Figuring out exactly how much food to cook to make sure that you don’t have any leftovers can be tricky.
We often end up cooking too much food and not knowing what to do with the rest. You don’t want to waste it, but finding the right recipe to make a lovely meal out of it the next day isn’t always easy.
If you like cooking steak but always end up with lots of meat leftover, then we have the perfect solution for you. We have put together a list of 35 of the best recipes for leftover steak to help you try out some new and exciting ways to use up your leftovers.
There are lots of different recipes to choose from. Whether you are looking for something quick and easy, something a bit fancy for a date night, or a crowd pleaser for your friends and family- you are certain to find a recipe that you love on this list. So keep reading to find your next leftover steak meal.
These nachos are quick and easy to make and are a perfect meal for a movie night or game day with your friends or family. The nachos are cooked on a sheet pan instead of in a deep dish, which means the toppings are equally spread out over all of the tortilla chips.
This recipe is an ideal way to use up leftover steak, but you can also customize the toppings to suit whatever else you have in the cupboards or fridge that needs using up.
This steak fried rice is an easy recipe to cook to feed the family on a busy weeknight whilst using up the leftover steak from the night before.
The ingredients list for this meal is quite simple but the result is an incredibly tasty meal bursting with fresh flavors. All you need is steak, lime, avocado, feta cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, chimichurri sauce, and some soft flour tortilla wraps.
You can use store-bought chimichurri if you want to save yourself a bit of time and effort, but this recipe gives you a link to another recipe to make a quick chimichurri sauce from scratch which will add a lot of flavor to the dish and reduce the number of additives and preservatives you are consuming.
In this delicious recipe, the steak is flavored with cumin, paprika, garlic, brown sugar, lime juice, and chipotle.
Remember that the thinner you slice your steak the more tender and less chewy it will be. If you want your quesadillas to be extra crispy then you can preheat the tray before you put them on it and put it in the oven.
This is a quick and easy meal that is perfect for a summer evening. The creamy blue cheese pairs perfectly with the steak. The mushrooms and red onions add extra flavors, textures, and nutrients. The whole thing is finished off with arugula which gives the flatbread a lovely vibrant color and fresh taste.
These tacos are packed with flavors of garlic, cilantro, cumin, oregano, jalapenos, and fresh lemon, lime, and orange juice. They are served with a pineapple and mango salsa and indulgent avocado crema.
The delicious meat and toppings are served in a corn tortilla rather than a flour tortilla. You can adjust the spiciness of this recipe by adding more or fewer jalapeno peppers depending on your own personal preference.
You can even add fresh chilies, chili flakes, chili powder or chipotle into the recipe if you like your tacos spicy.
These lettuce wraps are Keto friendly so are a great meal to make if you have friends coming over that stick to a keto diet. They are also great for parties as you don’t even need a plate- you just load up the lettuce leaf with the tasty filling and eat it with your hands.
They can also be prepared in advance which is perfect if you have company. One of the best things about this recipe is the pickled carrots- once you have tried pickled carrots you will be putting them on everything! You can use whatever toppings you prefer on these lettuce wraps, there is plenty of room for experimentation in this recipe.
These easy cheesesteak sandwiches are made with ribeye steak, melty cheese, mushrooms, green peppers, and onions.
All of these delicious ingredients are piled into a toasted hoagie roll to make the perfect sandwich. They are hearty and comforting but really simple to make, so this is definitely a recipe you will come back to time and time again.
People often choose to use chicken for fajitas, but steak is just as good and makes a nice change.
Loaded fries are the ultimate weekend food. Whether you are watching movies, sports, or just chatting with your friends, sharing a big bowl of loaded fries will definitely improve your evening. In this recipe, the fries are loaded with steak, fresh tomatoes, ranch dressing, and plenty of cheese.
You can add extra toppings if you want to, like avocados, bacon, pickles, or soured cream.
If you want this recipe to be as healthy as possible then use fewer fries and more fresh tomatoes, vegetables (like peppers or onions), and steak. You can also reduce the amount of cheese in the recipe if you want it to have a lower fat content.
This recipe is designed to use up steak meat that has already been cooked, without making it too chewy or tough. It is a simple recipe that is ready in less than half an hour so is ideal for a busy day when you need a quick meal when you get home from work.
