Can I freeze leftover cooked pork?

Yes. Wrap the pork in  heavy-duty polyethylene film or heavy-duty plastic bags. Note that cooked pork  won't keep as well as raw pork because cooked pork contains less moisture. As a result, it is more prone to freezer burn--a form of drying that occurs when the pork encounters air. One strategy is to store the pork with a gravy, broth, or sauce that will fill space otherwise occupied by air. Even then, the pork should be consumed within 3 months. Reheat the pork to an internal temperature of 160°F or higher.
Clemson University "Safe Handling of Pork"
University of Missouri "Quality for Keeps: Freezing Meat, Poultry, Fish, Eggs and Dairy Products"



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