How to Reheat Smoked Pork Loin (4 Super Simple Methods)

Smoked pork loin is a perfect for a quick weeknight meal or to impress for a dinner party. It’s versatile, tender meat, full of flavor but the best part is the leftovers.

You can make sandwiches and meals out of it all week but you might be wondering how to reheat your smoked pork loin roast?

Pork loin is quite lean, that means its can dry out easily and become tasteless. That is why I will outline a few the ways to reheat your pork loin but I will believe using the stove top is the best method. However the method you choose depends on how much time you have and your preference.

So come along and Ill show you the proper steps, so you can achieve the right temperature, keep it moist and with a smoky flavor.

How to Reheat Smoked Pork Loin Without Drying it Out

Here are several ways you can reheat your smoked pork loin and ensure it stays moist and juicy, that includes using the stove top, smoker, slow cooker, grill and oven. Ill go thought the methods and pros and cons of each below.

Shred Your Pork Loin

Before we jump into the reheating methods, I want to mention a cooking method. You can shred your pork loin and create pulled pork, this is easier to heat as it’s moist from the sauce. The pulled pork temp would be at least 145°F when its reheated, for this you can use a slow cooker, stove top or the oven

Reheat On The Stove Top

You can use a stovetop to reheat your smoked pork loin. This method is quick and my preferred method for reheating slices of leftover pork. One of the most important parts of this process is using a lid, this ensures your pork loin doesn’t dry out. This is because the lif helps to trap all the moisture and steam and the pork can absorb that.

To Reheat:

Spray your pan with olive oil and turn to a medium heat. You want to see the oil shimmering before you put the meat in. place slices of pork loin inside the pan.

Whole Tenderloin: Turn the meat every 3 minutes and heat for 12-14 minutes.

Sliced Pork Tenderloin: Turn the slices every minute and heat for 3-4 minutes

Reheat Smoked Pork Loin In The Oven

To reheat your pork loin in the oven. This method works well for a whole roast of meat or slices.

  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Add some liquid to your baking dish or oven-proof dish. You can use water, chicken, or beef broth. And it should cover the bottom of the baking dish. Adding liquid ensures that your meat stays moist and juicy.
  • Place your pork loin in the dish and brush with butter, oil, or basting sauce. Cover the meat with tin foil.
  • Put it in the oven and heat for 25- 30 minutes. Use a meat thermometer and check for an internal temperature is 135 degrees.

Reheat In a Smoker

A smoker is great for reheating whole smoked pork loin or pork tenderloin. You can use any type of smoker for reheating your pork.

To Reheat:

Preheat your smoker to 225 degrees Fahrenheit. Place your meat in a grill-safe pan and heat your meat for 10-15 minutes. Check your meat and ensure you achieve a temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit.

Reheat In a Slow Cooker

A slow cooker can help you reheat the whole roast of smoked pork loin. This method does not work for slices of pork loin because they may disintegrate in the broth.

To Reheat:

Add beef, chicken broth, or a cup of water enough to cover your meat. Adding liquid ensures your meat keeps lots of its moisture.

Switch your slow cooker to the lowest setting, “warm” and allow it to reheat for 20 minutes. With a slow cooker, you can enjoy pipping hot juicy meat.

Reheat On The Grill

You can use a gas grill, charcoal grill, or pellet grill to reheat pork loin slices. It’s not ideal for an entire piece of smoked pork. Portion the amount you need and keep back the rest in the freezer.

To reheat:

Brush your pork loin with basting sauce and cover it with tinfoil. Or use an oil-based barbecue sauce or mayonnaise.

Wrap each slice with tin foil and grill for 5 minutes over medium heat. Turn your slices over to allow the meat to heat.

Reheat In The Microwave

A microwave is the fastest method of reheating food. The downside of using a microwave is drying and creating hot and cold spots in your meat.

Before using a microwave cut your meat into thin slices. Brush with butter, oil, or broth to prevent the pork from drying out. Place your meat in a microwave-safe dish and cover with a microwave lid.

Set to “reheat” and heat the pork for 3-4 minutes. Ensure your meat reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees.

Delicious Recipes for Leftover Pork Loin

To ensure your pork stays juicy and moist, try one of our favorite recipes for leftover pork loin. They all have been tested by friends and family.

Tips to Follow When Reheating Smoked Pork Loin.

Try some of the following tips will ensure that your pork loin keeps its flavor when reheated.

  • Brush the meat with mayonnaise because it adds a pleasant tang to the meat.
  • Sprinkle the meat with some barbecue spice after adding your broth and brushing with oil.
  • Make a sauce with barbecue sauce, lemon juice, ketchup, brown sugar, and a 1/4 cup of water. Use and brush this sauce on your pork loin before reheating.

What To Serve With Pork Loin

Here are my favorite recipes that go perfectly with

Smoked Sweet Potatoes

Smoked Mac And Cheese

Carrots With Brown Butter

Corn On The Cob

Smoked Asparagus

Smoked Zucchini

These are excellent methods you can use to reheat smoked pork loin. I find them simple and stress-free and you can roast your pork in advance and reheat later during the week. Which method will you use to reheat your pork loin?

Smoke On!


Author: Charlie Reeves
Hi, I’m Charlie, I have been meat-smoking and grilling for the past 15 years. I have an array of different smokers, thermometers, and have a love for finding the right wood and charcoal combo My favourite recipes are my EXTRA CRISPY smoked pork belly, juicy pulled pork, smoked brisket, duck poppers, and ANY SEAFOOD I grill).

I loves sharing his tips with beginners, helping them navigate the world of smoking. I find it’s not just about cooking; it’s a quest for that perfect smoky flavor.

You will usually find me playing with the kids, perfecting my brisket bark, or sipping beers with boys around the fire. Can’t wait to share all my delicious smoking and grilling recipes with you!

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2 thoughts on “How to Reheat Smoked Pork Loin (4 Super Simple Methods)”

  1. Question for you…..My son bought a pre-packaged Smoked Pork Tenderloin (NORTHSTAR foods in.), which says that it’s FULLY COOKED. My son wants to cut it like cold cuts and eat it as is, as it says that it’s fully cooked. Is this safe?
    Thank you!

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