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23 Easy Leftover Steak Recipes

Searching for leftover steak recipes to create another delicious meal?

From quesadillas to pot pie, these are some of the best ways to use leftover steak.

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Best Ways to Use Leftover Steak

There’s nothing like an ultra-tender and juicy piece of steak for dinner. Paired with hearty sides or a nice glass of wine, it’s the ultimate feast.

So why not transform your leftovers into a delicious new meal?

These leftover steak recipes will breathe new life into yesterday’s dinner and create entirely new and exciting dishes!

Top tip: read my post on how to tenderize steak so it starts off perfectly. That way, it’ll reheat better and stay juicy.

1. Leftover Steak Quesadillas 

Don’t settle for reheating last night’s steak dinner. Make steak quesadillas instead! 

Juicy steak, savory guacamole, and melted cheese are stuffed in a soft and sweet tortilla. Move over, Taco Bell! The combo of colors and flavors is out of this world. 

Super hearty and drool-worthy, this steak quesadilla is the breakfast of champions. But don’t worry, you need not be a black-belter in cooking to nail this recipe.

All you need is to chop the steak into small chunks. For maximum flavor, brown it in olive oil, garlic, and chili powder.

Then it’s just a matter of filling the tortilla with the ingredients.

2. Leftover Steak Cacciatore

Leftover steak will mostly be dried up the next day, so it can benefit a lot from a simple sauce.

Why not slice up some onions and tomatoes and make a nice cacciatore sauce?

I know what you’re thinking: cacciatore is usually associated with chicken. While that’s true, who says you can’t use a different protein? 

Tender beef in a tomato, onion, and bell pepper sauce sounds awesome to me! This recipe also uses zucchini for that added crunch and color. Yum!

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3. Leftover Steak Hash

You’ll be surprised at how some leftover steak for one can turn into a feast for four!

Whether it’s mashed, roasted, or baked, potatoes always pair well with steak.

In this recipe, you’ll make crisp on the outside, soft and fluffy on the inside hash browns to go alongside your steak.

Cooked in garlic, pepper flakes, rosemary, and parsley, this hash is a feast for the senses.

Not only is this insanely tasty and hearty, but it’s also super easy to make. It’s versatile and customizable, and it doesn’t require exact measurements.

Just cook however little or many potatoes you need!

4. Leftover Steak Enchiladas

How do steak enchiladas for breakfast sound? Um… only legendary!

Soft and sweet tortillas are filled with steak, corn, black beans, onions, chili peppers, cheese, and enchilada sauce.

They’re topped with even more cheese and enchilada sauce, and baked until the cheese is golden and bubbly.

Just talking about how to make it already makes me hungry.

These enchiladas are already lip-smacking as it is, but you can take things up a notch by adding sour cream and guacamole.

That’s what I call the ultimate Taco Tuesday treat!

5. Leftover Steak Soup

Thick, creamy, and brimming with flavor is what this soup is all about.

Turn your hunk of steak into a steaming bowl of soup. Thick broth swimming with steak, mushrooms, and a dollop of sour cream is just what the doctor ordered.

This soup is the absolute definition of comfort. Once you’ve tried it, you’ll want to have leftover steak on purpose! 

It’s so rich and savory that one serving won’t be enough. It’s the perfect way to warm up your body and soothe your soul. 

6. Leftover Steak Sandwich

Leftover steak, onions, garlic, and mushrooms are cooked in butter, whipping cream, ketchup, and mustard.

Sounds amazing, doesn’t it? But this dish doesn’t end there.

That umami-rich combination is then turned into a sandwich filling, along with cheese, green pepper, and steak gravy. 

I bet you won’t even notice this sandwich was made from yesterday’s dinner. It’s so incredibly heavenly, you’ll think it came straight out of a restaurant!

Plus, did you realize how easy it is to make? Just a bit of sauteing and stirring, and you’re done!

7. Leftover Steak Pasta

Firm and chewy rigatoni is coated in a sweet and savory sauce and loaded with leftover steak and cheese. Mmm. I’ll have two servings, please.

