Ribs

Discussion in 'Sauces, Rubs & Marinades' started by grabrd, Jun 29, 2011.

  1. grabrd

    grabrd Newbie

    When I cook ribs and other meats i like ti fill the smoker up as much as possible and I'm not shure on how to keep them if they don't get eaten in a week or so.  Can they be frozen and if so what is the best way to thaw and reheat them.
     
  2. I freeze my ribs and pulled pork all the time.  I wrap the ribs in heavy foil and they keep really well.  I put them in the fridge a couple days before I plan to eat them, then heat them up in the oven at 400 degrees to heat them up.  I don't unfoil them until they're hot, so they don't burn or dry out. 

    Hope this helps!

    -Hex
     
  3. grabrd

    grabrd Newbie

    I'll give it a go.   Thanks
     
  4. smokinal

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

    Vacuum packing them is the best way for freezing. They will last a year vacuum packed in the freezer. You can just re heat in the vacuum bag in the micro or boiling water.
     
  5. SmokinAl is right; this is probably the best way, especially long-term. 

    I can hardly sleep at night knowing there are ribs waiting for me in the freezer, though. [​IMG]

     
     
  6. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member


     Agree. We vacuum seal alot of our smoked foods.
     
  7. sqwib

    sqwib Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Yep

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  8. mrbillst

    mrbillst Newbie

    When vacum sealed and frozen, can you reat in a microwave as-is, or do you need to pop holes in the bag first?
     
  9. I would do the boil in a bag thing myself.
     
  10. carpetride

    carpetride Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    We use a rice steamer to reheat ribs. Does a real nice job.
     
  11. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I vacuum pack anything that doesn't get eaten in 3 days.

    Then I thaw & Nuke most at a later date, except things like Prime Rib get a quick hot grilling to reheat.

    I don't have to be fancy reheating, because Mrs Bear doesn't eat leftovers after the second night.

    I don't mind---I get a whole lot of Prime Rib that way----She quits when there's still a few pounds left !!!!!!

    Bear
     
  12. sqwib

    sqwib Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Large pot, bring to a boil, drop in vacuum sealed ribs, turn off burner and leave ribs sit in the water.
     
  13. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    ^^^^^squib has a good deal or use the oven.The Microwave does something to it...[​IMG]  but is better than wasting that precious grub.

    With my bunch,I have to sneak in a smoke if I want leftovers.[​IMG]
     
  14. sqwib

    sqwib Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I just froze 4 racks of Ribs and 6 pounds of pork, I will serve them in a steamer pan for dinner down the shore.

    Here's what I would do when I don't have to worry about time for a party;

    Remove Ribs and pork from freezer to refrigerator 1-2 days before,

    Setup the steamer pan with 2 quarts boiling water

    Place ribs/pork in steamer pan 3 or 4 hours before guest arrive (removed from bag of course)

    place lid on top.

    Light sterno's.

    Here's what I would do when I don't have to worry about time and on vacation;

    Remove Ribs and pork from freezer to refrigerator 1-2 days before,

    Place the steamer pan with 2 quarts water directly on 2 burners on the stove.

    Place ribs/pork in steamer pan 3 or 4 hours before dinner (removed from bag of course)

    cover in foil and place lid on top.

    Turn off 1 burner and turn the other one way way down.

    If using on stove top be careful with the heat I usually use sternos but don't want to cart a ton of stuff down the shore.

    My earlier post is what I do when time is an issue, or just want to heat some ribs for dinner.

    And I agree with oldschoolbbq, STAY away from the microwave.

    And what my daughter does;

    Take directly out of refrigerator and eat cold, hell I bet she would eat 'em frozen!

    Next weeks dinner

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  15. countryboy-q

    countryboy-q Fire Starter

    Keep this in mind.
     

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