Leftover Steak Soup With a Stroganoff Twist

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Sneak Preview: Leftover Steak Soup combines the flavor of a steak with the umami of mushrooms. Adding tangy sour cream as the final touch creates a tasty gravy for dipping homemade French Bread or Ciabatta.

Our Christmas is over, the decorations are boxed and stashed back into the attic, but my fridge is still reeling from excess food, specifically leftover rib roast. It was delicious but too big for one meal. Are you like me and wondering what to do with leftover steak?

Leftover Steak Soup--In a bowl with French bread on the side.

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Recycling a Christmas Rib Roast

Prepare this soup quickly with leftover meat. Use any leftover or pre-cooked steak you have on hand. Even a leftover roast would be delicious.

Herbs, spices, and a splash of red wine make the soup more interesting. Although I specify fresh herbs, you can substitute dried herbs if you have them on hand.

How to assemble Leftover Steak Soup:

Hopefully, you’ve got some good rustic or French bread in the house. Toast a slice of chewy bread for dipping in the saucy sour-cream flavored goodness.

You could go in a different direction by dishing up mashed potatoes, noodles, or mashed cauliflower in each soup bowl first, then topping with this stroganoff-like soup.

A word of warning: Heating this soup too long will cause certain types of steak to become chewy, for example, rib-eye or tenderloin. It doesn’t matter so much with a cooked roast meat like chuck.

p.s. No leftover steak? Check out this similar recipe for Steak and Mushroom Soup using a slow cooker and uncooked round steak.

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Leftover Steak Soup--served in bowls

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Leftover Steak Soup--in a bowl

Leftover Steak Soup Recipe

Use leftover steak or beef roast to make a delicious soup full of mushrooms and seasonings. Sour cream stirred in at the end creates stroganoff-like flavors.
4 from 26 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Soup
Servings 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 slices bacon - chopped
  • 1 small onion - chopped
  • 8 ounces fresh mushrooms - sliced
  • 5 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon beef bouillon concentrate
  • 1 tablespoon Kitchen Bouquet
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • Splash of red wine - optional
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • teaspoon cayenne
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 pound steak - already cooked (leftovers would be perfect)

Instructions
 

  • Fry bacon in large pot. Remove from pan and set aside. Leave grease in pan.
  • Add onions and mushrooms to pot and fry until soft.
  • Add water, bouillon, Kitchen Bouquet, soy sauce, red wine, bay leaf, salt, black pepper, and cayenne to pot. 
  • Combine cornstarch and 1/4 cup water together in a small jar. Add to pot, whisking all the while to prevent lumps. Over medium-low heat, bring soup to a simmer for about 5 minutes or until slightly thick.
  • Skim off about 1/2 cup of soup liquid and add to sour cream in a small bowl. Whisk together until smooth.
  • Add sour cream mixture back to soup along with cooked steak pieces. Warm until soup is heated through. 

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Leftover Steak Soup Recipe
Serving Size
 
1 serving
Amount per Serving
Calories
 
397
Calories from Fat 252
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
28
g
43
%
Saturated Fat
 
14
g
88
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Cholesterol
 
100
mg
33
%
Sodium
 
1132
mg
49
%
Carbohydrates
 
11
g
4
%
Fiber
 
1
g
4
%
Sugar
 
5
g
6
%
Protein
 
26
g
52
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Author: Paula Rhodes
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keywords: Leftover Steak SoupRibeyeSteakLeftoversSteakRecipesStoganoff Soup
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3 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Delicious blend of flavours! I had no sour cream so used a little cream cheese thinned out with milk, which worked well. As the recipe suggests, add the beef right at the end to avoid making it too chewy /tough. Really good soup/stew! Will make again.

    1. Hi Jennoe,
      Thank you so much for coming back to leave a comment. Glad you liked it. I never thought of using cream cheese, but why not? Creme fraiche would also be good instead of sour cream.