Plan Overs For Grilled Steak!! Three Upcycled Recipes!

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Last night we had grilled steak for dinner, very delicious.  But my husband always seems to buy the hugest steaks and unless our future son-in-law Chris is over, it doesn’t all get eaten, so I usually have at least one steak left over.  If I can keep it away from my husband who loves leftover cold steak, I can make a multitude of recipes from the Plan Overs.

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Beef, Barley and Mushroom Soup

2 Tbsp olive oil

1 large onion finely chopped

3 large carrots finely chopped

4 celery stalks finely chopped

2 pounds mushrooms sliced

8 cups beef stock

2 mushroom stock cubes

1 tsp black pepper

1/2 tsp dried thyme

2 bay leaves

1 cup pearl barley

2 cups cooked steak chopped into bite size pieces

In a heavy Dutch oven, heat olive oil and cook onions, carrots and celery for 10 minutes over medium heat until vegetables are soft.  Add mushrooms and sauté for 5 minutes more  Add all the rest of the ingredients and simmer for 1 hour on low.  The barley will soak up a lot of the stock, so add a little water if it gets too thick.  I like my soups thick, so I don’t add the water.

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Steak Fajitas

8 small corn tortillas

2 cups of beef steak sliced into thin strips

1 Tbsp olive oil

2 large onions sliced into strips

2 large peppers, seeded and sliced into strips

1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

1/2 cup salsa

1/2 cup sour cream

2 avocados sliced and dressed with the juice of 1 lime

2 tomatoes cut into strips

Heat olive oil in a fry pan and sauté onions and peppers until slightly browned and wilted.   Warm tortillas in the oven.  Once onions and peppers are cooked, add meat and just heat through.  Serve on tortillas with the accompaniments.  An easy way to use up cooked steak.

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Thai Beef Salad (My husband, Will’s recipe)

2 cups of thinly sliced cooked steak

1/2 cucumber sliced into strips

3 tomatoes cut into bite sized pieces

2 green onions with the tops sliced

1/4 red onion thinly sliced into strips

thumb sized piece of ginger finely minced

4 garlic cloves finely minced

1 small hot red pepper finely minced

2 Tbsp soy sauce

2 Tbsp fish sauce

1 Tbsp Brown sugar

juice and zest of 2 limes

1/2 cup finely shredded cilantro leaves

Assemble all ingredients in a bowl, mix well and let sit to let flavours combine.  Serve on a bed of mixed greens with a side of steamed rice.

I hope you like these upcycled recipes for left over grilled steak.  Let me know your left over dilemmas and I will see if I can help.  Cheers, Michele

One thought on “Plan Overs For Grilled Steak!! Three Upcycled Recipes!

    Linda Wilson said:
    March 8, 2016 at 03:23

    If I didn’t enjoy cooking so much, you would be tempting me into it with all these recipes. Looks lovely.

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