The sauce is creamy and tangy, flavored with beef stock, garlic, onion, and soured cream.
Some versions of beef stroganoff include mushrooms, so you can add them in and saute them at the same time that you cook the garlic and the onion.
Greek salad is packed with fresh, lifting flavors which go perfectly with a rich, meaty steak. The meat is marinated in classic greek flavors of garlic and oregano, with red wine vinegar and Worcestershire sauce for a touch of sourness.
The salty, creamy feta cheese is also marinated to take on the delicious flavors of olive oil, oregano, and chili.
The salad is made up of the classic Greek components of red onion, cucumber, kalamata olives, tomatoes, lettuce, capers, and parsley. The steak, the cheese, and the salad all come together to create the perfect mouthful with an incredible taste.
You can serve this salad as a meal with crusty bread, or as an accompaniment to a BBQ or a summer dinner party.
13. Thai Steak Salad
This is another great example of a steak salad that isn’t boring, this time drawing on Asian flavors to create a delicious meal.
This simple pasta dish of olives, cherry tomatoes, and capers is elevated with the addition of a juicy ribeye steak. If you cook the steak medium to medium rare then the marbled fat will melt into the meat to add extra flavor and tenderness.
The capers and kalamata olives are salty which contrasts with the sweet cherry tomatoes and punchy garlic.
The whole meal is finished off with a generous amount of grated parmesan cheese. This recipe is simple to make and doesn’t take very long, but it feels like you are eating something special that you could order at a restaurant.
This soup is the ultimate nourishing comfort food, packed with rich beef flavors, healthy vegetables, and barley.
If you use a beef bone broth for the base of the soup it will make it even healthier, as bone broth contains lots of important nutrients. Onion and garlic form the beginnings of the soup flavorings, as with many great soups, and then you add carrots, parsnips, leeks, celery, tomatoes, and mushrooms.
Basil, bay leaves, and rosemary are all included, along with tomato paste, horseradish, red wine, and red wine vinegar. Whether you have a prime rib or any other cut of beef leftover, you chop it up and add it to the soup along with the barley.
Soba noodles are thicker than other noodles and soak up the Japanese soba sauce that is served with the steak and vegetables. The whole meal can be ready in only 15 minutes.
This delicious soup is easy to make and bursts with intense Asian flavors that will satisfy any cravings that you have. The vegetables, noodles, and strips of steak sit in a steamy bowl of fragrant broth flavored with ginger and soy.
The chili sauce gives the soup a touch of warmth and you add more or less depending on how much of a kick you want. This recipe uses carrots, cabbage, and red pepper, but you can use whichever vegetables you enjoy the most.
Broccoli and baby sweetcorn also go really well in this recipe. If you want to make this soup a bit fancier, then garnish it with a boiled egg sliced in half.
This pasta dish is a big bowl of comfort which is ready in less than 30 minutes and made all in one pot for convenience. This makes it the ultimate weeknight meal for when you come home from a bad day and just want to be cheered up by meat, cheese, and carbs!
This recipe uses provolone cheese, green peppers, mushrooms, and onions along with the steak and the pasta to create a delicious and satisfying meal that the whole family will love.
You can use whichever cut of steak you have leftover, but ribeye works well because the fat marbling makes the meat tender and soft.
This could be an appetizer or a main course depending on the portion size. The roasted tomato and onion jam perfectly brings the steak and blue cheese flavors together.
Steak and Eggs are a classic breakfast combination and this recipe for steak and eggs hash is the perfect way to enjoy them. It is packed with nutritious vegetables like onions, mushrooms, peppers, potatoes, and sweet cherry tomatoes.
The meat and the vegetables are flavored simply with parsley and oregano, and the eggs are cooked so that the yolks are still runny.
As you cut into the hash, the egg yolk spills out over the meat and vegetables like a delicious golden sauce. Breakfast doesn’t get much better than this!
21. Steak Carbonara
This is a perfect recipe to cook for date night. The classic carbonara is given a new twist with the addition of perfectly cooked steak, giving you a restaurant-quality meal in under 30 minutes.
The rich, creamy sauce pairs really well with the charred, meaty flavors and the whole thing just oozes indulgence and splendor despite the fact that the ingredients are fairly simple and inexpensive.
