If you’re a meat lover, steak is easily one of the best meals you can have, especially a great steak. The problem is, as many of us know, once you put any leftovers you have in the fridge, it can be difficult to get those perfectly prepared steaks back to their original tasty status.
Fortunately, there are several valiant efforts, using literally every appliance, to be made in the pursuit of figuring out how to reheat steak.
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Can You Reheat Steak?
Obviously, you can reheat steak, right? But the question is whether reheating any food once it has been refrigerated will return it to its former glory. Sure, you might get it to be edible, but will you enjoy it?
The trick, it seems, is in figuring out what outcomes you will get with each appliance based on which food you are reheating.
Some foods, like those that have been breaded or fried, are often better off reheated in an air fryer or the oven.
Other foods, like those that have been baked or grilled, are frequently best returned to their original appliance, the oven or the grill.
In the case of steak, it may just depend on how it was prepared in the first place.
It makes sense that if you prepared your steak in the oven, returning it to the oven for a short while will do the trick. And if you grilled it, you could simply slap it back on the grill.
Should You Reheat Steak?
Before we get into how to reheat steak, we must ask whether we should.
Some foods should not be reheated and eaten once they have passed a certain expiration date.
When it comes to steak, the USDA recommends eating it within 3 to 4 days of it having been cooked, so be mindful of your timeline.
How to Reheat Steak in the Oven
To begin, let’s look at the most obvious way to reheat your steak: in the oven.
To reheat your steak in the oven, preheat the oven to 275 degrees Fahrenheit and place a wire cooling rack over a large baking sheet, which will allow the air to circulate around the steak and give you evenly heated meat.
Place your steak on top of the cooling rack and place it in the oven until the internal temperature of your steak reaches 110 degrees.
Remove from oven and enjoy!
How to Reheat Steak in the Microwave
To reheat your steak in the microwave, make sure your microwave is set to medium heat and cook your steak for 30 seconds. Remove the steak, flip it, then repeat, cooking it for another 30 seconds.
Do this for up to 2 minutes.
This process allows your meat to cook evenly and will prevent you from overcooking.
How to Reheat Steak in an Air Fryer
Reheating steak in an air fryer is almost effortless and so much fun.
Simply preheat your air fryer to 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 3 to 5 minutes. Add the steak to your preheated basket and set the timer for 8 minutes.
Halfway through, at 4 minutes, flip your steak.
Once the 8 minutes are up, remove the steak from the basket and let it rest for 5 minutes.
How to Reheat Steak on a Grill
The trick to reheating your steak on a grill is to get a good, hot sear on it first.
Light your grill and bring the internal temperature to 400 degrees. Sear the steak on medium-high heat for one minute on each side.
Then, move the steak off the flame so it is not in contact with direct heat and close the cover for 4 minutes.
Remove and enjoy a steak that tastes like it was just made fresh!
How to Reheat Steak in a Toaster Oven
Maybe all you’ve got is a toaster oven for reheating your steak. We can work with that, too!
Set your toaster oven to 250 degrees.
Place your leftover steak in the toaster oven and let the meat heat for up to half an hour at this low temperature.
The trick is to warm it up slowly without overheating it and drying it out.
You should have a nice, tasty leftover steak once it’s done.
How to Reheat Steak in a Pan on the Stove
To reheat your steak in a pan on the stove, you’ll want to get a nice warm pan with oil for a good coating around your steak to lock in flavor.
Place the steak in a pan with a teaspoon of oil over medium-low heat and cover the pan with a lid to get heat circulating around your meat. Wait a few seconds and check on your steak, flipping it and repeating the process.
Remember that, just like in the microwave, you want to be sure you don’t overcook your steak by heating it up too fast. Be patient and allow your steak to warm up thoroughly before removing it from the pan.
The whole process should not take more than a few minutes.
WINNER – The Best Way to Reheat Steak Is Using the Grill!
The grill is the best way to make a delicious steak that is crisp and seared on the outside, licked by flames, and warm and sumptuous on the inside, so of course, the best way to reheat the steak would also be on the grill.
But if you don’t have a grill, don’t lose heart. Every other option on this list is a perfectly acceptable way to reheat steak – as long as you take your time and do it right.
After all, steak is steak!
I hope you enjoyed this article on how to reheat steak. Please let me know if you have any tips or tricks that you have found in your own journeys of reheating one of the best foods around. I love to hear from my readers!