How to Store Fresh Bacon

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Bacon is a food staple enjoyed in many homes, but the meat can only remain fresh for a few days after the package is opened. Fortunately, storing bacon in the freezer is a viable way to keep the meat fresh for longer. Storing bacon in this manner will allow only the amount needed to be taken out of storage; the rest of the meat can remain fresh in the freezer for up to two months before the quality decreases.

Things You'll Need

  • Bacon
  • Aluminum foil, optional
  • Wax paper
  • Freezer bags
  • Plastic wrap

Freezer Storage

  • Remove the bacon from its original packaging.

  • Unroll a large sheet of wax paper, and place one or two strips of bacon near the paper's edge.

  • Roll the bacon in the paper, jelly roll-style, once or twice.

  • Repeat the process until all of the bacon strips are within the roll; fold over the paper's ends.

  • Place the bacon roll into a freezer bag and label the bag with the date.

Refrigerator Storage

  • Leave bacon in original wrapping until you are prepared to cook it. Make a note of the expiration date and cook or freeze the bacon before the meat expires.

  • Reseal unused bacon in its original packaging, then cover the packaging completely with plastic wrap.

  • Store fresh bacon in the deli drawer of the refrigerator.

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