Try reheating steak in the air fryer for the best (reheated) steak you’ve ever had! The air fryer’s circulating hot air technology recreates the crisp exterior and juicy interior of a freshly grilled steak in just minutes. Elevate your leftovers game and learn how to reheat steak in your air fryer.
Why you’ll love reheating steak in the air fryer
- It’s quick and convenient: reheating leftover steak in an air fryer is quick and convenient, taking only a few minutes to get perfectly reheated steak in less time than it takes your oven to heat up.
- The steak stays juicy: the air fryer’s circulating hot air technology ensures a perfectly reheated steak every time, with a crisp exterior and juicy interior.
- No overcooking or drying out: the air fryer reheats steak quickly and evenly to prevent over-cooking or drying out, giving you perfectly reheated steak every time without sacrificing taste or texture.
Air frying is the best way to reheat food, it is ideal for bringing back the hot, crispy, and delicious flavors of your favorite meals, whether it’s a juicy steak, succulent pork chops, or a slice of delicious pizza.
Forget those bland microwaved leftovers, it’s time to elevate your reheating game with the power of air frying!
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What do you need?
You can reheat any type of steak in the air fryer, from filet mignon, to sirloin steak, to flank steak.
You are going to get the best results with rare or medium rare steak, because the leftover steak will have time to warm through in the air fryer before getting completely overcooked in the middle.
You can also reheat sliced steak or steak bites in the air fryer, but the reheating times will be shorter.
Oil is optional, but a quick spray or a light brush of oil will help get the best results when reheating steak in an air fryer.
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.
How to reheat steak in air fryer
Reheating steak in your air fryer is very simple to do, but there are a couple of key steps to getting it just right:
- Remove leftover steak from the refrigerator and pat dry. It is best to get it out of the fridge around 20 minutes before reheating so it can start to come up to room temperature before reheating.
- Give the steak a light spray or brush with olive oil. Oil conducts heat, helping the steak to reheat quickly, and keeping it juicy. You can also add steak seasoning if you want.
- Preheat air fryer to 380°F/ 190°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.
- Place leftover steak in 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.
- Reheat leftover steak at 380°F/ 190°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.
- Serve reheated steak topped with garlic butter or your favorite steak sauce.
If you will be reheating more than one batch of steaks in your air fryer, air fry leftover steaks that are of 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.
Storage and (re)reheating
It is not recommended to reheat steak more than once, so only reheat what you are going to eat at one time.
If you reheated more steak than you needed, store any leftovers in the refrigerator in an air tight container for up to 2 days. Eat it cold for a snack, or slice it up and make a steak salad or steak sandwich.
How to reheat steak in air fryer
- Leftover steak
- Light olive oil
- Remove steak from the refrigerator and pat dry.
- Give the steak a light spray or brush with olive oil.
- Preheat air fryer to 380°F/ 190°C for 2-3 minutes.
- Place leftover steak in the air fryer basket. If you are cooking more than one ensure they are not touching [Note 1].
- Air fry leftover steak at 380°F/ 190°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].
- Reheat steak in batches if necessary. Reheat leftover steaks that are of similar thickness together. Steak thickness is 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.
- Use an instant-read meat thermometer to check the internal temperature.
Nutrition information is an estimate and provided for informational purposes only.