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Mar 9, 2014 03:46 AM

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

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 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. 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

      I agree. Taking it out earlier is crucial.

    2. 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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      1. re: TomDel

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

        1. re: TomDel

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

          1. re: thimes

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