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How to cook meatloaf to reheat ¦ Friend That Cooks Blog
/ Sep 14th, 2012 3:58 pm     A+ | a-
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Reheating meatloaf without making it dry Cooking food to reheat can be tricky. If you have the resources, it canbe best left to the professionals. If you don't have the resources to pay a personal chef to do your meal prep for you, follow these simple tips with your meatloaf to make sure it is still tender and juicy after you reheat it.
  • Leave it slightly undercooked - Notice the pink in the meatloaf above. Take 10 minutes or so off your regular cooking time to leave the meatloaf slightly pink in the center.
  • Don't overcook when you reheat - When you reheat anything, you need to make sure it gets fully hot (over 160 degrees) to ensure any potential bacteria is dead, but don't overdue it. Reheating it too long can dry out your meatloaf.
  • Cover it in the microwave or oven - Heating anything causes the moisture in it to evaporate. If you are reheating food that is supposed to be crisp, you don't want to trap the moisture, but food like meatloaf is better when it is more moist so you'll want to cover it with something to trap in that extra moisture.
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