Learn How to Reheat Brisket different ways so you can reuse it in different recipes. This juicy and tender meat is so good leftover. These steps will help you keep this meat from drying out.

Close up image of beef brisket on a white plate with a side of cooked carrots.

Reheating Smoked Brisket:

Smoked Beef Brisket is one of our favorite cuts of meat to cook. It is best to cook long and slow and it is so worth the effort. When cooked properly, the brisket comes out so full of flavor, tender and juicy.

Brisket is the one meat, that always makes a lot. So we are always reheating it to use for leftovers. We have tried many reheating methods these are our favorites.

These methods will help the Brisket stay fresh and not dried out. It is almost as good as the day you made it.

How to Reheat Brisket without drying it out:

To prevent your Brisket from drying out, it is important to store it properly. After you have finished serving your brisket, let the slice brisket soak up any remaining juices. This helps keep the Brisket tender.

These methods will give you tips on heating the brisket up in the oven, on the grill, in the slow cooker and even in the microwave. You can even heat it up using the sous vide method using a water bath.

How to Reheat Brisket in the oven:

Reheating Brisket in the oven is a great option for your leftovers. Brisket is a tender meat that doesn’t need to be heated with high heat.

  • Start by Preheating oven to 325 degrees. If your oven is to how, it will make your meat tough and chewy.
  • Place brisket on a baking sheet while the oven is preheating and let it cool to room temperature before placing in the oven. You want the brisket to heat evenly, so you don’t want to put cold brisket in the oven.
  • If you have saved any of your juices from cooking the brisket, pour it on the brisket before placing in the oven. If you did not save any, you can use beef broth.
  • Cover brisket with double foil and make sure it is sealed on the pan.
  • Place brisket in the oven.
  • For a whole brisket it will take about an hour to reheat. If it is sliced, it will reheat in about 20 minutes.
Close up image of beef brisket on a white plate with a side of cooked carrots.

Reheating Brisket on the Grill:

Using the smoker or grill to reheat your brisket is also a great method and it is similar to using the oven. It just takes less time on the grill.

  • If your meat is frozen, make sure to defrost.
  • Preheat your grill to 225 degrees or medium heat if using a gas grill.
  • When heating on grill, wrap the brisket in foil and place on the preheated grill on the area that you do not have the burners on.
  • Once your brisket is warm, you can unwrap it and place on the heated side to finish heating. This takes about 5 minutes.
  • If your brisket is slice, just leave in the wrapped foil, and heat. Your brisket will come out perfectly heated.

How to Reheat in the Crock Pot:

Reheating Brisket in the Crock Pot is a great method. It is a great method to prevent your meat from drying out.

  • Let your brisket get to room temperature.
  • Place brisket in the crock pot. If it is to big to fit, slice brisket and then place in crock pot.
  • Set the juices aside that were reserved.
  • Set crock pot on low and reheat for about 4 hours.
  • Once it has been reheated, remove from crock pot and place in aluminum foil and pour juices or beef broth on top of brisket.

Can you Microwave Leftovers?

We do not recommend microwaving leftover brisket. The result of microwaved brisket is that it tends to dry out the meat. The microwave pulls out all the moisture from the meat, which results in dry, chewy, and not tasty meat.

You may think this that is a quick, good option. But I would stick with the oven or the grill.

Close up image of shredded brisket on a plate with a side salad.

How to Use Leftover Brisket:

There are many ways to use leftover brisket. You can serve it again with some BBQ sauce and sides. Here are some of our favorite ways to cook once, eat twice options:

  • Make a Brisket Sandwich – Get some of your favorite hoagies, top with brisket and slice cheese. Roast in the oven for an amazing, cheesy sandwich.
  • Shed for breakfast – Take shredded brisket and place in a pan with some eggs and have an amazing breakfast.
  • Brisket Tacos – We love making brisket tacos. We wrap the brisket in a tortilla and top with lettuce, cheese and avocado.

How to Store Brisket:

When you are ready to store your leftovers, you can freeze or store in the refrigerators. Follow these steps, for the best method.

  • If you plan on reusing the leftover within a week, then place sliced room temperature brisket in an airtight container. Place in the refrigerator. Serve the brisket in one of your favorite leftover recipes.
  • Freezing brisket is easy to do. We recommend if you are freezing the brisket, to freeze it as a whole brisket. This keeps the moisture and juices inside, and it prevents contamination. It does take up more space in the freezer and reheating takes longer, but it will be worth it for your family.

If you have a food saver to vacuum seal bag the brisket, then that is the way to go. But if not, wrap in plastic wrap and then foil. Place in a freezer safe bag and it should lock in all the moisture.

Close up image of slice brisket on a white plate.

What to serve with Brisket

Print the step by step instructions here:

Print Recipe
5 from 3 votes

How to Reheat Brisket

Learn How to Reheat Brisket different ways so you can reuse it in different recipes. This juicy and tender meat is so good leftover.
Prep Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: How to Reheat Brisket
Author: Eating on a Dime

Ingredients

  • Leftover Brisket

Instructions

  • Start by Preheating oven to 325 degrees. If your oven is to how, it will make your meat tough and chewy.
  • Place brisket on a baking sheet while the oven is preheating and let it cool to room temperature before placing in the oven. You want the brisket to heat evenly, so you don’t want to put cold brisket in the oven.
  • If you have saved any of your juices from cooking the brisket, pour it on the brisket before placing in the oven. If you did not save any, you can use beef broth.
  • Cover brisket with double foil and make sure it is sealed on the pan.
  • Place brisket in the oven.
  • For a whole brisket it will take about an hour to reheat. If it is sliced, it will reheat in about 20 minutes.

Try one of our Brisket Recipes:

Crock Pot Beef Brisket Recipe
Learn how to make Crock Pot Brisket Recipe that is so tender it falls apart. The flavor from being slow cooked all day is amazing and the recipe is so easy.
See the Recipe
Crock pot Brisket Sandwich Recipe
You are going to love this crock pot brisket sandwich recipe. I hope you try this quick and easy slow cooker chopped brisket recipe today!
See the Recipe
Instant Pot Beef Brisket
Instant Pot BBQ Brisket will change how you cook brisket. Pressure cooking is quick and easy while the meat is so tender with tons of flavor.
See the Recipe
Slow Cooker Red Wine Beef Brisket Recipe
Slow cooker red wine beef brisket recipe is easy to make and so tender and delicious. Lots of veggies and a delicious broth make this a tasty dinner idea.
See the Recipe
Slow Cooker Brisket Tacos Recipe
These Mexican brisket crock pot tacos are perfect for a quick dinner or your next party. These slow cooker brisket tacos are a quick and easy dinner recipe.
See the Recipe

Learn How to Reheat Brisket different ways including in the oven or in a crock pot so you can reuse it in different recipes. This juicy and tender meat is so good leftover. Learn the best ways to reheat brisket.  #eatingonadime #howto #brisket
5 Secrets to the Easiest Dinners

We respect your privacy. Unsubscribe at any time.

Try these other recipes

To All the Moms who Struggle with Dinnertime

Save hours in the kitchen every week and reclaim precious family time without blowing your budget. Join the Lazy Day Cooking Club.

Share this recipe!

PinYummly

Categories

About the Author

Hi, I’m Carrie. Welcome to Eating on a Dime!

I’m on a mission to help you cook delicious meals without busting your budget. Together we are going to cook real food… for real families.

Leave A Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating