The worst time to go grocery shopping is when you’re hungry! Everything in the store looks delicious and bigger is usually better…until you start eating at dinner time and realize it was way too big and there will be leftovers. I really don’t mind them…well most of them! There are a few exceptions such as “steak”. What exactly can we do after a steak is cooked? Reheat it in the microwave…eww! You know as well as me that it comes out chewy, dry, rubbery and tough. Is there any other way to reheat it, you ask? The answer is YES!
So far I have only found one way to reuse my cooked/seasoned steak and although I always like to have multiple choices available to me, I really don’t mind having a single option here. What I’m about to show you in my video today is how to bring your cooked steak back to life and enjoy a delicious meal. The steak will become juicy, tender and flavorful plus adding fresh vegetables & spices, you’ll have something everyone will enjoy.
We will be making my Spicy Leftover Steak Fajitas and using this method to revive the steak is quite simple. After making it more than a dozen times, I can assure you, you will totally love it and perhaps next time you barbecue a steak, you might want to have the Brontosaurus size or cook an extra one just so you can make these amazing fajitas.
P.S. Watch the Flintstones® to see what a Brontosaurus is…it’s huge! LOL!
- 1 leftover grilled steak, cut into thin strips (1/8 - 1/4 inch)
- 1 1/2 tbsp. olive oil
- 1/2 red onion, cut into thin strips
- 1/2 red pepper, cut into thin strips
- 1/2 yellow pepper, cut into thin strips
- 1/2 poblano pepper, cut into thin strips
- 1/2 jalapeño , seeded, ribs removed and minced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/2 tsp. ancho chili powder
- 1/2 tsp. cumin
- 1/2 tsp. chipotle chili powder
- 1/2 tsp. smoked paprika
- 1/2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
- 1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper, or to taste
- 1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes
- 1/4 cup beef broth
- Few dashes hot sauce, such as sriracha
- 1 lime wedge (optional)
- Flour tortillas, warmed
- Homemade or store bought guacamole, for garnish
- Light sour cream, for garnish
- Medium salsa, for garnish
- Monterey Jack Jalapeño cheese, shredded
- Old Cheddar cheese, shredded
FOOTNOTE: When you are done cooking beef/pepper mixture, squeeze a fresh lime over...it gives a nice flavor. The flour tortillas I like to use are pesto/garlic, one of our favorites. To warm tortillas, microwave on High for 20 seconds.