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If you're wondering what to do with leftover steak, I have the answer for you right here: more than 10 easy Leftover Steak Recipes! There are so many options for using steak leftovers, from making fantastic steak nachos to lettuce wraps, pasta, and much more.
Best Use for Steak Leftovers
Of every meal I make for my family, steak has to be my favorite both to cook and enjoy. Nothing compares to a steak cooked to perfection, especially if you're like me and love to grill your steaks! But of course, even with our favorite meals there are always leftovers.
It's easy to just reach into the fridge, take out your steak leftovers and enjoy them as-is. Leftover steak is even good cold! But it's much more fun to come up with leftover steak recipes to add it to, and more rewarding, too.
There are plenty of ways you can serve leftover steak. Some of my family's favorites include steak salads, flatbread pizza with steak, steak nachos, steak burritos, or even simply steak rice bowls with taco toppings and a good squeeze of lime.
Following my best leftover steak recipes, I guarantee you will find a new favorite way to serve your leftovers. Enjoy!
Best Leftover Steak Recipes
More Leftover Steak Ideas
For even more ideas of what to do with leftover steak, try adding it to...
- Steak Flatbread
- Steak Sandwiches
- Breakfast Burritos with Steak
- Steak Enchiladas
- Fried Rice with Steak
- Steak Pizza
And give my delicious leftover steak pasta recipe below a try!
Best Steak Recipes
The next time you make steak, try one of my best steak recipes! My handy Steak Temperature Chart will make the job of cooking a perfect steak even easier.
- Pan Seared Ribeye Steak
- Grilled Chuck Steak
- London Broil on the Grill
- Garlic Butter Steak Bites
- Grilled Picanha Steak
- Smoked Tomahawk Steak
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Delicious Leftover Steak Pasta Recipe
- Large pot
- Wooden spoon
- 1 leftover steak
- 2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1 Tablespoon butter
- 1 cup heavy cream
- ⅔ lb. penne pasta
- ½ onion, finely chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- ⅔ lb. cremini mushrooms, sliced
- 1 cup sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
- sea salt and pepper, to taste
- fresh parsley, to taste
- grated parmesan, optional
- Slice leftover steak against the grain into bite-size pieces, if not already sliced. Pictured: Pan-seared ribeye1 leftover steak
- Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat, then add onion and cook until translucent. After the onion cooks, add garlic and cook 1 minute. Finally, add in sliced mushrooms and butter, and cook until tender (5-6 minutes). Stir frequently.2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, 1 Tablespoon butter, 2 garlic cloves, minced, ⅔ lb. cremini mushrooms, sliced, ½ onion, finely chopped
- Add heavy cream, lowering the heat to medium-low. Let it simmer for 5 minutes until the sauce reduces and thickens.1 cup heavy cream
- Once the sauce is thickened, add in sun-dried tomatoes, salt, pepper, and parsley (to taste). Stir to mix everything together, then remove skillet from the heat.1 cup sun-dried tomatoes, chopped, sea salt and pepper, to taste, fresh parsley, to taste
- Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and cook penne pasta according to package directions, removing about 2 minutes before the time indicated on the box so the pasta is slightly underdone. Drain, then add to the skillet with the cream sauce along with sliced leftover steak. Return to the heat, stirring frequently for 1 minute to mix everything together. Serve, and enjoy!1 leftover steak, ⅔ lb. penne pasta, grated parmesan, optional
- Cook pasta in boiling water with a bit of salt added. Pull it off of the heat to drain 2 minutes before the time indicated on the box so it is just slightly underdone.
- Do not let the pasta sit in the colander, or it might stick together and continue to cook.
- Half and half can be used in place of heavy cream for a lighter pasta.
- Add grated Parmesan cheese to the sauce to make it extra rich!
- Mixed mushrooms can be used in place of cremini if you prefer.