How To Reheat Frozen Pulled Pork

If you have some leftover pulled pork in your freezer, you might be wondering how to reheat it without it becoming dry and tough. Learn how to reheat frozen pulled pork that will keep it moist and delicious!

shredded pulled pork with tongs

📖How To Reheat Frozen Pulled Pork Without Thawing

Reheating frozen pulled pork without thawing it can be a bit tricky, but it is possible. However, keep in mind that thawing the pork first is always the best option. Thawing the pork properly will help it reheat evenly, and it will also help retain its moisture and flavor. But if you’re short on time and need to reheat frozen pulled pork quickly, here are some methods you can use.

In the Oven

1️⃣Preheat your oven to 250°F.

2️⃣Place the frozen pulled pork in a baking dish and add a splash of water or broth to it.

3️⃣Cover the dish with foil and place it in the preheated oven.

4️⃣Cook for 20-25 minutes or until the internal temperature of the pork reaches 165°F.

5️⃣Check the temperature with a meat thermometer.

In The Instant Pot

1️⃣Place the frozen pulled pork in the Instant Pot and add 1 cup of water or broth.

2️⃣Close the Instant Pot lid and turn the pressure valve to the “sealing” position.

3️⃣Set the Instant Pot to the “Manual” or “Pressure Cook” function, and adjust the time to 20 minutes.

4️⃣Once the cooking time is up, allow the Instant Pot to naturally release pressure for 10-15 minutes.

5️⃣Carefully open the Instant Pot lid and use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature of the pulled pork. It should be at least 165°F to be safe to eat.

6️⃣If the pulled pork is not heated through or at the right temperature, continue cooking for another 5-10 minutes.

In the Microwave

1️⃣Place the frozen pulled pork in a microwave-safe dish and cover it with a damp paper towel.

2️⃣Microwave on high for 3-4 minutes, depending on the amount, or until the internal temperature of the pork reaches 165°F.

3️⃣Check the temperature with a meat thermometer.

4️⃣Stir the pork halfway through the cooking time to ensure even heating.

On the Stove

1️⃣Place the frozen pork in a saucepan.

2️⃣Add a cup of water or broth.

3️⃣Cover and cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, until the pulled pork is heated through.

👩‍🍳Chef’s Tips

  • Add moisture: Frozen pulled pork can be dry, so add some moisture to it before reheating. You can use chicken or beef broth, apple juice, or even beer. Just pour a little over the pork before reheating to keep it moist.
  • Season it: Don’t be afraid to add some extra seasoning to your pulled pork before reheating. You can use your favorite dry rub or add some garlic powder, onion powder, or smoked paprika for extra flavor.
  • Add sauce: Pulled pork is always better with sauce, so don’t forget to add some before reheating. You can use your favorite BBQ sauce or try something new, like a spicy mustard sauce or a sweet and tangy pineapple sauce.
  • Try different reheating methods: While the oven is a popular choice for reheating pulled pork, don’t be afraid to try other methods. You can use a slow cooker or even an air fryer to reheat your pork for a different texture and flavor.
  • Add toppings: To take your reheated pulled pork to the next level, add some toppings. You can top it with coleslaw, pickles, or even jalapenos for some extra crunch and flavor.

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How To Reheat Frozen Pulled Pork

If you have some leftover pulled pork in your freezer, you might be wondering how to reheat it without it becoming dry and tough. Learn how to reheat frozen pulled pork that will keep it moist and delicious!
Course: Kitchen Tips, Main Course, Pork Recipes
Cuisine: American
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Servings: 4 Servings

Equipment

  • 1 pound Pulled Pork, frozen

Instructions

In the Oven

  • Preheat your oven to 250°F.
  • Place the frozen pulled pork in a baking dish and add a splash of water or broth to it.
  • Cover the dish with foil and place it in the preheated oven.
  • Cook for 20-25 minutes or until the internal temperature of the pork reaches 165°F.
  • Check the temperature with a meat thermometer.

In The Instant Pot

  • Place the frozen pulled pork in the Instant Pot and add 1 cup of water or broth.
  • Close the Instant Pot lid and turn the pressure valve to the “sealing” position.
  • Set the Instant Pot to the “Manual” or “Pressure Cook” function, and adjust the time to 20 minutes.
  • Once the cooking time is up, allow the Instant Pot to naturally release pressure for 10-15 minutes.
  • Carefully open the Instant Pot lid and use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature of the pulled pork. It should be at least 165°F to be safe to eat.
  • If the pulled pork is not heated through or at the right temperature, continue cooking for another 5-10 minutes.

In the Microwave

  • Place the frozen pulled pork in a microwave-safe dish and cover it with a damp paper towel.
  • Microwave on high for 3-4 minutes, depending on the amount, or until the internal temperature of the pork reaches 165°F.
  • Check the temperature with a meat thermometer.
  • Stir the pork halfway through the cooking time to ensure even heating.

On the Stove

  • Place the frozen pork in a saucepan.
  • Add a cup of water or broth.
  • Cover and cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, until the pulled pork is heated through.

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