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How to Reheat Steak in an Air Fryer

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Reheat steak in your air fryer for the best (reheated) steak you’ve ever had! If you’ve made steak and you’ve stored leftovers, reheating it in your air fryer is the best way to go. It’s quick and super tasty, you can get your reheated steak back to the right level of heat in less time than it takes your oven to heat up!

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Leftover steak being reheated in an air fryer.
Reheating steak in the air fryer.

Reheating steak in the air fryer

Steak is one of those dishes that traditionally was not that great reheated the next day. Or so I believed, until I tried reheating steak in my air fryer.

As you probably know, reheating leftover steak in a microwave or oven, is going to lead to rubbery unappetizing steak. You can reheat it in your oven, but that takes a long time. But if you reheat leftover steak in an air fryer, it’ll come out perfectly this time in less time than it takes to heat up your oven. Yes it will be a bit more well done than it was the first time you cooked it, but it will still be tasty and juicy (unlike the microwaved version).

Air frying is also a great way to cook steak, check out my recipes for air fryer steak and air fryer steak bites. If you have never tried it before, it is really quick and easy compared to shallow frying or grilling.

Scroll down for the printable recipe card for how to reheat steak in an air fryer, or read on for all the details!

Ingredients

Leftover steak: you are going to get the best results with thick cut steak, and even better results if it was on the rare side originally. This is because the leftover steak will have time to warm through in the air fryer before getting completely overcooked.

Olive oil: A quick spray or a light brush of olive oil will help get the best results when reheating steak in an air fryer.

Tip: When choosing an olive oil spray for your air fryer, look for the type that spritzes rather than an aerosol. The propellant in aerosol oil sprays can damage the non-stick coating of your air fryer.

Directions

Step 1: Remove steak from the refrigerator and pat dry. Give the steak a light spray or brush with olive oil.

Step 2: Preheat air fryer to 380°F/ 200°C for 2-3 minutes. This is important as you want the air fryer to be up to temperature as soon as you place the steak in to prevent it from becoming overcooked on the outside before the center is warmed.

Step 3: Place steak in the air fryer basket. If you are reheating more than one bit of steak then place them in a single layer. Space the steaks out so that they are not touching, this ensures that the hot air can reach all sides of the steak and reheat it evenly. If you will be reheating more than one batch of steaks in your air fryer, reheat leftover steaks that are a similar thickness together. Steak thickness is the main factor that affects how long steak takes to reheat, so this will help to prevent some steaks becoming overcooked before others have warmed through.

Step 4: Air fry leftover steak at 390°F/ 200°C for 2-3 minute intervals. After each interval, check the internal temperature, flip the steak over, and continue reheating until the steak reaches at least 110°F/ 43°C in the center of the thickest part.

Storage and (re)reheating

It is not recommended to reheat steak more than once, so only reheat what you are going to consume in one sitting.

If you did reheat too much then store it in the refrigerator in an air tight container for up to 2 days, and eat it cold for a snack.

Reheating steak in an air fryer recipe card

Leftover steak being reheated in an air fryer.
Yield: 1 serving

Reheat steak in air fryer

Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

How to reheat steak in an air fryer.

Ingredients

  • Leftover steak
  • Olive oil

Instructions

  1. Remove steak from the refrigerator and pat dry.
  2. Give the steak a light spray or brush with olive oil.
  3. Preheat air fryer to 380°F/ 200°C for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Place steak in the air fryer basket, ensure they are not touching [Note 1].
  5. Air fry leftover steak at 390°F/ 200°C for 2-3 minute intervals. After each
    interval, check the internal temperature, flip the steak over, and
    continue reheating until the steak reaches at least 110°F/ 43°C in the
    center of the thickest part [Note 2].

Notes

  1. Cook steak in batches if necessary. Reheat leftover steaks that are a similar thickness together. Steak thickness if the main factor that affects how long they take to reheat, so this will help to prevent some steaks becoming overcooked before others have warmed through.
  2. Use an instant-read meat thermometer to check the internal temperature.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 475

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