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How to Reheat Smoked Pork – 5 Methods

If you have some leftover smoked pork from your last BBQ party and are wondering how to reheat it, you’ve come to the right place.

In this blog post, we will show you five different methods for reheating smoked pork so that it is as good as the day you smoked it.

Reheating smoked pork can be tricky as it is easy to overcook or dry out the meat.

However, with these safe and easy methods, your smoked leftovers will taste like they were freshly cooked.

How to Reheat Smoked Pork

Method 1: Oven

Using an oven is one of the best ways to reheat leftover smoked pork, giving a crispy exterior without drying out or leaving cold spots in the meat. Follow these steps for perfect reheating:

Preparing Pork for the Oven

  • Preheat your oven at a temperature between 300°F -350°F.
  • Take out your leftover smoked pork from the refrigerator and let it sit at room temperature for at least 10 minutes.
  • Cover the dish with tin foil. Avoid covering it too tightly that steam cannot escape during cooking; package should permit some airflow.
  • The key is adding moisture so that your cold leftover isn’t completely dry by adding drops of any meat broth or water on top of your sliced pork.

Steps for Reheating in the Oven

  1. Place a rack in a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil.
  2. Spread out sliced pieces of Smoked Pork on rack making sure there’s space between each slice so heat can distribute evenly.
  3. Bake until internal temperature reaches about 145°F, which should take about 15 minutes on average per pound of leftovers but keep an eye strictly on pictures because pack size affects cook time too!
  4. Allow rest after heating; depending upon size/thickness plan anywhere from several minutes laid or up to half an hour resting away milded tent foil covering top.

Method 2: Grill

If you want to achieve a grill-like and smokey flavor when reheating your smoked pork, try it on the grill with these simple steps:

Preparing Pork for the Grill

  • Preheat your grill at medium heat.
  • Ensure the grates are well oiled before placing leftover sliced pork on them to avoid sticking.
  • Use aluminum foil as support for small slices that could have difficulty staying put.

Steps for Reheating on the Grill

  1. Place left-over sliced pork over direct flame, constantly turning every 10 seconds until it has reached an internal temperature of 145°F. Avoid letting it over-char or burn by removing when crispness is achieved or when done.
  2. Ones done move pork pieces indirect heat side of cooking grate thereby keeping warmer until serving.

Method 3: Microwave

Reheating smoked pork in a microwave is an ideal choice if you’re short on time. Be careful not to overheat as quickly overheating hot spots could develop unevenly within meat slice leading to non-evenly reheated dish.

Preparing Pork for the Microwave

  • Take off any plastics wrapping or packaging container from leftover smoked pork slices and transfer them into a glass container to microwave. Do not use metal dishes because they could spark or oven-safe plastic containers because they might melt with hot big pieces of meats next to each other.
  • Add few drops of meat-broth/moisture on top preventing excessive warming.

Steps for Reheating in the Microwave

Here are simple steps you can use:

  1. Microwave all leftovers that come from fridge temperature only, never frozen either packed individually / bulked together as separate pieces so that everything can be evenly cooked/microwaved altogether while avoiding spot-heatering small serving sizes.’
  2. Put sliced smoked meats inside microwave – set timer up till two minutes and thirty seconds total.
  3. Turn plate setting midway onto its other side
  4. Check pork ton see if it still needs heating up for further few seconds.

Method 4: Sous Vide

Sous Vide technology integrates vacuum-sealing food items on sous vide bags and then placing them in sous vide machine to reheat them in a precise, temperature-controlled environment.

Below is a guide on how you can reheat smoked pork with sous vide.

Preparing Sous Vide for Smoked Pork

  • Minimize mess where possible by placing vacuum-sealed leftover smoked pork into boiling water and leave for at least two minutes till the remaining air has escaped.
  • Fix the Sous Vide machine to 145°F heat, which matches the original internal temperature during the initial smoking of meat slices when Cooked prior.
  • Inspect bag ensuring meat steam endures’ necessary vacuum seal regardin cold dishes.

Steps for Reheating with Sous Vide

Follow these simple steps:

  1. Place the sealed smoked pork inside of the appliance, and let it cook until its inner temperature surpass 135⁰F. Ensure that edge-to-edge consistency is practiced or maintain thickness/meat piece sizes within your pool by adjusting your cooking times.
  2. When done transfer back to chopping board or clean work surface but exercise caution while opening bag/steam escaping while chicken juice flows out,’ use tongs for best results

Method 5: Steaming

Steaming smoked pork slices are an excellent way of reheating that preserves moisture levels when done right.

Preparing Smoked Pork to Be Steamed

  • Cut large pieces of cold, leftover sliced smoked pork into smaller individual portions sizes retaining any excess fat sitting near edges for additional flavor preference.
  • Arrange cut leftover meat slices onto heat-resistant platter before adding drops broth (use pre-prepared broth) on top as desired avoid compromising smoky flavors inside each piece.

Steps to Steaming Old or Cold Smoked Pork

  1. Steam your pork until it hits 165°F, ensuring not to overheat the meat by steaming to no more than half an hour.
  2. After steaming, let it rest for five minutes before serving.

Tips and Tricks For Successfully Reheating Smoked Pork

  • Keep leftovers in sealed bags or seal-accessible containers and refrigerate within a couple of hours after cooking to avoid bacteria.
  • Ensure you reheat your smoked pork within a day of being stored in the fridge if you want food safety assurance by following reliable controlling temperatures even when reheating especially in microwave, grill or oven.
  • Add sprinkles of leftover dry rub near meat’s end. This improves the texture rich side and adds flavor whilst complementing good exterior crispness .


Whichever method you choose when reheating smoked pork, be sure to follow these safe practices to keep your food both tasty and safe.

Remember a temperature gauge is your friend as Moisture is just as important as timing; while using every chance possible only order par quality meats from butchers providing safe raised functional animals capable of human consumption.

These tips help you save money too by reducing waste and making new recipes with old recipes thus enabling all sorts barbecuing masterpieces!

Happy eating!

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