We’ve served up quite a few stellar filet mignon recipes lately, and now that you have a filet mignon recipe for every week of the year, we’re betting you’re wondering what to do with all the delicious leftover steak accumulating in your refrigerator. You’re in good company here. We wouldn’t be your favorite “steaks-perts” if we didn’t have a few fresh tricks and tips for leftover steak recipes tucked up our sleeves! However, before we dive into the Best Ways to Use Your Leftover Filet Mignon, we need to answer a few FAQ’s about storing and reheating leftover steak.
What is the best way to store leftover steak?
The best way to store leftover steak is to wrap each piece individually and store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator. There are many ways to do this, but we recommend using freezer paper to wrap each individual piece of steak. The freezer paper will help to lock in moisture and keep the steak from drying out in cool air.
How long can I keep leftover steak in the refrigerator?
Leftover steak can last 3-4 days in the refrigerator when properly wrapped and sealed in an airtight container.
What is the best way to reheat leftover steak?
The best way to reheat filet mignon or other leftover steak depends on which leftover steak recipes you plan to use, but many people find that the flavor and texture are best preserved when you warm au jus on the stovetop then add your leftover steak and heat just until warm.
Now that you are up to speed on the best ways to store and reheat leftover steak, let’s dive in!
1. Use your leftover filet mignon for savory appetizers.
Turn your leftover game up a notch and kick it into high gear by choosing a leftover steak recipe that incorporates those savory steak bites in a fresh way, like this recipe for Steak Crostini with Truffle Butter and Balsamic Glaze or Bloody Mary Steak Bites with Bacon.
2. Use your leftover filet mignon in a simmering soup.
Steak soup holds a special place in our hearts, in part because of how easy it is to make the most of your leftover steak! Choose a standout recipe from our curated list below, sub in your leftover steak, and start stirring!
3. Use your leftover steak to toss a fresh steak salad.
Salad may not be the first menu item that comes to mind when you think about leftover filet mignon, but we searched the globe to compile a few steak salad recipes we can wholeheartedly endorse. Sub your perfectly preserved filet mignon leftovers for the steak in these recipes and enjoy the flavor in a fresh way!
4. Create a tantalizing Surf and Turf with your leftover filet mignon.
Choose the perfect “Surf” item, then reheat your leftover steak following our recommendation above and enjoy! Here are a few of our favorite pairings for a Surf and Turf to remember:
Now that you know the best ways to use your steak leftovers, there’s only one question left to answer: how will you filet forever? Let us know in the comments below, then share with your filet-loving friends!