There is nothing quite like some succulent tasty pork tenderloin that has been cooked to perfection. After consuming such a rich meal, it’s likely that you will have leftovers.
You’re probably also wondering what’s the best way to preserve the taste and quality of this meal when reheating.
Well, if that’s the question that brought you here, continue reading for the best ways to reheat your tenderloin dinner.
Can You Reheat Pork Tenderloin?
You most definitely can, but as is the case with lean meat, it’s a tricky process to reheat pork tenderloin without drying it out. Ultimately, there are several methods, and the one you choose will probably depend on how the meal was prepared in the initial phase.
Reheating Pork Tenderloin? 3 Best Methods to Use
Now, everyone knows that the microwave is one of the most convenient ways of reheating left over meals. In terms of preserving the taste and texture of the original meal, however, it’s usually not the best method and probably should not be your ‘go to’ approach.
Some of the best ways to reheat tenderloin include:
- The oven
- The skillet on a stovetop
- The microwave
Let us take a look at each method below.
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How to Reheat Pork Tenderloin in the Oven?
Reheating your tenderloin in the oven is one of the best ways to preserve any moisture that was retained during the initial cooking process.
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. To reheat tenderloin in the oven, first
- Wrap the tenderloin in foil and place it on a sheet pan or other oven safe cookware.
- Next, Place the prepared meat into the oven and allow it to warm up for 15 to 20 minutes depending on the size.
- Remove from the oven and carefully peel away foil to check for doneness. A good tip is to use a meat thermometer to check if the internal temperature of the meat is at least 165 degrees Fahrenheit which means it’s ready to be served.
How to Reheat Pork Tenderloin in a Skillet
Another way to reheat tenderloin is in a skillet on your stovetop. If you do not have an oven, then this is your next best bet.
While a cast iron skillet is best, any relatively thick pan will work.
- Preheat the pan/skillet over a low-medium flame
- Coat the bottom of your pan with olive oil (or any other variety).
- Place the pan on your stove on the low to medium heat, and allow the oil to heat up.
- The next step is to place the tenderloin into the pan and allow it to cook for three to four minutes on each side. You should turn the meat frequently to avoid burning.
- Once heated, remove from the pan, allow to cool and serve.
How to Reheat Pork Tenderloin in a Microwave?
If all else fails, and the microwave is your only option, then there are some steps that can help to alleviate the issues of dryness and poor texture that generally result from the microwave. One tip is to place the tenderloin in a glass container and pour two to three tablespoons of broth over it.
As a rule of thumb, always reheat meat in a covered container.
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Wrapping it up
Tenderloin is a favorite cut for many people because as is engrained in its name, the meat is tender and juicy, often more so than any other cut of pork.
When reheating left over tenderloin many tend to struggle to retain these great properties. If you follow the methods outlined above, you should achieve success and be able to enjoy your meal the second time around as well.