Whether you like it blue, or grilled to a crisp, for meat lovers, nothing beats a juicy steak. There are so many ways to prepare it, and no matter where and when you eat it, it is always a special occasion.
But sometimes our eyes are bigger than our belly, and we go all out with a large slab of meat. And this often means leftovers.
For many, creative ideas on how to cook up your leftover streaks do not come to mind easily. So in this list, we have put together the 35 best leftover steak recipes to help you out.
There are some delicious ideas here, and we are sure that you will love them!
Let’s tuck into our list of the 35 best leftover steak recipes. There is plenty of variety here, and at least one dish will have your mouth watering.
Let’s kick things off with a fresh and healthy seared leftover steak poke bowl. It is jam packed with greens that will do your body good, as well as spices and herbs which will send your taste buds around the bend.
The perfect way to use up leftover rib-eye, especially rib-eye cooked medium-rare. You will be amazed by how colorful this bowl meal looks!
It is out with the carbs, and in with the greens. Turn the classic cheese steak sandwich into cheese steak stuffed pepper by swapping out bread…for peppers.
Although fancy, it is actually an easy dish to make. Thanks to the steak already being cooked, you only need to prepare your pepper and the filling mix. Stuff your peppers with whatever veggies you like, and top with shredded cheese.
You are in for an Asian treat here. These light and healthy steak summer rolls are the perfect way to use up any leftover rump steak.
Add some tasty, saucy noodles and crunchy veggies, and wrap everything up together. Then finish it off with a peanut dipping sauce.
Great as party food, a healthy snack, or even a meal if you cook a big batch. These rolls will not disappoint.
An omelet is one of those super dishes that can be prepared any time of day, and enjoyed the same. Throw in your leftover steak, and you have a protein powerhouse to see you through till your next meal.
Pre-cooked steak makes this dish even quicker to prepare. Just fry up your veggies, and crack some eggs over them. Give it a few minutes, and it is meal time. The cheese is optional, but we recommend it!
A fajita spice mix takes a steak from loved, to beloved! And leftover fajita steak becomes a versatile ingredient for any Mexican style dish. Use it in tacos, chop it up into a burrito bowl, or melt cheese over it in a quesadilla.
The options here are endless, and with all of these meals, you can add an assortment of veggies to complete the plate.
It is finger lickin’ good, so have the napkins ready!
Thai beef salad puts a spicy twist on the classic green bowl, and uses up your leftover steak for a well-rounded meal.
Pack it with veggies, and spice it all up with ginger, lime dressing, and a few drops of siracha to bring the heat. The beauty of this dish is that you get the flavors of Asia, but without needing any inside knowledge of recipes!
These beef soba noodles reignite the taste of traditional Japan, and will have you questioning why you have never tried them before. Dress them up in the classic soba sauce, and throw in your leftover beef, and let it soak it all up.
Add a few veggies, and then grab your chopsticks. 15 minutes is all you need; hard to believe that such a treat can be cooked up in no time at all!
Prepare yourself for the ultimate salad. This leftover steak dish has the most amazing ingredients. And will make you question everything you know about how to put together a nutritious salad.
It has red onion, tomatoes, grilled corn, crumbly gorgonzola, and a balsamic vinaigrette dressing. Great for when you need a refreshing, filling meal, and pre-cooked steak brings the preparation time right down!
Steak fried rice is one of those leftover dishes that can be prepared any way you please. It is a hearty way to use up leftover beef, and the only extra ingredients you need are rice, veggies, and spices.
The choice of veggies is yours, and guess what, so are the spices, but we have got a recipe if you want to take the thinking out of things, and get down to eating.
Just the thought of creamy penne pasta opens the mouth’s flood gates, and the smell, well, then you are in heaven. This pasta plate is a great way to cook up your leftover prime rib steak, and the creamy sauce will keep it nice and succulent.
Show off your culinary skills to your partner with this restaurant quality dish, and enjoy with a glass of white wine.
A perfect dinner for two.
A big beefy pie is the most filling way to use up your leftover steak and keep the whole family happy.
Fill it with peas, onions, carrots, and mushrooms, and give it a creamy texture with a pot pie sauce. Encase everything in puff pastry, and stick it in the oven.
Bake until golden brown, and give it a few minutes to cool slightly. Just do not leave it on the windowsill, or your neighbor is sure to steal a slice or two.
