I know what you’re going to say—Matthew, what do you mean “leftover steak”? It’s a foreign concept to me too, I admit. But occasionally, even my eyes are bigger than my stomach.
If you find yourself in a similar situation—don’t panic, I’ve got you covered. While I can forgive someone for not finishing a great steak (sometimes), I will never forgive wasting food. There’s only one problem: Leftover steak often doesn’t taste as good the next day. To enjoy steak after you’ve already cooked it, you’ve got to get creative, or know a GrillSeeker. That’s why I’ve put together seven great recipes that are perfect for your leftover steak.
From a breakfast that’s a sure-fire cure for what ails you to a stew so hearty it’ll warm up the whole house, there’s a recipe in here for every taste. So gather up your leftovers and let’s get cooking.
1. Beef Stew
Winter weather is still making outdoor grilling daunting for all but the bravest GrillSeekers. If it’s too cold for you to fire up the grill, consider making this delicious hearty stew. This is the perfect recipe for leftover steak, but also a great use of chuck roast, so feel free to make it both ways and report back on which is best. Not only will it warm you up, your house will smell fantastic after you make it!
Get this Beef Stew recipe here.
2. Steak French Fry Nachos
I call this recipe frachos (a mix-up of French fries and nachos) for short. Look, I think it’s funny…
Whether you agree that the name is brilliant or not, I know you’re going to love the recipe. This dish combines fries, steak, and cheese into a dish that is the perfect game day treat for all your friends. My addition of chimichurri creates a bright note in this rich dish that truly makes it a homerun.
Set these on the table at your next cookout and watch your friends flock around them.
Get the Steak French Fry Nachos recipe here.
3. Steak Fajitas
This recipe is a guaranteed crowd pleaser. It’s customizable, it’s quick, and it is absolutely delicious. You can use leftover steak here, or go to the store and pick up a flat iron, flank, or flap steak.
Make this for your next family dinner and watch everyone’s eyes light up. If you’re going for superstar status, remember to heat up your tortillas before you serve these – it puts the whole dish over the top.
Get the Steak Fajitas recipe here.
4. Grilled Romaine Steak Salad
Every now and then, it’s nice to go healthy. If steak touches lettuce, that counts as health food, right?
This light and delicious take on a steak salad is easy to customize and a breeze to make. As a bonus, grilling the heads of romaine gives the lettuce a char that absolutely transforms the flavor. The next time you’re invited to a potluck, sign up to bring salad and impress everyone with this simple, savory recipe.
Get the Grilled Romaine Steak Salad recipe here.
5. Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich Bites
Want to perform an amazing magic trick? Make this recipe and it will disappear before your very eyes! This easy pull-apart meal is not only a favorite at every party I bring it too, but it’s also teenage-girl-approved.
And if I can get a 13-year-old to tell me she likes something, you know it must be good.
This is a recipe that celebrates steak, not masking the flavors, only enhancing them. If you want to make an impression at your next tailgate or block party, this is the recipe to bring.
Get the Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich Bites recipe here.
5. Steak and Eggs Breakfast
The best recipes are always the ones that are incredibly easy and unbelievably tasty. This is that recipe. How easy is it? It’s my go-to hangover cure.
This is a recipe you can do on an outdoor griddle or using a skillet inside—so feel free to adapt it depending on the season. Either way, this is a breakfast worth waking up for, even if you’ve had a long night…
Get the Steak and Eggs recipe here.
6. Steak Quesadilla Recipe
Want a recipe with some versatility? This is a great choice. Whether you grill it up for dinner on a hectic weeknight, or serve it as an appetizer on game day—these cheesy steak quesadillas will be a staple meal. Make this with fresh pico de gallo and a sour cream for dipping and watch everyone’s faces light up when you put them on the table.
Get the Steak Quesadilla recipe here.
Whether you’re looking for a quick and easy way to get more steak into your diet (and who isn’t?), or just refuse to waste any of the gorgeous protein you cooked the night before, these recipes have got you covered. If you’re interested in even more inventive ways to use steak, be sure to order my book for inspiration!