Oh, how I love those leftovers. Aren’t they great? The leftover meals… You can do so much with them as your second meal. In fact, sometimes the second time around might end up more tasty and delicious than the original. This list of Leftover Steak Recipes is absolutely worth saving.
I mean, all of us end up with tons of leftovers after steak night. You don’t have to eat it same way the next day. Try it in your breakfast with steak and eggs, or pile it high in your salad bowls, make pizzas, tacos, nachos, quesadillas… Make hearty soups and chilis, have it in pastas and casseroles. There is much, much more in this collection of fabulous leftover steak ideas.
How many days is Leftover Steak good For?
Leftover steak refrigerates well for 3-4 days in an airtight container. So you can plan and cook so many different delicious meals.
How to reheat Leftover Steak?
There are several methods to reheat the leftover steak, but reheating it in the oven seems like it gives the best results without overcooking. Place leftover steaks on a wire rack set in a rimmed baking sheet and warm it on the middle rack of a 250 degree oven until the steaks register 110 degrees (roughly 30 minutes for 11⁄2 inch thick steaks, but timing will vary according to thickness and size). You are ready to eat it in salads or in tacos, or it’s ready to go in all of these delicious leftover recipes.
1. Loaded Steak Nachos
We are starting this list with something that will please your crowd. These supreme nachos are fully loaded with all sorts of goodies. These sheet pan baked nachos are full of leftover steak, rice, beans, cheese, lettuce, salsa, avocado, and cilantro. Perfect for get togethers or a good start for your Mexican night.
2. Steak Tacos
If you have some leftover steak, pile it high in soft tortillas, and top with a super easy and fresh chimichurri sauce. Add your favorite taco toppings and dinner is served. So easy and so satisfying. Turn that steak into a completely different Mexican meal.
3. Carne Asada Quesadillas
If you happen to make some Carne Asada steak like in this recipe, use the leftovers to convert it into quesadillas. These Easy Carne Asada Quesadillas are loaded with smoky cast iron seared skirt steak, extra cheese, and baked to perfection. They are great as an appetizer or main course and will definitely be a crowd pleaser.
4. Easy Steak Gorgonzola Flatbread
What to make with leftover steak? Simple… Pizza. 🙂 This Easy Steak Gorgonzola Flatbread Pizza is a great summer dinner filled with steak, gorgonzola cheese, mushrooms, red onion and arugula! Another cracker way to use last night’s steak dinner.
5. Mojo Steak Tacos
These mojo steak is excellent on its own, as its marinated in that famous mojo marinade. With leftovers, have it in tacos. This steak taco recipe is bursting with juicy marinated steak and pineapple mango salsa in warm corn tortillas, all drizzled with avocado crema. Sounds delicious for a second meal.
6. Beef Lettuce Wraps
You can make these Asian style lettuce wraps with your leftover steak. This recipe for beef lettuce wraps is seared steak layered with fresh vegetables and pickled cucumbers inside cool lettuce cups. Then it’s finished off with an Asian sauce, chopped almonds and fresh herbs. So yummm…
7. Cheesesteak Sandwiches
Do you have leftover steak in your fridge? Whip up these Quick Cheesesteak Sandwiches and eat something brand new! These sandwiches are amazing! Tender beef, sautéed onions, peppers and mushrooms, pulled together with melted cheese and Chipotle Mayo. Now that’s brilliant for lunch or even dinner.
8. Loaded Steak Fries
Here’s an easy way to turn that leftover steak into addictive munchies or a quick whip up for the unexpected guests. French fries piled into a skillet and covered in melted cheese and grilled steak. These Loaded Steak Fries are the ultimate party food! It’s extremely easy if you have some steak left in your fridge from last night.
9. Leftover Beef Stroganoff
Turn any leftover steak into your favorite Beef Stroganoff. All you need is some mushrooms, sour cream and regular pantry staples. Your leftover second meal might be more delicious than the original meal.
