Recipes to Use Up Leftover Steak

Recipe ideas to use up leftover steak

We occasionally splurge and enjoy grilled steak.  While I might be able to set aside my frugality for one night to enjoy a nice steak dinner prepared by my husband, I cannot let any of the leftover steak go to waste! Here are a few ways that I create “encore meals” with leftover steak.

Recipes to Use Up Leftover Steak

Spicy Steak and Artichoke Sandwich

Spicy Steak and Artichoke Sandwich

Spring Breakfast Wrap with Steak, Asparagus, and Smoked Bacon Sandwich Spread

Steak and Asparagus Breakfast Wrap

Fiesta Steak and Pasta Salad

Southwest Steak Salad with Honey Lime Dressing

Leftover steak works well in a stir-fry like Easy Broccoli and Beef (add leftover steak to second step instead of first).

Steak and Asparagus Frittata


Steak and Artichoke Frittata

Southwest Steak and Avocado Wrap Recipe (550x324)

Southwest Steak and Avocado Wraps

A few more recipe ideas for using up leftover steak:

Leftover steak makes a flavorful addition to Quesadillas.

I use leftover steak in Shepherd’s Pie instead of hamburger.

I replace the hamburger in Taco Salad with leftover steak. I saute the onions in a little oil and then add 2 cups bite size pieces of steak at the same time I add the beans.

I make steak tacos by adapting Tegan’s Taco Recipes. I cut up 2 cups bite size pieces of steak, add 1 1/2 – 2 cups diced tomatoes and 1 -2 tablespoons of taco seasoning and cook it over a medium heat until it is heated through  .

How do you repurpose leftover steak?

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About Alea Milham

Alea Milham is the owner and editor of Premeditated Leftovers. She shares her tips for saving money and time while reducing waste in her home. Her favorite hobby, gardening, is a frugal source of organic produce for her recipes. She believes it is possible to live fully and eat well while spending less.


  1. What is leftover steak? ;). I usually only cook 4 ounces of steak each as my husband doesn’t really go for leftover steak. However in the past I’ve used steak on salads (favorite) or used steak instead of chicken on a BBQ Steak tortilla pizza.

    PS the Fiesta Steak and Pasta Salad looks delicious!

  2. We have leftover steak often. It’s actually pretty cheap at our tiny local store. A store where everything is expensive, but not the meat…. I don’t get it. lol Anyway, about a week ago I added it to scrambled eggs with mushrooms, asparagus, and then added a tiny bit of cream cheese towards the end to make it creamy. It was amazing. And I’ve saved your recipes on pinterest so I can try them out next time we have steak. :)

  3. Yum! I like your ideas for leftover steak. I use up leftover steak in fajitas, nachos, or chili. (Can you tell I really like Mexican food?!)

  4. Brittany says:

    I came here looking for a recipe for my leftover steak but I didn’t find anything that really fit my tastebuds for tonight. I did, however, find a simple recipe elsewhere that I’m gonna end up trying tonight and I’d like to share it with you!!
    “I cut the cooked steak (or leftover roast) up in to bite size pieces and slice some taters. Fry the taters in shortening in a large skillet sprinkling them with garlic salt to your liking on each side while they’re cooking. Once the taters are cooked and lightly browned, drain the shortening, add the steak, add just a tiny bit more garlic salt, stir and turn all until steak is warm. Quick, easy and yummy :-)

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