How To Reheat Steaks? 

Reheating steak is a very tricky process, and it needs a lot of care because a little overcooking or undercooking of steak can make it challenging, tasteless, and chewy, which no one likes ever. 

You can reheat the streak by different methods, like using a skillet on the stovetop to heat the steak or cooking it in a microwave, oven, or air fryer. You can also reheat the steak by the sous-vide method. 

Preheat the pan or oven you are using to cook the leftover steak in the reheating process. Add oil or butter, salt & pepper, and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side of the steak. You can add herbs and steak sauces for a more delicious flavor. 

Moreover, while serving, you can add different side dishes and toppings to enhance the demand for your food. 

How to reheat steak?

Leftover steak undoubtedly can turn very delicious and mouth-watering if it is adequately reheated with specific sauces, spices, and herbs. 

To reheat the steak, follow the step written below; 

Step 1

Remove the steak from the fridge and leave it at room temperature for some time. 

Step 2 

Coat the sides of the steak with oil

Step 3 

Add salt and pepper on both sides of the steak and cook. 

Step 4 

Cook for 3-4 minutes on each side of the steak. You can add steaks, sauce, herbs, and spices you like to enhance the flavors. 

Step 5 

Cook the steak for 1-2 minutes more and then serve it. 

Note: You can serve steak at parties and family gatherings with various side dishes and toppings. 

How to reheat steak in the oven?

Reheating the steak in the oven must be your last option because it makes it dry. So, if you want to use the stove, make sure you reheat the steak slowly at a low temperature. 

For reheating the steak, all you have to do is;

  1. Preheat the oven to 250-275 degrees Fahrenheit. 
  2. Place the steak on a baking sheet. 
  3. Put the baking sheet on a baking tray.
  4.  Place the tray on an elevated rack of a preheated oven. (the air moves around all sides of the steak) 
  5. Let the steak warm for almost 25-30 minutes. The time depends upon the thickness of the steak. 
  6. After reheating, remove the steak from the oven and serve with some yummy side dishes. 

Moreover, if you want a crispy crust, place the steak on a grill pan and brush both sides with oil over high heat. Heat each side for only 30-35 seconds carefully and serve it. 

How to reheat steak on the stovetop?

One of the most convenient methods of reheating steak is the stovetop method because it slowly heats the steak and retains its flavor and moist texture. 

Remove the steak from the refrigerator and let it thaw for a few minutes at room temperature. 

Heat the pan at medium flame and add olive oil to it. Add some broth because it will make the steak juicy and toothsome. 

Put the steak into the pan, cover its lid, and let it cook for a few minutes. Flip the side when it’s done. 

Once you cook the steak thoroughly, you can add steak sauce and different herbs to make the dish more delectable. Lastly, serve the steak with mashed potatoes and enjoy it. 

How to reheat steak in the microwave?

Reheating the steak in the microwave is the quickest method of reheating, and it may make your steak a bit dry. So to avoid dryness, you can place a damp towel over the microwave-safe plate and on the steak. 

For reheating the steak in the microwave, you should follow some easy steps; 

  • Preheat the microwave. 
  • Place the steak on a microwave-safe plate. You can cut the steak into slices, though it depends on your choice. 
  • Cover the dish with a damp paper towel or plastic wrap. 
  • Cook the steak for 40 seconds on each side. 

Keep in mind that if you want to have a crispy texture of steak, you can coat some oil on it and cook it for a minute more. 

How to reheat steak in an air fryer?

To reheat the steak in an air fryer; 

  1. First of all, set the air fryer at 370 degrees Fahrenheit. 
  2. Put the steak in an air fryer tray and fry the steak. 
  3. Fry each side for 2-3 minutes until it is done. 
  4. No need to add oil for the crispy texture. 

In the end, you can add spices and herbs of your choice so you won’t be left with a tasteless steak. Serve the steak with different toppings to enjoy a different flavor. 

Can you reheat cooked steak using a freezer bag? 

