How Long Will It Take to Reheat Meat in an Electric Roaster?

How long to reheat meat in an electric roaster

An electric roaster is a handy kitchen appliance when reheating meat dishes. An electric roaster works better than a conventional oven for reheating small meals. It saves you energy and takes less time. My top choice for an electric roaster is the Sunvivi Self-Basting Roaster

Reheating meat needs a specific time frame so the meat retains its flavor and juiciness. Preheat the electric roaster before starting your timer for even warming. Baste your meat so it browns well and becomes as crispy as you like. 15-30 minutes is usually enough for even warming.

Read on for all the steps in reheating various meat dishes in an electric roaster. 

Reheating Roasted Beef in an Electric Roaster

Roast beef reheated in an electric roaster

Your electric roaster is an efficient and compact kitchen appliance. It typically heats better than a standard oven, so you should use a shorter cooking time and lower temperature than most recipes call for. To reheat beef in an electric roaster:

  1. Plug in the electric roaster.
  2. Preheat the electric roaster to between 300- and 350-degrees Fahrenheit.
  3. Place your meat in an oven-proof plate. 
  4. Use a basting brush to slightly coat the meat with your favorite pan juices or spice and herb mix.  
  5. Pour a small amount of water at the bottom of the plate to keep the meat from drying out. 
  6. If you have a removable rack, use it to keep the roast meat off the wet bottom of the plate.
  7. Insert a meat thermometer in the thickest part of your roast meat. 
  8. After 3 to 5 minutes, place the plate of roast beef inside the preheated electric roaster. 
  9. In about eight to ten minutes as the water at the bottom starts to steam up inside the electric roaster, turn down the temperature to between 160- and 220-degrees Fahrenheit. 
  10. Let the roast meat warm gently for between 15 and 20 minutes so it warms evenly inside and out. 
  11. Check the thermometer at the 15-minute mark. It should read at least 165 degrees Fahrenheit to be safe for human consumption
  12. When the meat reaches the desired temperature, let it continue heating for another two to three minutes. 
  13. Switch off the timer and remove the plate of roast meat from the electric roaster. 
  14. Serve immediately and replace the cover on any leftovers so it’s still warm for anyone who wants a second helping. 

Warming Up Frozen Meat in an Electric Roaster

Reheating ribs

Warming up frozen meat takes one or two extra steps to let the meat thaw out first. The steps from start to finish are:

  1. Remove your meat from the fridge or freezer. 
  2. Set the meat on a plate and use an oven cover. You can raise the meat off the bottom of the plate using a removable rack. 
  3. Preheat the oven to 250 degrees Fahrenheit. 
  4. Put the covered meat plate inside the electric roaster for 10 minutes. 
  5. Remove the meat and increase the electric roaster temperature to between 300- and 350-degrees Fahrenheit. 
  6. Baste your meat and add a drizzle of olive oil or water to prevent the surface from drying out. 
  7. Insert a food thermometer to the thickest part of the meat. 
  8. After preheating, put the plate of meat inside the electric roaster. 
  9. Let the meat warm for about 15 minutes then lower the temperature to between 180- and 250-degrees Fahrenheit. 
  10. Let it keep warming for another five to ten minutes. 
  11. Switch off the timer and remove the meat. Serve immediately and cover the rest with the lid. 

Reheating Beef Stew in an Electric Roaster

Beef stew reheated in an electric roaster

An electric roaster works just as well for reheating roast meat as for meat stews. The steps are:

  1. Put your stew in an oven-proof bowl. 
  2. You can add a few tablespoons of water if the stew looks too dry. However, take care not to make it too watery as the stew may lose some flavor. 
  3. Mix in any additional water thoroughly with a spoon or ladle. 
  4. Preheat the electric roaster to between 300- and 350-degrees Fahrenheit. 
  5. Set the timer for 20 minutes and insert the plate of meat stew. 
  6. After 20 minutes, reduce the temperature to around 250 degrees Fahrenheit and let the stew keep warming for another five minutes. 
  7. Switch off the timer, remove the stew and serve while hot. 
  8. Cover the remaining stew to retain heat for second serving. 

Reheating A Brisket So It Stays Juicy

Beef brisket reheated in an electric roaster

A brisket can lose its tenderness, moisture, and robust flavor if reheated too fast. These are the steps for reheating a brisket in an electric roaster while maintaining its juiciness and flavor. 

  1. Preheat the oven to about 300 degrees Fahrenheit. 
  2. Put the meat on a baking tray and pour the gravy over the top of the meat. If you don’t have any gravy, use a cup of beef stock. 
  3. Cover the brisket with a layer or two of foil. 
  4. Heat the brisket inside the electric roaster for 20-25 minutes if sliced and 30-45 if whole. 
  5. Stop the timer, remove the brisket and unwrap it. Serve when hot.
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