Food - Drink
Here's How You Should Be Reheating Pulled Pork
In the oven
An excellent way to reheat leftover pulled pork is in your oven. Preheat the oven to 225 degrees Fahrenheit and pile the pork into a glass or ceramic dish, add liquid flavorings such as barbecue sauce or broth for extra moisture, then cover the dish with tin foil and let it heat up for 30 minutes.
In the toaster oven
The toaster oven method is almost exactly the same as the oven method, but works better for smaller portions of pulled pork. Place the pork in a small baking dish; add a splash of sauce, apple juice, or another liquid flavoring; then cover with tin foil and cook the meat for about 30 minutes.
In the microwave
The microwave can dry out certain foods, but pulled pork contains more moisture than other types of meat. Place the pork in a microwave-safe dish, add some barbecue sauce or another savory liquid, cover with a lid or plastic wrap, and microwave on high for two minutes, giving it a stir before serving.
On the stovetop
The secret to preventing pulled pork from drying out on the stovetop is locking in moisture. First For Women recommends piling the leftover meat into a Dutch oven or heavy-bottomed skillet, adding liquid flavoring, and cooking on low-to-medium heat under a tight lid so that no moisture escapes.
In the air fryer
Air fryers are extremely quick and useful for reheating pulled pork. Place one portion of pork in a ceramic ramekin, add one tablespoon of savory liquid, mix well, then place the ramekin in the air fryer and cook it for six minutes at 320 degrees F; drain any excess liquid off the pork before serving.
In an Instant Pot
To reheat pulled pork using an Instant Pot, insert the pot into the machine, add some water to the pot, and place the trivet inside. Then, place a portion of meat in a heat-safe dish on top of the trivet with no cover, close the Instant Pot, select the "steam" function, and steam for five minutes.
In the slow cooker
The slow cooker method takes the most time, so make sure to plan ahead. Add the pork to the slow cooker with a splash of barbecue sauce, fill the pot with broth or another savory liquid, set the cooker to "warm," and heat for 2 to 3 hours or until the meat reaches 165 degrees F on a thermometer.