Leftover steak is pretty awesome because there are a ton of different options for using it up. While some people try to stay away from leftovers, why not repurpose the food and turn it into a delightful meal?
Regardless of whether you want something simple, or you just want to try something new, we’ve got you covered with some easy leftover steak recipes to try out in your kitchen.
Keep reading to see some of the best easy leftover steak recipes for your own inspiration!
Why not use leftover steak to make a classic and reliable meal that is always a hit? Homemade beef stroganoff is the ultimate comfort meal and steak will pair nicely to perfect the dish and make it a hit.
You will just need to prepare your noodles and prepare your sauce. You can definitely use pre-made noodles instead of making them from scratch.
Your sauce should be simple as well. Use some sliced onion and mushrooms and some beef stock. You can thicken it up with a thickening agent like all-purpose flour.
Just cut your leftover steak into cubes and make this delicious and simple dish. The steak will really highlight the dish and perfect the overall flavors!
A quick and easy way to use leftover steak is to turn it into fajitas!
Your base work is already complete since the steak is prepared and now all you need to do is compile your toppings and veggies and reheat the steak and sauté your veggies of choice.
We recommend using bell peppers and onions as the traditional fajita veggies but you could mix it up however you like!
Once you’ve sautéed the mixture, you just need tortillas and your choice of toppings like cheese, sour cream, avocado, and your favorite salsa to top it all off!
3. Steak Hash
Another great way to use steak is to turn it into a breakfast delight. Now, just because it’s breakfast doesn’t mean you have to eat it for breakfast but you certainly can.
A steak hash will be delicious and pretty simple to accomplish as well.
It doesn’t matter what kind of leftover steak you’re working with. The nice thing is you can make this recipe for a large number of people or just a couple of people – whatever you need at the time.
Start by either boiling or baking the appropriate number of potatoes. Later, you will brown the potatoes and add your steak and other items. Top it all off with an over-easy egg for the finishing touch.
From easy to budget-friendly, spice up your steak and enjoy this delightful twist. Grab some ramen noodles, or a noodle similar to ramen works as well. This recipe can be ready in about 15 minutes and takes only a few ingredients to perfect it.
You just need ramen noodles, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, garlic, onion, vinegar, and your choice of veggies. Don’t forget the leftover steak.
Prepare the noodles and heat the steak and then add in the sauces, veggies, and seasonings. If you aren’t a fan of spicy, you can always forego the hot sauce that is included in the ingredient list.
What better way to use up some leftover steak than to make some quick and simple quesadillas?
The nice thing about this leftover steak recipe is you can make them up however you like them! Add things like bell peppers and onions or just use steak – it’s totally up to you!
Use a fiesta cheese or a simple mozzarella cheese and then brown your tortillas with the toppings inside. You can do this in a skillet, in the oven, or even on a griddle. This leftover steak recipe is kid-friendly and oh so easy!
Who doesn’t love a good philly cheesesteak sandwich? You really can’t say no to this perfect way of using leftover steak!
Philly cheesesteaks are some of the best warm sandwiches and you don’t have to go to a sandwich shop to get one. Just make one in your own kitchen!
Slice up your steak into thin pieces. Add traditional cheesesteak ingredients like mushrooms, onions, and bell peppers. Load that sandwich up with some gooey mozzarella cheese, and heat it all to perfection.
You can’t beat a good Philly cheese steak!
If you like a tasty Mexican dish, give this Mexican steak skillet a try with your leftover steak. It’s flavorful and simple with a one-pot meal design.
You can mix up this delicious combination and then serve it with rice or use it as a taco or burrito filling instead if you prefer.
You can make this skillet in about 30 minutes and can probably actually make it in less since you are using leftover steak! Slice up your steak into cubes or thin flanks, slice your choice of veggies.
We recommend zucchini, black beans, onion, corn, diced tomatoes, some salsa, and a hint of jalapeno as well.
How often do you eat at a Chinese restaurant and load your plate up with beef and broccoli? It’s so yummy and with leftover steak, it’s also pretty easy to recreate.
You can make this delicious Asian cuisine in about 20-25 minutes with leftover steak.
We recommend serving it with steamed rice but you could always make fried rice as well if you prefer.
You just need to create a stir-fry using broccoli and your beef of course. You’ll also need a bit of soy sauce, brown sugar, and cornstarch for the sauce and you are good to go!
This creamy penne pasta is reminiscent of an alfredo and puts that leftover prime rib, or any other type of steak, to use in a really great way!
It’s simple and easy and great to make any type of year. You really can’t go wrong with steak and pasta.
