Tender, moist beef brisket is undoubtedly a favorite among barbecue and meat lovers. Making brisket takes time and effort, which is why you make sure to make the right amount to enjoy it for later. However, unlike other meats, briskets can dry out fast. If you are wondering how to reheat brisket to maintain its juiciness, we have highlighted two options.
Things to Consider Before Reheating Brisket
Here are a few things to remember to make sure the meat is safe for consumption:
- Make sure you always check the temperature of the meat when reheating it instead of checking the clock. The internal temperature of the brisker should be 160°F, so it is safe to eat.
- Before you reheat frozen brisket, you have to defrost it completely. This means transferring it in the fridge a day before. You will need two days to completely defrost a whole brisket. Therefore, plan accordingly.
You can always thaw brisket in cold water, but doing it in the fridge is the easiest and simplest way of thawing meat without losing moisture.
How to Reheat Brisket
Here are two effective ways of reheating brisket:
Reheat in the Oven
To reheat a whole frozen brisket, the oven is the best choice. Here is how to do it:
- Start by preheating the oven to 325°F.
- Place the brisket in a dish and tightly cover it using sheets of foil. Adding two layers is recommended to make sure the brisket it properly covered. Holes in the sheet will result in drying out the meal.
- Let it reheat for about an hour and keep checking the temperature. The internal temperature of the meat should reach 160° F for the meat to be done.
- Serve warm!
You can always add some moisture to prevent the meat from drying out. Either use the original juices that are in the cooking tray or create a mixture with your favorite barbecue sauce mixed with apple cider or water and pour in on the brisket before reheating.
Reheat in the Smoker
You can also reheat the brisket in a smoker, but it will take longer than the oven. However, the meat will be thoroughly warmed all the way through.
- Start by heating the grill to 225°F
- Opt for the 2-zone function to reheat the meat
- Wrap the brisket in foil and place it in the indirect zone of the grill
- Let it reheat until its internal temperature reads 155°F
- Unwrap the brisket and then place it on the direct zone
- Let it rehear for another five to ten minutes. The internal temperature should reach 160°F
- Serve warm
Make sure you keep a close watch on the brisket when reheating on the direct area as it might quickly start burning.
Brisket always yields a large amount of delicious meat. Therefore, it is essential to know how to heat it in a way it maintains its juiciness every time properly.