Can I Reheat Lamb? Tips on Which Method Is Best

Lamb is one of those dishes typically reserved for holidays and other special occasions. It’s succulent and even a bit sweet, perfect for a Sunday night family meal.

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So, if you’ve had an amazing experience with roast lamb, you’re likely hoping to reheat it to perfection. Fortunately, you’re in luck. There are several great ways to reheat lamb.

Can You Reheat Lamb?

Can You Reheat Lamb

Yes! Didn’t I just say there are several ways to reheat lamb? Indeed, I did!

Obviously, you need to watch for the most common problems with reheating meat – you don’t want to overheat it, overcook it, and turn it into a tough, flavorless meal.

The main precautions you have to take with lamb will be to watch it in the microwave as that appliance already has a tendency to toughen up meat or make it chewy. If you go that route, cook low and slow only and cover it with a wet paper towel.

The oven can also be a questionable place to reheat lamb, as it can dry it out, so, again, aim for low and slow if you choose the oven.

But, in general, any food that has been refrigerated or frozen can be reheated as long as you use the right appliance with the right food.

For example, foods that have been breaded or fried are often best reheated in the oven or an air fryer. Foods that have been baked or grilled are often best reheated back on the grill or back in the oven.

With lamb, we are probably going to be best off using the air fryer. But let’s run through each appliance and cover all our bases.

Should You Reheat Lamb?

Should You Reheat Lamb

Before we get into those appliances, let’s discuss food safety practices.

After all, we don’t want you getting sick from your delicious meal.

The general rule for reheating leftovers is to ensure your food reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit. That’s what is considered out of the “danger zone.”

Of course, you should always do your own research. To get you started on that research, check out this article on reheating leftovers by Healthline.

How to Reheat Lamb in the Oven

Reheating lamb in the oven can be a simple approach to getting the job done. After all, this appliance is likely the one you used in the first place.

  1. Preheat your oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit and set your lamb on the counter, so it can come up to room temperature.
  2. Place the lamb in a roasting pan and pour some of the leftover juices or some beef broth over the top of the lamb.
  3. Cover the roasting pan with aluminum foil and heat the lamb for 20 minutes per pound.
  4. Once the lamb has heated through and reached 165 degrees, you can allow it to sit for another 10 minutes so the juices can rest.
  5. Serve with your favorite sides and enjoy!

How to Reheat Lamb in the Microwave

Reheating lamb in the microwave will be fast, but you’ll have to be careful you don’t go too fast or too hot, which could dry it out.

  1. Slice the lamb and place the slices onto a microwave-safe plate. Pour the leftover juices or beef broth over the lamb then cover the lamb with a damp paper towel.
  2. Heat the lamb at 70% power in 30-second increments, checking the temperature each time.
  3. Allow your lamb to rest for 30 seconds then serve and enjoy!

How to Reheat Lamb in an Air Fryer

The air fryer is a delightful way to get the lamb up to the perfect temperature, nice and crispy on the outside and warm and moist on the inside.

  1. Heat the air fryer to 300 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Slice your lamb into thick chunks or slices and place them in the air fryer basket.
  3. Heat the lamb for about 10 minutes and check the temperature.
  4. Serve and enjoy!

How to Reheat Lamb on a Grill

The grill is a wonderful place reheat lamb.

  1. Preheat your grill to 300 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Wrap your lamb in pieces of foil and cover the lamb with leftover juices or broth.
  3. Place the lamb on the grill over indirect heat and close the lid.
  4. Heat the lamb for about an hour and check the internal temperature.
  5. If necessary, continue to heat the lamb for another 10 to 20 minutes.
  6. Serve with your favorite sides and enjoy.

How to Reheat Lamb in a Toaster Oven

The toaster oven is a lot like the conventional oven, but it will cook hotter and faster.

  1. Cut your lamb into slices and place them on a shallow baking dish. Cover those slices with broth or leftover juices then cover the whole thing with aluminum foil.
  2. Heat the lamb for 30-45 minutes and check the internal temperature.
  3. Serve with your favorite sides and enjoy!

How to Reheat Lamb in a Pan on the Stove

Reheating lamb on the stovetop can create an entirely new experience. A delicious experience!

  1. Slice the lamb and place the slices into a roasting pan over medium heat on the stovetop and cover the lamb with gravy, leftover juices, or broth so it comes about halfway up the lamb.
  2. Heat the juice for about 5 minutes, stirring the slices around in the broth until the temperature reaches 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
  3. Serve with your favorite sides and enjoy!

Winner! – The Best Way to Reheat Lamb Is Using the Air Fryer

Honestly, you can’t go wrong with any of these approaches (except for the microwave, of course.)

But, to get the lamb back in its usual shape, the air fryer is a wonderful approach. But the stovetop, the grill, and even the toaster oven can all be just as fabulous.

What do you think? Do you have a favorite approach to reheating lamb? Let me know in the comments. I love to hear from my readers.

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