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Jul 9, 2013 12:06 PM

Is there anything I can do with over cooked steak?

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

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  1. 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

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

      1. re: MsBees

        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

          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

        Along these same lines, maybe beef barley soup?

        1. re: wattacetti

          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. 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

            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

          2. 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

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

              1. re: MsBees

                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

                  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

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

                      1. re: INDIANRIVERFL

                        I think it will be ok in the quesadillas too.

                1. re: miss_belle

                  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 :)