Pork Cuts - Fresh



Roasts3 to 5 days4 to 8 months
Chops3 to 5 days3 to 4 months
Ground pork1 to 2 days3 to 4 months
Sausage1 to 2 days1 to 2 months


Pork Cuts - Processed



Bacon7 days*1 month
Bacon bits7 days3 months
Frankfurters7 days*1 to 2 months
Ham (half)3 to 5 days1 to 2 months
Luncheon meats3 to 5 days*1 to 2 months
Sausage (smoked)7 days1 to 2 months


Cooked Pork



Cooked pork3 to 4 days2 to 3 months

How much freezer space will you need?

One cubic foot of freezer space will hold approximately
30 lbs. to 32 lbs. of Pork.

The times shown are for the maximum time for Best Flavor.  These cuts of pork will be edible for a much longer time, but the quality and taste will diminish over time.

 Although it is preferable to cook your steaks, burgers, pork chops, and roasts from a thawed state, it is possible to obtain satisfactory results without thawing.

Place your meat farther from the heat when broiling or grilling. Broil or grill 1 1/2 to 2 times the suggested time for thawed steaks, burgers and pork chops. Roast 1 1/3 to 1 1/2 times that suggested for thawed roasts.

If you have had pork processed at Jackson Frozen Food Locker, e-mail us and we will e-mail you a customized chart detailing the recommended length of time each of the beef cuts freezer maximums!

Cooking Frozen Pork

Pork may be cooked frozen or defrosted. Defrosted pork should be cooked as a fresh cut; but allow additional cooking time. Frozen roasts require 1/3 to 1/2 more time for cooking. Cooking time for frozen steaks and patties varies according to surface area, thickness, and broiling temperature. Frozen cuts should be broiled farther from the heat so they do not brown too quickly. To braise frozen pot roasts, allow approximately the same cooking time as for defrosted cuts.

Defrosting Pork

Frozen pork my be defrosted before or during cooking. It should be defrosted in the original wrapping in the refrigerator. Defrosting meat at room temperature is not a recommended procedure. The following is a timetable for defrosting frozen pork in a refrigerator:

Large roast 4-7 hours (per pound)
Small roast 3-5 hours (per pound)
Steak, one-inch thick 12-14 hours

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Last Updated:  Friday, October 09, 2009 03:31 PM