Brisket is a tough cut of meat that requires low and slow cooking to break down the connective tissue and create a tender finished product. You spend a lot of time to cook it to the right internal temperature to ensure that it's both tender and flavourful.
But what happens when you have leftover brisket and want to reheat it?
If you're like most BBQ lovers, you probably have a few tricks up your sleeve for bringing leftover brisket back to life. Here are some tips and techniques for reheating BBQ brisket:
- Use the grill / smoker: Preheat your grill to medium heat and place the brisket on the grill. Grill for 5-10 minutes, or until the brisket is heated through to the desired temperature. Be sure to flip the brisket once or twice to ensure that it heats evenly.
- Use the oven: Preheat your oven to 300°F (150°C) and place the brisket in a baking dish. Cover the dish with foil and bake for 20-30 minutes, or until the brisket is heated through to the desired temperature. Make sure to add a bit of beef stock to the pan.
- Use the stovetop: To reheat a brisket that has been vacuum sealed and cooked sous vide style, you will need to use a sous vide machine or a pot of water. First, fill a pot with water and set the temperature to a medium heat. Next, place the vacuum sealed bag containing the brisket in the water and let it heat for, depending on the size of the brisket and your desired level of doneness. Once the brisket has reached the desired temperature, carefully remove the bag from the water and open it up. Enjoy!
- Use the microwave: Nope. DON'T.
Regardless of which method you choose, be sure to use a meat thermometer to ensure that the brisket has reached the desired internal temperature before serving. For brisket, the ideal internal temperature is 190-203°F (88-95°C).
In conclusion, reheating BBQ brisket can be a challenge, but with the right techniques and a little patience, you can achieve great results every time. Whether you're using the oven, stovetop, or grill/smoker, be sure to use a meat thermometer to ensure that the brisket is heated to the desired internal temperature before serving. With these tips, you'll be well-equipped to reheat BBQ brisket to perfection every time.