Reheating the cooked steak in a freezer bag at a low temperature is considered one of the most appropriate reheating methods. This method is known as the Sous Vide method. 

In this method; 

  • First of all, let the steak come at room temperature. 
  • Take a resealable bag, and add some butter and steak to it. 
  • Remove all the excess air out of the resealable bag. 
  • Put water in a small pot and heat it at medium-low heat until it reaches 130 degrees Fahrenheit. 
  • Now place the sealed bag containing the steak into the hot water. 
  • Heat the steak until it turns juicy and warm. 
  • Remove the bag from the water and serve the steak in a dish. 

This method is highly recommended because it prevents the over and undercooking of steak as well as the freezer bag holds the moisture inside and makes the steak soft, delicious, tender & juicy. 

What is the best way to cook a rare steak? 

The best way to cook a rare steak is; to brush both sides of the steak with oil because it is a better way to prevent the sticking of food on the pan rather than coating the pan’s surface with oil. 

Add plenty of salt and pepper on both sides and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side. Add butter, rosemary, and steak sauce to enhance your steak’s taste. 

While cooking, make sure that you turn the steak only once because the steak will become a bit dry if you change the sides again and again. 

What to do with the steaks leftovers? 

Unsurprisingly, you can serve the leftover steak for lunch the next day by reheating it in an oven, skillet, air fryer, or microwave. Add a little water or steak sauce, spices, and herbs to recover the steak’s juicy flavor and tender, moist texture. 

Moreover, you can use the leftovers to prepare delicious recipes like steak soup, steak sandwiches, pasta, pot pie, tacos, and Philly cheesesteak pizza. 

You can also serve these tasty dishes at lunch, dinners, and family gatherings with various toppings and salads.

Frequently Asked Questions 

How to cook a perfect steak?

To cook a perfect steak, all you have to do is;

  • Take a beefsteak out of the fridge and bring it to room temperature.
  • Coat both sides with oil.
  • Add salt and pepper on both sides of the steak. 
  • Preheat the pan to a high temperature. 
  • Cook the steak in a pan for 4 minutes. One minute on each side. 
  • Add rosemary, butter, and garlic cloves to the pan. 
  • After cooking, remove the pan from flame and let it cool down for 4-5 minutes before serving.
  • While serving the steak, you can add steak sauce for more flavor. 

What does steak taste like? 

Steak is a juicy, tendered piece of meat loaded with different spices that give the meal a delicious flavor and intense aroma. It is rich in essential proteins and saturated fats that keep the body healthy. However, a massive intake can harm your body. 

If you serve beef steak with different dipping sauces, toppings, and side dishes, it will enhance the flavor of your meal. 

Are steaks bad for you? 

Yes, excessive intake of steak is terrible. Nowadays, people love to eat burgers and sizzling steaks for lunch and dinners, even though overeating red meat could be dangerous for health. 

According to experts, intake of red meat in excessive quantities can cause various health problems like diabetes type 2, coronary heart disease, stroke, and cancer. (colorectal cancer is the most common among them)  

How to keep the steak fresh for longer? 

To keep the steak fresh for a long time, you can wrap it tightly in a heavy-duty aluminum foil or a plastic wrapper or put it in an airtight container so that it won’t contact the air. 

This method will protect the steak from any bacterial growth and maintain the quality of the steak. 


As explained earlier, steak is a piece of meat cooked at medium-low heat with different spices and herbs. You can serve it at family gatherings and office dinners, and parties. 

The leftover steaks can be served for lunch or dinner the next day after reheating by stovetop, oven, microwave, and sous vide methods. 

In the reheating process, you can add broth and oil to the steak to avoid dryness and enhance the delicacy of the food. 

Furthermore, you can serve the steak with several side dishes, dipping sauces, and toppings. Happy reading!

About Carissa Taylor

Carissa is the founder and creator of the Gliving. With an emphasis on healthy eating and living, Carissa's recipes and food photography have been featured in various publications including the Food Network Blog, Huffington Post, TODAY Food, and more.