A basic meal featuring a good steak is always a treat. When you have leftovers from steak night, you want to put that quality meat to good use, right? Our collection of the Best Leftover Steak recipes is here for you to enjoy that steak for another night…or maybe breakfast!
We love steak night here! Our teen son especially is always particularly pleased when “steak” is the answer to the what is for dinner question.
You don’t want leave anyone looking for more steak with none to be found, right? So sometimes we make a bit more than we really need for dinner, so we wind up with leftover steak.
Today we will share a collection of the best leftover steak recipes, giving you some easy ways to enjoy steak for a second meal. We noticed our Leftover Steak Pasta recipe is quite popular, so we wanted to reshare that along with some other delicious options from Cooking Chat and other bloggers.
First, we will give you some tips on storing and reheating leftovers steak.
Storing leftover steak
Place your leftover steak in a sealed container right after you are done with your meal. Store the leftover steak in the refrigerator. The USDA recommends using your refrigerated leftover steak within 3 to 4 days.
Slicing your leftover steak before placing it in the refrigerator saves time later. It is also easier to cut while it is still a bit warm, as a opposed to when it is cold from the refrigerator.
Scraps of fat can be discarded or saved to flavor a sauce or stock.
Generally, the leftover steak recipes that follow below are the best bet for a flavorful use of the beef.
But you can reheat leftover steak and enjoy it as the centerpiece of a basic steak dinner. Just don’t microwave it!
Recently we had takeout from Smith & Wollensky to celebrate a birthday. With two good pieces of leftover filet mignon, I was motivated to test out some techniques for reheating leftover steak.
The trick is to reheat the leftover steak slowly to avoid overcooked, dried out steak. Following this method from Cook’s Illustrated, I heated the steaks on a wire rack at 250 degrees for about 30 minutes, followed by a quick sear on the stove top. The results were quite good!
OK, so there is a basic method that works for reheating leftover steak. Now, let’s take a look at our collection of the Best Leftover Steak recipes, a variety of ways you can enjoy a second steak meal with a new preparation.
We have divided our leftover steak recipes into several different categories to make it easier to navigate.
Leftover steak for Mexican food
When I started to sift through the delicious leftover steak recipe ideas, I noticed many of them fell into the Mexican food category. Whether you are in the mood for tacos, quesadillas, or nachos, leftover steak gives you an easy head start for making a delicious Mexican meal!
Leftover Steak for Mexican Night
Having some leftover steak on hand gives you a great head start for making some Mexican food. Get the salsa and sour cream ready as you check out these delicious ideas!
Loaded Steak Nachos
Loaded Steak Nachos are baked nachos with leftover steak, rice, beans, cheese, lettuce, salsa, avocado, and cilantro.
Steak and Egg Breakfast Burritos
These Steak and Egg Breakfast Burritos are filled with scrambled eggs, sliced leftover steak, cheese, and salsa. They make the most epic and wholesome breakfast!
Leftover Steak Tacos
Learn how to make steak tacos from leftovers so you don’t have to waste,
Leftover Steak Fajitas
Leftover steak fajitas are a quick and delicious way to use up extra flank steak. Onions and peppers give this dish an amazing burst of flavor!
Low Carb Steak Taco Bowl
A low carb steak taco bowl that will satisfy your Mexican food cravings in under 30 minutes. Serve as is or in low carb tortillas or lettuce leaves for a satisfying one pot meal!
Steak Quesadillas: Leftover Makeover
These steak quesadillas are a super easy leftover makeover with gooey jack and cheddar cheese, tangy guacamole, and the perfect crunch.
Steak bowls, pasta recipes & more
Putting together a steak bowl is a great way to use your leftovers! And I see I’m not the only one that thinks pasta is a great way to use leftovers steak. Check out this section for a variety of ideas for using your leftover steak.
Steak bowls, pasta and more
We love leftover steak pasta! And making bowls with leftover steak along with some healthy veggies is another tasty idea. Speaking of bowls, there's also a good soup recipe with leftover steak.
This Leftover Steak Pasta recipe is a delicious way to use the leftovers from a bone-in steak meal using porterhouse or ribeye.
Instant Pot Beef Stroganoff Recipe
This Instant Pot Beef Stroganoff recipe has tender pieces of beef and egg noodles in a savory creamy sauce. It’s a quick and hearty one-pot meal in the electric pressure cooker that is sure to become a favorite family dinner!
Leftover Steak and Quinoa Bowl
Transform leftover steak into this tasty steak and quinoa bowl with sautéed chard and lemon-tahini dressing. A quick, easy, healthy lunch or light meal.
Chimichurri Steak Bowl
When you want something delicious as it is easy then you have to try this chimichurri steak bowl. Leftover flank steak, quick pickled onions, feta, cherry tomatoes, and homemade chimichurri top a bowl of quinoa for a healthy and crave worthy lunch or dinner.
Quick and Easy Leftover Steak Soup
If you have leftover steak on hand, whip up this easy, flavorful Leftover Steak Soup Recipe in just thirty minutes!
Easy Leftover Steak Stir Fry Recipe
This quick and easy steak stir fry recipe is paleo-friendly, Whole 30 approved, and perfect for leftovers! We love the mix of beef and vegetables topped with coconut aminos and sesame oil!
Serving leftover steak with some greens and other veggies in a salad is a very healthy way to enjoy some delicious beef!
Leftover Steak Salad
Serving leftover steak in a salad is a healthy way to use the extra beef! Here are some delicious and easy ideas for steak salad.
Arugula Steak Salad with Farro Recipe features savory leftover grilled steak served on a bed of peppery arugula with a flavorful dressing, plus farro grain for extra substance. Also includes directions for grilling the steak.
Steak Salad with Berries, Avocado and Goddess Dressing
Steak Salad with strawberries, blueberries, avocado, feta cheese, pumpkin seeds, onion, and herby delicious dressing to make you swoon. This incredibly delicious salad recipe is engineered to feed three people comfortably as an entrée.
Beef Salad with Mango and Avocado
This plateful of delicious flavors is a perfect, complete, summertime lunch or light dinner! Beef salad combines sweet mango with creamy avocado and nicely seasoned cooked roast beef. Throw it together in a few minutes, and it's sure to become a family favorite!
Steak and eggs
Serving some leftover steak with eggs for breakfast, or perhaps “breakfast for dinner, is a popular idea! Here’s a collection of some ways to enjoy steak with eggs.
Leftover steak with eggs
Cooking up some eggs to serve along with some leftover steak is a great idea! Here are some of the best recipes for steak and eggs.
Steak and Sweet Potato Hash
A wholesome and nutritious weekday breakfast or weekend brunch – this Steak and Sweet Potato Hash is packed with flavor with spicy, smoky, sweet flavors, and is a great way to use up leftover steak.
Steak and Eggs Recipe
This portable breakfast wrap is a great way to have breakfast or lunch on the go. This steak and eggs recipe is easy to prep in advance!
Steak and Eggs Hash
Do you have other ideas for using leftover steak? Let us know in the comments!
Want some more inspiration for using your leftovers? We’ve also got a great collection of leftover turkey and chicken recipes.
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