How to Store Sausages and Wieners: Can They be Frozen

If you have bought too many sausages or wieners, the question arises: how to preserve all the meat products, so they do not go bad? You can cook sausages in the dough – so the product will be eaten faster by the family. There is also a simpler option to “save” meat products.

In this article, you will learn whether you can freeze sausages in the freezer, as well as how to store wieners without the refrigerator.

How long to keep wieners and sausages in the refrigerator

When buying sausages and wieners, be sure to consider the shelf life. Study the packaging carefully. The manufacturer should specify how long the sausage is kept in the refrigerator and at what temperature. On average, these meat products can be stored for no more than three days after opening the vacuum pack. If, however, you realize that you do not have time to eat sausages in a few days, it is important to think about how to preserve the product.

Can sausages and wieners be frozen?

Many people don’t even know if you can store wieners in the freezer. In fact, it’s very simple. Properly frozen, sausages and wieners do not spoil and their taste does not change.

It is best to freeze meat products whole, not cut them into pieces. It is also important not to remove the casing from the sausage and wieners, this helps to preserve flavor. Before freezing sausages are better portioned in plastic bags.

It is important to consider how long sausages are stored in the freezer. Such meat products should not be kept frozen for more than 2 months. After this period, the taste and texture of sausages and wieners deteriorate. Therefore, be sure to write the date of freezing on the package, so you do not forget about the shelf life.

Defrosting sausages or wieners after freezing is quite easy. They can be boiled, fried, or defrosted in the microwave.

How to store sausages and wieners without a refrigerator

Sometimes there are situations where there are no suitable conditions for storing sausages or wieners. For example, at a picnic, not everyone can have a portable refrigerator. Therefore, it is very important to know how to store wieners without a refrigerator.

Sausages and wieners are considered perishable products. It is desirable to consume such meat products within 2-3 hours as soon as possible. If it is hot outside, it is extremely dangerous to store sausages without a refrigerator. In a few hours the product can spoil and even cause poisoning.

Sausages in dough: how to store and freeze them

If you do not want to just freeze sausages, make a preparation that is sure to please the household and guests. A delicious and simple option is sausages in the dough. Prepare the dough, wrap the sausages in it, and freeze them. Do not bake them before freezing, the taste of the dough will spoil badly after such storage. What is the shelf life of sausages in the dough? If the finished product can be stored no more than 36 hours when frozen, the shelf life increases. Sausages in raw dough can be stored in the freezer for up to two months.

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Written by Emma Miller

I am a registered dietitian nutritionist and own a private nutrition practice, where I provide one-on-one nutritional counseling to patients. I specialize in chronic disease prevention/ management, vegan/ vegetarian nutrition, pre-natal/ postpartum nutrition, wellness coaching, medical nutrition therapy, and weight management.

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