Steak has got to be one of life’s greatest pleasures, wouldn’t you agree? Whether it’s flank steak, sirloin, ribeye, or even New York strips, there are so many ways that you can enjoy steak rather than just eating it with some mashed potatoes.
Utilizing leftover steak can be tricky sometimes, especially since you want the steak to stay tender and flavorful.
Luckily, there are plenty of unique dishes out there that you can try. Here is a list I gathered for you, which consists of my favorite recipes that allow you to incorporate your leftover steak.
This stir-fry is great because it has many vegetables, including carrots and broccoli. To make it, cook your snow peas, onions, carrots, peppers, and broccoli, adding in your leftover steak towards the end.
For the sauce, mix soy sauce with brown sugar, garlic powder, ginger, and toasted sesame seeds. Personally, I love serving this over a bed of ramen noodles. Delish!
Now, this is a burrito if I've ever seen one! Prepare all of your components before piling them in your tortilla.
The ingredients consist of eggs, tomatoes, avocado, cheese, steak, and more. You can even grill your burrito or throw it under the broiler to make it crispy. When serving, I usually put sour cream, salsa, and green sauce on the side for dipping.
This recipe is the way to go if you're looking for a filling breakfast. This recipe has a cheesesteak filling that is made up of bell peppers, mushrooms, steak slices, provolone, and spices.
Make the omelet, then fill it with the mixture before flipping over the top portion. I made this for my family on a weekend morning, and it was the perfect start to our day. Of course, serving it with fresh fruit is the best!
This recipe can be adjusted to use any type of noodle and any type of steak. First, make a tasty sauce out of onions, steak sauce, beef stock, and more. Once it has been simmered, you can add your leftover steak.
The recipe suggests serving this over your noodles, but I personally enjoy it with the noodles tossed in so that they are coated! Garnish with fresh herbs such as parsley.
I had to include at least one spicy recipe! This one is divine. To start, cook your ramen noodles accordingly while separately making your sauce.
Simmer brown sugar, hot sauce, Worcestershire, vinegar, onion, and garlic to make your sauce, then toss with your heated steak and noodles. My kids typically enjoy this served with sauteed broccoli on the side.
Your family will absolutely go bananas over this recipe! And lucky for you, using leftover steak makes the recipe a whole lot easier since you only need to reheat the meat.
Saute your onions, garlic, tomatoes, olives, and capers before adding pasta water and parmesan cheese to the pan. Toss in your pasta and steak, and you're all done. I recommend garnishing this dish with freshly ground black pepper.
Here is an easy and quick dinner that tastes good too! First, heat your leftover steak with garlic, ginger, soy sauce, sugar, and water. Once it has simmered and the meat is hot, add green onions and allow the sauce to thicken.
To serve, place the magnolia beef over a bed of white rice. I added some broccoli on the side, and it was a perfect combination with this dish!
This fried rice is scrumptious because it has an incredible sauce to go along with it. Mix soy sauce, sesame oil, oyster sauce, and pepper powder to make the sauce.
For the fried rice, sauté the vegetables on high, add the onion and garlic, followed by steak, rice, and eggs. Remove from heat promptly after the eggs are cooked, and the steak is hot. I recommend drizzling the sauce over the top! You can also garnish with green onions.
This recipe is lovely for rainy days because it is so comforting and cozy. Since your steak is already cooked, you just need to heat it and make the sauce.
For the sauce, sauté onions in butter, then add flour and seasonings to create a roux. Next, add broth, Worcestershire, and mustard. Allow the sauce to cook before adding the steak and sour cream. Serve over a bed of noodles. Personally, I served this with garlic bread on the side!
This recipe is versatile because it can be served over mashed potatoes, rice, pasta, or any starch you prefer. Make your sauce out of butter, onions, mushrooms, flour, broth Dijon, and more.
Add in your leftover steak and sour cream at the last minute. Season to taste and garnish with parsley. I tried serving this over mashed potatoes, and it was heavenly! My kids won’t eat it any other way now.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is There a Way to Keep Leftover Steak Tender?
The cooking process is essential to keeping your leftover steak tender and juicy. I recommend cooking it low and slow in the oven while being covered. You can quickly sauté it in a pan when it comes out of the oven.
Can I Reheat My Leftover Steak in the Microwave?
Yes, but it is not recommended because the oven will surely keep the steak’s quality and texture better than the microwave.
Can I Reheat My Leftover Steak in the Air Fryer?
You can! Using an air fryer is the second-best option for reheating your steak. If you don’t have time to reheat it in the oven, you can use your air fryer, and it will not dry the steak out in the process.
Can I Eat Cold Leftover Steak?
Yes, as long as the steak has been properly stored in the refrigerator, it can certainly be enjoyed cold. To make it easier to chew, try slicing it thinly.
As displayed by these amazing recipes, there are endless possibilities when making meals that include your leftover steak. You can surely find a recipe for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or even appetizers.
These dishes are great because they can easily be adjusted for whichever cut of steak you currently have on hand.
So, do not hesitate when you find yourself with leftovers, so have some fun and try out new recipes! Your tastebuds will appreciate it.
My name is Keren Tayler. I am a stay-at-home mama to three lovely girls, Sarah + Rachel + Hannah. Prior to becoming a mom, I had a successful career in the accounting field, steps away from becoming a CPA. I decided to give up on my career in order to raise my own kids (as opposed to letting a nanny do it, no judgment here :)) I learned a lot and I love sharing it with other moms. Along the way, I also became a Certified Food Handler.