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How To Reheat Pulled Pork
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How To Reheat Pulled Pork

Hometown cooks create the best pulled pork through a slow, careful process. Pork shoulder is great while fresh. Often, you smoke a large amount of food days before the actual meal. Or, you may labor over your delicious meat with the delicious smoky flavor and don’t want to waste the leftovers.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Pulled Pork
Servings: 4
Calories: 161kcal



  • Hopefully, you are reading this tutorial before you finished cooking your meat.

  • Otherwise, you won’t have this crucial ingredient.

  • When you are making your pulled pork, save the drippings in a container or a sealed bag.

  • Once your drippings have cooled, scrape off the fat.

  • A normal kitchen spoon works well.

  • The fat will be a thick, white layer on the top.

  • You may see some small chunks of meat and that’s fine. 

  • Beneath, the juice will be a browner color. Save this brown juice for later.

  • Get out your cooking pot and place on the stovetop.

  • Fill the bottom with juice or water.However, many people prefer to use apple juice because it softens the meat better and adds sweetness. Bring to a boil.

  • Use the water bath method: place the steaming basket over the boiling pot.

  • Make sure it’s secure.

  • Also, keep a potholder nearby to help you adjust the basket.

  • You don’t want your meat falling in while you steam!

  • Now, you can add your pulled pork to the basket.

  • Add it slowly, making sure you don’t overfill the basket.

  • You’ll notice the steam coming up through the meat from the bottom of the pot. Place the pot lid on top to trap the steam.

  • Allow the pulled pork to reheat for approximately 30 minutes.

  • During that time, you may need to add some more apple juice to the pot.

  • If you do, remove the pork before adding the juice. Adding the juice on top of the meat will wash away the flavor to the bottom of the pot.

  • After 30 minutes, test the pork temperature. Make sure the meat reaches an internal temperature of 165°F

  • Your pork should be soft and juicy. Now, it’s ready to eat.


Serving: 113g | Calories: 161kcal