Steaks are flavourful and juicy and there is rarely a time when you could not finish what you cooked.  This is especially true when you order the steaks from Rib’N Reef. However, sometimes, you may end up preparing more than what everyone in your family can eat. But, you certainly don’t want to waste an ounce because steaks are not cheap. Fortunately, there are many ways to save your leftover steaks and keep them safe until you want to eat them again. 

Storing Leftover Steaks in the Fridge

It is important to store your leftover steak properly to maintain its tenderness when it’s time to reheat it. Ensure you retain as much of its natural juice as possible to maintain its flavour and texture. Also, keep air away from the steak as it can dry it out. A vacuum sealer can best keep juices locked in and air out. But, if you don’t have this machine, wrap the steak leftovers in freezer paper. This paper is a thick, coated plastic paper which is capable of locking in moisture and keeping air away. After wrapping every piece of steak individually and tightly, put them in a heavy-duty freezer bag in one layer. Put the bag on a flat surface of the freeze and zip it while leaving a small opening. 

How Long to Store your Leftover Steaks in the Fridge

To evaluate the safety of your steak leftovers for consumption, don’t just depend on your nose and eyes. While the majority of foods look just fine for up to one week in the fridge, this does not mean it’s safe to consume them. 

In general, leftover steaks are safe in the fridge for around three days, as long as you used the right storing technique. Put them in the freezer if you think you won’t consume them in that amount of time. 

How to Properly Reheat Leftover Steaks

Most people prefer to reheat their leftover steaks in the microwave but you must avoid this if possible. Using the microwave can only dry out the meat, making it taste and feel different than when you cooked it the first time. The best way to reheat leftover steaks is through the reverse sear method which is done in the oven. It is the best method when reheating ribeye and other meat cuts. To reheat a filet mignon and other very tender steaks, do it using your stove. Place the food in a plastic cooking bag and steam it in a pot of water on the stove.