3 Ways to Heat a Steak

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3 Ways to Heat a Steak
3 Ways to Heat a Steak

While a freshly made steak is very tasty, heating it up is another story, as the steak is usually dry, rubbery and tasteless. If you want your steak to taste just as tasty the second time you heat it, try one of these easy methods.


Method 1 of 3: Heating the Steak on the Stove

Step 1. Remove the steak from the fridge and wait a few minutes

Leftover meat is tastier when heated to room temperature. Heat a skillet or pan and add the steak. Then put some butter on top. Heat until meat is warm but not hot.

It may be easier to raise the heat early on, but once you've added the butter, turn the heat down. Meat loses its flavor quickly, so be careful

Step 2. Place the steak in a bag that will be resealed

Add the ingredients and seasoning of your choice, such as garlic, onion or chives and salt, as well as ground black pepper. Close the bag completely and place it in a pot of hot water. Heat until meat is hot, about 4 to 6 minutes, depending on thickness.

This method is not best if you have more than one steak to heat up. If you have to heat up dinner for the whole family, it's best to put the steaks in the oven a little or in a skillet

Step 3. Heat the steak in a skillet and cover it with the broth

Increase the heat until the broth boils and heat the steak in the broth until it is at the proper temperature. It will be ready to eat or you can cut it to eat with bread.

Step 4. Cut the meat into pieces and saute it with your favorite vegetables

Serve the stew with rice and soy sauce to accompany it.

Method 2 of 3: Heating Steak in the Oven

Step 1. Preserve the flavor of a juicy steak by heating it in a microwave oven

Place the meat on a plate and add some broth, Italian sauce or barbecue, plus a few drops of oil or melted butter. Cover the plate and heat the meat on medium power.

Heat until reasonably warm, always checking the temperature, as if it gets too hot, the meat may dry out. The standard microwave power is usually high and, in order not to lose flavor, it is important to change it to medium

Step 2. Another alternative is to wait 30 to 45 minutes for the meat to come to room temperature

Thus, the flavor will be recovered. While waiting, preheat the oven to 80°C.

When the oven is done, place the steaks for about 10 to 12 minutes on a baking sheet. That way they will heat up and not cook. Serve them with hot side dishes to maintain temperature

Method 3 of 3: Reheating Steak with the Reheat and Toast Method

Step 1. Preheat your oven to 120°C

Step 2. Place the steaks on a baking sheet

They should stay in the oven for 30 minutes, until they reach 43°C inside. Use a good food thermometer for this.

Don't let them get any hotter than that! They can start cooking. It is important to remember that time will depend on the thickness of the meat

Step 3. Heat a few tablespoons of oil in a skillet

While the oil is heating, remove the steaks from the oven. Dry them with a paper towel and set aside. The oil will be ready when smoke starts to come out.

Step 4. Toast both sides of the steaks so they are crispy and brown

This should take 60 to 90 seconds on each side. Remove steaks and set aside for about 5 minutes before serving.

They can be a little less juicy and the surface will be crispier, which is a good thing. It will take longer than putting it in the microwave, but it will be worth it


  • Leftover meat can be cut into thin strips and served with onion, tomato and pepper, like fajitas. Add some lemon juice and serve with tortillas.
  • You can also serve cold meat. Eat as is or cut into small pieces to add to a salad with some feta cheese.
  • Cut up the leftover meat and heat it with mushroom soup, fresh mushrooms, chopped onion, sour cream, salt and pepper for an impromptu stroganoff. If you have beef broth, mix it too. Saute everything for 15 to 20 minutes and serve with rice or pasta.

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