Probably the easiest leftover steak dish that you will ever come across in your life. It is simply your favorite mac and cheese, with leftover steak chopped up and thrown into the mix.
Just make sure to dice the beef up nice and small, so that it blends in with the cheesy pasta texture.
Make a big enough batch, and there may even be leftovers for the next day!
Another quick and simple homemade leftover steak dish that will save you a trip to a restaurant, or a takeaway bill. This homemade pizza will be a new favorite, and in fact, can also be used to cook up any meat leftovers.
Give your dough a roasted garlic and pesto base. Then sautere some mushrooms, caramelize onions, top it off with Gruyere cheese, and for the extra kick, a sprinkling of rosemary.
get everyone excited for dinner with his homemade leftover prime rib chili. You will need to make a chili mix, but that is easy! And you will want to chop up onions, garlic, and tomatoes.
The onions are best sautéed, and the juicy rib eye leftovers shredded. A few different types of beans are used in this chili, and they bring fiber and more protein!
A beautiful combination between pasta and salad is up next. It combines all of the greens and carbs that you need, and tastes delicious.
Use your leftover tender steak, crunchy asparagus, bacon with asalty touch, and Parmigiano Reggiano. To top it off, dunk it all in a creamy pasta sauce.
This dinner delight is ready in under 30 minutes, but you will spend much more time savoring the moment.
Light and breezy, perfect for the hotter months, this summer dish is loaded with greens and tasty beef, and is quite simply sublime.
Put together a simple Caprese salad with the classic ingredients such as mozzarella and basil, chuck in your leftover steak, and job done.
A quick, easy, and tasty leftover steak meal that can be sided by some roasted potatoes for extra carbs.
Leftover steak works wonders in main meals, but as an appetizer, it could become your new speciality ingredient. Burrata and steak crostini is a classy appetizer, but with low effort preparation.
Slap some creamy burrata on top of a garlic sourdough toast, and the pre-cooked steak showered in pepper flakes add the magic. Chives and a few drops of balsamic vinegar give it the final kick and moisture.
A truly scrumptious appetizer that will leave an empty tray in no time!
The steak sandwich sits atop the throne of the leftover steak meal kingdom, and is loved by all meat eaters. It is also one of the easiest on the list to put together, but can be stacked and made fancy.
Go with our tender pieces of leftover steak, garlic aioli, caramelized onions, mustard, lettuce, and good old tomato.
This is a seriously good leftover beef sandwich!
We are back to salads with this recipe. But who does not love a steak salad? They are refreshing and filling, leftover steak really seems to bring it all together. This one is a Latino dish, but the whole world will enjoy it.
Use your leftover skirt steak, pico de gallo, avocados, black beans, cheese, and some cilantro. Then drizzle with a lime dressing.
Creamy carbonara, what a gem of a pasta dish, and it is made even more delicious by adding in your leftover sirloin.
It is great to make when starving, but when you do not want to spend a lot of time and energy putting a dish together. And because everyone always seems to have pasta, cheese, and eggs on hand, carbonara is a no-brainer.
A creamy, succulent leftover sirloin pasta meal for after a long day at work.
Eggs are always the perfect start to a morning. But to take things up another notch, fry up your leftover steak with them. This protein packed meal will see you all the way through till lunch, and give you brain power for your day.
Chop up red peppers, potatoes, onions, and any other veggies that you want. Add in the steak, and last but not least, whisk your eggs and fry it all together.
Pasta bake always goes down well at dinner time, but this steaky take on the dish will be even more loved. Your leftover steak will add a meaty touch, with chewy textures to complement the pasta’s.
It is best made with leftover broil or sirloin, and you will want to slice it thinly. Sear a couple of peppers and onions to add more flavor, and bake everything in a provolone cheese sauce pasta.
The classic Vietnamese noodle bowl, Pho, tastes amazing enough with just veggies. But throw in your leftover steak, and you have a light and tasty meal with all of the flavors of nature.
Rice noodles and fresh bean sprouts intertwine for a crunchy fill. And herbs and lime juice give it a zing. Throw in thinly sliced beef, and soak it all in a heavenly broth.
Chopsticks at the ready, it is Pho time!
When the cold creeps in, a soup is the best way of warming up, and this steak and barley bowl acts like a wood burning stove.
Fresh veggies and barley, along with tender prime rib steak in a classic beef broth infused with red wine.
