One of the best things about cooking (besides the endless supply of delicious meals) is that you’ll often find yourself with leftovers.
Now, when it comes to leftover meat, there are dozens and dozens of ways that you can put it into something new – creating different meals out of one leftover!
One of the best leftover meats to have is, of course, steak. This is not only because it’s so tasty (though it is!), but because there are so many fresh and exciting recipes that you can use it for.
In our handy guide below, we’ve rounded up the 26 best and easiest recipes for leftover steak. You’re sure to find plenty you love, so get reading and get cooking!
26 Leftover Steak Recipes (Easy)
Enchiladas are famously delicious, with a whole blend of tasty flavors and gooey textures. What better way to use your leftover steak?
This easy to make recipe uses your leftover steak alongside black beans, onion, cheddar cheese, and enchilada sauce – to name a few ingredients. On top of that, you’ve got your lovely tortillas.
That sounds to me like a perfect mix of flavors, with the sharpness of the cheese and the slight spiciness of the enchilada sauce.
Of course, you can always add some cooling sour cream to give them an even more refreshing kick!
This is another great way to reuse your leftover beef steak! It’s supremely tasty, as well as being healthy because it’s packed with vegetables.
This is a quick recipe, but you can make it even quicker by using pre-made pie crust instead! After that, and your steak, you’ll need some cooked carrots, potatoes, and frozen peas.
With that being said, you can include any range of vegetables you want, and it’ll still taste just as good!
Add in some beef gravy to make it richer, a bit of Worcestershire sauce, and some salt and pepper for a kick – you’ve got a meal! This will be the perfect combination of soft, crusty crust, rich meat, and yummy vegetables.
Cacciatore is a full and healthy meal that just happens to taste great too. Named after it being “hunter-style”, you know you’re going to get a great range of ingredients.
This recipe for beef cacciatore on pasta is a great way to use your leftover beef steak (see also ‘23 Easy Leftover Corned Beef Recipes‘), as well as being easy to make. All you’ll need, besides your steak, are some bell peppers, tomato sauce, onion, and pasta.
Add to that a dash of salt and pepper to bring out extra flavor, and you’ve got a quick and delicious meal.
Soup is one of the easiest, and tastiest, meals to make. This creamy and thick soup (see also ‘Creamy Soup Recipes: 33 Of The Best‘) will put your leftover steak to perfect use.
The easy ingredients include mushrooms, garlic cloves, and onion – as well as lovely herbs like thyme and parsley. It’s bound to both fill you up and give you a warm feeling.
The quesadilla has everything: the sweetness of tortillas, the richness of steak, the creaminess of the cheese, and much more.
This is an easy recipe that you’ll keep coming back to again and again. Besides the tasty ingredients we just mentioned, you’ll also need some mushrooms, garlic, and onion.
It’s simple and extremely quick – taking just 25 minutes prep and cooking time.
Oh, and red wine can be used to deglaze the pan! That’ll give it a lovely hint of rich alcohol.
When you don’t have quite enough leftover steak for a full meal on its own, the perfect way to round it out and bulk it up is with some fluffy, tasty hash browns!
The key ingredients you’ll need for this quick (ready in half an hour!) recipe are the steak, some potatoes, and eggs. On top of that, there are some delicious seasonings and herbs, as well as cream to give you a great crisp crust.
This is a perfect and simple dinner that brings two great dishes together: pasta and steak!
This recipe uses pasta noodles, and recommends a whole different variety of them that you can pick from – whatever takes you fancy!
After that and the steak, other ingredients you’ll need for this easy recipe include minced garlic, onion, sliced mushrooms, and beef or chicken broth.
By the end, you’ll have a wonderfully rich meal bursting with firm al dente pasta!
This is a delicious way to reuse your leftover steak, adding it to tasty rice that’s packed with sauciness and peas.
It’s bound to be a wonderfully creamy mixture, especially because of the addition of lightly beaten eggs. Add to that some zucchini, garlic, and white mushrooms, and you’ve got a meal that’s both quick and mouth-watering.
The addition of soy sauce will also make sure that the dish has a slight kick of sweetness and saltiness, adding extra texture to it all.
Everyone loves a sandwich. After all, they’re incredibly easy to make yet incredibly easy to eat! For that reason, a sandwich is one of the best ways to reuse your leftover steak imaginable.
