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Is there anything I can do with over cooked steak?

MsBees Jul 9, 2013 12:06 PM

We had a barbecue and hubby's overlooked the steak. I wanted to kill him. Now I have lots of leftover, dry over cooked, no pink to be found, sliced steak in my freezer taking up space. Typically I cut leftover sliced steak into small pieces and make cheese, steak and avocado quesadillas with it. But dry is try, right.

Could I add it to a beef broth to give it a smokey flavor? Or should I just toss it?

Thanks in advance

  1. PommeDeGuerre Jul 10, 2013 12:56 AM

    Stew or chili.

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      Dirtywextraolives Jul 9, 2013 07:59 PM

      I will make a pot of (store bought) brown gravy, then cube up the steak and combine with the gravy, put in the bottom of a pie plate. Top with leftover (or not!) mashed potatoes, and make a cheaters shepherds pie.

      1. Veggo Jul 9, 2013 03:22 PM

        Feed it to your dog, only after it misbehaves. It will catch on.

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          rjbh20 Jul 9, 2013 03:17 PM


          1. Paprikaboy Jul 9, 2013 02:05 PM

            I'd agree on mincing it and adding liquid. I'd make a cottage pie.If you fry off some pancetta first and then saute the veg this will add some fat back in.Making a gravy should also help the dryness.
            Bacon and gravy are there any problems they can't solve?

            1. greygarious Jul 9, 2013 12:36 PM

              Make a potted meat spread for breads and crudite. Into the food processor: diced meat, cream cheese, garlic, onion, mustard, herbs, tailored to your preferences. Some add a little mayo too. I sometimes add creamy salad dressing of whatever kind is on hand.

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              1. re: greygarious
                c oliver Jul 9, 2013 07:04 PM

                I'm liking that a lot. Work with what you have. Don't try to "make a silk purse from a sow's ear" as they say.

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                miss_belle Jul 9, 2013 12:26 PM

                What cut of steak is it?

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                1. re: miss_belle
                  MsBees Jul 9, 2013 12:38 PM

                  Hubby bought it so I am not sure.But he always buys the best.He just plains screwed up. LOL...I asked him what the hell happened to his barbecue genes :)

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                  INDIANRIVERFL Jul 9, 2013 12:20 PM

                  Toss in your favorite marinade overnight. Then heat the steak slowly by steaming. Use immediately in any wrap, soup, pie recipe you have been itching to try.

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                  1. re: INDIANRIVERFL
                    MsBees Jul 9, 2013 12:36 PM

                    Hmmmm so you think steaming it in liquid will do the trick.

                    1. re: MsBees
                      INDIANRIVERFL Jul 9, 2013 12:40 PM

                      It did for the ribs I left on the grill and went to sleep on last weekend.

                      Lots of flavor. I steamed them over a bed of kraut and white wine.

                      1. re: INDIANRIVERFL
                        MsBees Jul 9, 2013 01:00 PM

                        Yeow...went to sleep. ::::hiding behind my hand and laughing:::.

                        I'm glad you were able to save them they sound delicious.

                        do you think if I steamed the steak I would be able to add it to the quesadillas? it is both of my sons favorite.

                        1. re: MsBees
                          INDIANRIVERFL Jul 9, 2013 01:02 PM

                          Go for it. Overkill on the cheese just in case!

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                            MsBees Jul 9, 2013 01:10 PM

                            thanks :)

                            1. re: INDIANRIVERFL
                              miss_belle Jul 9, 2013 01:12 PM

                              I think it will be ok in the quesadillas too.

                    2. LA Buckeye Fan Jul 9, 2013 12:19 PM

                      Perhaps if you marinate it in olive oil, red wine vinegar and rosemary for a few hours and add it to a steak salad. The vinegar should tenderize it a bit.

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                      1. re: LA Buckeye Fan
                        MsBees Jul 9, 2013 12:36 PM

                        When hubby initially cooked it and i saw what he did I put lots of lime juice on it. We were using it in fajitas and I thought the lime juice might help tenderize it :::shaking head:::: no luck

                        1. re: MsBees
                          C. Hamster Jul 9, 2013 07:49 PM

                          Lime juice mighy toughen it.


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                        wattacetti Jul 9, 2013 12:14 PM

                        Steak and kidney pies.

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                        1. re: wattacetti
                          MsBees Jul 9, 2013 12:17 PM

                          my family wouldn't eat kidney pie. But they would eat a steak pot pie. I guess what Im wondering is there any way to save dried up meat. He really screwed up

                        2. weezieduzzit Jul 9, 2013 12:08 PM

                          We have cats so that solves this problem for us if it happens. While they prefer medium rare they don't turn their nose up at overdone.

                          How about mincing fine and adding to chili?

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                          1. re: weezieduzzit
                            MsBees Jul 9, 2013 12:16 PM

                            Hmm do you think it would get tenderized. Or would it still be tough?

                            1. re: MsBees
                              biondanonima Jul 9, 2013 12:20 PM

                              It will probably still be tough, but if you cut it up into small enough pieces it shouldn't matter too much in chili. You could also grind it and make it into "salad," a la tuna salad, with mayo/mustard/etc., and then use it for sandwiches and such.

                              1. re: biondanonima
                                laskiblue Jul 10, 2013 12:20 AM

                                My mom used to grind up a variety of beef and make it into a sandwich spread like that. It's surprisingly tasty.

                            2. re: weezieduzzit
                              ludmilasdaughter Jul 9, 2013 01:54 PM

                              Along these same lines, maybe beef barley soup?

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