Beef Wellington is one of those dishes that seems impossible to get right the first time. A delicate balance between medium rare beef and puff pastry on the outside, with a sauce drizzled over the top, this meal is amazing.
Of course, if you have leftover beef Wellington, you’re probably freaking out over how to reheat it back to perfection. Fear not. We can do this.
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Can You Reheat Beef Wellington?
Yes. We can reheat this dish.
The trick to reheating beef Wellington is not to overcook this dish and ruin the redness, which will only make it tough and chewy, basically inedible. At the same time, you don’t want the breading on the exterior to get either soggy or hard.
Finally, you’ll need to heat up your sauce separately. The best bet for reheating your sauce is to cook it on the stovetop over low heat until it is warm. Then you can drizzle over your perfectly reheated beef.
The truth is you can reheat pretty much any dish that has been refrigerated or frozen. The trick is to take the right approach with the right appliance.
For example, foods that have been breaded or fried are often best reheated in the oven or in an air fryer. Foods that have been baked or grilled are usually best reheated back in the oven or back on the grill.
As such, beef Wellington is probably going to be best reheated in the oven where it began.
But still, we should work our way through each appliance to be sure.
Should You Reheat Beef Wellington?
Before we get started on how to reheat beef Wellington, we should talk about whether it is safe.
After all, we are reheating beef, so we have to think about food-handling practices and foodborne illnesses.
In general, the guidelines for reheating leftovers, particularly meat, say to heat to an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit to be sure you get rid of all potential toxins.
Of course, you should do your own research to be sure you cover your bases. To get you started on that research, check out this article on reheating leftovers by Healthline
How to Reheat Beef Wellington in the Oven
Reheating beef Wellington in the oven is the perfect approach to getting it just right.
- Preheat your oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Place the beef Wellington on a greased baking sheet.
- Put your baking sheet in the oven and reheat the Wellington for 15 minutes before checking the internal temperature. If necessary, you can return it to the oven for another 5 minutes.
- Drizzle the sauce over the top, serve with your favorite sides, and enjoy!
How to Reheat Beef Wellington in the Microwave
Reheating beef Wellington in the microwave is possible but not ideal. Realize that no matter what you try with this appliance, you are likely going to end up with soggy breading.
Still, you can heat it up enough to enjoy the beef inside.
- Place your Wellington slices on a microwave-safe plate and place a small glass of water next to the slice or slices to help keep the beef moist.
- Turn your microwave to 50 percent power and heat the beef for 30 seconds. Flip the beef slice or slices then heat for another 30 seconds. Continue this routine until the beef is heated through.
- Drizzle with sauce, serve with your favorite sides, and enjoy!
How to Reheat Beef Wellington in an Air Fryer
Don’t think twice about reheating beef Wellington in an air fryer. It is a great trick for getting your dish in tip-top shape.
- Preheat your air fryer to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Place your slices carefully into the air fryer basket so they are not touching. That way, the air fryer can circulate air throughout and around the beef and puff pastry.
- Heat for 3 minutes before checking the beef’s temperature.
- If necessary, you can heat for another 2 minutes.
- Drizzle with sauce and enjoy with your favorite sides.
How to Reheat Beef Wellington on a Grill
It might sound crazy, but you can totally reheat your beef Wellington on a grill.
- Fire up the grill to 300 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Wrap your Wellington slices in aluminum foil and place them on the grill over indirect heat.
- Close the lid and reheat your slices for 10-15 minutes before checking the temperature.
- If necessary, return the beef to the grill for another 5 minutes.
- Serve with your sauce and sides and enjoy.
How to Reheat Beef Wellington in a Toaster Oven
The toaster oven can be a lifesaver in a new apartment, office, or home when you have no other appliance. It can do a much better job than the microwave, and it takes up about the same amount of space.
- Preheat your toaster oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit and place your Wellington slices on a greased baking sheet.
- Heat the slices for 10-15 minutes and check the internal temperature.
- If necessary, heat for another 2-3 minutes.
- Serve with your favorite sauce and sides and enjoy!
How to Reheat Beef Wellington in a Pan on the Stove
Finally, you can reheat beef Wellington in a pan on the stove and get pretty good results. The bread might turn a bit soggy, but the flavors will all be there.
- Place a cast iron skillet over medium heat on the stove.
- Drizzle some olive oil into the bottom of the pan and when it is heated up, place your Wellington slices in the skillet, cover with a lid, and allow them to heat for a couple of minutes.
- Flip the slices then heat for another couple of minutes.
- Serve with your favorite sauces and sides and enjoy!
Winner! – The Best Way to Reheat Beef Wellington Is Using the Oven
The oven wins! Hands down the best way to reheat beef Wellington is low and slow in the oven.
What do you think? Do you have a favorite way to reheat beef Wellington? Let me know in the comments. I love to hear from my readers!