If you have leftover steak from last night's barbecue, you don't have to bid it adieu. You can resurrect the flavor and texture in these great dishes.

By Carl Hanson

Not familiar with the concept of leftover steak? Maybe you should be. Go ahead, toss a couple extra steaks on the grill or under the broiler. We've got a dozen delicious ways to use 'em up during the busy weekdays. These recipes will also work great with leftover prime rib.

1. Make Soup

Steak Soup

"This is an extremely hearty soup that only gets better in the fridge," says FoodieFamily4. "A great cold-weather soup, but my family requests it all year long."

Photo by Soup Loving Nicole

2. Break Out the Tortillas

Beef and Bean Chimichangas

"These tasty beef and bean treats are baked instead of fried," says Nicole.

Like that? Try this: Cheesesteak Chimichanga

Fajita Quesadillas

"I had leftover steak in the fridge, so I decided to get creative," sys DHANO923. "These came out wonderful! The measurements are approximations, so feel free to change them according to your tastes. Serve with salsa, guacamole, and sour cream."

Photo by Meredith

3. Add It To A Salad

Thai Beef Salad

This simple steak salad is bursting with fresh Thai flavors. It's topped with a quick sweet chili sauce and lime juice dressing.

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Caprese Salad with Grilled Flank Steak

Top a simple Caprese salad with leftover grilled steak. "This is a fresh, healthy, easy-to-make salad with a twist," says cookinmama.

Photo by Nicolette

Like that? Try this: Steak Salad

4. Make the Best Omelet of Your Life

Cally's Omelet

Slice up leftover steak and add it to sauteeing onions, bell peppers, and mushrooms. Then fold it into an omelet -- perfect for breakfast or a quick breakfast-for-dinner.

Photo by Meredith

5. One Word: Pie

Steak and Irish Stout Pie

This savory pie is filled with leftover steak, bacon, mushrooms, and Irish stout.

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6. Make A Quick Asian Noodle Dish

Beef Lo Mein

Combine leftover steak with mixed vegetables, seasonings, and spaghetti to create a quick-and-easy Asian-inspired dinner.

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7. Make an Amazing Stew

Ajiaco (Beef and Pepper Stew)

The recipe calls for leftover roast beef, but steak would be delicious, too. Cut the steak into cubes and combine with sweet red peppers, garlic, and potatoes, simmering in a seasoned broth.

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8. Put It in Pasta

Quick Greek Pasta Salad with Steak

Toss strips of steak with sun-dried tomato pesto, black olives, fresh spinach, and crumbled feta -- and serve over penne.

Photo by Sherri

9. Make Steak Sandwiches

Easy Steak Sandwich

These steak sandwiches are as close as it geets to the sub shops of Southeastern Massachusetts. "I think these are about as close as you can come at home," says zigmondo. "Freezing the steak the day before makes it easy to cut into very thin slices."

Photo by Sherri

Like that? Try this: Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich with Garlic Mayo

10. Make a Hash of Things

Deluxe Corned Beef Hash

Substitute leftover steak for the corned beef here. Add the cubed steak to the skillet once the potatoes are nice and browned.

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11. Make a Quick Stir-Fry Even Quicker

Beef with Vegetables

Using leftover steak makes a quick-and-easy stir-fry that much quicker and easier.

Photo by Soup Loving Nicole

12. Go Stroganoff

Beef Stroganoff III

Add leftover steak to elevate beef stroganoff to the next level.

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Like that? Here's a quicker version: Easy Beef Stroganoff


Check out our collection of Beef Leftovers Recipes.


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