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The Best Way to Store Bacon

September 17, 2015

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Do you know the best way to store bacon?

I adore bacon. Yes, I REALLY enjoy the salty goodness of some good uncured bacon. And I love the way that cooking it up makes my house smell so divine! But if there is one thing that should be an absolute crime in the world, it is wasting perfectly good bacon. And I will fully admit that I have been guilty of that in the past…because I simply couldn’t use it up quickly enough before it went bad. Now I simply change how I store bacon and as a result, there is less bacon waste and less guilt on my part.

This method is perfect for those who are single or in couples, who don’t use bacon as quickly as a family does.

  1. Take each individual piece of bacon and roll it up fairly tightly.
  2. Put each rolled piece of bacon on a baking sheet.
  3. Place the baking sheet into your freezer for a couple of hours and allow the bacon to freeze.
  4. Place frozen bacon into a freezer bag or storage container of your choice.

By rolling and freezing the bacon this way it allows you to choose how many pieces of bacon you wish to use at a time, without having to thaw an entire package of bacon!

To thaw:

Remove the amount of bacon that you need and place them in a separate Ziploc bag. Be sure to get as much air out as possible and close it fully so that water doesn’t leak in. Place the bag into a sink filled partially with luke warm, not hot water. This is by far the safest and quickest way to thaw meat.

To help save the bacon, try this little trick today. It ultimately will help you to save money by reducing food waste and that will help to simplify your life.

  • Reply
    Paula Smith
    September 18, 2015 at 8:04 am

    I love bacon too! I do a similar thing but I divide a package by what I intend to do with it. I Use my food saver to vacuum and seal the portions and write how many pieces and the intended use on each bag as well as the date it was sealed. I actually use the same method with hamburger and chicken.

    • Reply
      September 19, 2015 at 12:10 am

      Great way to organize your meats! 🙂

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