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Easy Guide on How to Reheat Steak – 4 Methods

how to reheat steak

Wondering how to reheat steak leftovers without ruining your masterpiece? You made the most tasteful ribeye of your life using our steak seasoning Gypsy, saved some in the fridge, and are ready for a second go, but do not want to turn that beautiful teak into dry meat.

In this guide, we’ll teach you the various methods of reheating steak, ensuring that your leftovers taste just as amazing as they did the first time around.

Learn How to Reheat Steak and Enjoy Those Leftovers

Reheating a steak might seem like a simple task, but to achieve that perfect balance of tenderness and flavor, a bit of finesse is required. There is a reason steaks are perfectly seared and carefully cooked to the right level of doneness.

Steak, being a delicate meat, can easily lose its juiciness and tenderness if not reheated with care. Incorrect methods may lead to a dry and tough texture; think blasting the steak in the microwave for five minutes.

These methods work well for all steaks whether you want to reheat a ribeye, T bone, or NY Strip.

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Method 1: Oven Reheating

Oven reheating is a classic method that ensures an even and gentle warming process for your steak. Here’s a step-by-step guide:

  1. Preheat your oven to 250°F (120°C). This low temperature will gently reheat the center of the steak, not just the outside.
  2. Place the steak on an oven-safe dish.
  3. Heat the steak for about 20 minutes, or until it reaches an internal temperature of 110 degrees Fahrenheit. Use a thermometer to get accurate readings.
  4. During the heating process, the steak might lose its seared crust, which you can easily bring back by searing it for 1 to 2 minutes per side. The goal is to crust the steak just a bit; it is already cooked and warm.
  5. Allow the steak to rest for a few minutes before serving.

Method 2: Searing on the Stovetop

If you’re looking for a quick and efficient method, searing on the stovetop is an excellent option, although it requires a bit more work and attention. The oven is a slower method, but it allows you to monitor the steak more often and is less likely to dry it up. When using the stove, it is important to monitor the internal temperature of the steak, as sometimes it is necessary to lower the fire and allow the steak to slowly warm up.

Here are the steps on how to reheat steak on the stove:

  1. Let the steak come to room temperature, as this will help in the warm-up process.
  2. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Add a small amount of oil to the pan.
  3. Sear the steak for 1-2 minutes on each side, ensuring a crispy outer layer.
  4. Use a thermometer to check the meat’s internal temperature and bring the steak to your desired doneness level.
  5. Allow the steak to rest for a few minutes before slicing.

Method 3: Sous Vide Reheating

For those who want to take their reheating game to the next level and like fancy kitchen gadgets, sous vide provides a precise and foolproof method:

  1. Set your sous vide precision cooker to the original cooking temperature (usually around 130°F or 54°C).
  2. Place the steak in a vacuum-sealed bag and immerse it in the water.
  3. Reheat for 45 minutes to an hour until it reaches room temperature.
  4. Finish by searing briefly on a hot skillet for a caramelized crust.
  5. Allow to rest for a few minutes and serve.

Method 4: Air Fryer Reheating

The air fryer has become a kitchen staple for its ability to crisp up food quickly, making it an ideal option for reheating steak with a crispy exterior.

  1. Preheat your air fryer to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Place the steak in the air fryer basket; make sure it’s not overcrowded.
  3. Reheat for 3-5 minutes, flipping the steak halfway through for even warming.
  4. Check the temperature and bring the steak to your desired doneness level.
  5. Keep an eye on the steak to prevent overcooking and achieve the desired crispiness.
  6. Allow the steak to rest for a few minutes before serving.

The air fryer method offers the advantage of a quick reheating process while maintaining a crispy texture, similar to freshly seared steak. The hot circulating air in the air fryer ensures an even heat distribution, resulting in a flavorful and succulent reheated steak.

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Writen By: Stella On Fire

Mother of flavor. Chef by day and night, always making something delicious and delightful.

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