36 Leftover Tenderloin Recipes [Filet Mignon & More]

If your family is anything like mine, then they probably turn their noses at eating the same meal two nights in a row.

With the help of a few extra ingredients, you can turn any leftover dish into a brand new meal, especially tenderloin. 

We don’t always have time to cook up something new for each day and to be frank, the skyrocketing prices of meat tend to take over most of the grocery budget.

When I have leftover tenderloin, I usually do a happy dance because the juicy and flavorful meat provides many different options for repurposing it for other recipes. 

Leftover Tenderloin Recipes

The following recipes will help you save time, and money, and decrease waste in your kitchen.

All of these recipes are mouth-watering and will make you hope for leftovers every time you serve tenderloin.

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Leftover Beef Tenderloin

Beef tenderloin is packed with iron and juicy flavors that are perfect for use for lunch or dinner the next day.

Stuff it into a sandwich or toss it with some pasta and sauce, and you have yourself a deliciously wholesome meal. 

How To Make Leftover Tenderloin Sandwiches

Sandwiches are my go-to solution for using up leftover meat like beef tenderloin. Almost any combination will tantalize your taste buds and provide the best cafe-quality lunch.

Here are my favorite ways to serve sandwiches with beef tenderloin. 

Leftover sirloin is easy to reuse in salads, stir fry recipes, gravy, or even soup. Below I outline some of the ways my family enjoys leftover sirloin.

Pork tenderloin is juicy, flavorful, and usually the fattiest type of tenderloin. For these reasons, pork tenderloin is the least likely to be left over.

However, if you do find yourself in a situation with leftover pork, then consider using one of these recipes to avoid waste!

I have to be honest, steak leftovers are rare in my house. Though my kids are young, between them and my husband, steak is a favorite, prized meal.

But once in a blue moon, when we have leftovers, I whip up one of the following recipes. 

The answer to this question is 100 times yes! Pasta is incredibly versatile and delicious.

It combines well with every type of meat. If cooked properly, it will make any ordinary meal a restaurant-quality dish.

My pantry is always stocked with pasta because my kids love it. It is a great option to default to when I have leftovers and zero inspiration in my head. 

Do you have some leftover chicken tenderloin in the fridge and no idea what to do with it? Well, the ideas below will have you looking like a real, highly-trained chef!

Oftentimes, I find that chicken tenderloin dries out the next day and these ideas will help infuse your chicken with juice and flavor. 

Turkey is very flavorful and healthier white meat. The ideas for how to repurpose leftover turkey are endless.

If you have turkey tenderloin leftovers, then consider using one of these recipes!

There is no shortage of Mexican-inspired dishes to serve with leftover tenderloin. These dishes are fun, flavorful, and so very easy to prepare.

Try them out and impress your family with a fun evening of food and lively conversation at the end of a long day. 

Frequently Asked Questions 

Making the best of our leftovers isn’t always easy to do. Here are so frequently asked questions about how to serve leftover tenderloin in the best way possible.

We also included some frequently asked questions on cooking tenderloin in general. 

How Do You Reheat Leftover Beef Tenderloin?

The main worry here is to not overdry the meat because that is tragic for our taste buds.

To avoid such a predicament, stick your pieces of beef in a preheated oven of 350° F. Make sure to wrap each piece of beef with aluminum foil. This will keep the leftover moisture in the meat. 

Can I Use Pork Tenderloin For Pulled Pork?

Although pork tenderloin works fine for pulled pork, one must note that it is tougher meat, and pulling it apart will be harder.

I recommend pork shoulder or pork butt for pulled pork. Tenderloin will be as delicious and will work if other pork parts aren’t available. 

What is the Difference Between Beef Tenderloin vs. Filet Mignon?

There is no real difference here. Filet mignon is a smaller portion of the tenderloin. The difference is between the size portions you prefer to eat. 

How to Cook Turkey Tenderloin Without Drying it Out?

The key to fantastic leftovers is to cook the meat properly in the first place.

Turkey is very temperamental meat and if overcooked, it will be as dry as the golden grass fields in California during the summer months. Believe me, that’s not a good situation. 

Therefore, approach the cooking of turkey tenderloin with the “less is more” mindset when it comes to setting the temperature of the oven.

Preheat the oven to 325° F and let it bake slowly for 50-60 minutes. This will ensure thorough cooking without drying out the glorious juices of the bird. 

Final Considerations

Clearly, there are an endless number of ways to use up leftover tenderloin, regardless of the meat.

These ideas are just the tip of the iceberg of ideas that we can implement in our kitchens to save time and money.

Did I miss anything? What is your favorite way to serve leftover tenderloin? Let me know in the comments and happy cooking! 

You might want to check out our Leftover BBQ Chicken Recipes.

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