Microwave Heating Instructions (based on 1000-1100 watts):
Remove from packaging.
Pork: Place a serving of meat on a microwaveable plate, such as 2 or 3 rib bones and tips or several slices of butt. Cook for 1 minute on full power. Turn the meat over and cook for an additional 30 seconds; repeat process until the internal temperature reaches recommended range below.
Chicken: Place a serving of chicken on a microwaveable plate. Cook for 1 minute on full power, turn over, and cook for 30 seconds to a minute. Repeat 30-seconds process until the internal temperature reaches recommended range below.
There is no need to add water to Lil Benny’s Smokehouse meats; moisture retained if heating occurs slowly. For smaller cuts of meats and poultry, start at 30 seconds, and then turn over and cook for an additional 30 seconds. Repeat 30-seconds process until the internal temperature reaches recommended range below.
Microwaves with reheating features may work well, also. Place meat or poultry on a microwavable plate, and use the reheating feature. The censor normally reheats without the need for turning over.
Other Heating Instructions:
Remove from packaging.
Conventional Oven: Preheat to 350° F. Place meat or poultry into oven-safe dish with a Lil water and cover. Heat food in oven according to recommended time or temperature.
Skillet: Place meat into skillet with a Lil water, cover, and place on medium heat. Heat food in skillet according to recommended time or temperature.
Recommended heating times and temperature:
Ribs (One slab)/Sausages (10-15 ct): Heat for 30 to 45 minutes or until internal temperature of 160° F – 165° F
Boston Butt (whole): Heat for 45 to 60 minutes or until internal temperature of 160° F – 170° F. If sliced, less time should be necessary.
Chicken: Heat for 30 to 35 minutes for 5 lbs. of chicken or until internal temperature of 160° F – 165° F. Adjust time for less weight.
WARNING: Be careful handling food after heating. The contents may be hot. Heating too quickly can dry out any food and make it undesirable to eat. When using the microwave, stove, or oven, it is necessary to warm food slowly; this helps it to retain moisture. It is also important to limit reheating food only once before eating. Using portion size is a recommended method to reheat meat or poultry.
Quick Thawing Instructions:
Place frozen package of meat or poultry under cold running water until completely thawed, or place in microwave and use the defrost cycle according to weight. Check periodically. When thawed, remove meat or poultry from package. Heat and serve immediately or store in a refrigerator (41° F or below) in a container covered with a lid. Discard based on discard date on package.