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How long to reheat a roasting pan full of beef stew?

nojunk Mar 9, 2014 03:46 AM

Mornin', hounds. i've previously posted about my make ahead St Paddy's day beef stew for a party. Now, i'm planning my oven time....so how long do I need to plan for warming an 8 qt roasting pan (same one I do the turkey in) full of beef stew? I'll take it out of the fridge at least an hour in advance, and plan to warm it covered with foil. Is there a web site or formula to figure out the time needed? I have other things that need oven time and want to figure out if i can get it all heated or need to borrow some neighbor oven time.

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  1. coll RE: nojunk Mar 9, 2014 03:48 AM

    I would do it low and slow (no more than 300 degrees, maybe 45 min to an hour), but I would also take it out at least two hours ahead and make sure to leave it uncovered to warm up at room temp.

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    1. re: coll
      magiesmom RE: coll Mar 9, 2014 06:35 AM

      I agree. Taking it out earlier is crucial.

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      TomDel RE: nojunk Mar 9, 2014 04:30 AM

      Why not heat it up on the stove top. That way you can stir it occasionally and monitor the temp, i.e., bring it to a low boil and then turn it down to a simmer.

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        coll RE: TomDel Mar 9, 2014 04:39 AM

        A boil, even a low one, can toughen the meat.

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          thimes RE: TomDel Mar 9, 2014 07:27 AM

          I was going to suggest reheating on the stove and then once warm (not boiling) keep it in a low oven.

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            magiesmom RE: thimes Mar 9, 2014 08:07 AM

            I think the risk of burning is much greater on the stove, and you'll have to keep stirring.

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