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25 Succulent Leftover Steak Recipes

25 Succulent Leftover Steak Recipes

Who can say no to the tender and freshly-prepared steak bursting with flavorful goodness?

Paired with sweet-tangy BBQ sauce and creamy mashed potatoes; now, that’s heavenly!

I simply can’t stop myself from adding them to my summer table, especially if I have special guests.

I have these two of my go-to steak dishes: the Texas Roadhouse steak copycat and this Sirloin steak recipe. They’re utterly savory and tasty steaks you shouldn’t miss!

But I have this terrible habit of over-preparing my steak (Oops!) and ending up with tons of leftovers. 

So to save face, I decided to learn how to make use of them so my steak won’t go to waste ever again.

So what to make with leftover steak?

The good news is I found these recipes online, and I would love to share them with you. 

From your go-to snacks down to flavorful dinner meals, these leftover steak ideas will remove your leftover worries and step up your steak game in no time. 


If you like nachos, then this leftover recipe is for you! 

It has everything you love about classic nachos, including hot sauce, shredded cheese, salsa, and the highlight–your leftover steak! 

They’re a perfect treat to serve for your upcoming movie night or even for a fun family dinner. 

You can pick your favorite salsa and toppings with this leftover steak nacho recipe. Don’t worry! They work perfectly fine. 

Looking for a perfect pair for nachos? I go with this no-mayo Carolina coleslaw recipe and a glass of lemonade for a refreshing, sweet, and tangy pairing.

Find full details of the recipe here.

2. Leftover steak soup

Another good way to make use of your leftovers is to turn them into a savory soup.

Behold, the leftover steak soup!

It mixes leftover steak, Italian seasoning, beef broth, mushrooms, and some spices resulting in a flavorful meal!

If you’re not into mushrooms, leave them out; add cauliflower, diced eggplant, zucchini, or add the extra onion. 

To complete this hearty recipe, I suggest pairing them with Tex-Mex quinoa salad, omelet, or fried rice. 

Here’s the recipe.

3. Leftover steak hash

What to do with leftover steak? Simple, make a new delectable meal out of it! 

In short, leftover steak hash!

This luscious recipe has a combination of potatoes, parsley, and eggs that creates a burst of exciting flavor in the mouth. 

The addition of spices and butter also provides a buttery and mouth-watering aroma that’s so tempting and satisfying. 

Quick note: If you don’t have rosemary or parsley, you can opt for thyme, chives, or any herbs of your liking. 

Check out the recipe here.

4. Creamy penne pasta

One of the recipes for leftover steak included in my top list is this creamy penne pasta dish.

They might look intimidating but trust me; they’re so easy to make! 

You won’t believe how leftover steak and penne pasta goes perfectly in this recipe.

Though its sauce is already creamy and buttery, adding grated parmesan is a great choice, especially if you want to put extra richness to your pasta. 

To enhance the taste of your creamy penne pasta even more, pair them with red wine on its side. 

Here’s the recipe.

5. Mongolian beef copycat

Are you looking for a recipe that can save your leftover steak and make the whole family fall in love?

This copycat Mongolian beef dish is a winner!

The recipe’s highlight is the sweet sauce made of soy sauce, cornstarch, garlic, ginger, and brown sugar.

I love to make my sauce thicker, so adding more cornstarch into the mixture is a great way to achieve this.

If you want a little added flair, I suggest adding sesame seeds on top of the dish. 

Tip: You can freeze this Mongolian beef recipe. Find how to freeze it here.

6. Steak fajita fried rice

Combined with leftover steak, seasonings, Worcestershire sauce, fresh lime juice, and rice, this steak fajita fried rice will bring that restaurant eating experience you’re craving at home.
Besides the leftover steak, you can add any leftover veggies you have on hand to the dish, such as broccoli, cabbage, peas, and sliced carrots!

Learn how to make this flavor-packed fried rice here.

7. Spicy steak ramen noodles

If you’re into spicy food, this leftover steak ramen recipe is for you! The good thing about this recipe is it’s done under fifteen minutes and only requires a few ingredients that you might already have on hand. 

And oh…the taste and aroma are so addicting! To make it more extraordinary, try adding a sunny-side egg on top. Yum!

Here’s the recipe.

