Ever had that moment when you open your fridge and spot some leftover steak just chilling in there and you start to wonder what you can do with it? Well, guess what? Today, we are turning those leftovers into something delicious again. And leftover steak recipes really are the King of leftovers – next to pizza or cold roast chicken, we reckon. But to make sure you can use them for a few days, we’ll also share some useful tips, like how to store these leftovers.

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Top-Rated Leftover Steak Recipes: From Pie to Omelet

But here’s what you came for; our collection of creative leftover steak recipes. Think about it: every bite of steak transformed into a mouthwatering dish means less food wasted and more money saved. Nothing but benefits, right? Here are seven of the best.

Kimchi Steak Fried Rice

Leftover Steak? Try making This INCREDIBLE Kimchi Fried Rice! Leftover Steak? Try making This INCREDIBLE Kimchi Fried Rice!
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Chung's K Food Chung's K Food
Leftover Steak? Try making This INCREDIBLE Kimchi Fried Rice!
Hello K Friends! Do you enjoy kimchi fried rice? I recently used some steak from my fridge to make it, and it turned out super tasty. So today, I'm sharing my Kimchi Steak Fried Rice recipe with you. Hope you love it!
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Cook: 20min
  • rice
    2 bowls rice
  • kimchi
    1 cup kimchi
  • steak
    300 g steak
  • eggs
    2 eggs optional

Why don’t we start off with a Korean-inspired twist? Here we have Kimchi Steak Fried Rice. Tender slices of leftover steak mingle with with tangy kimchi, aromatic spices, and of course, rice. The beauty of this recipe lies in its simplicity. All you need is a hot skillet and some basic ingredients to whip it up. Need to avoid gluten? Use tamari instead of soy sauce. Short on kimchi? No problem – pickled veggies or sautéed cabbage make excellent substitutes. A few quick tosses in the pan, and voila – dinner is served!

Steak Alfredo with Fresh Cherry Tomatoes

Leftover Steak Alfredo Leftover Steak Alfredo
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Jordon Edwards Jordon Edwards
Leftover Steak Alfredo
  • fettuccine
    1 box fettuccine
  • steak
    steak leftover
  • butter
    2 tbsp butter
  • garlic cloves
    3 garlic cloves minced
  • all-purpose flour
    2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • milk
    2 cups milk
  • basil
    1 tbsp basil freshly chopped
  • grated parmesan
    0.5 cup grated parmesan
  • cherry tomatoes
    1.5 cups cherry tomatoes halved
  • fresh spinach
    2 handfuls fresh spinach

How about transforming your leftovers into a classic Alfredo recipe? But instead of ham, we’re stepping it up a notch with steak. The secret to success? Don’t skimp on the seasoning—garlic, Parmesan, and a hint of nutmeg add depth to the sauce. When preparing Steak Alfredo, make sure that your steak slices are not too thick. You can add a sprinkle of crushed red pepper flakes for a extra kick. Surely, this twist on leftover steak recipes will have everyone asking for seconds…or thirds.

Steak Breakfast Hash

Whole30 Steak Breakfast Hash Whole30 Steak Breakfast Hash
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Whole30 Steak Breakfast Hash
This Whole30 steak breakfast hash is loaded with bites of tender steak, seasoned potatoes and sautéed onions and peppers. It is like having your favorite diner breakfast at home. Top it with a runny egg for absolute perfection!
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Prep: 15min Cook: 20min
  • avocado oil
    2 tbls avocado oil
  • steak tips
    1 lb steak tips or stew beef
  • russet potato
    1 russet potato peeled & diced
  • green bell pepper
    1 green bell pepper seeded & diced
  • red bell pepper
    1 red bell pepper seeded & diced
  • yellow onion
    0.5 yellow onion peeled & diced
  • eggs
    4 eggs
  • salt
    1.5 tsp salt
  • garlic powder
    0.5 tsp garlic powder
  • paprika
    0.5 tsp paprika
  • oregano
    0.5 tsp oregano
  • pepper
    0.25 tsp pepper
  • cayenne
    0.25 tsp cayenne omit if you don't want any heat

Who said steak recipes had to be for dinner? not on our watch! This hearty Steak Breakfast Hash is sure to kickstart your day with crispy potatoes, sautéed onions, and colorful bell peppers. The secret to a perfect hash? Don’t rush the cooking process—let those potatoes get nice and golden brown before adding in the steak. And don’t forget to season generously with salt, pepper, and a sprinkle of paprika. This satisfying breakfast dish is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser, perfect for lazy weekend brunches.

