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Leftover Steak Soup

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There’s something magical about transforming last night’s steak into today’s comforting bowl of soup! This Leftover Steak Soup is so easy to make too!


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Ahhh, a hearty, flavorful soup. What could be better?

It warms you right up from the inside! 

Soup from leftover steak is packed with tender veggies and rich broth

And it’s a complete meal that’s perfect for any leftover steak!

This soup turns a few simple ingredients into a filling meal. It’s great for the whole family!

It’s the perfect way to use up leftover steak. Nothing goes to waste around here!

With a blend of herbs, veggies, and a rich beef broth base, it’s so full of flavor!

Plus steak soup with leftover steak is quick and easy! So simple to make. Even on your busiest days!

And feel free to throw in any extra veggies you have in the fridge. Love that!


All ingredients for leftover steak soup laid out on counter


What Is Steak Soup?

Steak soup is a hearty, savory soup! 

It’s made with chunks of tender beef.

Typically from leftover steak though you could use fresh steak too.

Then it’s simmered in a flavorful broth with various vegetables and seasonings. 

It’s a great way to repurpose leftover meat! 

And you may find that it’s your new favorite meal that’s both satisfying and delicious!


Onion, Garlic and flour cooked together in a pot


What Ingredients Are in Leftover Steak Soup?

Inexpensive ingredients and minimal dishes means you get the best leftover steak soup recipe!

Here’s what you need:

  • Butter and vegetable oil: For sautéing. Plus yum!
  • Onion and minced garlic: Very important to give the right flavor.
  • Flour: Helps thicken the soup.
  • Paprika, salt, and pepper: Adds depth and seasoning.
  • Beef broth: Brings all the flavors together.
  • Parsley and bay leaf: Herbs! Nutritious and yummy too!
  • Corn, potatoes, carrots, celery: A mix of vegetables that go great with steak.
  • Tomato paste: Thicken the broth.
  • Leftover steak: This is what really makes the soup a complete meal!

Pro Tips: 

  • When dicing your potatoes and carrots, keep them around the same size.
  • You could use olive oil instead of vegetable oil if you want.


paprika, salt and pepper added to onions


How to Make Leftover Steak Soup?

This hearty soup is an easy recipe with the best flavor!

Here’s how to make it:

  1. Sauté onions in a mixture of butter and oil until soft, then add garlic.
  2. Stir in flour and seasonings and beef broth.
  3. Add your veggies and herbs. Let everything simmer until tender.
  4. Add the leftover steak towards the end to heat through without overcooking.

Pro Tips: 

  • Using a large dutch oven! It distributes heat evenly 
  • Make sure your flour doesn’t settle and stick at the bottom. No raw flour taste!
  • Cook over medium heat to keep it from burning.


Beef broth, parsley, bay leaf, corn, potatoes, carrots and celery added to steak soup


How Long Does Leftover Steak Soup Last?

Leftover soup will keep well in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.

It’s a fantastic make-ahead meal for busy weeks!

Plus it’s full of so many good things that your body needs!

So it’s really great to have around and eat whenever you get a craving!

And late night cravings? Totally a thing!

Actually, this soup is so good my son will ask if he can eat it for breakfast!

It probably is better for you than store bought cereal!


leftover steak pieces added to soup


How to Store Leftover Steak Soup?

Cool the soup completely to room temperature.

Then transfer it to an airtight container. 

Keep it refrigerated so it’ll stay fresh. 

Reheat gently on the stove or in the microwave when ready to enjoy again.

What Steak Should Be Used for Leftover Steak Soup?

Any leftover steak will work in this soup. Really any of them! 

Whether it’s a sirloin steak, chuck roast, or even roast beef. 

The key is just cutting it into bite-sized pieces.

That way it heats through quickly and stays tender.

And really, you can use other leftover beef if you want!

The base is already super yummy so feel free to experiment.


Leftover Steak Soup in a pot ready to serve


Is Leftover Steak Soup Healthy?

Yes, this easy low carb soup recipe can be part of a healthy diet!

It’s packed with protein from the steak. Yay! 

And it’s loaded with nutrients from the vegetables. 

So this is pretty good for most dietary needs.

If you want to add in more veggies or mix them up, you can do that too.

This soup is really good for making into your own thing.


wooden spoon scooping a portion of the soup out of the pot


Is Leftover Steak Soup Gluten-Free?

To make this beef soup gluten-free, substitute the flour with a gluten-free thickener.

Something like xanthan gum, cornstarch, or tapioca flour would work. 

Then be sure all the other ingredients, like broth, are certified gluten-free.

They should be already, but some brands do include gluten!

And voila! You’ve got yourself a gluten free soup!


zoomed in image of steak soup in a bowl



What to Serve with Steak Soup?

Serve this delicious soup with a slice of crusty bread for dipping! 

Or a side salad for a lighter touch. 

Though it’s hearty enough to stand alone you could easily pair it with your favorite sides.

Here are some ideas to get you started:


zoomed out side view of steak in bowl with soup pot in background


If you love soup, Try these other soup recipes…

This Leftover Steak Soup is a comforting and easy low-carb soup recipe! 

It’s got simple ingredients and makes such a hearty meal! 

The perfect comfort food for a cool evening! Enjoy! 


Yield: 6 Servings

Leftover Steak Soup

wooden spoon scooping a portion of the soup out of the pot

This delicious Leftover Steak Soup is perfect for using up that leftover steak! And it’s packed with rich flavors and tender veggies!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour


  1. In a dutch oven or large soup pot, melt butter and vegetable oil.
  2. Add onion and cook for 5 minutes or until tender.
  3. Add in garlic and cook for 1 more minute.
  4. Add in flour 1 Tablespoon at a time, mixing well between each addition.
  5. Add in paprika, salt and pepper. Mix well.
  6. Add in beef broth 1 cup at a time, mixing well between each addition.  Mixture will get THICK then will thin out.  Do not add all the broth at once or you will have a clumpy mess.
  7. Add in parsley, bay leaf, corn, potatoes, carrots and celery.  Mix well and simmer for 20 minutes or until potatoes and carrots are tender.
  8. Add in leftover steak meat and cook for 5 more minutes, allowing the steak to warm up.
  9. Remove bay leaf and serve immediately.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 614Total Fat: 37gSaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 157mgSodium: 1405mgCarbohydrates: 23gFiber: 4gSugar: 4gProtein: 45g



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