8. Blue cheese steak panini

Stuffed with dijon mustard, crumbled blue cheese, red onion jam, and leftover steak, this fantastic snack will sure impress the family. It’s creamy and crispy in every bite! 

While the apple cider vinegar provides this little tanginess to the red onion jam, the butter and blue cheese create that buttery and sweet profile to the sandwich. 

They’re truly worth devouring!

Get the full details of the recipe here

9. Cheese steak chimichangas

Got steak leftovers? Then let’s make them into a tasty sandwich!

These steak chimichangas will put your taste buds into overdrive for its sweet, creamy, and buttery variations. They’re easy to put together too! 

If you want to complete this cheese-based sandwich, it’s best to serve them with salsasour cream, and cilantro

Check out the recipe here.

10. Leftover steak tacos

Here’s how to turn your leftover steak into something extra special- TACOS! 

After I found out about this taco recipe, I can’t stop making them at home. Whether you use a leftover steak or not, the taste has no difference. They’re just too darn good!

This taco recipe also has a handful of ingredients such as leftover steak, cumin, chili powder, corn tortillas, shredded Mexican cheese, romaine lettuce, and lime juice.

But don’t worry, it’s so easy to make. 

Quick tip: Adding pico de gallo, sour cream, or guacamole will add extra flavor to leftover steak tacos. 

Here’s the recipe

11. Leftover steak and spinach quesadilla

What I like about this leftover steak and spinach quesadilla is that it’s a family favorite. If you’re looking for a leftover steak recipe for both kids and adults, this recipe is the next one to try!

All you need is leftover steak, spinach, tortilla, cheese, and you’re good to go. You can enjoy them with some plain Greek yogurt and some spicy garlic sauce if you want to add a little spice to your quesadillas. 

Get the recipe here.

12. Steak fajitas

What’s not to love about steak? Well, the dish can still offer an elegant mouthfeel even if it’s a leftover from yesterday’s dinner. And this steak fajitas recipe is living proof!

The combined flavor profile of red pepper, sweet orange pepper, and red onion nicely fuses with the unique fajita seasoning made from chili powder, ground cumin, smoked paprika, garlic powder, and cayenne pepper. 

It’s so flavorful that every bite is like a party in the mouth!

Don’t forget to heat the tortillas for easier rolling and garnish it with desired toppings like sour cream, salsa, shredded cheese, or avocado. 

Here’s the recipe.

13. Grilled steak salad

This grilled steak salad is not the usual leftover steak dish you come across in daily cooking. 

It calls for tons of veggies such as corn, cherry tomatoes, red onion, cucumber, and avocado which gives the recipe a lot of interesting texture and flavor. 

The herby dressing on this salad complements the other ingredients like romaine lettuce and sunflower seeds. 

Garnish with a light and creamy goat cheese, but feel free to use feta cheese if you have it on hand. 

Get the recipe here.

14. Cheese-steak sandwich

Assemble this steak sandwich filled with Dijon mustard, Worcestershire sauce, mozzarella, and ketchup in 45 minutes or less. 

Chopped onions, mushrooms, and bell peppers give this dish an irresistible presentation and textural nuance. 

Take note; the recipe only serves four so double the preparation to ensure that there are enough sandwiches for everyone.  

Get the recipe here.

15. Leftover steak pad thai

This leftover steak pad thai is SUPER delicious that can make you wonder if it’s the original recipe. 

It has a balanced blend of sweet and sour flavors coming from soy-tamarind sauce. 

Plus, the recipe comes together so quickly so consider gathering all the ingredients before you start cooking!

The leftover steak dish can stand on its own, but it gets even better when served with chopped cilantro, peanuts, green onions, and lime wedges on its side. 

Unlock this recipe here.

16. Leftover steak burrito bowl

Here’s a Mexican-inspired main entree that elevates the unappreciated leftover steak by mixing it with salsa, pinto beans, taco seasoning, rice, and topping it with crumbled feta cheese, chopped cilantro, cheddar cheese, or jalapenos. 

And the best part of this recipe?
It’s so versatile! 

You can use chicken or vegetable stock in place of water or you can omit the taco seasoning from the meat in case you’re using leftover taco or carnita meat. 

Here’s the recipe.

17. Beef and broccoli

Leftover steak and fresh broccoli join forces to create a flavorful and unforgettable dinner bound to impress your family and friends. 

The secret? The ginger-soy sauce! 

