20 Ways to Use Up Leftover Steak

Repurpose last night's dinner into one of these amazing leftover steak recipes. Find everything from sandwiches to sautees and stir frys.

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Saucy Beef with Broccoli

Start with 1/2 pound of precooked sirloin steak

This tantalizing garlic and ginger sauce tastes amazing on just about any protein, but it’s especially great on steak. Bulk up the stir fry by adding sliced mushrooms and snow peas, or serve the steak and broccoli over brown rice.

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Quick Pepper Steak

Start with 1-1/2 pounds of precooked sirloin steak

When you’re in need of a speedy skillet supper, this pepper steak will come to the rescue. The tender steak is slightly sweet, with a hint of brown sugar and molasses.

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Steak & Mushroom Stroganoff

Start with 1-1/2 pounds of precooked sirloin steak

This homey recipe of steak and egg noodles in a creamy sauce is the comfort food that’ll remind you of grandma. Using precooked steak makes even quicker work of this recipe. And don’t skip the dill! It add freshness to this cozy dish.

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Triple Pepper Steak Sandwiches

Start with 1 pound of precooked top loin steak

You can make it from scratch, but this fork-and-knife sandwich also works well with leftover fajita meat and peppers, grilled steak or even chicken. The chipotle cream sauce can be made up to three days ahead of time.

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Asian Noodle & Beef Salad

Start with 1 pound of precooked sirloin steak

Crunchy, tangy and light, this delicious pasta salad is made into a meal with the addition of leftover steak. It adds heartiness and works well with the fresh veggies. If you have fresh herbs, like basil or cilantro, add them to the mix.

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Steak and Fries Salad

Start with 1/2 pound of precooked sirloin steak

Inspired by a popular dish at restaurants in central Pennsylvania, this robust recipe isn’t your average salad. The leftover steak and french fries are sure to keep you full for hours. If you’re not in the mood to make a dressing, prepared sweet-and-sour dressing is good on this salad, too.

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Salsa Steak Garlic Toasts

Start with 1 pound of precooked sirloin steak

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

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Steak & New Potato Toss

Start with 1-1/4 pounds of precooked sirloin steak

Get dinner on the table in less than 45 minutes with this flavor-packed dish. The apple cider vinegar and mustard dressing adds a pop of sourness and brightness to this meaty meal.

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Sirloin Strips over Rice

Start with 1-1/2 pounds of precooked sirloin steak

Halfway between a stir fry and a beef roast is this quick leftover steak and peppers dish. We like serving it over rice, but egg noodles would be just as delicious.

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Tomato Steak Sandwiches

Start with 1 pound of precooked sirloin steak

These open-faced sandwiches are perfect when you don’t have much in the refrigerator. Sauteed onions and mushrooms make a wonderful addition, if you have them on hand.

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Garlic & Herb Steak Pizza

Start with 1 pound of precooked top sirloin steak

This pizza with leftover steak and veggies is for folks who like their pie with everything on top. And since it’s ready in 30 minutes, it’s perfect for busy weeknights.

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Thai Beef Stir-Fry

Start with 2 pounds of precooked boneless sirloin steak

A distinctive peanut sauce complements this colorful combination of tender sirloin strips, cauliflower, carrots, broccoli and mushrooms. Dish it up over spaghetti or fried noodles.

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Asparagus Beef Saute

Start with 1 pound of precooked beef tenderloin or top sirloin steak

In our opinion, nothing goes better with steak than mushrooms and asparagus, and this saute proves it.

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Start with 12 ounces of precooked top loin steak

For an easy make-ahead appetizer, look no further than these crostini. Simply prep everything before your event, including the cooked steak, then layer up the crostini right before party time. They offer a ton of flavor without all the work!

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Pepper Steak with Squash

Start with 1 precooked beef flank steak

Serve this colorful stir-fry with savory strips of flank steak and plenty of veggies over rice for a supper that’s on the table in less than half an hour. You can bump up the flavor by adding chili paste, sesame oil, ginger or all three to this stir fry.

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Veggie Steak Salad

Start with 1 pound of precooked flank steak

This salad makes the most of fresh summer produce, and that leftover steak you have in the fridge! It’s easy and quick to prepare, tastes delicious and is a healthy dinner all on one plate.

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Pinwheel Steak Potpie

Start with 1-1/4 pounds of precooked sirloin steak

On cool nights, nothing hits the spot like a steaming potpie. This semihomemade version uses precooked steak, frozen veggies, jarred gravy and crescent rolls for a satisfying meal that doesn’t require much effort.

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Steak & Blue Cheese Pizza

Start with 1/2 pound of precooked sirloin steak

Get all the flavors of the best steak dinner with this irresistible pizza. The rich blue cheese cream isn’t your typical red sauce, but it really makes a difference. If you have some extra time, caramelize the onion for extra flavor.

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Beef Orange Stir-Fry

Start with 1/2 pound of precooked sirloin steak

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.

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Strawberry-Blue Cheese Steak Salad

Start with 1 beef top sirloin steak, cooked

A mix of sweet, savory and salty come together in perfect harmony in this packed main dish salad. Make sure you toast those walnuts—they really take this salad to the next level.

Katie Bandurski
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