How to Reheat Rib Eye Steaks

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If you have leftover rib eye steak from last night's dinner or or barbecue, reheat it properly so it tastes just as good the second time around. Avoid warming the steak up in a microwave or an oven, as they may overcook the meat, making it dry and tough. You can reheat the steak simply and quickly on your stove top. There is a variety of ways to serve leftover steak for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Things You'll Need

  • Nonstick or cast iron skillet
  • Olive or vegetable oil
  • Fork or tongs
  • Warm 1 tsp. of olive or vegetable oil per piece of steak in a nonstick or cast iron skillet over medium-high heat.

  • Place the leftover rib eye steak into the hot pan. Sear the outside of the steak in the oil, which will allow the meat to retain its juices, flavor and texture. Turn the steak with a fork or tongs as each side browns.

  • Insert an instant-read food thermometer into the thickest portion of the steak. Remove the steak from the heat when the thermometer registers a minimum of 145 degrees Fahrenheit, which is hot enough to kill food-borne bacteria, according to Clemson University.

  • Serve the reheated steak immediately alongside potatoes and other vegetables, with eggs or an omelet, on a sandwich or atop a salad.

Tips & Warnings

  • Don't reheat steak leftovers more than one time.

References

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