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Did you know that you can reheat steak in the microwave? It’s the fastest way to reheat steak and is perfect for using up those leftovers when you couldn’t quite finish all the steak you had.

Whether you want to reheat filet mignon, sirloin steak, or even ribeye the microwave is a fantastic method for doing the job fast.

Reheat Steak in Microwave
Reheat Steak in Microwave
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Reheating Steak

Me and the hubby used to have a favourite restaurant in Portugal when we lived there.

It cooked a lot of steak on the stone, and you would cook your steak there on a hot stone and then enjoy it with your favourite sides such as garlic cubed potatoes and of course, leave enough room for their delicious desserts.

Then whilst you waited for your steak, there was bread to eat so you had to decide between more of the best potatoes you have ever tried or finishing your fillet steak.

The choice became taking more of your delicious steak home with you and reheating steak the next day.

Maybe you are the same? You have gone to an amazing restaurant had a great steak dinner, but couldn’t quite finish all the steak? If that is you reheating steak the next day is a brilliant way to make the best out of what you have paid for your steak and enjoy some more later.

Is Reheating Steak Safe?

Yes, reheating steak is safe, but only if you do so within 3 days of originally cooking the steak.

Plus, you need to make sure that you have not just left your steak out for 3 days and it has been in the fridge since originally cooking the steak.

Is It Safe To Reheat Meat In Microwave?

Yes, reheating meat in the microwave is safe. But just like other reheat methods for meat, make sure it is piping hot in the centre before serving.

Also, with a microwave, it is rather powerful therefore, you want to be careful and keep checking on it, otherwise you can end up over reheating the meat and cooking it again and then you can have rubbery meat.

Can You Reheat Steak In The Microwave?

Yes, you can reheat steak in the microwave. You can also do what we have done, and add a little butter to the steak and also reheat your sides that you were having with your steak.

For example, we had leftover air fryer potato wedges and leftover peppercorn sauce without cream which we also reheated.

Best Way To Reheat Steak?

The best way to reheat steak is in the air fryer. If you have an air fryer (not everyone does) then follow our reheat steak in the air fryer recipe instead.

Though the microwave does come second.

And the reason the air fryer reheated steak is better than the microwave is because the air fryer makes it taste like it has just been cooked and lovely and crispy again.

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Microwave Steak Reheat Ingredients

Steak – For your microwave steak reheat you can use as many or so few steaks as you want. You could also use a half-eaten steak that you have leftover. We had an almost full 8oz sirloin leftover to reheat.

Sides – What is wonderful here is that you can also reheat your sides at the same time as reheating steak in the microwave.

Butter – Then a little butter on top of the steak to stop the steak from drying out as you reheat it in the microwave.  

Then for the kitchen gadgets that we have used in this reheat steak microwave recipe it has just been our Panasonic Microwave Oven. We have this one and its wonderful for many types of microwave recipes.

How To Reheat Steak In Microwave?

  • Prepare. Place the steak onto a plate + any sides you plan to reheat and then add a little butter over the steak.
  • Cook. Next place the plate with the steak and leftovers into the microwave and cook for 2 minutes for a full portion and for 90 seconds for a smaller portion.

You now have microwave cooked steak ready for eating and a reminder next time you eat out to take some Tupperware for your leftovers.

How To Reheat Steak In Microwave Without Drying It Out?

Its all about the butter or margarine over the steak. This little garlic butter portion will melt over the steak and stop it drying out.

Plus, we all love steak, and we all love butter, right?

How Long To Reheat Steak In Microwave?

Microwaved steak takes about 2 minutes for a normal 8oz steak with a bit already eaten. Or about 90 seconds for half a steak and some sides. Its all about the portion size you have leftover to reheat.

Then also consider we are using a 850 wattage microwave and yours might be faster or slower than ours.

How To Reheat Medium Rare Steak?

The cook time and method is the same to reheat medium rare steak as it is a well done steak or a rare steak.

That is because you have already cooked the steak to medium reheat and you are reheating the steak only in the microwave, not re-cooking the steak.

More Microwave Hacks

Your recipe for microwave steak reheat is below, note you can print it out with or without photos, adjust servings, or click between metric and imperial depending on where you are in the world.

Reheat Steak In Microwave

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Reheat Steak In Microwave

Did you know that you can reheat steak in the microwave? It’s the fastest way to reheat steak and is perfect for using up those leftovers when you couldn’t quite finish all the steak you had.
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 4 minutes
Servings: 1
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  • 1 Leftover Steak
  • Leftover Sides
  • 1 Tsp Salted Butter

Kitchen Gadgets


  • Place the leftover steak on your dinner plate and then add in any extra sides that you want to reheat. Plus add a little butter over the steak. Or you can just get your leftover plate from last night that is already portioned up.
    How To Reheat Medium Rare Steak?
  • Place the plate into the microwave.
    How To Reheat Medium Rare Steak?
  • Microwave for 90 seconds, check and if it needs longer add an extra 30 seconds.
    How To Reheat Medium Rare Steak?
  • If not piping in the centre continue in 30 second intervals. It can differ depending on the size of your steak and your microwave wattage.
    How To Reheat Medium Rare Steak?
  • Then serve.
    How To Reheat Medium Rare Steak?


Defrosting – You can also use the microwave to defrost steak. It’s a great option for when you want steak for dinner and its in the freezer.
Thanks for reading microwave cooked steak on Recipe This. We have many more microwave recipes for you to check out next. Though if you would like more delicious ideas with the microwave, do check out our steam broccoli in the microwave next.


Calories: 506kcal | Protein: 46g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 16g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 149mg | Sodium: 150mg | Potassium: 607mg | Vitamin A: 159IU | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 4mg
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About Sam & Dom

Hi! I am Sam and along with my chef hubby Dom we love sharing with you easy everyday recipes using kitchen gadgets. We are also the authors of The Complete Air Fryer Cookbook, an amazing air fryer cookbook filled with 140+ everyday air fryer recipes.

Beyond the air fryer we also love the instant pot, slow cooker, soup maker, ninja foodi, pie maker and several other kitchen gadgets.

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