In just 11 minutes, you’ll have a meal sure to set your taste buds ablaze.
The base ingredients include the steak, lettuce leaves, and then mayonnaise and mustard to add flavor and stop it from being dry. Oh, and some tomatoes!
However, the recipe also suggests that you can add whatever else you like, making it truly your own with a mouth-watering mix and mash!
They recommend some sliced cheese, or even a bit of fresh pear just to make it a perfect blend of sweet and savory.
Tacos are almost like a crispy sandwich, popping your leftover steak and a whole range of other delicious ingredients in between a case.
And what ingredients there are! This is packed with everything you could want: tomato, zucchini, seasoning, onion, garlic, and more.
When you add the rich and firm steak and the crispy taco shells to that, you’ve got a great blend of textures and – importantly – flavor. Plus, it couldn’t be easier to make! It’s a Mexican classic for a reason.
It may take very little time to make (just 13 minutes!), but this delicious stir fry is nothing short of exceptional!
A perfectly balanced mix of flavors and textures, this is a great way to use your leftover steak, as well as enjoy some added healthiness from lovely broccoli.
Besides the beef steak and the broccoli, this meal features a whole range of sauces and oils to make it super smooth and contrast with the tender chunks of meat.
For the sauces, this uses oyster sauce and soy sauce, which are blended with sesame oil and – wait for it – honey to create a supremely sticky and rich sauce.
Who doesn’t love pizza? One of the tastiest meals in the world, and extra easy on top of that. This Philadelphia classic is loved by pizza lovers, and is an ingenious way to reuse your leftover steak.
Simply prepare your beef steak in a skillet, before putting it aside and cooking up a delicious mix of mushrooms, pepper, and onion.
After that it’s simply a case of rolling some pizza dough and topping it with loads of American cheese, adding all your other prepared food, and baking.
Salads are perfect – incredibly tasty and yet completely healthy. If you want a greener alternative to use your leftover steak with, then you can’t go wrong with a steak salad.
Better yet, you can enjoy it across a few days, because it holds well in the fridge.
The bulk of the salad contains the steak, some onion, cherry tomatoes, and kalamata olives – all topped with some chopped parsley. However, then we get to the dressing!
Dressings are essential, giving it its character, and this one includes ingredients like mustard, lemon juice, and shallots.
Another way to enjoy the classic Philadelphia cheese steak combination, these wraps are perfect for leftovers.
Using flatbreads as the lovely wrap, you’ll find this meal has a wonderfully soft exterior, which contrasts well with the refreshing and mouth-watering ingredients inside it.
What are they? Garlic, bell peppers, cheese, and onion. Add some salt and pepper for flavor, and you’ve got a quick and delicious wrap.
There’s nothing better for a cold evening than a nice warming stew, and it’s also a great way to use your steak leftovers.
Using your beef to make a hearty stew is not only quick, but also very healthy thanks to the countless vegetables included in it!
What are those vegetables? Well, you’ve got carrots, potatoes, celery, and onion.
Add to that some garlic, beef broth for richness, a bit of tomato puree, and some parsley and dill for some flavor – you’ve got a meal packed with goodness!
Stroganoff is a deliciously cream meal to use your leftover beef steak with, and it’s absolutely packed with lots of lovely ingredients. It’s certainly a fully rounded meal!
Your stroganoff will particularly benefit from the mushrooms, which help to make it as creamy and rich as it is. Assorted sauces help that creaminesstoo, such as mustard, creme fraiche, and tomato puree.
Add to that some onions and garlic, herbs for flavor, and smoked paprika for an extra kick of spice – that’s a quick, filling meal!
As you’ve seen, wraps are already a great way to enjoy your leftover steak with some added healthy fillings. However, what if you could make the wrap even healthier?
You can! These wraps use large lettuce as the wrap, rather than bread. That’s a whole lot of green!
Inside the wrap you’ll find plenty of vegetables, such as carrot, green onions, and radishes. On top of that, there are some peanuts for a hint of nuttiness, as well as some rice noodles (see also ‘18 Surprisingly Healthy Rice Noodle Recipes‘) to mix up the texture.
It’s all rounded off with a delicious and healthy sauce dressing, full of flavor!
