Prep Time: 5 mins

Total Time: 10 mins


  • Leftover cooked steak


  1. Preheat a cast iron skillet over medium heat. Add steak, cooking 1 minute per side, turning until steak is desired temperature in thickest part.

You managed to cook your steak to the perfect temperature and get a beautiful sear. Now you have leftovers, but you know deep down that after being reheated, the steak will never be the same and could become a tough, tasteless piece of rubber. Properly reheating a steak takes a little bit of patience and some faith, but with the proper technique your steak can be every bit as juicy and delicious as it was fresh out of the skillet.

How to reheat steak in the oven

A great way to maintain a juicy steak is reheat it slowly in the oven first and then finish on the stovetop. Preheat your oven to 275° and place a wire cooling rack over a large baking sheet. Cooking your steak on a cooling rack allows the hot air to circulate around the steak, giving you more evenly heated meat.

Place your steak on top of the cooling rack and warm in the oven until the internal temperature reaches 110°. This will take about 20 to 30 minutes, depending on the thickness of your steak.

Next, heat a tablespoon of olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add your steak and sear for about 1 minute on each side. This should heat your steak to about 130°, or medium-rare. Keep flipping your steak if you prefer steak that's a bit more done.

How to reheat on the stovetop

If you'd rather skip the oven, you can go straight to the stovetop for reheating. This method is faster, but you'll need to baby-sit your steak more closely during the process.

Heat a tablespoon of olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add your steak, and flip every minute until your desired doneness is reached. This should only take 2 to 3 minutes for medium-rare status. Now, enjoy!

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