I love to Reinvent Leftovers. I make it a habit to cook extra the first time around with the intention of that something new will be reinvented the second time around.
We cooked way too many steaks this past weekend. I was left with the dilemma of what masterpiece to create the second time around.
I tweeted out “What to reinvent with my leftover Steak?” and got some great suggestions from my Tweets:
@specialforksndy suggested steak sliced on top of green salad or rolled in tortillas with salsa… What a great suggestion! … except I didn’t have greens or salsa in the house and did not have time to run out.
@4everfoodie and @jackknightcooks suggested Fajitas! My kids would love fajitas but I did not have the veggies & condiments required.
How about a Stir Fry over rice @burdladi suggested.. Another great idea but I did not have all the ingredients without running out.
Then @msmary1962 suggested some type of Beef & Pasta, perhaps soup…. Aha! I love creating new recipes and this was just the inspiration that I needed!
I’ve got steak, I’ve got seashell pasta….just need to come up with a great sauce…
I will save the Fajitas & stir fries for another night for sure…
Nothing Fancy Schmancy but a great Pre-Football Practice Easy Meal…
Reinvented Steak in a Creamy Red Wine Sauce
4 Tablespoons Olive Oil
3 Green Onions (I love to grow mine, so I always have some on hand)
3 Cooked Steaks sliced thinly
1 Cup of Red Wine
2 Cups of water
2 Tablespoons of Wondra Flour
1 lb pasta cooked (shells work great because they hold the sauce inside)
Add red wine and reduce in half.
Simmer for 15 to 20 minutes.
Awesome, easy weeknight meal! It may be even better than the first time around!
Kid Ratings: Ronnie 8.5, Reis 8, Riley 7.5
What is it about reinventing leftovers that warms my heart? Maybe because I’ve had to reinvent myself …. and know that I have become a better person due to the reinvention…. the second time around can be an even better choice!