This hearty flavors will have everyone thinking that it took hours to prepare, when in fact, it is quick to put together.
Want to use up your leftover ribeye steak in a pasta meal, but don’t want to spend hours cooking? Then a ribeye pasta puttanesca dish is a great choice.
It is a classic and simple, and the only ingredients you need are cherry tomatoes, capers, olives, and fried ribeye steak. And the leftover steak makes this an even easier dish to make.
This is puttanesca pasta paradise!
Salads have featured heavily in this list. But the Greeks know how to do it, and do it well, so we have another one for you! Satisfy your appetite with this complete meal, and keep those tummy groans at bay.
Jammed full of textures and flavor, this Greek salad has fresh veggies, whole grain goodness, protein prowess, and creamy feta cheese.
Delicious and filling, this bowl is best enjoyed as a meal!
Beef stroganoff is a classic beef dish, and makes a great second meal for your leftover steak. It is a classy meal, but do not let the posh name fool you. Stroganoff is easy to make with few ingredients, and tastes rich and hearty.
Mushrooms, sour cream, and other kitchen basics make up the dish, and succulent beef completes it.
Sprinkle fresh parsley on top, and your stroganoff is ready.
Whether served as party food, group dinner, or just for yourself, loaded steak fries is the stuff of food dreams.
You can home make the fires, or buy them from the store, just get plenty. Throw them into a skillet and engulf in melted cheese. Now comes the leftover grilled steak, and pile it high with veggies of your choosing.
You will be dreaming about this dish for meals to come!
Have you ever seen such a quaint and beautifully crafted meat and veggie combination in your life? These steak lettuce wraps look like they should be served at the Hilton, but you can whip them up in your own kitchen.
Fresh thinly sliced vegetables and pickled cucumbers are enclosed in lettuce leaf wraps. And Asian sauce with chopped almonds drizzled on top adds an oriental punch.
These tacos reign supreme in the tortilla-wrapped-meal-world. They are a feast on the eyes, and filling in the belly.
A fruity-meat combo, marinate the leftover steak in a mojo mix to make it nice and juicy. Then add a mango and pineapple salsa for, and wrap it all up in warm corn tortillas.
squeeze a little lime and orange juice on top, and start picking!
Why not whip up a flatbread pizza with your leftover steak? It makes great group-sharing food, or a full on meal for hungry individuals!
Grab your flatbreads, and top them with the leftover steak, gorgonzola cheese, mushrooms, a load of onion, and arugula.
The thin flatbread crust adds the crackle and crunch to the juicy steak, and you will be licking your fingers afterwards.
It is not just the Argentinians who know how to cook a steak in Latin America. The Mexicans also have a steaky trick or two up their sleeves.
This carne asada quesadilla is a delicious way to use up your leftover steak, and makes great breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Shred a load of cheese on top, and fry up a veggie mix. Put it all in a tortilla and slap it back on the grill for a moment or two.
These regular steak tacos will allow you to enjoy the flavor and texture of your favorite steak one last time, and in a simple, finger-picking way.
Fry up the leftover meat with some onions and spices, and throw in some pepper and green leaves.
Simple and tasty!
We showed you loaded steak fries, now it is nachos’ turn.
You know the drill. Pile them high with steak, cheese, lettuce, salsa, avocado, rice, and beans.
Extremely filling, and oh so good!
As an appetizer, or as party food, these streak fritters are a meaty snack to use up your leftover beef, and people will be asking you for more!
That concludes our list of the 35 best leftover steak recipes. Now you have plenty of options to make a tasty second meal out of yesterday’s beef, and it will still taste just as good.
Have fun putting these meals together, and enjoy!
Frequently Asked Questions
How good is leftover steak good for?
You should aim to eat any leftover steak within 3 days of cooking. Make sure to store it in an airtight container and place it in the refrigerator. However, if freeing, then leftover steak can be stored indefinitely.
How do you tenderize leftover steak?
You can tenderize leftover steak by simmering it in a little bit of liquid or broth. Acidity also helps, so put a few drops of vinegar and lemon juice in the liquid. It will add moisture, and also help to cook the meat.
Is eating cold leftover steak dangerous?
Eating cold leftover steak is safe, as long as it hasn’t been in the “danger zone” for longer than 2 hours. The ‘danger zone’ is the USDA name for the temperature range between 40°F and 140°F