Originally Posted by jabbur
I guess I'll keep it in the fridge and see how it does. Not sure why it seems to go bad for me. I even removed it from the original bag and used a freezer bag with the same results. We used to eat more pepperoni but have cut back since DH's heart attack.
I buy 1 lb packages of thinly sliced salami which are bigger round than pepperoni but not as big as sandwich size. They are vacuum wrapped and keep nicely in the freezer. I buy them on sale instead of pepperoni (not as hot as pepperoni).
If you microwave them warm, the fat from the pepperoni or sausage will melt out leaving you with more meat/fat ratio. Then I rinse and dry it and put it back in a plastic bag and keep it in the refrigerator for use. That might help if you are trying to reduce animal fat in the diet.
I've also seen where people will brown up hamburger with high fat content, then add water, heat, and pour off the water and fat leaving a higher meat/fat ratio in the browned hamburger.