How to Reheat Short Ribs (3 Best Ways)

Short ribs are a very tasty meat, and as they are not the cheapest, it’s a waste to throw leftovers away when you are full. As it’s more cost-efficient to cook a lot of them, so you can use them later on, you will end up having to reheat your short ribs for a next meal.

Reheating short ribs is very simple, and can be done through using your oven, microwave or grill. Luckily, all of these methods will keep their flavor intact.


Reheating short ribs in your oven

The best way to keep the flavor, just like if they are fresh, is by reheating your short ribs in the oven. It’s not the fastest strategy, but they will taste better compared to reheating them in the microwave.

  1. Preheat your oven to 260 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. While the oven is preheating, take your short ribs out of the fridge and wait until they become room temperature.
  3. Optional: add your favorite sauce on top of the ribs for a better taste and to prevent them from drying out.
  4. Wrap the short ribs in foil. This is especially important when you’ve added sauce, as this will prevent burning it, as high sugar content tends to burn quick in the oven.
  5. Place your short ribs in the oven for about 20 to 25 minutes.

Reheating them slowly on a lower temperature is better than reheating them faster on a higher temperature, as they tend to dry out quickly in hot temperatures.

Using your microwave to reheat your short ribs

This is by far the fastest way to reheat leftover short ribs, but not the tastiest way. They will dry out a little, compared to when you would reheat them in the oven.

  1. Place your short ribs on a dish that’s safe for in the microwave.
  2. Spread some of your favorite sauce on top of the short ribs.
  3. Place your short ribs into the microwave and put the heat on medium.
  4. Wait for approximately four minutes.
  5. Take one short rib out of the microwave and take a look to see if it’s heated all the way through.
  6. If not, place it back in the microwave and re-check every 30 seconds to a minute.

Placing your short ribs on the grill

Reheating your short ribs on the grill gives them a great flavor. It’s also a method that does not take a lot of your time.

  1. Preheat your grill to a medium temperature.
  2. Spread some of your favorite sauce on top of the short ribs.
  3. Wrap your short ribs in foil (loosely).
  4. Place your short ribs on the grill.
  5. Turn them over every few minutes until they are done. You can check this by seeing if the internal temperature of the short ribs are about 170 degrees Fahrenheit.

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