10. Greek Steak Salad Bowl
Don’t know what to do with that perfectly seared leftover steak? Have it in a salad bowl. How about Greek style? Packed with colorful, crunchy veggies, protein, whole grain, and yummy feta cheese, this Greek Steak Salad Bowl is sure to leave you satisfied!
11. Ribeye Steak Pasta Puttanesca
Got that delicious cooked ribeye in your fridge? Have it over this great pasta dish. Ribeye Steak Pasta Puttanesca is perfect for a fabulous second meal. A classic and simple pasta dish with cherry tomatoes, olives and capers and a perfectly pan fried ribeye steak. This one is a Must try for all pasta lovers.
12. Leftover Prime Rib & Barley Soup
Warm your soul with a bowl of Leftover Prime Rib and Barley Soup! Tender vegetables, barley and prime rib in a rustic and robust red wine beef broth. Simple, yet it tastes like you spent hours slowly simmering it on the stove. Life is so easy with leftovers.
13. Asian Beef Noodle Soup
Slice your leftover steak thin and slurp it away in this Asian Beef Noodle Soup. There’s nothing more comforting than a bowl of pho. The combination of rice noodles, aromatic broth, crunchy bean sprouts, fresh herbs, lime juice and paper thin beef slices are a match made in culinary heaven! Try this great Asian classic with your leftover steak.
14. Philly Cheesesteak Pasta
Now this is Brilliant… Thinly sliced leftover steak like London broil or sirloin baked with pasta and coated in a provolone cheese sauce, along with seared peppers and onions. Sounds so good. Try this easy pasta bake with your leftover steak.
15. Steak & Egg Hash
This healthy steak and eggs hash is the perfect hearty meal for breakfast or brunch. It’s a great way to use leftover steak. Perfect start for lazy weekends with a good hearty breakfast.
16. Steak Carbonara
A basic carbonara gets an upgrade with some thin-sliced sirloin steak. This steak carbonara is a twist on the classic, but still so easy to make in less than 30 minutes. A complete easy meal.
17. Taco Skirt Steak Salad
Got some cooked skirt steak? Make this fun taco steak salad. It’s made with skirt steak, cheese, pico de gallo, crisp lettuce, black beans, and avocados, then topped with store bought cilantro lime dressing. You can always customize the toppings and dressings to your liking.
18. Steak Sandwich
This sandwich is a perfect lunch after a juicy steak night. Piled high with tender slices of beef, caramelized onion, garlic aioli, mustard, lettuce and tomato. Simply Fantastic!!
19. Burrata and Steak Crostini
Have some Ribeye or any other juicy leftover steak and looking for some ideas for how to serve it a second time? Serve it as an appetizer. Burrata and steak crostini is the ultimate appetizer. You can have a whole platter for dinner as well. Creamy burrata on top of garlicky sourdough toasts, and perfectly cooked steak topped with pepper flakes, chives and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar. Yumm…
20. Heirloom Tomatoes & Steak Caprese
Perfect summer lunch contender when heirloom tomatoes are their best. A simple Caprese salad with mozzarella and basil, add some leftover steak and you’ve got yourself a meal!
21. Steak Pasta Salad
Steak pasta salad is packed with tender steak, vibrant asparagus, salty bacon, tangy Parmigiano Reggiano, and a delicious cream sauce. This easy recipe comes together in under 30 minutes and is perfect for using up leftover steak!
22. Prime Rib Chili
This easy to make Prime Rib Chili uses deliciously tender chunks of prime rib roast leftovers and homemade chili seasoning mix! Add some sautéed onion and garlic, diced tomatoes and tomato sauce, and three types of beans for a wonderful leftover prime rib chili dinner! Absolutely delicious.
23. Steak and Mushroom Pizza
Steak & Mushroom Pizza has a pesto/roasted garlic base, with steak, sautéed mushrooms, caramelized onions, and Gruyere cheese with fresh rosemary. Now that’s easy to whip up if you have already cooked steak in your fridge.
