Psst... We're working on the next generation of Chowhound! View >
HOME > Chowhound > Home Cooking >
Feb 18, 2011 09:12 PM

Reheating meatloaf w/o drying out

I have three slices of leftover meatloaf from a local organic ready-made hot prepared food market. Any tips for reheating it and keeping it moist? I had the same situation last month and tried reheating it the next day in the microwave, but it was dry and nearly inedible, even with a smear of ketchup. I have it stored now in a ziploc bag which I didn't before, not sure if that'll help. Thanks.

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
    1. re: ipsedixit

      Yup. I don't have a steamer basket so I just put the meatloaf in a shallow pan, covered, with a couple tablespoons of water, over medium heat.

      1. Cover it with tinfoil in the oven?

        1. Place the ziplock bag with the meatloaf in boiling water to reheat .

          1 Reply
          1. re: Norm Man

            The plastic in zip-top bags is not meant to be heated. This is not a safe use.

          2. This is interesting. I generally microwave a slice of meatloaf for approximately 1 to 1.5 minutes with perfect results. My microwave is really old, so more recent versions might be more powerful. I suspect that the results of reheating are a product of the amount of moisture in the meatloaf to start with.

            1 Reply
            1. re: smtucker

              I do 15 or so seconds at a time, turning the meat after each "session." I think you and I do the same thing just differently.

            2. Low temperature of 225-250 in a prehated oven if you have 20-30 minutes to do so. It's the same way I re-heat Prime Rib or Steaks.

              1 Reply
              1. re: fourunder

                Bing . . . Bing . . . Bing . . . tell 'em what they've won!