How To Reheat Roast Pork

Reheat Roast Pork

Roast pork is one of the easiest meals to prepare even on the most busiest of weeknights. Leftovers can be stretched to last the whole week. You can reheat your roast pork for a quick midweek dinner alongside roasted vegetables or anything else of your choice. Below are some of the most effective ways of reheating roast pork. Make sure that you let your frozen leftovers thaw before attempting to reheat them.


The Oven Method To Reheat Roast Pork

One of the most effective ways to reheat roast pork is in the oven. This method is simple and it does not take a lot of time. This method allows your pork to retain the its juicy and crunchy taste. You only need an oven tray or pan, a bit of oil, or spray (optional) and your left over roast pork.

Simply follow these steps;

  1. First preheat your oven to at least 325 degrees Fahrenheit,
  2. Place your meat in an oven tray or pan big enough to accommodate your roast pork,
  3. Place your dish or pan in the preheated oven,
  4. Let your meat cook for about 20 minutes or so before removing it to check its temperature,
  5. Simply put your pork back in the oven if it has not warmed up well. Make sure you check your pork after every 5 minutes. Your pork should be ready to serve after a bit of time.

Another way you can reheat roast pork in the oven is placing your roast pork in an oven safe dish and adding 1/8 cup of water or broth/stock to the pan. Cover your roast pan with foil and reheat your oven at 300 degrees F until warmed through.  This way you can maintain moisture and the juiciness of the roast pork without overcooking it. Place your pan with your leftover pork inside the oven and let it cook by generating steam/convection within the pan. This is another effective way of reheating your roast pork without making it dry.

The Microwave Method

Another effective way of reheating your roast pork is in a microwave. Microwaving pork is a quick and convenient method of cooking pork. Pork should not be cooked on high settings in the microwave because it causes the meat to become tough. Place smaller pork cuts in a microwave safe dish and cover as instructed by the recipe. All you need is a microwave safe dish and your leftover meal.

Simply follow these steps to reheat your pork in the microwave.

  1. Place some slices of your roast pork in a microwave-safe dish and cover it,
  2. Put your roast pork in the microwave and let it cook for about five minutes or so. You can also set your microwave’s setting for reheating meat,
  3. Check if your meat is warm enough if needed, continue reheating your pork for two to three minutes at a time, checking the temperature at each interval,
  4. Your roast pork should be ready to serve after some time,

The Stove Top Method To Reheat Roast Pork

Reheating roast pork can also be quickly done on the stovetop over low heat in a frying pan. Regular, cast iron, or non-stick pans can do the job even better. Ensure that you have a lid that fits the pan of your choice because reheating in an uncovered pan will result in dried-out meat. A lid will help trap all the moisture and steam, so that the pork absorbs it and tastes just as good as it did the first time you made your meal.

What you will need;

  • A pan big enough to fill your leftover dish,
  • Your leftover roast pork,
  • Some oil, it can be olive oil, vegetable oil, or butter,

Simply follow these steps to heat up your roast pork;

  1. Put a little bit of oil in your stovetop pan,
  2. Set your stove top to low to medium heat,
  3. Add your pork into the pan and cover your pan with a lid,
  4. Flip your pork after some time,
  5. Let your roast pork cook for 12 to 15 minutes. It should be ready to serve once it is warm enough

Tips For Reheating Roast Pork

  • You should not reheat your meat more than once.
  • You should only store your pork in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. If it exceeds 3 days then you will need to chuck it out.
  • If your roast pork has sat out at room or outdoor temperature for over 2 hours then you may need to throw it away.
  • To ensure the quality of the food, make sure you reheat it at a low flame temperature in a pan with oil & butter.
  • To ensure that leftovers are safe to eat, make sure the food is cooked to a safe temperature and refrigerate the leftovers promptly.
  • Consider slicing your pork when it is cold before warming it up.
  • It is also important to let any frozen roast pork defrost before reheating it.

Re-Invent Your Leftover Pork

You can make the most of your sauces and condiments to reinvent your leftover meals.  You can try an easy gravy or spiced cranberry sauce and mix it up with your leftover pork. Another dish you can make using reheated pork is with a hoisin sauce for a tasty onion pancake topping.

Another creative way to reuse your roast pork is by turning your leftover roast pork into pulled pork by getting hands on or using forks to shred any leftover meat. This is perfect for cuts such as the shoulder or leg. You can later store the shredded meat in airtight containers in the fridge and use it in place of pork mince as fillings for dumplings, pot pies or even spring rolls. Mixing your shredded pork in a smoky barbecue sauce for pork sliders, or as a toppings for tacos can also work.

The Best Way To Store Left over Pork

It is crucial to always check the label on your pork for an accurate guide for how long it can last in the refrigerator. Cooked or roasted pork will last up to four days when it is wrapped tightly or kept in an airtight container in the fridge. You can also store your roast pork in the freezer for two to three months.

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