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How To Reheat Steak

The key to reheating steak is to not overcook it or dry it out. If it’s done correctly you can bring back that savory flavor and enjoy it all over again.

There are a few different ways that you can reheat steak. It can be reheated in the oven, microwave, or oven.

I am going to give you three different methods to reheating your steak how to do it so that you can still have it be juicy.

Grilled steak cut into strips on a white plate with a linen place mat underneath.

Reheating Steak Options

The number one key to reheating steak is to let it rest on the counter for about 15-30 minutes before you reheat it.

The size of the steak will determine how long you want to let it sit out. You are looking to bring it close to room temperature.

The second key to reheating ribeye steaks, filets, or whatever cut you might have is to add gravy or broth to it to help keep it moist when you are recooking it.

Lastly, you want to make sure to cook it low and slow if you can to avoid overcooking the already cooked steak. If you reheat it too quickly the steak will become tough and chewy.

These steps also go for reheating prime rib, that thicker cut of beef!

Oven

If you have the time to reheat your steak or filet in the oven then I would highly recommend it. This method allows you to reheat the steak low and slow and bring back those delicious flavors without making the steak chewy or tough.

Preheat your oven to 300°F and place your leftover steak on a baking sheet. If you have an oven-safe wire rack I would recommend using that in the baking sheet.

This will allow the air to travel around the entire steak evenly. If you don’t have one that is ok, just place the steak on the baking sheet.

Drizzle a little beef broth or water over each piece, just enough to keep them from drying out while they reheat.

Bake in the oven for about 30 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 110°F. Times will vary depending on the thickness of the steak that you are reheating so be sure to keep an eye on both the time and the temperature.

Allow the steak to rest for about 5 minutes and then serve with your favorite side dish.

Summary

  • Let steak rest on the counter bringing it almost up to room temperature.
  • Preheat your oven to 300°F
  • Place your leftover steak on a wire rack on a baking sheet and drizzle a little beef broth over the top.
  • Bake for 15-30 minutes depending on the thickness of your steak.
  • Once it has reach 110°F, remove it from the oven and allow it to rest for 5 minutes and then serve.

Stovetop

Reheating steak on the stovetop is a great method to not only reheat the steak but it will also allow you to bring back the sear on the steak.

Preheat your pan or skillet on medium-low heat. Once it is heated add a tablespoon of butter and let it melt down in the pan.

Add the steak and all of the juices that came out of it when it was being brought up to room temperature into the pan. Cover the pan and allow it to cook for 3 minutes.

Check the steak’s internal temperature and the cover again. Continue checking it every few minutes until it reaches 110°F.

If it looks like the steak is getting dry, add a tablespoon of beef broth over your steak.

Go the extra mile and sear your steak! Remove the steak from the pan and wipe it clean. Add in a tablespoon of olive oil and allow it to heat up.

Add your steaks back into the pan and cook on each side for 1-2 minutes giving it a crispy brown sear. Remove from the pan and let your steak rest for 5 minutes before serving?

Summary

  • Leave steak on the counter to rest bringing it close to room temperature.
  • Preheat pan or skillet on medium heat.
  • Add a tablespoon of butter to the pan and allow it to melt.
  • Plave the steak in the pan, cover, and cook for 3 minute intervals checking the temperature.
  • Remove the steaks when they reach 110°F and let them rest for 5 minutes before your serve.

Mircowave

If you are in a time crunch, then the microwave might be your only choice to reheat steak. It’s not the most ideal way as the microwave tends to dry things out but I will help you get the best results!

Place your steak on a microwave-safe plate. We want to add moisture to avoid drying them out. I recommend either drizzling beef broth over the steak or adding gravy over them.

Cover the plate with a microwavable cover or plastic wrap. This will help keep the moisture in. Cook on medium for 30 seconds at a time checking the internal temperature. Steaks should be reheated to about 110°F.

Once they are reheated, let them rest for about 5 minutes and then serve with some mashed potatoes or green beans.

Summary

  • Allow the steaks to rest and come to about room temperature.
  • Place on a microwave-safe plate.
  • Drizzle with a little beef broth or gravy and then cover with plastic wrap or microwave-safe cover.
  • Cook on medium for 30 second intervals, checking the temperature in between.
  • Once you reach 110°F internally, remove the steaks and let them rest for 5 minutes before serving.

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