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Can the product be warmed in the microwave?
We know you can't wait and heating in the microwave will be the fastest way to get your stomach full of this delicious meat covered in Sweet Baby Ray's® Original Barbecue Sauce. However, in our humble opinion, we think the taste is best when you use the oven to heat the items. Sure, it's going to take a little longer and you're going to test your patience with that smell wafting through the house, but it's worth the wait. Trust us. Click the link above to see our recommendations for the microwave.
Can the products be cooked on the grill?
Yes, you can heat these items on the grill. We won't tell anyone if you're trying to pull a fast one on your friends by making them think you've spent hours laboring over the grill fixing them delicious pork with Sweet Baby Ray's® Original Sauce. Heat the grill to a medium temperature and create a "boat" with aluminum foil. Put the meat in the "boat" and cover it with the remaining sauce in the package. Make sure you hide the package well so you won't be found out. Set some extra Sweet Baby Ray's® barbecue sauce bottles around the grill to give the impression you've been basting the meat. Reheat until the meat reaches an internal temperature of at least 140 degrees F.
Can it be heated if it's frozen?
If you've frozen your fully cooked barbecued meats with Sweet Baby Ray's® sauce, we know you don't want to wait, but for the best results thoroughly defrost the items in the refrigerator before heating.
Can the products be warmed in an electric roaster?
Yes, an electric roaster should heat these items just fine. Set the temperature to 350 degrees F and then wait and wait and wait (okay, it's going to be awhile before you can dig in) for the items to reach at least 140 degrees F, which is the recommended safe temperature for reheating items.
Can product be warmed in a slow cooker, like a Crock-Pot®?
Yes, you can warm it in a slow cooker. But like the name says, it's going to be slow. Using your oven for most times and/or a sauce pan for the shredded pork will be a faster method so that you can get your barbecued meats made with Sweet Baby Ray's® right now.
Can the sauce left in the package be used for basting or dipping after product is heated?
NO! You should put the excess barbecued sauce over the product before heating. For food safety reasons, you should reheat the product and the sauce to at least 140 degrees F. You should never use the leftover sauce in the bag on the product after you heated it up. If you want extra sauce after heating, use a bottle (okay maybe two or three) of Sweet Baby Ray's®. That way you're guaranteed to have plenty of sauce; but let's be real, can you ever get enough of this sauce?
I thawed my BBQ meats but was unable to use it at that time. Can it be re-frozen?
The USDA says if raw or cooked food is thawed in the refrigerator, it is safe to refreeze it without cooking or heating, although there may be a loss of quality due to the moisture lost through defrosting. However, we must ask why you would tease yourself like that. If you thaw it out, go ahead and enjoy it right now.
How long can products be kept in the refrigerator?
Each package is marked with a use by/freeze by date. This is the date you should either consume the product or freeze it. But to be on the safe side, even if the use by/freeze by date is a month away, we recommend you go ahead and freeze if you don't plan to eat it within two weeks after purchasing. Can you really control yourself and let it sit in the fridge for two weeks before eating it? We doubt it.
Can the product be frozen?
If you have the willpower to not eat it right now and save it for another day, you can freeze it. Freeze it in the vacuum package you purchased it in. As with any meat product, we recommend you consume the product within six months of freezing or else it could get freezer burn, giving it an unusual taste.
Can product be cut up in smaller portions and frozen?
You mean you aren't going to eat it all right now? Well, if you can resist the urge, yes, you can cut it up and freeze it in smaller portions. However, to maintain the best flavor, we recommend you freeze it using a home vacuum packaging system. If you don't have one of those, wrap it tightly in aluminum foil and place it in a sealable plastic bag. Be sure to squeeze out the air. This should help prevent freezer burn and odor penetration. For the best flavor, we recommend you thaw and reheat these within a couple of months.
How long can an open package be kept safely in the refrigerator?
If you've opened the package, eat or refreeze the product within three to four days. But we know it's unlikely you're going to have any leftovers anyway after you've opened the package.
The package is leaking sauce. Is it still wholesome?
We strongly recommend you do not consume the product. A leaking package means the vacuum seal is broken on the package, which could allow for bacterial growth, if it has been leaking for several days. We know it's upsetting to throw away all that delicious meat covered with Sweet Baby Ray's® Original Sauce, but it's better to be safe than sorry.
Is the product gluten-free?
All barbecued meats products with sauce are gluten free. Always read labels closely for ingredients before consuming.
Is the product dairy-free?
Yes, the barbecued meats products do not contain any milk products. Always read labels closely for ingredients before consuming.
Does the product contain MSG?
No, these barbecued meats products do not contain MSG. Always read labels closely for ingredients before consuming.
Is the product soy-free?
The seasoned loin backribs with sauce and the St. Louis style spareribs with sauce contain soy products. All other Sweet Baby Ray's® Barbecued Meats with sauce do not contain soy. Always read labels closely for ingredients before consuming.
Do the products contain tree nuts or peanuts?
No, although we think you'll be nuts about our Sweet Baby Ray's® Barbecued Meats, you won't find any tree nuts or peanuts in any of the barbecued meats made with Sweet Baby Ray's® items. Always read labels closely for ingredients before consuming.
Do you have a complete list of allergens?
Yes. To see a complete list of allergens in chart form please visit: http://seaboardfoods.com/Kitchen/Pages/Allergens.aspx
What is the modified food starch made of in the Sweet Baby Ray's® Original Barbecue Sauce?
The modified food starch in Sweet Baby Ray's® Original Sauce is made of corn.
Can the 67th Street BBQ™ tubs be recycled?
Yes, the tub is a recyclable material. Check with your local recycler to see if they accept polypropylene (PP) Symbol No. 5 materials.
What are the brown, crusty pieces that I sometimes find in the shredded pork with sauce?
Those are called delicious chunks of golden yumminess. It's actually the crust that's created from the natural smoking process when the juices and fat from the pork butt caramelize. We think these are the best parts of the shredded pork. Also, because our pork is actually shredded like you would at home, you can expect to find larger shredded chunks of meat that you might from other brands of pulled or shredded pork.