Chilis are wonderful because they may be packed with loads of ingredients, but they are incredibly quick and easy to throw together at the same time. They’re especially useful for using your leftover steak!
The ingredients in this are immense: all kidneys of peppers, garlic, beef stock, pinto beans and kidney beans. And that’s just naming a few!
This is bursting with flavor, as you can tell, and will also give you a small kick of spiciness with the help of the chili powder.
A perfect breakfast treat, this is a great way to start your day as well as use up your leftover steak. On top of that, it’s a great way to get some vegetables and plenty of protein from the egg.
These are very simple to make, with a handful of easy ingredients. For example, you’ll be enjoying tomato tortillas as the burrito bread, as well as some onion, egg, hot sauce, and sour cream.
It all creates a refreshing and tasty mixture.
This is great for breakfasts, and you can add some toast and eggs to the side for extra flavor.
This is a simple yet delicious blend of leftover steak and potato, accompanied by tasty onions and mushrooms. Of course, you can always add a tomato too, for a burst of juiciness.
Add some salt and pepper for flavor, and this is a quick and easy meal to have.
If you’ve had the steak the night before, this is a brilliant way to reuse it the very next morning!
A burrito bowl is basically everything you’d get in a burrito, just without the burrito wrap itself! As you can guess, they’re packed with goodness and a great way to use up your leftover steak.
This recipe is made up of lots of different bits which will all blend into the perfect bowl that you know and love. The quinoa is especially easy to make, providing a light and almost nutty taste.
After that, you’ve got the Pico de Gallo, a salsa dish full of tomato and lime juice.
Next comes loads of healthy ingredients, like peppers and avocado, and some corn salsa. It all combines to make an easy bowl rich with flavor and goodness!
This is a really rich and creamy way to use your leftover steak, if you’ve got some prime rib (see also ‘13 Delicious Leftover Prime Rib Recipes‘). On top of that, it’s very easy and quick, taking just a short 45 minutes.
Penne pasta (see also ‘26 Amazing Penne Pasta Recipes‘) is used for this recipe, but you can use whichever type of pasta you prefer! Alongside that and the steak, there’s plenty of other ingredients to make this filling and healthy.
For example, there’s onion, tomato, and mushrooms for creaminess. For further creaminess, there’s a cup of heavy cream included too!
Another perfectly healthy way to reuse your leftover steak, this is a rich and juicy meal that’s really easy to make.
Filled with goodness, this includes: peppers, onions, shallots, and garlic, and more. Not to forget the sweet potatoes, to give it a sweet counter to the richness of the steak!
If you want something from across the sea, you’ll love these Vietnamese spring rolls with lemongrass beef. On top of that, they’re incredibly easy to assemble!
The lemongrass beef is created with some lemongrass stalks, as well as a bit of garlic, oil, and oyster sauce. You’ll find that it’s a deliciously refreshing way to change up your steak!
After that, it’s just a case of making the perfectly healthy and herby spring rolls.
This is a beautifully rich and creamy meal, with the delicious alfredo sauce covering tasty noodles and your leftover steak.
On top of that, it’s incredibly simple to make, with just a handful of ingredients!
Some of what you’ll need includes fettuccine pasta (though you can pick whichever type you prefer), cream cheese and parmesan cheese, and some butter and flour.
It’ll all only take you half an hour to make, and the delicious alfredo sauce will become a new favorite for you.
This is a wonderful and fancy-looking meal that’s packed with your favorite Philadelphia cheese steak from earlier. If you’ve never had a crescent braid before, you’re going to be amazed!
You’ll need your leftover steak and some crescent rolls (see also ‘33 Of The Best Crescent Roll Recipes‘), as well as some sweet onion, an egg, and some provolone cheese – among other ingredients. This is going to be a cheesy delight!
Frequently Asked Questions
How Do You Reuse A Tough Steak?
If your leftover steak is tough and overcooked, you can add some water or brother into a pan, then simmer the steak in it for a few minutes.
How Long Does Leftover Cooked Steak Last?
If you refrigerate your cooked steak at 40 degrees fahrenheit or less, then it should keep for 3 to 4 days.
If you’ve got some leftover steak, don’t just waste it! Leftover steak can be turned into a whole load of delicious recipes – pick out your favorites from our article!
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