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Can you freeze open canned meat

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If I opened, drained, and used some meat from, say, a can of turkey meat, can I store the leftover meat in a freezer safe container and freeze them?

post #2 of 5
Yes. Quality will suffer some. And it will be very prone to freezer burn. Better to use it quickly when opened.
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post #3 of 5

I agree with @phatch.

Thinking I would portion out for work lunches I am so guilty of buying a large can to save money and ended up tossing it a few months later.

IMO better to just make up a larger recipe and share/trade out with a like minded friend.

 

mimi

 

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m.

post #4 of 5

Vacuum bagging it would prevent the freezer burn but it will suffer texture wise. If the canning process was raw pack it might be okay, if it was hot pack(already cooked then canned and pasteurized) then I would expect it to get mushy.

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Originally Posted by MaryB View Post
 

Vacuum bagging it would prevent the freezer burn but it will suffer texture wise. If the canning process was raw pack it might be okay, if it was hot pack(already cooked then canned and pasteurized) then I would expect it to get mushy.

 

Exactly.

 

mimi

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