15 Creative Ways to Use Up Leftover Steak

Tasty ways to transform leftovers

Leftover Steak Pot Pies With Vegetables

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If you've got leftover steak in the fridge, these easy recipes are great ways to transform it into a delicious second-day lunch or dinner. From steak and eggs, to salads, stir-fries, and Stroganoff, we've got the best ideas for what to do with those leftovers.

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    Leftover Steak Pot Pies With Vegetables

    Leftover Steak Pot Pies With Vegetables

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    Loaded with cubed steak, tender vegetables, and a creamy sauce, this beef pot pie recipe will have you cooking extra steak every time you fire up the grill. It's a great way to transform leftover steak into a new meal that feels just-as-special.

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    Easy Steak Fajitas

    Easy Steak Fajitas

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    Mexican-style beef fajitas loaded with peppers, onions, and shredded lettuce make an easy, filling, and nutritious weeknight family meal. If you have leftover steak on hand, toss it in the marinade ingredients, and then pour meat and sauce directly into the pan with vegetables to heat through. Fold everything into warmed flour tortillas, and serve topped with salsa and sour cream.

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    Steak and Potatoes With Fried Eggs

    Steak and Potatoes With Fried Eggs

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    When you crave breakfast for dinner, make this satisfying, South American-style steak and eggs fry-up with easy French-fried potatoes. Re-purpose last night's steak as an easy shortcut, adding them to onions and potatoes. Assemble on the plate atop a bed of fries, lay a fried egg over it all, and dig in.

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    Ultimate Barbecue Pizza

    Ultimate Barbecue Pizza

    Sabrina S. Baksh

    Skip delivery and treat your family to the ultimate stuffed crust barbecue pizza. Use chopped cooked steak to stuff and top a prepared pizza dough crust (swap steak for the pork and brisket in the recipe). It's a high-end topping that tastes delicious with jarred barbecue sauce, smoked sausage, onions, and cheese.

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    Mushroom Steak Marsala

    Mushroom Steak Marsala

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    Enjoy restaurant-style steak Marsala on a weeknight by making the rich, wine-infused mushroom sauce from scratch to dress up last night's leftover meat. Reheat cooked steak gently in the oven on the warm setting, cover with the sauce, and cover a bed of tender cooked egg noodles for a delicious meal.

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    Philly Cheesesteak Sandwiches

    Philly Cheesesteak Sandwiches

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    Leftover steak is an ideal hot sandwich filling. To use it for Philly cheesesteaks, cook the peppers and onions on the grill or stove top, adding the sliced cooked steak only at the end to warm it through. Stuff the fixings into sandwich rolls, season with salt and pepper to taste, and top with melty American cheese. Quick, easy, and tasty.

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    Pho Burritos

    Pho Burritos

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    Give everyday burritos a flavor makeover with this delicious mash-up of Vietnamese and Mexican cuisines. To make these beefy pho burritos (or "pho-ritos"), cut leftover steak very thinly, and warm it gently, for rolling up in extra-large flour tortillas with vegetables, broth, lime juice, sauces, and soft noodles. Serve with extra pho broth for dipping.

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    Chinese Beef With Broccoli Stir-Fry

    Beef With Broccoli Stir-Fry recipe

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    Beef with broccoli is a popular Chinese restaurant dish that is quick and easy to make at home, especially when you use leftover steak. Instead of marinating the meat and stir-frying it, simply add cooked sliced steak to the wok with broccoli to heat through, using the marinade as a flavoring sauce to add near the end of cooking.

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    Loaded Nachos With Diced Steak

    Loaded Nachos With Diced Steak

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    Loaded nachos are a guaranteed crowd-pleaser on game day. Build an awesome nacho platter with chopped cooked steak in place of ground beef, adding it to a pan of refried beans, saucy vegetables, and spices to heat through. Pile the mixture atop tortilla chips in a casserole dish, layer on cheese, tomatoes, green onions, and jalapenos, and bake until cheese is melted and bubbling.

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    Quick and Easy Beef Stroganoff With Noodles

    Quick and Easy Beef Stroganoff With Noodles

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    Beef Stroganoff is an elegant, substantial main dish, and it doesn't get any easier than this version. Instead of browning raw steak, add leftover cooked steak sliced into strips, for an entree that comes together in minutes. Serve over hot cooked egg noodles, with a simple green salad on the side, for a complete meal.

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    Steak and Cheese Stuffed Peppers

    Steak and Cheese Stuffed Peppers

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    Instead of browning shaved steak for this classic Italian-American stuffed peppers recipe, add thinly-sliced cooked steak to the cooked mushrooms and onion mixture. Use this to stuff bell peppers, for an easy, cheesy, gluten-free family meal.

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    Steak Salad

    Steak Salad

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    Give a steak dinner a whole new life by using leftover meat in a healthy main dish salad for two. Use really nice salad greens for this recipe, and either warm the thinly-sliced steak before topping the salad, or add it cold. Feel free to add any fresh seasonal vegetables you have on hand, such as cherry tomatoes, sliced bell pepper, or cucumber. A few blue cheese crumbles would be nice, too.

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    Steak Tacos

    Steak Tacos

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    A tangy, spicy, Mexican-style marinade creates a winning sauce for tender sliced steak in this weeknight taco recipe. They are ready in minutes when you start with cooked steak, and can be tweaked to taste with your favorite toppings. Makes a great school lunch idea for kids.

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    Plantain and Steak Tostones

    Plantain and Steak Tostones

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    Tostones are fried green plantains (a starchy variety of banana) that make a unique and tasty alternative to bread. Create a satisfying hot sandwich by layering cooked steak atop tostones spread with creamy ketchup-mayo sauce (mix the pepper and cumin from the ingredient list into the spread). Top with cheese, lettuce, and tomato.

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    Sweet and Sour Steak Stir-Fry

    Sweet and Sour Steak Stir-Fry

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    Easy stir-fries are a budget-friendly alternative to takeout. This one tastes absolutely delicious, with tender vegetables, hearty steak, and a mouth-watering sweet and sour sauce. The dish cooks quickly, so make sure you chop all the veggies ahead of time.