Personally, I love cold leftover steak. Straight out of the fridge by itself, stuck between a bakery bun or on top of a salad — it’s delicious.
But, I recognize that not everyone shares my love for cold beef and some occasions call for a little warming. For example, those occasions I am serving leftovers to the Mr.
So, I did a little experimenting and have come up with what I consider the best way to warm up a leftover steak without increasing the level of doneness.
Heat a cast iron skillet to medium-high heat.
When it’s hot, add 1-2 tablespoons unsalted butter to the skillet.
Once that’s melting pretty good, add your steak to the skillet.
Cook 1-2 minutes on each side to re-sear. It’ll take the chill off but won’t be piping hot. It also won’t change the doneness.
Remove from heat and serve, and feel good about getting 2 meals out of 1!