Do you know how to reheat bbq brisket?
A brisket is a cut of beef that comes from the breast of a cow. It is tougher than a lot of other cuts out there because it comes from a muscly area, but it can also retain a lot of flavors. This cut of meat is extra delicious when it is barbecued or braised for long periods of time, so it is allowed to soak in flavors from spice rubs and marinades added on top.
Though a well-cooked brisket can be super tasty, this cut of meat can also dry out very quickly. BBQ briskets are usually large, so it’s almost impossible to finish them in one sitting unless you have a large family. For this reason, you need to know how to reheat BBQ brisket in order for it to retain some tenderness.
To cook brisket, so it doesn’t become tough, it is usually cooked on low heat for long periods of time. For a BBQ, a brisket will take about six hours in order to properly break down all the collagen fibers that make the meat tough. You don’t want to take away all that effort by reheating it without thought. Brisket can be stored in the fridge for 2-3 days and frozen for longer periods of time. If you have chosen to freeze your brisket, it is a good idea to place it in the fridge for a couple of days before you plan to eat it to ensure it is thawed properly.
Ways to Reheat BBQ Brisket?
Whether you barbecued the piece of meat at home or got it home from your favorite bbq joint, here are a couple of ways you how to reheat brisket without it drying out:
The first method applies if you are reheating a whole brisket that hasn’t been sliced. The best way to do this is in an oven.
Preheat your oven to 325 degrees.
Place your brisket in an oven-safe baking tray and ensure that there is some moisture at the bottom. This could be the original juices from the brisket, some gravy, or some beef broth just to make sure the meat doesn’t dry out.
Cover the entire thing with foil and place it in the oven.
In about an hour, check the internal temperature of the meat using a meat thermometer. The internal temperature should be between 140 and 160 degrees. Once you have reached that, your brisket will be ready to serve.
The second method is used if your brisket has already been sliced. This method is done on a stovetop.
Wrap your brisket slices completely in foil. Use two pieces of foil if you think there are any gaps.
Take a deep saucepan and put a few inches of water at the bottom. Place a vegetable steamer on top of the water and place the saucepan over high heat.
Place the wrapped pieces of brisket onto the vegetable steamer and place a lid on top of the saucepan.
Remove the foiled brisket after 10-15 minutes and check if the slices are warm enough. If you want to heat them further, rewrap them in the foil and place them back into the steamer. If not, your brisket is ready to enjoy!
These are two simple methods of how to reheat BBQ brisket while making sure they remain as juicy, flavorful, and tender as possible!