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I can hardly believe I am asking this but here goes: What can I do with half a rare strip sirloin steak?

It wasn't good enough to enjoy as a charcoaled steak and too rare to share with my family member.

I'm frustrated by how much it cost, and just for principle's sake, would like to make something out of it.

If someone has an idea, I would appreciate it.

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  1. Saute up some peppers and onions. Slice the steak super thin, toss in to pan with the p&o just to warm through, wrap up in some nice warm flour tortillas.

    1. 1. Sliced Steak Sandwich

      2. Steak over Salad Greens.

        1. Steak and cheese with browned onions on a grinder roll with mayo and hot pepper relish.

          1. My totally selfish, self-indulgent response is to slice it across the grain very thin, then toss it in a hot skillet with butter until it's browned a little and hot through, but still showing plenty of pink. Then keep it warm while you fry a couple of eggs in the butter … And if there's too much for one serving of killer steak-and-eggs, your choices are very much expanded, aren't they?

            1. With leftover skirt steak, hanger steak or any grilled meat, i slice thin and do carribean fajita.

              Grill onions til soft and brown and cook sweet potatoes til done (either oven bake or microwave). Heat up fajita pan, toss in onions to reheat, add potatoes to crisp and then toss in pineapple chunks to brown. Add jerk sauce at the end and then leftover steak to just warm, not brown or toughen.

              Serve with warmed tortillas and sour cream.

              Add salsa if you like.


              1. I'm wondering why it wasn't good enough by itself... was it seasoned? Can you throw it back on the grill or on a hot cast iron pan for a few minutes?

                2 Replies
                1. re: iluvcookies

                  I bought thin steaks, thinking that I would pan fry them. HOwever, DH wanted to grill them. I don't think he put on any seasoning at all....sigh....

                  1. re: laredo

                    I would go with the fajita option mentioned above, adding seasoning to taste.

                2. steak sandwich of course.

                  1. This salad from Jamie Oliver with thin slices of the steak subbing for the carpaccio:


                    1. I would either:
                      Cut it into small pieces and serve it as a fondue. It doesn't have to be cheese, it could be a hearty broth. Serve with bread cubes and chopped veggies. I do this with leftover steak when we have some.
                      Cut it into thin strips, marinate lightly in soy+mirin and cook as Korean Barbeque.

                      1. These are great ideas!!!

                        Thanks so much!