I'm wondering if after vacuum sealing something then boiling it, if that would act as sterilization allowing the product to remain safe without being refrigerated.


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No, definitely not. It's not possible to safely preserve meat by boiling alone.

The only way to do this kind of thing at home is with a pressure canner, which lets you reach higher temperatures to properly kill everything dangerous.

See for example the NCHFP advice on canning meats.

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