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Reheating Filet Mignon to Perfection


Filet mignon is a tender and delicious cut of beef that is best served medium-rare. However, you may have leftovers that need reheating. Properly reheating filet mignon is important to preserve the texture and flavor. Here are methods for reheating filet mignon using a microwave, oven, stove, and grill.

Reheating Filet Mignon in the Microwave

The microwave provides a quick and easy way to reheat filet mignon.

  • Cut the leftover filet mignon into thinner slices or pieces no more than 1-inch thick. Thick pieces may not heat evenly.
  • Arrange the pieces on a microwave-safe plate in a single layer. Cover loosely with a paper towel to prevent splattering.
  • Microwave on HIGH in 30-second intervals until heated through, flipping and rearranging pieces halfway through. Check for doneness after each interval.
  • Take care not to overcook the filet mignon in the microwave or it may become tough and dry. Reheating time will depend on amount, thickness, and doneness of leftovers.
  • Allow microwaved filet mignon to rest for 2-3 minutes before serving. The residual heat will continue cooking the center.

Reheating Filet Mignon in the Oven?

The oven provides an excellent way to gently reheat filet mignon without overcooking.

  • Preheat oven to 300°F.
  • Place leftover filet mignon slices or pieces on an oven-safe plate or baking dish. Do not overlap.
  • Cover loosely with aluminum foil.
  • Heat in the oven for 10-15 minutes until warmed through. Check occasionally.
  • The low gentle heat of the oven will reheat the filet mignon evenly without drying it out.
  • Allow to rest for 5 minutes before serving.

Reheating Filet Mignon on the Stove

You can also effectively reheat filet mignon on the stovetop.

  • Heat a skillet over medium-low heat. Add a teaspoon of butter or oil.
  • When hot, add leftover filet mignon slices or pieces in a single layer. Do not overcrowd.
  • Cook for 2-3 minutes per side until heated through. Turn carefully to avoid tearing.
  • Add a spoonful of beef broth or wine to the pan for extra moisture.
  • Once filet mignon is hot, transfer pieces to a serving plate.
  • Spoon over pan juices. Cover and let rest for 5 minutes before serving.

Reheating Filet Mignon on the Grill

The grill imparts delicious flavor when reheating filet mignon.

  • Preheat grill on medium heat.
  • Lightly brush or rub leftover filet mignon pieces with oil.
  • Grill for 2-3 minutes per side until warmed through. Avoid charring.
  • Move pieces to indirect heat or higher rack if flare-ups occur.
  • Optionally, baste with a compound butter or herb oil during grilling.
  • Remove filet mignon once heated and allow to rest for 5-10 minutes before serving.

Tips for Reheating Filet Mignon

  • Let steak rest for 5-10 minutes after reheating so juices can redistribute.
  • Add fresh herbs and seasonings to boost flavor of reheated steak.
  • Use sauce or gravy to add moisture to drier reheated steak pieces.
  • Slice steak across the grain before reheating to maximize tenderness.
  • Cook reheated steak to at least 145°F internal temperature for food safety.
  • Avoid using the microwave or direct high heat to prevent toughening steak.
  • Place a damp paper towel over steak to prevent splatter in the microwave.
  • Flip steak pieces halfway through reheating for even heating.


Can you reheat filet mignon in the microwave?

Yes, you can reheat filet mignon in the microwave. Cut into thin slices, arrange in a single layer, cover, and microwave in 30-second intervals until heated through. Check frequently to prevent overcooking. Allow to rest before serving.

Is reheated steak as good as fresh?

Properly reheated steak can be nearly as tender and juicy as fresh-cooked steak. Key is to not overcook it when reheating and let it rest afterwards. Reheating too quickly can make steak tough.

How long is leftover steak good for?

Cooked steak leftovers can be refrigerated for 3-4 days. Reheat and consume within that time for best quality and food safety. Frozen steak leftovers can keep for 4-6 months.

Should you reheat steak with sauce or gravy?

It’s best to reheat leftover steak separately from sauces or gravy to prevent overcooking. Heat steak first, then mix with heated sauce just before serving.

Can you reheat steak on the same pan?

Yes, you can reheat steak pieces in the same skillet used to cook them originally. This adds great flavor. Use medium-low heat and add a little butter or oil to prevent sticking.

Is it safe to reheat steak more than once?

Only reheat leftover steak once for food safety reasons. The repeated heating and cooling can allow bacteria growth. Store reheated leftovers in the fridge and consume within 3-4 days.


Pan Seared Reheated Steak

  • Reheat in a hot skillet with butter 60 seconds per side.
  • Add shallots, thyme, salt and pepper.
  • Deglaze pan with bourbon and scrape up browned bits.
  • Spoon over steak before serving.

Grilled Balsamic Flank Steak

  • Toss reheated steak slices in balsamic dressing.
  • Grill 2 minutes per side on medium heat.
  • Top with crumbled blue cheese and fresh basil.

Steak Fajitas

  • Slice and reheat steak in a skillet with onions and peppers.
  • Wrap in warm tortillas and top with guacamole, salsa, and cilantro.

Here are some recommended cooking appliance models to use when reheating filet mignon:


  1. Panasonic NN-SN936B – 1200W power, inverter technology, genius sensor cooking
  2. Toshiba EM131A5C-BS – 1100W, smart sensor, mute function
  3. Breville Quick Touch BMO734XL – 1200W, 10 power levels, auto settings
  4. GE JES1656SHSS – 1.6 cu ft, 300 CFM venting system, sensor cooking
  5. Sharp R-1874T – 1100W, 13 one-touch menus, turbo defrost


  1. Bosch HGI8056UC – 800 series, 5.0 cu ft capacity, convection baking
  2. GE JT5000SFSS – 5.3 cu ft, self-clean with steam, built-in WiFi
  3. Whirlpool WOS31ES7JS – 4.8 cu ft, true convection, frozen bake technology
  4. Frigidaire FFEW2726TS – smudge-proof stainless steel, ready-select controls
  5. LG LDE4415ST – 6.3 cu ft, easy clean, LoDecibel quiet operation


  1. GE JP5030DJBB – 5 burners, dual-purpose center burner, dishwasher safe grates
  2. Bosch NIT5066UC – 5 burners, high output wok burner, flame failure protection
  3. Samsung NX58K9500WG – 5 burners, dual-power burner, Wi-Fi enabled
  4. Whirlpool WCG55US0HS – 5 burners, AccuSimmer burner, dishwasher safe grates
  5. Frigidaire FFGF3054TS – 5 burners, continuous grates, ready-select controls


  1. Weber Spirit II E-310 – 529 sq. in. cooking area, porcelain-enameled cast iron grates
  2. Char-Broil Performance 475 – 475 sq. in. cooking area, stainless steel burners
  3. Dyna-Glo DGB390SNP-D – 507 sq. in. cooking area, heavy gauge porcelain cast iron grates
  4. Cuisinart CGG-7400 – 443 sq. in. cooking area, foldaway side tables
  5. Pit Boss PB440D2 – 443 sq. in. cooking area, porcelain coated grill grates

By properly reheating leftover filet mignon using one of these methods, you can enjoy the same tender, juicy, and flavorful texture as fresh cooked steak.

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