How to Reheat Beef Tenderloin?

Beef Tenderloin

Beef tenderloin is one of the most tender and expensive parts of beef meat. You can cook it whole or divide it into smaller parts commonly known as steaks.

Beef tenderloin is tender because it is situated along the rear portion of the spine and it doesn’t get much exercise. It has little fat which is why if you overcook it, it dries out.

That is why beef tenderloin is usually prepared with wrapped strips of bacon, so they could give moisture and flavor to the meat.

Beef tenderloin is flavorful and tender on its own and doesn’t need many seasonings. You can use black pepper, olive oil, and fresh garlic.

However, if you want to experience the real flavor of this lovely piece of meat you can use only freshly ground black pepper and kosher salt. If you prefer medium-rare, juicy meat, I suggest that you cook it at high heat. It will get a nice brown color on the outside too!

Some of the steaks cut from beef tenderloin are tournedos, filet mignon, and chateaubriand. If you have any leftover beef tenderloin you can reheat it without overcooking or drying it so you could enjoy its flavor.

The first thing you should do when you have a leftover beef tenderloin is to store it in an airtight container and place it in the fridge. Leftover beef tenderloin can last in the fridge for about 3 days.

How to Reheat Beef Tenderloin Roast Without Overcooking?

Beef tenderloin is one of the most delicious meals you can enjoy if it is cooked in the right way. If you overcook it, it can be chewy, tough, dry, and hard to eat. However, it is also important to know how to reheat the leftover beef tenderloin without overcooking it.

Because beef tenderloin is cooked very quickly on high heat you will need a little time and not very high temperature to reheat it.

Other important things to consider are the manner and the period the beef tenderloin was stored before reheating.

If it is stored for more than 3 days in the refrigerator and uncovered, there is a big chance that it will be dry and tasteless after you reheat it.

Thus, it is best to use the leftover beef tenderloin roast the next day after you have cooked, or bought it.

To reheat the beef tenderloin roast without overcooking it, first, you have to take it out of the fridge.

Then, remove it from the airtight container and preheat the oven to 250°F, and place the beef tenderloin roast on top of a baking sheet.

Put it on the wire rack and heat it for about 30 minutes or less, depending on the size of the meat. Check the temperature of the meat with a meat thermometer. If it is for about 110° take it out from the oven and tap the meat with a paper towel.

Add 2 tablespoons of oil to the skillet and put it over high heat. When the oil is hot put the beef tenderloin in the skillet and cook the meat for one minute on each side.

You will get a nicely browned and crispy piece of meat. Let it rest for 5 minutes to retain all the juices inside of the meat and the beef tenderloin is ready to serve.

Just follow these steps and your beef tenderloin roast will be perfectly reheated without overcooking.

How Do You Reheat Beef Tenderloin Without Drying it Out?

You can reheat beef tenderloin without drying it out if you are doing it slowly and at the right temperature.

That will allow the meat to reheat correctly and retain all the juices and flavor like when it was cooked for the first time.

Use the oven

You can reheat beef tenderloin in the oven, on the stove, or in the microwave.

  1. To reheat the beef tenderloin in the oven, preheat the oven at 250°F.
  2. Cover the beef tenderloin loosely with aluminum foil, to keep the heat inside and reheat it without drying it out.
  3. Leave the meat in the oven for 20-30 minutes. Or while it reaches 110°F.
  4. Take the meat out from the oven, and take off the foil.
  5. Heat a pan and add some olive oil or butter and cook the beef tenderloin on each side for a minute.

The meat will be tender and crispy with a wonderful flavor.

Use the stove

Another way to reheat beef tenderloin without drying it out is to steam it on the stove in a pot of water. You will need a heat-resistant plastic bag and a pot of water.

  1. Take the beef tenderloin out of the refrigerator, and wait until it comes to room temperature.
  2. Put the meat into the plastic bag and seal it. Warm up the water in the pot at 140°F and place the plastic bag with the meat inside the pot for about 5-8 minutes.
  3. Hold the bag with tongs to stop it from touching the sides of the pot.

When it is done, take it out from the bag and serve it. You can also fry it on the stove if you prefer a crispy crust.

Use the microwave

The last way you can reheat beef tenderloin is in the microwave.

You can use it when you don’t have much time to reheat the meat.

  1. Put the beef tenderloin into a microwave-safe dish and pour some dressing, gravy, or steak sauce over the meat.
  2. Cover it with heat resistant plastic bag or aluminum foil to keep the juices inside the meat.
  3. Turn on the microwave medium or low and heat the meat for about 30 seconds.
  4. Check it out and if it is not heated evenly put it back for another 10 seconds. Take the meat out and serve as you like.

How to Reheat Beef Tenderloin in Air Fryer?

You can also reheat beef tenderloin in the air fryer. This new kitchen appliance is making your food nice and crispy without oil.

  1. You can reheat the beef tenderloin quickly to avoid drying and overcooking and to get a nicely reheated beef tenderloin.
  2. Place the beef tenderloin in the frying tray and set the air fryer to 370°F.
  3. Fry it for about 4 minutes on each side. Take it out of the tray and serve.

How Do You Reheat Filet Tenderloin?

The best way to reheat filet tenderloin is in the oven.

You can also do it in the microwave or on the stovetop but you will not get the same results as when you are reheating the filet in the oven.

It may turn out dry, overcooked, and gain a different flavor.

To reheat the filet tenderloin in the oven first preheat the oven to 250°F. Place a wire rack into a baking pan and put the filet on the rack. Bake it for about 30 minutes, or less depending on the size of the filet.

Use a cooking thermometer to check the temperature of the filet.

When the internal temperature of the filet reaches 110°F, remove it from the oven and let it rest for about 5 minutes before serving.

You can also sear the filet in a pan to make it crispier and with beautiful brown color.


Beef tenderloin is a soft and flavorful piece of meat that melts in your mouth. The only key thing is to prepare it in the right way. Or in this case, to reheat it in the right way.

The best way to reheat the beef tenderloin is in the oven. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t do it in the air fryer, microwave, or stovetop.

If you haven’t found your best way to reheat beef tenderloin try some of these suggestions and share your experience with us in the comment section below.

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