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409 Commercial St
Diller, NE
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Pony Express Ranch FAQ

Do I have to cook my meat product before eating?
  • All our smoked meat items have been processed and cooked adequately to be safe to eat "as is", however; further cooking will bring out the flavor and make the meat tenderer.

How should I cook my Pony Express Ranch products?
  • Bone - In Ham - Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Cook fat side up uncovered, 15 to 18 minutes per pound. Average ham takes approximately 2.5 to 3 hours.
  • Boneless Ham - Ready to eat or heat at 325 degrees for 15 minutes per pound.
  • Bacon - For best flavor fry slowly at moderate temperature. Be careful to not overcook.
  • Canadian Bacon - Slice to suit and fry lightly. Good on pizza or charcoal burgers.
  • Summer Sausage - Slice thin and serve as lunch meat, on meat loaf or pizza.
  • Smoked Turkey - Bake 2 to 3 hours at 350 degrees F. Do not season.

How should I store sugar cured products?
  • All Pony Express Ranch pork products are dry-sugar cured. Our sugar cured items should be frozen for extended storage. For limited storage wrap tightly in saran wrap and keep refrigerated.

Preparing a Whole Smoked Turkey
  • Refrigerate immediately. Will keep 20 days in original, unopened package. Can be frozen for up to 3 month in original wrapper. To cook, thaw in refrigerator 24 to 48 hours prior to baking. Place in baking pan, foil and bake in 350 degree oven for approximately 2-3 hours. Meat should "relax" from bone.

How can I serve my Smoked Turkey?
  • Hot or Cold: Slice and serve for main course, cut-up for a delicious smoked turkey salad, slice for hors d’oeuvers, etc. Smoked turkey can be used in any dish that uses ham as an ingredient.

How do I cut my Bone-In Ham?

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