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How to Recook Pork to Tenderize It

Updated April 17, 2017

A cooked pork roast or tenderloin can make more than one meal for a family. Pork is a versatile meat, found in cuisines around the world. Recooking the pork can result in flavourful, tender meat. Adding liquid is the secret to getting tender meat from a previously tough or over cooked piece of meat. Pulled pork sandwiches or pork stew will highlight the newly tenderised pork meat.

Shred the pork. Using a fork, drag the tines across the grain of the pork until the entire roast is shredded.

Add pork and enough sauce to cover to a medium pot or crock pot.

Reheat on low for two hours, check for tenderness and cook for an additional two hours if desired.

Add pork to the bottom half of a hamburger bun and top with veggies of your choice.

Slice the pork in small, bite-sized pieces.

Add the pork to one quart of beef broth and a two pounds of vegetables including potatoes, carrots, onions and celery.

Cook the stew for one to two hours, checking after one hour for pork tenderness.

Things You'll Need

  • Barbecue sauce
  • Hamburger buns
  • Hamburger vegetables (optional)
  • Beef broth
  • Stew vegetables
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Veronica Maier has been an active online writer since 2010. She has been a contributing writer to eHow and Answerbag. Maier holds a Bachelor of Arts in art history and visual culture with an emphasis on the American modern from the University of California, Santa Cruz.