Loaded Steak Pie

Old fashioned English Steak & Ale Pie Old fashioned English Steak & Ale Pie
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Lou Onou Lou Onou
Old fashioned English Steak & Ale Pie
This pie is definitely a showstopper. It may sound fiddly, but it's actually reasonably si mple to pull together. I've added notes in the instructions to try and help! It'll serve six to eight people (or four very hungry people!). If you're on a mission, you can make it all in one day, but you can make both the pastry and the pie filling in the days before you want to cook it – both will keep well for a couple of days in the fridge, and in fact assembling the pie will be easier if the filling is cold (if it's hot, it may start to melt the butter in the pastry). If you make the filling in advance, make sure you separate the gravy while it's still hot. If you don't, the fat in the sauce will thicken when cold and make it difficult to separate. In this recipe, I've added chestnut mushrooms and bacon, which are put in towards the end of cooking to help retain their texture, but if it's easier (or you can't be bothered to do it separately), you could add these in with the beef before you add the liquid.
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Prep: 30min Cook: 160min
  • food processor
    food processor but not crucial if you don't have one
  • plain flour
    400 g plain flour
  • butter
    200 g butter very cold
  • salt
    pinch salt
  • water
    95 ml water cold
  • bowl
    1 bowl large, cold
  • cling film
    cling film
  • egg
    1 egg to wash the assembled pie, or splash of milk
  • pot
    pot large, oven proof, stock, or pan with lid
  • dried porcini mushrooms
    10 g dried porcini mushrooms steeped in just enough boiling water to cover
  • olive oil
    1.5 tbsp olive oil
  • braising steak
    800 g braising steak
  • onion
    1 onion large, diced
  • celery
    1 stick celery finely chopped
  • carrots
    3 carrots diced
  • sauce flour
    3 tbsp sauce flour or plain flour
  • dark ale
    250 ml dark ale
  • beef stock
    500 ml beef stock
  • dried thyme
    sprinkle dried thyme
  • bay leaf
    bay leaf
  • chestnut mushrooms
    250 g chestnut mushrooms
  • bacon lardons
    150 g bacon lardons
  • rolling pin
    rolling pin
  • pie dish
    pie dish 23cm, i use a perforated "perfobake" dish from lakeland
  • pastry cutters
    pastry cutters assorted, as liked
  • pastry brush
    pastry brush

If you’re craving comfort food, look no further than this irresistible Loaded Steak Pie recipe! Chunks of leftover steak in a rich, savory gravy, all encased in a buttery, flaky pastry crust. (How’s that for a tongue twister?!)

For an extra burst of flavor, experiment with a mix of herbs and spices. Rosemary and thyme are great options, but oregano works too. Take your time to simmer the steak with onions, garlic, and herbs until it reaches melt-in-your-mouth tenderness. Then, allow it to cool slightly before filling your pastry for the perfect Steak Pie. And if you want some extra veggies, add in some mushrooms or carrots too.

Philly Cheesesteak Burrito

Philly cheese steak burrito Philly cheese steak burrito
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Philly cheese steak burrito
Prep: 30min Cook: 15min
  • provolone
    5 slices provolone
  • salt
    0.25 tsp salt
  • pepper
    0.25 tsp pepper
  • onion
    1 onion
  • sunflower oil
    2 tbsp sunflower oil
  • steak
    150 g steak
  • sunflower oil
    3 tbsp sunflower oil
  • tortilla wrap
    1 tortilla wrap
  • water
    6 tbsp water

We’re combining two of our favorite dishes with this leftover steak recipe. Loaded with juicy strips of leftover steak and gooey melted cheese, this Philly Cheesesteak Burrito gives you the best of both worlds. The secret to perfection is not to hold back on the seasoning. Go wild! Add garlic powder, smoked paprika, and a dash of hot sauce for a spicy kick. If you’re still craving something extra, a smear of creamy avocado, a dollop of salsa, or a little sour cream goes a long way.

And remember to grill the assembled burrito for a crispy outside. Food heaven!

