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How to Reheat a Brisket

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author image Sommer Leigh
Sommer Leigh has produced home, garden, family and health content since 1997 for such nationally known publications as "Better Homes and Gardens," "Ladies' Home Journal," "Midwest Living," "Healthy Kids" and "American Baby." Leigh also owns a Web-consulting business and writes for several Internet publications. She has a Bachelor of Science in information technology and Web management from the University of Phoenix.
How to Reheat a Brisket
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Reheat a brisket so it stays moist and tender, just as when it first came out of the oven or smoker. Reserving the juices when you cook it makes reheating easier, but you can use other liquids, if necessary. Chilled brisket is actually easier to cut so the reheating stage is the ideal time to cut it into slices. After you pull it out of the oven, when provided enough moisture and the appropriate cooking time, it should look and taste just as good as when it was fresh.

Step 1

How to Reheat a Brisket
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Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Step 2

How to Reheat a Brisket
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Remove the brisket from the refrigerator.

Step 3

How to Reheat a Brisket
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Skim off any fat from the brisket with a spoon.

Step 4

How to Reheat a Brisket
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Place the brisket on a cutting board.

Step 5

How to Reheat a Brisket
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Slice off any excess pieces of fat with a clean, sharp knife. Cut the meat into thin slices, going against the grain.

Step 6

How to Reheat a Brisket
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Place the brisket slices in a baking pan with any juices reserved from when you cooked the meat.

Step 7

How to Reheat a Brisket
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Cover the baking pan tightly with foil.

Step 8

How to Reheat a Brisket
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Place the pan in the preheated oven and cook for about 30 minutes, or until the meat is heated throughout and it reaches 165 degrees on a meat thermometer.

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