Pork? Who doesn’t love pork? We all do! But with great food comes greater responsibility. Such is the case with our favorite pulled pork.
It varies in its flavor depending on recipes from different regions; but the core idea is pretty simple. The pork is ripped from the bone and shredded after it has been seasoned, smoked or slow-cooked, whichever way you want to have it.
Making pulled pork is a hell lot of work, much more than you would actually invest in for a single meal, but consistency is what will get you till the end game. Trust us, it’ll be worth it!
However, you have to be careful and when we say that, we mean it. It’s a very risky process because it can easily dry it out by making it tough, or the complete opposite can happen; it may become soft and rubber like.
So make sure you don’t waste that delicious meat and instead, try out these success-guaranteed ways to reheat pulled pork!
Here are top 3 way to reheat pulled pork
1. Pulled Pork in the Microwave
The most rapid way to reheat your pulled pork is through the top appliance: microwave. Its importance will always be understated; the machine does so much for us in terms of our appetite. You may feel that its unhealthy but there’s always a certain way to go about things, provided you follow them right.
It is essential that you store the juices gathered through the original smoking or cooking process. Leave those juices to cool down. Notice that once they have chilled out, a layer of fat is created on top.
In order for you to achieve the best outcome, you need to remove that layer. An easier alternative would be to keep the juice in the fridge. This will cool it down faster and because it will become rock solid, the act of scraping it off would be facilitated.
When you’re done taking the fat off from the top, put the juices into the meat right before you place it in the fridge. This is extremely important as far as moisture is concerned.
In case, you didn’t go through with this, for whatever reason, your pork will definitely lose its moisture when you reheat it; making it dry, rough and extremely uncomfortable to chew.
Now that you’re done with preparing it when you take it out to reheat the following day, mix up some apple juice, vinegar or barbecue sauce; just make sure you don’t add too much of it.
The time to reheat has finally arrived! Place the dish in the microwave, make sure that the temperature inside is around 165 degrees Fahrenheit and set the timer for about one to two minutes. And boom! You’re done reheating your pork. Rapid and simple but my least favorite way.
2. Pulled Pork in the Oven
Coming to the health conscious individuals, if your health comes first for you, then this is the method you need to go for. Its also the wiser option when you have a large amount of pork to reheat.
The process is quite similar to the one with microwave. Just like that, you need to leave the juices to dry out in your pan and take off that extra layer of fat.
Then put back the juices in the meat once they’ve cooled down and place it in the fridge. Add your favorite sauces to it when its out of the freezer for reheating and place it in the oven at 250 degrees Fahrenheit.
Make sure you cover it with foil. Leave it in the oven for 30 minutes till it comes to a temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit. Voila!
3. Pulled Pork and Vacuum Sealing and Boiling
This is the best method to reheat pork as the real flavor isn’t lost. Keep the juices intact when you smoke or cook the pork. Remove the fat from top and pour back the juices into the meat before you seal it.
Vacuum seal the meat after which you can either refrigerate or freeze it. Boil water at a high temperature in a pot on the stove.
Take out the meat and place it in the water (after turning the stove) for 30 minutes till it comes to 165 degrees Fahrenheit. Mix it up with your favorite sauce and have fun!
All in all, the vacuum sealing method is most efficient and healthy way to reheat pork!