The recipe shared here creates a mushroom cream sauce paired with dried tomatoes. You could also deviate slightly and try an alfredo sauce or perhaps a lemon butter sauce as well.
This pasta uses half and half or heavy cream for the sauce. It’s delightfully creamy and buttery.
Since the recipe makes the sauce from scratch, this recipe does take a little bit longer to make but the steps are pretty simple and you can’t beat the tasty, creamy results in the end.
You can’t beat homemade pizza and what better way to use up some leftover steak than to make a yummy cheesesteak pizza?
You just need your favorite pizza crust and toppings like cheese, green peppers, and onions to perfect the meal.
You won’t use the traditional marinara or tomato sauce for this pizza but rather try creating an olive oil and garlic sauce that will complement the toppings nicely in the end. Slice your steak or cube it fairly small and then create your pizza.
11. Steak Fried Rice
Fried rice is a classic favorite and it’s so easy to make! Fried rice can be amped up in a lot of ways. If you decide to make steak fried rice with your leftover steak, you can have a complete meal in less than 30 minutes.
Slice up your steak, or cube it nicely so that it is bite-sized. Prepare the rice with veggies of your choice and soy sauce as well.
Just add the egg back in and add the steak. Here, you may add some seasoning and additional soy sauce and cook for just a couple more minutes until it’s ready to serve! Easy peasy and delicious!
We love a good casserole! Use your leftover steak to make a yummy philly cheese steak casserole. Casseroles are a great way to just throw a few things together and toss it in the oven.
The end result of this casserole is a cheesy, flavorful meal that the whole family will love.
You get noodles, steak, and cheesy goodness all compiled together and it’s a simple recipe to create.
You just need ingredients like pasta, beef stocks, butter, garlic, cream cheese, onion, green pepper, mozzarella, and provolone to bring it to life.
Cook your noodles in beef stock to really bring out the flavor. You will need to sauté your vegetables and sliced steak together.
From there, you can combine the ingredients, adding cream cheese to your cooked pasta. Top it with a bit of provolone and bake for about 25 minutes.
When it’s cold outside, a really great way to use up leftover steak is to make a stew.
With this recipe, you can create a flavorful and warming stew and have it ready to serve in just about 20 minutes. Of course, you can always stew it longer if you like as well.
This meal is super simple because you pretty much just throw it all together in a stock pot and cook it over medium heat for about 20 minutes or so. The longest task is cutting your meat and vegetables for the stew!
14. Steak Enchiladas
Mmmm… enchiladas! Who could argue with this leftover steak solution?
It’s another easy recipe but it might take a little bit of time to roll the enchiladas so just prepare for that time addition. You don’t need a lot to make them and you very well might have the items on hand.
Chop up your steak to either slender flanks or cubes, whatever you prefer.
Combine your ingredients and roll up the tortillas. Top with sauce and cheese and bake until your cheese is melted and golden. This is bound to be a hit!
15. Steak Chili
Have you ever made chili and just added steak cubes rather than ground beef? It’s a pretty yummy option and a really great idea for using leftover steak.
If you don’t feel like you have quite enough steak, you can supplement with some ground beef as well.
You just need some chili seasoning, chili beans, pinto beans, tomato sauce, and then things like onion and garlic. If you like to have toppings like cheese and sour cream, don’t forget those up as well.
Make a side of cornbread and you have your complete meal. This doesn’t require a lot of ingredient preparation but you will need to plan time to let your chili simmer on the stove.
Here is another really great casserole idea for you to put your leftover steak to use.
This one uses steak and potatoes to make a hearty meal and adds in some cheese and veggies to give you all of the best flavors and a wholesome meal with multiple food groups.
The casserole adds some things like sour cream and milk as well. While there’s a lot going on here, all of the steps and ingredients are pretty simple, and combined the meal is full and delicious.
In the summer time, or any season really, a great way to use leftover steak is to prepare a large salad. You can use whatever garden vegetables and additions you prefer for a salad and you won’t need a ton of dressing.
Just use your favorite dressing or dressing with a light flavor and you are good to go.
This is simple to make and only requires cold items. You can heat up your steak if you prefer but it’s great cold as well.
Since you’re making a salad, you can use your favorite salad mix or you can create your salad base with your favorite greens like lettuce, spinach, or other mixed greens.
This salad recipe adds cucumbers, onions, tomatoes, and some cheese. Season the salad to your liking and add or create dressing however you like as well and you will be all set.
This is so easy and a great way to use leftover steak for a healthy dish.
