How to Reheat BBQ Ribs

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Leftover BBQ ribs can be easily heated and enjoyed days or even weeks later. Whether you choose to freeze the leftover ribs and thaw small portions at a time or simply refrigerate the ribs to heat up a day or two later, reheating ribs the properly helps the leftovers taste just as good as the first time.

Things You'll Need

  • Leftover ribs (thawed out)
  • Barbecue sauce
  • Tin foil
  • Baking sheet

Oven

Step 1

Heat oven to 250 degrees Fahrenheit, then brush barbecue sauce on both sides of the ribs.

Step 2

Wrap the meat in two layers of tin foil, but be careful not to puncture the foil. Place the wrapped ribs in a baking pan or cookie sheet.

Step 3

Bake on the middle rack until the center of the meat is 155 degrees. This could take about an hour.

Step 4

Unwrap the ribs and put underneath the broiler on one side for 5 to 10 minutes. Leave the oven door open and the light on.

Step 5

Flip the ribs over and broil for a few more minutes until the sauce begins to bubble, then remove them from the oven.

Microwave

Step 1

Brush both sides of the meat with barbecue sauce and place ribs on a microwaveable plate.

Step 2

Heat ribs in the microwave for about one minute, then turn them over and heat for another minute.

Step 3

Touch the ribs to see if the temperature is to your liking. If not, heat for 15 to 30 seconds at a time before testing again.

Grill

Step 1

Paint the ribs with barbecue sauce on both sides and heat the grill to 250 degrees Fahrenheit.

Step 2

Wrap the ribs in foil and grill over indirect heat until the center of the meat is 155 degrees.

Step 3

Unwrap the meat and grill directly over heat for 5 to 10 minutes on each side until the sauce is bubbly.

Tips & Warnings

  • Watch ribs carefully and remove them from the oven or grill soon after the sauce has started to bubble, because they can burn very quickly and easily.
  • Reheating ribs in the microwave will most likely result in splattering of the sauce, so be prepared to clean your microwave after heating.

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