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How To Store And Reheat Leftover Chili

I sometimes make a large pot of chili to use during the week. How should I store and reheat the leftovers?
How To Store And Reheat Leftover Chili

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For safety reasons, do not store leftovers in a deep container (such as a slow cooker). Instead, refrigerate leftovers in shallow containers (with the food no more than 2 to 3 inches deep).

Reheat leftovers on the stove, in the microwave or oven until the internal temperature reaches 165 F. After heating, the food may be placed in the slow cooker on low to keep warm during serving. Use up your leftovers within three or four days or freeze them in meal-size portions.

 

Julie Garden-Robinson, Food and Nutrition Specialist, NDSU Extension Service

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