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The Other Half: Leftover Cooked Steak

Great ways to use leftover cooked steak

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Buying a top-notch, thick and tender steak is quite an investment. If you're cooking for two, chances are you'll end up with enough meat for more than one meal, which means dealing with leftovers. Don't waste the other half of your spectacular steak -- these delicious recipes showcase cooked steak so well you'll forget you're eating leftovers. (And if you don't know the best way to cook a great steak, just read on for directions.)

Master Recipe: Butter-Basted Rib-eye Steak

Butter-basted steak
Dave Scantland

This fool-proof cooking method works best for very thick steaks -- at least two inches thick. While this kind of cut means you'll have more steak than the two of you can probably eat in one dinner, the leftover meat is delicious used in any of the following dishes.

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Beef Stroganoff

Dave Scantland

Beef stroganoff doesn't get any easier than this recipe, which uses leftover steak for a delicious, elegant entree. It also includes directions if you're starting with raw meat. Either way, it's a winner!

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Spicy Broccoli with Beef

Dave Scantland

Garlic chips and oyster sauce flavor this easy yet unusual dish. While you can add chicken, pork or shrimp to it for a great entree, my absolute favorite is beef, especially tender steak slices.

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Steak Sandwiches with Horseradish Sauce and Jus

Warm steak sandwich
Dave Scantland

Creamy horseradish sauce lifts these updated French dip sandwiches to new culinary heights. Heating leftover steak slices in warm but not boiling jus warms them gently so they stay tender, and you can use the extra jus for dipping the sandwiches, if you like.

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Hash and Eggs

Steak hash with poached egg
Dave Scantland

While corned beef is the meat most people think of when you mention hash, steak is a great choice for this brunch classic. Poached eggs make a delicious complement for the dish.

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Chinese Pepper Steak

Chinese pepper steak
Dave Scantland

While I sometimes make this classic Chinese-American dish with raw sirloin or flat iron steak, I often use leftover steak to make the dish even easier.

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