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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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Triple Pepper Steak SandwichesTaste of Home

Triple Pepper Steak Sandwiches

Substitute: 2 boneless beef top loin steaks, cooked

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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Steak & Blue Cheese PizzaTaste of Home

Steak & Blue Cheese Pizza

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

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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Asian Noodle & Beef SaladTaste of Home

Asian Noodle & Beef Salad

Substitute: 1 beef top sirloin steak, cooked

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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Steak and Fries SaladTaste of Home

Steak and Fries Salad

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

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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Steak & New Potato TossTaste of Home

Steak & New Potato Toss

Substitute: 1 beef top sirloin steak, cooked

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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Sirloin Strips over RiceTaste of Home

Sirloin Strips over Rice

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

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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Tomato Steak SandwichesTaste of Home

Tomato Steak Sandwiches

Substitute: 1 pound beef top sirloin steak, cooked

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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Salsa Steak Garlic ToastsTaste of Home

Salsa Steak Garlic Toasts

Substitute: 1 beef top sirloin steak, cooked

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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Saucy Beef with BroccoliTaste of Home

Saucy Beef with Broccoli

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

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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Garlic & Herb Steak PizzaTaste of Home

Garlic & Herb Steak Pizza

Substitute: 1 beef top sirloin steak, cooked

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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Thai Beef Stir-FryTaste of Home

Thai Beef Stir-Fry

Substitute: 2 pounds boneless beef sirloin steak, cooked

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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Asparagus Beef SauteTaste of Home

Asparagus Beef Saute

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

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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Steak Crostini with Carrot-Horseradish MarmaladeTaste of Home

Steak Crostini with Carrot-Horseradish Marmalade

Substitute: 1 boneless beef top loin steak, cooked

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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Pepper Steak with SquashTaste of Home

Pepper Steak with Squash

Substitute: 1 beef flank steak, cooked

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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Veggie Steak SaladTaste of Home

Veggie Steak Salad

Substitute: 1 beef flank steak, cooked

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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Steak & Mushroom StroganoffTaste of Home

Steak & Mushroom Stroganoff

Substitute: 1 beef top sirloin steak, cooked

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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Pinwheel Steak PotpieTaste of Home

Pinwheel Steak Potpie

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

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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Sesame Beef & Asparagus SaladTaste of Home

Sesame Beef & Asparagus Salad

Substitute: 1 beef top round steak, cooked

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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Mexican Fiesta Steak Stir-FryTaste of Home

Mexican Fiesta Steak Stir-Fry

Substitute: 1 pound boneless beef top loin steak, cooked

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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Beef Orange Stir-FryTaste of Home

Beef Orange Stir-Fry

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

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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Quick Pepper SteakTaste of Home

Quick Pepper Steak

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

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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Strawberry-Blue Cheese Steak SaladTaste of Home

Strawberry-Blue Cheese Steak Salad

Substitute: 1 beef top sirloin steak, cooked

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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