Save the recipe and then adapt it to be your own by trying different spice combinations. Feel free to add a bit of sesame oil to the sauce for deeper flavor. 

Get the recipe here.

18. Beef-and-Brussels sprouts stir fry

Talk about turning your leftover steak into a more spectacular dish! 

This beef-and-brussels sprouts stir fry recipe features a mixture of jalapeño pepper, ginger, garlic, and soy sauce – all of which coats Brussels sprouts and leftover beef quite gloriously.

Want to get the best of this already succulent recipe? Make sure that your beef is thinly sliced and that you tossed it into the skillet before eating!

19. Skirt steak soft tacos with avocado-corn salsa

Now, there’s no skirting around with the deliciousness that comes from this next recipe I’ve stumbled upon recently. Behold the Skirt Steak Soft Tacos with Avocado-Corn Salsa.

Without a doubt the most longed-for ingredient in this recipe is the avo-corn salsa, which is just divine and thoroughly appetizing. There’s also no denying that this very salsa makes the skirt steak and corn tortillas even more appealing.

20. Southern cheese steak sandwiches

There’s nothing more appetizing than simple sandwiches that pack a bite worth devouring! Look no further than these Southern Cheese Steak Sandwiches.

The Southern spin on the classic cheese steak should be your next go-to comfort food, one that only features essential ingredients such as jar diced pimiento, Cheddar cheese, and olive oil.

If you want to go extra with your steak, might I suggest the seared flank steak with lime-wasabi sauce?

21. Brisket tacos with summer salsa

Lovers of tacos, show of hands, please?

This Brisket Tacos with Summer Salsa is often regarded as one of the perfect meals to make your mouth water. I mean, really, could there be anything in this world that is better than this slow-cooker beef brisket and crunchy fruit salsa?

I bet not.

22. Steak and mushroom pizza-dillas

So here’s the thing: I have been exceedingly enamored lately with good food hybrids. My love for it was cemented when I was finally introduced to this recipe you’re about to uncover – the Steak and Mushroom Pizza-Dillas!

This dish’s gooey, savory components give just about the best of both worlds – pizza and quesadilla!

23. Steak and peppers with rice

Filling and positively tasty, this steak and peppers with rice recipe boasts all of the hands-off ease of a slow-cooker dish, but laden with texture and flavor! How is that possible?

I recommend serving this recipe over steamed yellow rice. Alternatively, you can also sub it with white or brown rice, along with egg noodles. You can likewise serve the steak and peppers in warmed tortillas as tacos.

24. Grilled steak with blistered beans and peppers

We simply don’t deserve the Grilled Steak with Blistered Beans and Peppers, especially when its main ingredient is sourced out from leftover ones!

Cooked in a cast-iron skillet over the grill, your prized steak is then stirred and arranged with onion, lemon juice, and some veggies.

I got you the recipe here.

25. Steak burrito bowls

Perhaps the most exciting part of our last entry is that it only takes you just 10 minutes to prepare this dish. As it is, Steak Burrito Bowls are your best bet when you have busy weeknights!

Now, this Steak Burrito Bowls recipe I found on the web is inspired by Taco Bell, so you’ve been warned!

The bottom line

It’s truly frustrating to see those steak leftovers after your summer party. However, there are many fun ways to make use of them, thanks to these recipes! 

Whether you create a tasty snack or hearty meal, steaks are like a slice of magical meat that goes perfectly with other ingredients. 

Now that you’re equipped with new recipe ideas, it’s your turn to make them and treat your family with delicious and extraordinary dishes. 

Do you have leftover steak ideas that are not included in my list? Feel free to share with us in the comment section below!

25 Leftover Steak Recipes

25 Leftover Steak Recipes

25 incredibly savory leftover steak recipes you shouldn't miss!


  • Leftover steak nachos
  • Leftover steak soup
  • Leftover steak hash
  • Creamy penne pasta
  • Mongolian beef copycat
  • Steak fajita fried rice
  • Spicy steak ramen noodles
  • Blue cheese steak panini
  • Cheese steak chimichangas
  • Leftover steak tacos
  • Leftover steak and spinach quesadilla
  • Steak fajitas
  • Grilled steak salad
  • Cheese steak sandwich
  • Leftover steak pad thai
  • Leftover steak burrito bowl
  • Beef and broccoli


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