Can I Reheat Filet Mignon? Tips on Which Method Is Best

Filet mignon is one of those dishes that you look forward to every time you eat it. If you’re lucky enough to have leftovers, you may be stressed out about reheating it in a way that preserves its original state. 

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After all, you’re technically supposed to eat filet mignon medium rare. How do you maintain that temperature while also reheating it? 

And how do you make sure that you use the best method? 

Don’t worry. We have answers to all your questions. 

Can You Reheat Filet Mignon? 

But wait. 

Is it even possible to reheat filet mignon? Should you even bother? 

Can You Reheat Filet Mignon?

Yes. You can reheat any food that has been refrigerated or frozen. The question is how to reheat that food properly so you do it safely AND retain the original flavor. 

Some foods are better using certain methods, while other foods do better with other methods. 

And some of those methods make some foods inedible. We definitely don’t want to do that with filet mignon. 

We know that, in general, breaded and fried foods do better reheating in an oven or an air fryer while baked or grilled foods will reheat better in an oven or on the grill. 

But what about filet mignon? 

Filet mignon is tricky. In this case it might be the oven, but it also might be the grill. 

Should You Reheat Filet Mignon? 

Before we get into how to reheat your filet mignon, let’s address whether you should reheat your filet mignon. 

Is it even safe?  

The commonly accepted rule for reheating filet mignon is the same as that of reheating any meat. It all comes down to ensuring you’ve reached the appropriate temperature. 

So be sure to do your own research into the rules around reheating steak. 

To get you started, I’ve linked to an article in The Healthy Journal on reheating meat. 

How to Reheat Filet Mignon in the Oven 

Reheating filet mignon in an oven is probably the most common approach. The key is low and slow. 

  1. Preheat your oven to 250 degrees Fahrenheit. 
  2. Place your leftover filet mignon on a wire rack set inside of a rimmed baking sheet. 
  3. Plan for 30 minutes for a 1½-inch-thick steak. 
  4. After 30 minutes, check the internal temperature. It should be 110 degrees Fahrenheit. 
  5. Once you remove your steak from the oven, pat it dry and set aside. 
  6. Heat oil in a skillet on high. Place your steaks in the skillet and sear on both sides for about 60 seconds. 
  7. Allow the steaks to rest for about 5 minutes to keep the juices inside. 
  8. Serve and enjoy. 

How to Reheat Filet Mignon in the Microwave 

If you must use a microwave, be careful. The last thing you want is a chewy, rubbery steak. 

  1. Place the filet mignon on a microwave-safe plate and cover it with a slightly damp paper towel to capture moisture. 
  2. Set the microwave to medium heat and cook the steak in 30-second intervals, flipping the steak after each interval. 
  3. After 2 minutes, check to be sure the internal temperature is 110 degrees Fahrenheit.

How to Reheat Filet Mignon in an Air Fryer 

Reheating filet mignon in an air fryer can be fast and effective. It also lowers the risk of overcooking. 

Follow these steps for the best results: 

  1. Preheat your air fryer to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. 
  2. Place your steak directly into the air fryer basket and allow it to cook for 3-5 minutes. 
  3. Remember thinner steaks should be checked at the shorter side of the time, and thicker steaks may take the full 5 minutes. 
  4. Once your time is up, remove the filet mignon from the air fryer, cover it in aluminum foil, and allow it to rest for a full 5 minutes. 
  5. Serve and enjoy. 

How to Reheat Filet Mignon on a Grill 

Reheating filet mignon on a grill can be a particularly delicious method, especially if you cooked it originally on the grill.  

  1. Remove your steak from the refrigerator and allow it to come to room temperature. 
  2. Next light your grill and bring the temperature to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. 
  3. Sear the steak at this temperature for one minute on each side then remove it from the flame to a location with indirect heat and close the cover for 5 minutes. 
  4. Check the temperature of your steak has reached that minimum of 110 degrees Fahrenheit. 
  5. Allow it to rest for 5 minutes then serve and enjoy. 

How to Reheat Filet Mignon in a Toaster Oven 

The toaster oven can be a delicious way to reheat your filet mignon. Use these steps to reheat filet mignon in a toaster oven: 

  1. Preheat your toaster oven to 250 degrees Fahrenheit. 
  2. Allow the steak to slowly warm up for about a half an hour flipping the steak at the 15-minute mark to ensure even heating. 
  3. Remove the steak from the toaster oven and allow to rest for 5 minutes before eating. 

How to Reheat Filet Mignon in a Pan on the Stove 

If you want to reheat your filet mignon in a pan on the stove, your best approach is a steam and then a sear. 

How To Reheat Filet Mignon in a Pan on the Stove

  1. Remove your steak from the refrigerator and allow it to come to room temperature. 
  2. In the meantime, heat a skillet to medium-low on the stove. 
  3. Add a bit of oil to the bottom of the pan so your steak doesn’t stick, and add your steak to the skillet. 
  4. After about 30 seconds, flip your steak and cook for another 30 seconds on the other side. 
  5. Add a quarter cup of water to the pan and place a cover on the pan. 
  6. Once the water has evaporated from the pan, add a bit more oil to the pan and raise the temperature to medium-high. 
  7. Sear the steak on both sides for about 60 seconds. 
  8. Remove the steak and allow it to rest for 5 minutes. 
  9. Enjoy. 

WINNER – The Best Way to Reheat Filet Mignon Is Using the Grill

You just can’t beat the grill for a steak, much less a filet mignon. 

Getting that charcoal flavor and the grill marks, alongside trapping the moisture, just has to be the way to go. 

It’s also a super-fast way to reheat your steak without drying it out or turning it chewy. 

What experience have you had reheating filet mignon? Tell me about your tips for reheating filet mignon in the comment section below. 

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