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!
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.
Serving leftover steak with some greens and other veggies in a salad is a very healthy way to enjoy some delicious beef!
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.
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.