This recipe is tasty and very healthy and will leave you feeling very nourished.
One of the easiest things to do with leftover steak is put it in a salad, but that can be quite boring.
This recipe provides an exciting and flavorsome recipe for a steak salad, inspired by Mexican cuisine. Crispy baked tortilla wrap strips make up the base of the salad, topped with lettuce, cherry tomatoes, shallots, and sweetcorn.
This recipe uses rump steak, but you can use whatever kind of steak you have. You can cook it however you prefer, but rare or medium rare would provide a lovely texture and flavor that will definitely compliment the salad.
The last step is to dress the salad in a mixture of chipotle paste, honey, oregano, red wine vinegar, vegetable, salt, and pepper. This dressing brings all the flavors together and is lovely with the rich flavors of the meat.
The peanut sauce is what makes this recipe really special, bringing together the flavors of the steak and the vegetables.
25. Steak Sandwich
A steak sandwich might seem like a standard meal and one you might not consider making, but with this recipe, it is not just a sandwich but a culinary delight. Tender slices of beef are layered with caramelized onions, garlic aioli, mustard, lettuce, and tomato.
This recipe recommends using bavette steak as it is tender and will fall apart in your mouth- you won’t be serving up chewy steak sandwiches that make your jaw ache if you use this recipe!
You can use whatever kind of bread you fancy- ciabatta, sourdough, soft rolls, brioche rolls- but this recipe uses toasted Turkish bread. You don’t have to add the caramelized onions if you want a more simple sandwich, but they really do take the flavor of this meal to the next level.
There are a few Philly cheesesteak recipes on this list, but this one is low carb and would be a great option for a healthy dinner party.
These easy steak crostini are the ideal appetizer as they are simple but flavorsome. If you pass these around at a party or add them to your buffet table they will be eaten up in no time!
The steak is flavored with herbs and sat on a dollop of horseradish that is spread over the crostini. Once all of the crostini have been prepared, drizzle them with balsamic vinegar for a delicious taste and an appetizing appearance.
If you want to use up your leftover steak for breakfast instead of dinner then this recipe could be perfect for you.
The trick to this recipe is giving the steak, red onion, and tomatoes plenty of time to marinate in the basil vinaigrette, as this will maximize the flavors. Caprese salad is a lovely meal in itself, especially if you use heirloom tomatoes, but adding the steak and red onion makes it even more delicious and satisfying.
The creamy mozzarella is a lovely mild element to the dish that is not overpowered by the other flavors.
Pasta salad is the perfect recipe to make for a weeknight dinner on a warm summer day, or for a BBQ or summer garden party. This pasta salad takes inspiration from greek flavors and is loaded with a tender, juicy steak.
The fresh ingredients like minced garlic, basil, parsley, and feta cheese create intense flavors that really complement the steak.
The black olives and sundried tomato pesto bring a real taste of the Mediterranean to the meal, which is healthy yet filling and will be a big hit with your guests.
31. Steak Chili
Chili Con Carne is traditionally made with minced beef, but you can also make it with steak. The meat is slow-cooked to make it soft and tender, and it takes on the rich, warm flavors of the chili.
This recipe uses bone broth for extra flavor and nutrients, as well as onion, celery, fresh tomatoes, beans, tomato paste, and even some honey. The tomato paste is caramelized and deglazed with the bone broth to add an extra depth of flavor.
Steak and mushrooms are a classic combination that this recipe really makes use of.
It is designed to use up leftover steak, and also includes asparagus for a pop of green color and an incredible taste. The pizza is flavored with garlic butter and rosemary and finished off with ricotta cheese.
This Mac n Cheese has been upgraded with chunks of steak seared in brown butter for a caramelized flavor.
This contrasts nicely with the tangy, sharp mature cheddar cheese and the creamy sauce flavored with garlic and herbs. This recipe even recommends a wine pairing for this tasty meal.
This pot pie is the perfect recipe if you are looking for some comfort food. The steak and mushrooms are stewed in a rich, meaty sauce and topped with a flaky golden pastry crust.
Steak and peppercorn sauce is an excellent combination, and both of those things come together in this pasta dish to create a delicious and satisfying meal. The whole family will love this meal, and it is also fancy enough that you could cook it for your friends when they come around for dinner.