You've eaten your fill of a T-bone steak, and there's still a little meat left on the bone. You want to heat it up later, for a midnight snack or a steak-and-eggs breakfast, but you're worried it will overcook or dry out.
The trick to warming your leftover steak without sacrificing juiciness is to cook it as quickly as possible in something that will preserve its moisture and flavor. A hot pan and a little butter or vegetable oil will warm your steak without sacrificing flavor.
Things You'll Need
Cooked T-bone steak
Cast iron skillet
1 tbsp. butter or vegetable oil
Reheat T-Bone Steak
Remove meat from the bone and cut into small pieces or slices. Smaller pieces equal a shorter cooking time.
Set your steak pieces out for 15 minutes, or until they reach room temperature.
Heat the butter or oil in your pan on medium-high heat. If you use butter, bring it to a sizzle, but be careful not to brown or burn it. Oil has a higher burning temperature, so it shouldn't burn on medium-high heat.
Throw your steak pieces in your pan and sear for one to no more than three minutes, depending on the size of your steak pieces. Remove from heat and serve immediately.
Eating your steak cold and sliced in a salad or sandwich is another way to enjoy leftovers without worrying about overcooking.
Exercise caution when using a hot stove. Avoid eating leftovers that are more than 24 hours old.