I’m sure your ribs are so yummy that they’re all gone and you won’t need to be using these reheating tips On the off chance you have leftover ribs, you may want to know how to reheat them.
Make sure you refrigerate them as soon as possible; ideally within an hour or two. The longer you leave the meat out at room temp (or warmer), the more bacteria grow and multiply which can lead to food poisoning.
How to Reheat Ribs in the Oven
The oven is an easy and convenient way to reheat ribs. Just make sure you follow these guidelines:
- Remove the ribs from the fridge at least 30 minutes before you plan to reheat, allowing them to come up to room temperature. This will allow them to reheat evenly all the way through.
- Preheat the over to 125c
- If you served your ribs with barbecue sauce, brush on a new coat. Otherwise, you can dry-rub the ribs in leftover drippings or sprinkle them with some water.
- Tightly wrap the ribs in foil and place a sheet of aluminium foil on top to preserve moisture.
- Cook meat for around 30 minutes. Cooking times also vary based on cut, so keep a close watch on your roast (spare ribs will need more time than back-cut ribs). Once the meat has heated through, it is ready to be eaten.
How to store cooked ribs
After you finish your meal, wrap the remaining ribs tightly and put them in the fridge. They will keep for up to 3 days before they start drying out – just reheat when ready to eat.
It’s best to freeze any leftover ribs that won’t be eaten within a couple of days if possible. This is a good way to ensure that bacteria have no chance of growing on your meat. It also makes it easy to pop some ribs into the oven without having to remember what day or time it was cooked.
If you do freeze your food, make sure you label and date it so you know how long ago you prepared it and can tell if there are any issues with spoilage/moulds etc. when you want to reheat your food.