Whether you have leftover steak that you couldn’t finish when you dined out last night at your favorite steakhouse, or you grilled steak on the BBQ at home, you never want to waste a great steak! Get creative and you can make some great meals with any cut of steak that’s already been cooked to perfection.
Nothing is easier that cooking up beef stroganoff for a quick meal. This classic dish is great with leftover steak. Sauté up some onions and mushrooms, add the beef and make a rustic sauce. Then serve over broad noodles along with a green salad and garlic bread. Don’t forget to pair with glass of red wine. Great cuts of steak for stroganoff are a rib eye or skirt.
Think outside the box and make homemade pizza with a steak topping. Top pizza dough with marinara tomato sauce, sliced steak, and any other toppings that catch your eye. Top with a combination of cheese – cheddar, mozzarella, and jalapeno Monterey Jack. Any leftover cut of steak will work well in this dish. Serve this one with a nice cold beer.
Hash And Eggs For Breakfast
Don’t forget breakfast, the most important meal of the day that’s even better with leftover steak. Replace the classic corned beef with steak in this dish. Grill up onions, red peppers, and diced tomatoes. Add finely chopped leftover steak. Then top with poached eggs, serving with a side of salsa. Leftover skirt steak is a good choice for this dish. And a Bloody Mary of course. Perfect for a weekend brunch.
Steak Sandwiches With Jus
This classic French dip sandwich is easy to make when you’ve got a nice cut of leftover steak. Making the jus takes just a few minutes; then thinly slice the steak and slowly heat in the jus before layering onto toasted French bread. Serve with jus and horseradish on the side for an added kick. A glass of Merlot will do nicely with this easy to prepare lunch.
Beef Stir Fry
You can’t go wrong with a stir fry…and you can use any vegetables that you happen to have in the kitchen. Consider broccoli and beef, adding oyster sauce and plenty of garlic. Thinly slice and add the steak last so you don’t overcook and lose the tenderness of the beef. A light red wine is a good choice for a stir fry. Or a Pinot Grigio if you’re a white wine drinker.
Go Mexican and use up that leftover steak in a fajita. Grill onions, green and red peppers, and garlic in a skillet. Add the thinly sliced steak and cook just to warm. Pile onto a wrap and top with homemade guacamole, salsa, and sour cream. Serve with a cold Mexican beer…then kick back and watch a movie.
With these tasty ways to use up steak, you’ll be tempted to make sure you have leftovers the next time you dine out or grill a juicy steak at home.