We grilled steak twice last week. On the days when I’m really busy, grilling a steak, baking a potato and putting together a salad is a quick dinner. Sometimes the steaks are large enough that we’ll grill one and split it but sometimes, they’re not quite that large, but big enough that we don’t finish the whole thing. Leftover meat without any kind of sauce doesn’t rate real high on my “good dinner” list so I had to get creative with the steak leftovers.
The leftover steak (from two different nights) was thinly sliced. I had a package of some kind of pasta with a seasoning packet. One onion was sliced, a little garlic was added, parmesan cheese was grated, a salad was made and pineapple pudding was made earlier for dessert.
The onion was carmelized in a little butter and olive oil. The garlic was added and the steak was tossed in just long enough to warm it. The sauce from the pasta packet was heated and then added to the meat mixture.
Once it was all ready, a little sliced basil was added to each bowl, along with the grated parmesan cheese.
It was super quick and delicious! No one would ever recognize that steak as leftover meat and there was enough left that we’re having it for lunch again today!
Dottie N. says
That looks delicious and, even though I’m not hungry (already had dinner), I wouldn’t say no to a serving ;-).
Ranch Wife says
Yum! My Mom was the queen of reinventing leftovers when I was growing up. Sometimes we liked the leftover meal better than the original one. 🙂 I love leftovers, because as much as I enjoy cooking, sometimes we’re just too busy and we’re grateful for a quick meal, that is still homemade. I’ll be honest and tell you that more often than not, our favorite thing to do with leftover meat is saute onions and peppers, add the meat, a bit of cheese, salsa, and put it in a tortilla.