Steak and Cheese Omelette

Steak & Cheese Omelette Steak & Cheese Omelette
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Steak & Cheese Omelette
Prep: 5min Cook: 20min
  • olive oil
    1 tbsp olive oil
  • mushrooms
    1.5 cups mushrooms your preference, chopped
  • baby spinach
    2 cups baby spinach
  • eggs
    6 eggs
  • peppers
    2 tbsp peppers green & red, diced
  • green onion
    1 tbsp green onion diced
  • steak
    6 oz steak cooked and sliced thin
  • shredded monterey jack cheese
    2 tbsp shredded monterey jack cheese
  • salt
  • pepper
    pepper to taste
  • chili powder
    0.25 tsp chili powder
  • hot sauce
    hot sauce optional

Here’s another leftover steak recipe you can eat for breakfast. Instead of bacon or ham, make your weekday breakfast a little special by adding steak to a cheese omelet. Simply chop the steak into small pieces and fold it into the omelet with your choice of cheese (we recommend sharp cheddar or even feta) for a protein-packed start to your day.

Omelets are better with vegetables – it’s a fact. So you could also add diced bell peppers or caramelized onions for extra flavor. Serve hot with a side of fresh fruit for a breakfast that’ll put a spring in your step for the rest of the day.

Steak Kebabs

Steak Kebabs Steak Kebabs
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Steak Kebabs
One of the best steak recipes! Cubes of steak are soaked in a flavorful marinade for hours to absorb flavor and make them tender, then they're threaded onto skewers with fresh veggies and grilled to get that addictive char. Makes 10 Kebabs.
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Prep: 25min Cook: 10min
  • olive oil
    0.25 c olive oil
  • soy sauce
    0.25 c soy sauce
  • fresh lemon juice
    1.5 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • red wine vinegar
    1.5 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • worcestershire sauce
    2.5 tbsp worcestershire sauce
  • honey
    1 tbsp honey
  • dijon
    2 tsp dijon
  • minced garlic
    1 tbsp minced garlic
  • freshly ground black pepper
    1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • sirloin steak
    1.75 lbs sirloin steak look for thicker steaks, cut into 1 1/4 inch pieces
  • button mushrooms
    8 oz button mushrooms or cremini, halved, unless small, keep whole
  • mixed bell peppers
    3 mixed bell peppers cut into 1 1/4 inch pieces
  • red onion
    1 red onion large, diced into chunks, about 1 1/4 inch
  • olive oil
    1 tbsp olive oil plus more for brushing grill grates
  • salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
    freshly ground black pepper
  • garlic powder
    0.5 tsp garlic powder
  • wooden skewer
    10 wooden skewer sticks, soaked in water for at least 30 minutes

Simple doesn’t have to mean boring! This is a great dish for a potluck, a barbecue, or just a warm weeknight evening. Thread leftover steak onto skewers with your favorite vegetables. We love peppers and onions, but you can also add pineapple or cherry tomatoes for extra flavour. Some people even go with haloumi!

Grill the skewers until the steak is heated through and the vegetables are tender. Serve hot off the grill with a side of rice or garlic bread, and you have an easy weeknight meal that everyone will enjoy.

Other Tips and Tricks for Leftover Steak Recipes

Now we’ve inspired you to with all those leftover steak recipes, here some more tips for storing, reheating, and keeping things tasty. After all, good leftovers should never go to waste – it’s practically a free meal, without the cooking!


First up, storage. To keep that flavor and tenderness intact, it is crucial to store your leftover steak properly. Wrap it tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil and pop it in the fridge. If you are planning on saving it for longer, consider freezing it – just make sure it is tightly sealed to prevent freezer burn.

Reheating Leftover Steak

Now, onto reheating. Avoid shoving your steak in the microwave, which can leave it dry and tough. Instead, try reheating it gently on the stovetop or in the oven at a low temperature. Reheating in an air fryer is a good option too. You can even add a splash of beef broth or a drizzle of olive oil to help revive its juiciness.

Marinate and Season

If your leftover steak is lacking seasoning, consider marinating it in your favorite sauce or marinade before reheating or incorporating it into meals. This will infuse the steak with additional flavor and help keep it juicy.

Bonus Tip: Steak Toppings for Pizza

Did you know that you can level up your pizza by topping it with some juicy leftover steak? Just slice thinly and scatter it over pizza dough along with your favorite sauce, cheese, and toppings. Bake until the crust is golden and the cheese is bubbly for a delicious homemade pizza night.

leftover steak recipes

So there you have it—leftover steak is not just for reheating anymore! From savory breakfast omelets to sizzling steak skewers, the possibilities are endless.

But hey, don’t just keep all the fun to yourself! Share your favorite leftover steak recipes and creative twists in the our app and check out other ideas and inspirations from other food lovers in making the most of our leftovers. After all, we are all about saying no to food waste and turning leftovers into something extraordinary. Get cooking!