Suggestions for leftover overcooked steak
- Buttercup Jan 3, 2005 06:16 PM
We grilled steak for some friends last night. A lot of steak. Tragically, we left it on the grill too long and it's now a bit dry. And we have lots of leftovers, all sliced.
What might I do with it to make it palatable for tomorrow night's dinner? Maybe cooking it again in the slow cooker with some kind of wine/tomato combo to tenderize? Two restrictions--the dinner must be both gluten- and dairy-free.
Thanks for any suggestions.
1) Reheat the steak in an jus. It won't be as good but it will make it more edible.
2) Use it is soup or stew. Just give it a bit of liquid to absorb.
Your suggestion makes me think of Thai (or Issan) beef jerky, which I love. But have never made. I think it is marinated, dried in a low oven, then deep fried. And nicely spicy. Perhaps the over-cooked steaks can be marinated with a little oil, dried again to absorb the spices, and fried.
Throw it out or give it to the dog. Fried cow that someone suggested is meat that is braised, shredded and then crispened a bit in hot oil. I doubt that you can duplicate it with sliced overcooked meat. Perhaps you could chop it up and cook it in a pot of barbeque sauce. Yeah - that will work. Cook it slow until it's tender.
Shred it and:
- Simmer in beef gravy for hot beef over toast points, a la "diner" style
- Make it a base for tacos, burritos or enchiladas, either simply mixed with refried beans and some appropriate spices or a tomato-based sauce
Cube it and make:
- scrambled eggs?
I realize none of these are particularly chowish recommendations, but any port in a storm will do with leftovers.
I like to use it for Beef stroganoff.
You can either use the store bought packs (Gasp!) or just make your own. Simmering the meat in the sauce will make it a little more tender.
I ALWAYS have stroganoff the day after steak. My wife and Daughter leave plenty of leftovers!
Beef barley or vegetable soup will use up those leftovers and rehydrate them. Just add towards the end of cooking.