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Resting Steak: Why to Rest a Steak and How Long to Rest After Cooking

Last Updated on June 14, 2021

In this guide to resting a steak the right way, Chef Yankel explains the what, why, and how of resting after cooking for a juicy and flavorful steak.

Most importantly, the resting period lets the juices reabsorb evenly throughout the steak.

How long should you let your steak rest? For Chef Yankel, eight minutes is ideal. For larger cuts of beef, he recommends 15 minutes or more.

The ButcherBox Films team is Yankel Polak, Scot Yount, and Corey Nichols.