The process of rehydrating your meats is relatively simple. Like we’ve mentioned, you’ll need a decent amount of water to rehydrate your food. Begin by filling a bowl with warm or hot water. Then, place your meat inside the container. This process is the same whether you are using pre-cooked or uncooked frozen meats.
The meat will absorb the water within a few minutes. It will become tender once it’s rehydrated.The meat will only absorb as much water as it needs, so don’t worry about the meat becoming soggy.
The meat will not consume more water than what it needs to rehydrate. So, the meat should not be any larger than when it was in its original state. After the meats have absorbed the water, remove it from the bowl. Once rehydrated, you can use the meat just as you would any other food.
If it was cooked before freeze drying, you can eat it right away or use it in recipes. If it was freeze dried raw, just prepare it the way you would fresh meat. To add a little flavor, you can rehydrate raw or cooked meat in heated broth. Or, for example, if you’re rehydrating cooked ground beef, it can go right into your pot of tomato sauce, allowing it to absorb the tomato sauce at it warms. When rehydrating things like sloppy joe mix or BBQ chicken, simply add about 1/3 hot water to the freeze dried meat. You can also warm the meat in the microwave, a slow cooker, on the stovetop or in the oven. There are so many ways to rehydrate in whatever way works best for you.