This pasta has such a ridiculously delicious sauce! The leftover steak bone is added to the sauce as it simmers, giving it sooo much flavor.

The sweet mushrooms, pungent garlic, and earthy mushrooms also make it extra tasty.

To top it off, the pasta is loaded with cheese, adding a rich and salty contrast to the sweet sauce.

8. Leftover Steak Pot Pie

Tender steak, peas, carrots, parsley, and a thick, buttery broth are encased in a crisp and flaky crust. This steak pot pie is the stuff of dreams.

Beef and vegetables create a wonderful explosion of flavors and textures. The color contrast looks so appetizing. That golden crust adds a rustic look to boot! 

It also couldn’t be easier to make. With a simple roux made from butter and flour, you can easily make a thick broth oozing with flavor.

For the crust, just rely on store-bought pie pastry! 

9. Leftover Steak Tacos

With these super affordable and flavorful tacos, you’ll never order in again.

Sizzling steak, queso fresco, pico de gallo, avocado, guacamole, and sour cream are wrapped in a sweet and tender tortilla.

How can one say no? It’s all the Mexican flavors, textures, and colors we love in one dish.

Steak tacos are also a breeze to make! Just pile the ingredients onto the tortilla, fold it in half, and bam, you’re done.

10. Philly Cheese Steak Pizza

Philly cheesesteak and pizza in one bite? This recipe makes that dream a reality.

Crisp and tender crust is overloaded with garlic white sauce, mushrooms, onions, peppers, steak, and cheese. Just saying that made me drool.

This pizza proves that everything is better homemade. 

It’s beefy, cheesy, garlicky, and downright delicious. It’s all your favorite pizza flavors combined. Big pizza chains are no match for this colorful and flavorful treat. 

11. Leftover Steak Fried Rice

Repurpose your leftover steak and make the ultimate hearty breakfast. 

Fried rice is made with eggs, zucchini, mushrooms, garlic, peas, and steak.

Flavored with savory soy sauce and sweet sesame oil, this steak fried rice is impossible to resist. 

The combination of flavors and colors is to die for! It’s so good, even low-carb dieters won’t be able to say no.

The best part? This fried rice is a breeze to cook. As long as you have a big wok or pan, you’re all set! 

12. Beef and Broccoli

Give your dinner an Asian flair with this sweet and savory beef and broccoli. 

Crisp and tender broccoli florets are mixed with juicy steak slices and cooked in a sweet ginger soy sauce. This dish is hearty, healthy, and yummy. 

Pair it with a steaming bowl of white rice for the most satisfying meal.

Don’t be afraid to experiment with something new! This dish is a cinch to make. It’s ready in just 25 minutes!

13. Philly Cheese Steak Wraps

Looking for a keto-friendly and low-carb way to enjoy your leftover steak? These Philly cheesesteak wraps are the winner.

Steak, bell peppers, mushrooms, onions, and Provolone cheese are stuffed in low-carb wraps. It’s a feast for the eyes and the mouth!

What makes these wraps extra special is a simple low-carb wrap made from pork rinds, baking soda, cream cheese, and eggs. 

What are pork rinds? They’re dried, fried pig skins with the best crunchy texture. And they keep this carb-free.

Ready in just 15 minutes, these cheesy and beefy wraps couldn’t be easier to prepare.

14. Beef Stroganoff

Beef Stroganoff is a classic Russian dish loved all over the world. 

Whenever I have leftover steak, I make sure to make beef stroganoff. It’s the best way to repurpose steak!

Steak and mushrooms are swimming in a rich and creamy sauce. How can anyone say no to that?

The sauce of the stroganoff itself is so good, I can eat it with a spoon! But it’s also perfect on a bed of rice or fettuccine.

15. Leftover Steak Salad

Salad, anyone? It’s not the most exciting dish, I know. But with a bit of steak, you can make this boring appetizer taste 100 times better!

Make it with your favorite leafy greens, sliced onion, cubed potatoes, celery, pickled cucumber, sun-dried tomatoes, parmesan cheese, and steak. 

