slice good when they are cold. I do the vacuum bag in boiling water too.
     
  6. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    X3 on what Ross Said...
     
  7. keithace

    keithace Fire Starter

    i doubt i am going to eat it all on one sitting...boiling in the bag sounds like a good way to do it...i want to make a couple of days worth of lunch meat...
     
  8. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    For slices, we slice cold and freeze in meal size portions.  Slices warm up nicely in au jus at about 180 degrees.

    Good luck and good smoking!
     
  9. keithace

    keithace Fire Starter


    now that would have been the smart way to do it...

    i will file that away for next time...i just dont think i can refreeze it after i heat it back up...i only got it 160 internal temp because i knew i was going to be reheating it...does that make a difference?
     
  10. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    I heat up pastrami w/ steam. Sliced or whole it works great,
     

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