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22 Ways to Use Up Leftover Steak

Repurpose last night's steak into one of these amazing dishes.

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Substitute: 2 boneless beef top loin steaks, cooked

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Triple Pepper Steak Sandwiches

Make parts of this recipe ahead of time and you can assemble the sandwich quickly for a weeknight meal. This fork-and-knife sandwich works very well with leftover fajita meat and peppers, or as a way to use leftover grilled steak or chicken. The chipotle cream sauce can be made up to three days in advance.—Robert Taylor, Shawnee, Kansas

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Substitute: 1/2 pound beef top sirloin steak, cooked

Steak & Blue Cheese Pizza

When I have a little extra time to play with, I caramelize the onion in this recipe to add a different flavor. —Kadija Bridgewater, Deerfield Beach, Florida

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Substitute: 1 beef top sirloin steak, cooked

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Asian Noodle & Beef Salad

My Asian-inspired pasta salad is crunchy, tangy and light. If you have fresh herbs, like basil or cilantro, on hand, add them to the mix. —Kelsey Casselbury, Odenton, Maryland

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Substitute: 1/2 pound beef top sirloin steak, cooked

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Steak and Fries Salad

This is a very popular dish at restaurants in central Pennsylvania. Prepared sweet-and-sour dressing is good on this salad, too. —Nancy Collins, Clearfield, Pennsylvania

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Substitute: 1 beef top sirloin steak, cooked

Steak & New Potato Toss

I usually use leftover barbecued steak to make this fabulous main dish salad. It’s pretty, too, with the red pepper, green broccoli and white potatoes. —Deyanne Davies, Rossland, British Columbia

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Substitute: 1-1/2 pounds beef top sirloin steak, cooked

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Sirloin Strips over Rice

I found this recipe in a movie magazine some 20 years ago. It was the favorite of some male star, but I don’t remember which one. Its great flavor and the fact that leftovers just get better have made it a family favorite! —Karen Dunn, Kansas City, Missouri

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Substitute: 1 pound beef top sirloin steak, cooked

Tomato Steak Sandwiches

My husband and I came up with these open-faced sandwiches when we didn’t have much in the refrigerator. They’ve been a favorite ever since, particularly when we need a quick dinner. You can easily double the recipe when company drops by. —Tessa Edwards, Provo, Utah

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Substitute: 1 beef top sirloin steak, cooked

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Salsa Steak Garlic Toasts

These open-faced steak sandwiches play up the popular combo of steak and garlic bread. The salsa, sour cream and garnish elevate it into quick, satisfying meal. Substitute chopped green onions or chives for the cilantro if desired. —Arlene Erlbach, Morton Grove, Illinois

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Substitute: 1/2 pound beef top sirloin steak, cooked

Saucy Beef with Broccoli

When I’m looking for a fast entree, I turn to this beef and broccoli stir-fry. It features a tantalizing sauce made with garlic and ginger. —Rosa Evans, Odessa, Missouri

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Substitute: 1 beef top sirloin steak, cooked

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Garlic & Herb Steak Pizza

We crave pizza that’s super fast, cheesy and original. This one with steak and veggies is for folks who like their pie with everything on top. —Jade Fears, Grand Ridge, Florida

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Substitute: 2 pounds boneless beef sirloin steak, cooked

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Thai Beef Stir-Fry

A distinctive peanut sauce complements this colorful combination of tender sirloin strips, cauliflower, carrots, broccoli and mushrooms. I like to dish it up over spaghetti, but you could use fried noodles instead. —Janice Fehr, Austin, Manitoba

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Substitute: 1 pound beef tenderloin or top sirloin steak, cooked

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Asparagus Beef Saute

I love filet mignon but not its price, so I came up with a recipe for more affordable beef tenderloin tail. Now I cook it once a week, plus my husband loves taking the leftovers to work. —Linda Flynn, Ellicott City, Maryland

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Substitute: 1 boneless beef top loin steak, cooked

Steak Crostini with Carrot-Horseradish Marmalade

I’ve been making little tweaks to this family favorite for years. Prep everything ahead, then layer up the crostini right before party time. —Greg Fontenot, The Woodlands, Texas

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Substitute: 1 beef flank steak, cooked

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Pepper Steak with Squash

Serve this colorful stir-fry with savory strips of flank steak and plenty of veggies over rice for a satisfying supper that’s on the table in less than half an hour. —Gayle Lewis, Yucaipa, California

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Substitute: 1 beef flank steak, cooked

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Veggie Steak Salad

This salad just explodes with flavors. It’s easy and quick to prepare, tastes delicious, and is a healthy dinner all on one plate. —Tiffany Martinez, Aliso Viejo, California

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Substitute: 1 beef top sirloin steak, cooked

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Steak & Mushroom Stroganoff

This homey recipe of steak and egg noodles in a creamy sauce is just like what we had at my gran’s house when we’d visit. It’s one of my favorite “memory meals,” as I call them. —Janelle Shank, Omaha, Nebraska

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Substitute: 1-1/4 pounds beef top sirloin steak, cooked

Pinwheel Steak Potpie

On cool nights, nothing hits the spot like a steaming homemade potpie—especially one you can get on the table fast. The pinwheel crust on top has become my signature. —Kristin Shaw, Castleton, New York

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Substitute: 1 beef top round steak, cooked

Sesame Beef & Asparagus Salad

Cooking is one of my favorite hobbies—especially when it comes to experimenting with fresh ingredients like these. This meaty salad is wonderful at the start of asparagus season. —Tamara Steeb, Issaquah, Washington

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Substitute: 1 pound boneless beef top loin steak, cooked

Mexican Fiesta Steak Stir-Fry

The best part of throwing a weeknight party is being able to enjoy time with family. With this flavorful stir-fry on the menu, you’ll be out of the kitchen with time to spare! —Patricia Swart, Galloway, New Jersey

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Substitute: 1/2 pound boneless beef sirloin steak, cooked

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Beef Orange Stir-Fry

This dinner for two is loaded with lots of flavor and color. Red pepper flakes add a little kick to the orange beef sauce, and the tender veggies add a pop of color. — Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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Substitute: 1-1/2 pounds beef top sirloin steak, cooked

Quick Pepper Steak

When I need a speedy skillet supper, this pepper steak comes to my rescue. The tender meat is slightly sweet, with a hint of brown sugar and molasses. —Monica Williams, Burleson, Texas

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Substitute: 1 beef top sirloin steak, cooked

Strawberry-Blue Cheese Steak Salad

At lunch one day, a friend told me about a steak salad she’d had at a party. It sounded so fantastic I had to try it for myself. My family would eat it nonstop if we could. Can’t seem to get enough of that tangy dressing! —Alma Winberry, Great Falls, Montana

Katie Bandurski
Katie is an Associate Editor for Taste of Home, specializing in writing and email newsletters. When she’s out of the office, you’ll find her exploring Wisconsin, trying out new vegetarian recipes and combing through antique shops.

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