Imagine the different textures and flavors all those elements bring to this dish! Not so boring, is it? 

It doesn’t end there. A salad isn’t complete without a dressing!

Made from red wine vinegar, Dijon mustard, olive oil, mayonnaise, sugar, herbs, and spices, it has all the flavors you want in a dressing.

16. Leftover Steak and Lettuce Roll-ups

Just because you’re on a diet doesn’t mean you can’t have a feast! These steak and lettuce roll-ups are rich, hearty, and guilt-free.

Flank steak, rice, carrots, and cucumber slices lay on a bed of crisp lettuce, drizzled with a sweet glaze.

These wraps are so good, you won’t even notice they’re good for you.

The secret to these wraps is the special sauce.

Made from hoisin sauce, rice vinegar, soy sauce, sesame oil, and minced garlic, it has the most interesting combination of flavors one could ever ask for. 

17. Leftover Steak Stew Recipe

Elevate your favorite stew to a whole new level of deliciousness. If you think you already have the best stew recipe, wait until you try this one.

Carrots, onions, potatoes, celery, and steak fill a thick, savory broth. One spoonful of this stew will bring you comfort.

18. Steak and Egg Breakfast Burritos

Steak and eggs always make a great pair. Together with mushrooms and tortilla bread, they create a hearty and satisfying breakfast.

Start your day with a bang! These breakfast burritos are fully loaded with meat, veggies, and protein.

Tying all the components together is a sweet and smoky barbecue sauce.

I suggest you double the recipe because this dish will disappear in a snap.

19. Leftover Steak and Quinoa Bowl

Here’s another healthy treat for you. Steak, quinoa, and chard are mixed in a rich and tangy dressing.

This dish may be light, but it is definitely not lacking in flavor.

What’s great about these Buddha bowls is that you can add any ingredient you want! Use whatever’s in your fridge, and you’ll be fine.

As long as you have the key elements: the steak, the quinoa, and the tahini dressing, you’re good to go.

20. Steak Chili

Chili is already a delicious comfort food as it is. But add a few pieces of steak in there, and you’ll get something even more spectacular.

What better way is there to ease your sorrows than with a bowl of hot chili that’s loaded with tender steak?

This chili is so comforting, there’s no problem it can’t fix.

21. Leftover Steak and Potato Breakfast

Steak and potatoes are a match made in heaven. This dish is proof.

Crisp and fluffy potatoes, earthy mushrooms, sweet onions, tomatoes, and tender steak are seasoned with salt and pepper. It’s simple, yet it sure hits the spot.

It’s a complete meal by itself, but it’s also fantastic with toast and eggs. Breakfast has never been this good.

22. Grilled-Beef Summer Rolls

Steak and vegetables are wrapped in melt-in-your-mouth rice wrappers. Give your steak a Vietnamese flair with these scrumptious summer rolls.

Steak, carrots, cucumber, and vermicelli noodles create such a wonderful symphony of flavors and textures.

They’re already tasty as-is, but wait until you try the sauce.

Made from fish sauce, lime juice, sugar, garlic, and Sriracha, this sauce has the perfect balance of sweet, salty, tart, and spicy!

23. Prime Rib Pasta

Earthy mushrooms, fatty beef, and savory au jus make up this irresistible pasta sauce.

Served over firm and chewy penne, this is a hearty and heavenly dinner the whole family will enjoy.

Best of all, this pasta comes together in just 20 minutes, so you can make it even on busy weeknights!

23 Easy Ways to Use Leftover Steak

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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

2 thoughts on “23 Easy Leftover Steak Recipes”

  1. Thank you for the ideas for leftover steak. We grilled ribeyes from Costco and they were huge, so I found your site and made the stir-fry broccoli and rice. Yes it was amazing. We used amino acid in place of soy sauce (health reasons). Very good we still have more steak sooooo. Back to your ideas. Will let you know.

    • Hi Millicent, I’m so glad you found the leftover steak ideas and liked the stir-fry! It’s always great when food doesn’t go to waste. And those Costco ribeyes are HUGE!!


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