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How long does bacon last once cooked?

Answered on April 27, 2014
Created April 26, 2014 at 1:59 PM

What's the hold time for refrigerating bacon once it's cooked? Also can you freeze cooked bacon? I want to make mini bacon bowls in advance and am not sure exactly how to store them.

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on April 26, 2014
at 03:17 PM

I forgot about the precooked bacon. I never shop in that section. Bacon never lasts long in my house either but I'm trying to bulk prep food for a few weeks at a time due to my crazy work schedule coming up.

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on April 26, 2014
at 03:16 PM

I buy my bacon fresh from a local meat market and it never lasts long but with my crazy 70 hr work weeks during the summer I need to start preparing my weeks food ahead of time.

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on April 27, 2014
at 01:24 AM

i've had bacon still be fine after 4 days but i can't give advice after that since i've eaten it all.

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on April 26, 2014
at 02:13 PM

You may be the first person in history to have ever considered this question..

It's processed, so would probably keep in a fridge for longer than completely fresh meat - but I would hesitate to eat it after about 4-5 days I think.

And yes - it can definitely be frozen, though it may be a little tougher/drier when thawed and reheated.

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on April 26, 2014
at 03:16 PM

I buy my bacon fresh from a local meat market and it never lasts long but with my crazy 70 hr work weeks during the summer I need to start preparing my weeks food ahead of time.

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on April 26, 2014
at 02:04 PM

About two minutes - it never makes it anywhere but my stomach after that. :)

Yeah, I'm sure you can freeze it or store it in the fridge, as they sell pre-made cooked bacon. You'd need to wipe off all the moisture - so maybe wrap them in paper towels and put them inside a sealed container. It would probably last at least a few days in the fridge, a lot longer in the freezer.

Edit: main thing is to keep the PUFA content from oxidizing - cooking will do a bit of that, after you cook it and cool it, you'll want it to keep its shape and to keep it away from air, so I'd wrap them in paper towels to both keep the shape and keep the air out, then place them in zip bags and in the freezer.

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on April 26, 2014
at 03:17 PM

I forgot about the precooked bacon. I never shop in that section. Bacon never lasts long in my house either but I'm trying to bulk prep food for a few weeks at a time due to my crazy work schedule coming up.

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