Steak is the ultimate special occasion main dish. Buying top-notch steaks is quite an investment. If you're cooking for two, chances are you'll end up with enough meat for more than one meal. That means leftover steak, and that is a terrible thing to waste. These delicious recipes showcase cooked steak so well, you'll forget you're eating leftovers.
If you're thinking ahead and haven't cooked your steak yet, start with a great recipe. Whether it's grilled, broiled, or seared, a properly cooked steak makes the best leftovers.
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Beef stroganoff doesn't get any easier than this recipe. Instead of browning raw steak, add leftover cooked steak sliced into strips—the whole elegant dish comes together in minutes. Beef stroganoff is a substantial main dish since it's served over noodles—add a fresh salad or a sautéed or roasted vegetable side for a complete meal. Red wine is especially nice paired with this dish.
02 of 07
Transform leftover steak into a new, just-as-special meal. Loaded with leftover cubed steak, veggies, and a creamy sauce, steak pot pies will have you cooking extra steak every time you fire up the grill. Use frozen or refrigerated pie crust to keep the meal super quick and easy.
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Beef with broccoli is a classic Chinese-American dish, and it can be made even quicker with the use of leftover steak. Instead of marinating the steak and stir-frying it, simply add sliced steak to the wok along with the broccoli to heat through. Use the marinade as a sauce to add at the end of the recipe. It'll give a whole new life to your steak dinner.
04 of 07
Leftover steak is an ideal hot sandwich filling. To make Philly cheesesteaks, skip grilling the steaks and cook the peppers and onions on the grill or the stove. Add the sliced steak at the end to warm it through and stuff into sandwich rolls along with melty cheese. Quick, easy, and tasty.Continue to 5 of 7 below.
05 of 07
While corned beef is the meat most people think of when you mention hash, steak is another delicious choice for this brunch classic. Using cooked steak means you can throw it together in the morning, slide it in the oven, and finish getting ready. Crack eggs on top of the baked beef hash in the last few minutes of baking and cook to desired doneness, or serve with a side of eggs.
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For a lighter option, used leftover steak to make a steak salad. Use really nice salad greens for this recipe, and either heat the steak before topping the salad or add it cold. Either way, thinly sliced is best. Toss in other veggies if you have them, like sliced bell pepper, cherry tomatoes, or cucumber.
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Instead of using shaved steak for this stuffed pepper recipe, add thinly sliced cooked steak. Don't bother to brown it—simply add to the cooked mushrooms and onions, and use to stuff the peppers. This is a delicious, self-contained meal that doesn't feel anything like leftovers night.