You’ve got some delicious short ribs leftover from last night sitting in the fridge with your name on it. You’re pining after them and have told everyone that you’ve called dibs on it. No one liked the taste of cold short ribs, which means you’ve to warm them up. There are several incredible methods to reheat short ribs. Let’s share some with you along with how to store them properly.
Storing Short Ribs
You should not delay storing leftover short ribs because it can affect their taste. If you let cooked meat sit on the counter for a long time, it can start to dry out and attract bacteria. Put leftover short ribs in the fridge immediately. If you can’t do it right away, you’ve two hours before the meat becomes dry and bacteria come crawling. It helps to cut them, if not cut already, before placing them in the fridge.
Reheat Short Ribs in the Oven
- Preheat your oven to 225 degrees Fahrenheit to 250 degrees Fahrenheit. The low temperature prevents the short ribs from overcooking, but only reheats them.
- Put the short ribs on a layer of aluminum foil, wrapping it loosely around the meat. Add 1/4 cup of water to prevent the meat from over-drying while they reheat. You can use beef broth in place of water if you want.
- Put the short ribs wrapped in foil on a baking sheet and put the baking sheet in your oven.
- Heat the meat until the internal temperature reads 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Remove the short ribs from your oven, unwrap, and eat right away.
Put it on the Grill
- Preheat your grill to 225 degrees Fahrenheit to 250 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Wrap aluminum foil tightly around the short ribs. Use another piece of aluminum foil to retain the moisture and prevent over-drying while reheating the meat.
- Place the short ribs wrapped in aluminum foil on your grill. Position the meat on the grill in a manner that they’re not placed directly on top of the fire.
- Reheat the meat until the internal temperature reads 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Remove and enjoy.
Reheat Short Ribs in the Microwave
- Put the short ribs in a microwave-safe dish.
- Put the short ribs on the dish and ensure there’s enough space on the dish, so when you cover the dish, each piece of short rib is covered properly.
- Use a small brush to spread barbecue sauce over the short ribs to prevent them from over-drying.
- Put the microwave-safe dish with the short ribs in your microwave and choose the medium heat setting.
- Heat the short ribs for 3 to 5 minutes in the microwave.
- Check to ensure the short ribs are warm from inside.
- If not heated from the inside, put the short ribs back in the microwave to heat it for another 3 minutes or more, if needed.
- Remove and serve.
We’ll let you go, so you can reheat short ribs and enjoy eating them.