24. Steak and Cheddar Mac & Cheese
Have some leftover steak? Cut it into bites and stir it in your mac and cheese. Now you will wonder, why didn’t you think of that before? One pot of complete comfort delight.
25. Beef Pot Pie
Yet another way to add those steak bites into a meal. Your traditional pot pie gets a steaky twist. It gives amazing texture and flavor to this Beef Pot Pie recipe.
26. Creamy Penne Pasta with Leftover Prime Rib
If you’re wondering what to do with leftover prime rib, you’ve found the best recipe for it! This Creamy Penne Pasta with Sliced Prime Rib is a restaurant-style dish that’s so flavorful and yet so easy to make in less than 30 minutes.
27. Leftover Steak Fried Rice
Leftover steak fried rice is an excellent way to repurpose leftovers and enjoy a better-than-take-out dinner in a snap! Leftovers never tasted this good!
28. Balsamic Steak Salad Gorgonzola Salad with Grilled Corn
A 20 minute, delicious steak and salad dinner recipe with tomatoes, red onion, home grilled corn, gorgonzola cheese crumbles, gremolata and balsamic vinaigrette. Perfect for the summer grilling months! Steak and salad go so good together, and if you have already cooked steak, half of your work is DONE.
29. Beef Soba Noodles with Green Beans
These Beef Soba Noodles are dressed with a fantastic dressing reminiscent of traditional Japanese soba sauce. Quick to make, you’ll have this on the table in just 15 minutes. Fantastic for hot summer nights or a midweek dinner option, and a great way to make a little bit of steak stretch further!
30. Thai Beef Salad
Thai Beef Salad is a tangy, slightly spicy salad with plenty of flavorful veggies and tender steak topped off with a ginger, sriracha, and lime dressing. It brings your favorite Asian flavors to the dinner table without any complicated steps or having to order takeout. Just a beautiful salad in under 20 minutes.
31. Steak Fajitas
Once you make fajita steak, you can repurpose it in so many ways. Delicious steak fajita salads, steak fajita burritos, steak fajita burrito bowls, steak fajita tacos, tostadas, quesadillas. This steak fajita recipe is also great for crowds and entertaining to create your very own fajita/topping bar!
32. Philly Cheese Steak Omelette
Take your omelet to the next level by turning it into a Philly Cheesesteak Omelet! It’s breeze if you have precooked steak. By no means should this omelette be limited to just breakfast times, it’s your any time happy meal.
33. Steak Summer Rolls
These steak summer rolls are packed full of juicy rump steak, saucy noodles and fresh veggies, paired with an irresistible peanut dipping sauce. Such a refreshing and light meal to try this summer.
34. Philly Cheese Steak Stuffed Peppers
These Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Peppers are a delicious low-carb spin on the classic sandwich and a tasty dinner idea you can prep ahead of time. This will come together even faster with precooked leftover steak.
35. Seared Steak Poke Bowl
Let’s end this great leftover steak idea list with this vibrant, fresh, light steak poke bowl. So many amazing textures, flavors and colors in one single bowl. A must END for your leftover juicy ribeye!!
There you go, 35 brilliant ways to use that leftover steak in your home. Make the most of your favorite steak and enjoy it in so many varied delicious ways. Never eat that steak the same way twice. Variety is the spice of life. Experiment, create and have fun…
- 1 pound leftover steak
- 1 head lettuce
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
- 1 medium sized cucumber, seeded and diced
- ½ cup chickpeas
- 1 cup chopped red peppers
- 1 chopped avocado
- ¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped
- ½ cup pitted Kalamata olives, sliced in half
- 4oz feta cheese, crumbled
- 1 cup dried farro
- Rinse farro. In medium saucepan, combine with 3 cups water. Bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally. When farro reaches desired tenderness, about 15-20 minutes for pearled and 30-40 for un-pearled. Drain off excess water, set aside.
- Thinly slice leftover steak.
- Assemble salad bowl and top with your favorite dressing.
- Let me know which recipes you try, I love hearing from you!
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