18. Steak Pot Pie
Sometimes, you just need some comfort food and a pot pie is an awesome way to use leftover steak and have the ultimate comfort meal.
You can personalize your pot pie to your own tastes but traditionally, you will find things like carrots, peas, and some potatoes in here.
You may need some beef broth or even a gravy to fulfill the insides of the pie. You can always make a homemade crust but if you want to keep it simple, feel free to just use pre-made crust instead.
This will take a little bit of time to put together and bake but the steps of the recipe itself are very simple and easy to follow. Baking time may take up to 60 minutes.
If you’re looking for a good summertime option or perhaps a healthy option, this steak and quinoa bowl is perfect!
You just need quinoa or rice, cubed leftover steak, your vegetable additions of choice, and some sort of dressing or topping to finish it off.
You can follow this recipe or simply use it for inspiration to create your own bowl your own way. Try adding things like corn, beans, avocado, and more.
Throw together a quick and simple grilled cheese for an easy way to use up leftover steak that the whole family will enjoy.
Kids and adults alike love grilled cheese so you really can’t go wrong here! The great thing is you can make this however you want.
The recipe recommends pot roast but you can use any kind of steak. Just dice it or slice it to fit the sandwich. Add other vegetables if you like as well.
21. Steak Taquitos
Do you remember those frozen taquitos as a kid? Make your own homemade ones with leftover steak and they will be far better than the frozen version!
Just cube up your steak and maybe add some things like cheese, potatoes, rice, or beans to the taquito. Roll and bake and add toppings of your choice.
You can repurpose your leftover steak into a completely different steak meal without completely changing the steak.
Just cube up the steak and some potatoes and brown them all together with herbs, garlic, and butter in this skillet recipe that is flavorful and hearty.
23. Steak Stir Fry
Stir fry is a healthy and flavorful way to use up leftover steak. You can mix and match or use whatever veggies you have on hand and pair it with some steamed rice.
Just grab your stir fry sauce or some teriyaki and sauté everything together to perfection. The flavors will be savory and filling but also perfectly healthy.
A quick and easy way to serve up leftover steak while mixing it up is to add some sweet potatoes and bell peppers. If you’re not a fan of sweet potatoes, try regular potatoes instead.
Just cube and dice up all of your ingredients and sauté them together. Be sure to add some sort of sauce or butter and season up the dish to your liking. Simple, quick, and easy!
25. Steak Quiche
Turn your leftover steak into a beautiful and delightful quiche. You can easily serve this for breakfast, brunch, or even dinner.
You’ll create a creamy egg custard and mix in your finely diced leftover steak. It needs to be in some sort of crust and then baked to utter perfection.
This particular recipe might take a bit of time and you will need things like cream and eggs to create it but the end results are so good!
Just remember to either add in your steak or substitute the bacon with steak in this particular recipe!
Pasta lovers can create a flavorful and hearty beef pasta skillet to put their leftover steak to use. Cube up your steak, grab your favorite pasta and red sauce and combine it all together for a hearty meal.
Don’t forget to top it with some parmesan and maybe serve a side of garlic bread while you’re at it.
27. Steak Sandwiches
Use your steak just like you would cold cuts and create a tasty steak sandwich. You can use bread of your choice or even just use a bun to make it work. Keep it simple and add your sandwich toppings like lettuce, tomatoes, and pickles.
You can even top it off with your favorite mayo as well. Serve with chips or fries for a complete meal.
Switch up your favorite alfredo dish with leftover steak instead of the traditional chicken or shrimp. Grab some penne pasta and create your own alfredo sauce using butter or heavy cream.
You can also elect to purchase a pre-made alfredo sauce if you’re looking to keep it simple. Try serving with homemade rolls or even garlic bread.
29. Steak Burritos
Next up, steak burritos! These are always a crowd pleaser and you can make a large batch or just let the family build their own burritos to their liking. You just need pinto beans, black beans, onion, lettuce, salsa, and cheese.
Wrap them up and enjoy that great flavor. Add sour cream or your favorite salsa to really pull it all together.
This steak crescent braid will always be a winner and it’s so easy. You can prepare it and cook it in just about 30 minutes total.
You just need your steak, some onions and bell peppers if you like, and a lot of provolone cheese. Mix it all together and close it into crescent rolls for baking.
In the end, you get cheesy, steak goodness for the whole family to enjoy and it was so easy to make!
Finally, create a dish that could be an appetizer or a meal! Bake some French fries and then create a nacho-style dish using sliced up steak, onions, and lots of cheese.
You can also add other toppings like jalapenos, black beans, or anything else that sounds good to you at the time!
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