What's the best way to re-heat leftover roast beef?
How-To: Re-heating Roast Beef
Store any leftover roast as a chunk (i.e. not sliced), refrigerating promptly after serving. Slice just before re-heating, eating promptly after re-heating. Roast and gravy can be kept for 1 to 2 days.
Oven and Premium Oven Roast Beef:
- Refrigerate leftover roast beef tightly wrapped.
- Refrigerate any leftover gravy or sauce in covered microwaveable glass measuring cup or bowl. Skim any fat from gravy before reheating.
2 Ways to Re-heat:
- Microwave gravy on HIGH until piping hot; set aside. Carve roast into thin slices and divide into servings. Microwave each serving, loosely covered, on LOW power in 30 second intervals, until just warm to touch (not hot). Top each serving with piping hot gravy.
- Heat gravy in pan on stovetop until bubbling hot. Carve roast into thin slices. Slip slices into gravy (a serving at a time), until just warmed through.
Pot Roast Beef:
- Refrigerate leftover pot roast in its cooking sauce, covered with lid or plastic wrap.
- Next day, skim any fat from sauce. Carve roast crosswise into thin slices, placing slices into ovenproof casserole; set aside.
- Heat sauce and pour over sliced meat. Cover and heat in 350°F (180°C) oven for about 25 minutes.