How To Reheat Pulled Pork (4 Ways!)

Enjoy leftover pulled pork that tastes just as good as the day you cooked it! Learn How To Reheat Pulled Pork using the oven, stovetop, air fryer, or slow cooker so you can make the most out of your meat the next day and beyond!

shredded pulled pork with tongs

Reheating leftover pulled pork is a great way to prevent food waste and make the most out of your meat. It’s common to have leftover pulled pork after a barbecue or family gathering, and rather than throwing it out, you can easily reheat it and enjoy it again! By reheating your smoked pulled pork or other cooked pulled pork properly, you’ll not only reduce food waste but also save time and money!

Reheating pulled pork starts with proper storage. Knowing the best way to store pulled pork leftovers is important because it keeps the texture intact along with the flavor and helps keep it from drying out.

🍖How To Store Leftover Pulled Pork

  1. Allow the pulled pork to cool down to room temperature. Do not store it in the fridge while it’s still hot, as it can raise the temperature of the fridge and potentially spoil other foods.
  2. Transfer the pulled pork (with or without juice or drippings) to an airtight container or a ziplock bag. Make sure the container or bag is big enough to accommodate the amount of pulled pork and is sealed tightly to prevent air and moisture from getting in.
  3. Store the pulled pork in the fridge. Make sure it’s placed on a shelf and not in the door where temperatures can fluctuate.
  4. Reheat and consume the leftover pulled pork within 3-4 days. If it smells off, or has a slimy texture or mold, discard it immediately.

📖How To Reheat Pulled Pork In The Air Fryer

1️⃣Preheat your air fryer to 350°F for 3-5 minutes.

2️⃣While the air fryer is heating up, take your leftover pulled pork out of the fridge and let it sit at room temperature for about 10 minutes.

3️⃣Place the pulled pork into the air fryer basket, spreading it out into an even layer. You can also use a baking dish or aluminum foil to keep the pork from falling through the air fryer basket.

4️⃣Reheat the pulled pork for 5-7 minutes, checking on it every few minutes to ensure it doesn’t overcook. Shake the basket or stir the pork with tongs occasionally to ensure even heating.

5️⃣Once the pulled pork is heated through and has a crispy exterior, remove it from the air fryer and let it cool for a minute before serving.

📖How To Reheat Pulled Pork In Oven

1️⃣Preheat your oven to 325°F.

2️⃣Take your leftover pulled pork out of the fridge and let it sit at room temperature for about 10-15 minutes. This will help it cook more evenly.

3️⃣Place the pulled pork in an oven-safe dish or baking sheet. You can also cover the dish with aluminum foil to keep the pork moist.

4️⃣If you want a crispy exterior, remove the aluminum foil for the last 5-10 minutes of cooking.

5️⃣Reheat the pulled pork for 20-25 minutes or until it reaches an internal temperature of 165°F.

6️⃣Once the pulled pork is heated through, remove it from the oven and let it cool for a minute before serving.

📖How To Reheat Pulled Pork In The Slow Cooker

1️⃣Place the pulled pork in the slow cooker and add a small amount of liquid, such as water, broth, or barbecue sauce, to keep it moist.

2️⃣Cover the slow cooker with the lid and set it on low heat.

3️⃣Reheat the pulled pork for 2-3 hours, or until it reaches an internal temperature of 165°F.

📖How To Reheat Pulled Pork On The Stovetop

1️⃣Take your leftover pulled pork out of the fridge and let it sit at room temperature for about 10-15 minutes.

2️⃣Heat a non-stick skillet or saucepan over medium heat.

3️⃣Once the skillet is hot, add the pulled pork and a small amount of liquid, such as water, broth, or barbecue sauce, to keep it moist.

4️⃣Stir the pulled pork occasionally to ensure even heating.

5️⃣Reheat the pulled pork for 5-7 minutes, or until it reaches an internal temperature of 165°F.

6️⃣Once the pulled pork is heated through, turn off the heat and let it cool for a few minutes before serving.

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How To Reheat Pulled Pork (4 Ways!)

Enjoy leftover pulled pork that tastes just as good as the day you cooked it! Learn How To Reheat Pulled Pork using the oven, stovetop, air fryer, or slow cooker so you can make the most out of your meat the next day and beyond!
Course: Kitchen Tips, Main Course, Pork Recipes
Cuisine: American
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Servings: 4 Servings

Equipment

  • 1 pound Pulled Pork, leftovers

Instructions

How To Reheat Pulled Pork In The Air Fryer

  • Preheat your air fryer to 350°F for 3-5 minutes.
  • While the air fryer is heating up, take your leftover pulled pork out of the fridge and let it sit at room temperature for about 10 minutes.
  • Place the pulled pork into the air fryer basket, spreading it out into an even layer. You can also use a baking dish or aluminum foil to keep the pork from falling through the air fryer basket.
  • Reheat the pulled pork for 5-7 minutes, checking on it every few minutes to ensure it doesn’t overcook. Shake the basket or stir the pork with tongs occasionally to ensure even heating.
  • Once the pulled pork is heated through and has a crispy exterior, remove it from the air fryer and let it cool for a minute before serving.

How To Reheat Pulled Pork In Oven

  • Preheat your oven to 325°F.
  • Take your leftover pulled pork out of the fridge and let it sit at room temperature for about 10-15 minutes. This will help it cook more evenly.
  • Place the pulled pork in an oven-safe dish or baking sheet. You can also cover the dish with aluminum foil to keep the pork moist.
  • If you want a crispy exterior, remove the aluminum foil for the last 5-10 minutes of cooking.
  • Reheat the pulled pork for 20-25 minutes or until it reaches an internal temperature of 165°F.
  • Once the pulled pork is heated through, remove it from the oven and let it cool for a minute before serving.

How To Reheat Pulled Pork In The Slow Cooker

  • Place the pulled pork in the slow cooker and add a small amount of liquid, such as water, broth, or barbecue sauce, to keep it moist.
  • Cover the slow cooker with the lid and set it on low heat.
  • Reheat the pulled pork for 2-3 hours, or until it reaches an internal temperature of 165°F.

How To Reheat Pulled Pork On The Stovetop

  • Take your leftover pulled pork out of the fridge and let it sit at room temperature for about 10-15 minutes.
  • Heat a non-stick skillet or saucepan over medium heat.
  • Once the skillet is hot, add the pulled pork and a small amount of liquid, such as water, broth, or barbecue sauce, to keep it moist.
  • Stir the pulled pork occasionally to ensure even heating.
  • Reheat the pulled pork for 5-7 minutes, or until it reaches an internal temperature of 165°F.
  • Once the pulled pork is heated through, turn off the heat and let it cool for a few minutes before serving.

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