Roast Beef Left overs Part 3…

 

Hey guys!

So I was thinking today about some of the other ways to use up your left over roast beef. I thought I’d share with you some ideas and if you have any comments, questions or suggestions of your own I would love to hear them:)

 

Here is what I have shown you so far:

1. Hot Roast Beef Sandwiches

2. BBQ Beef Pockets

3. Beef fajitas

And here is some new suggestions aswell:

4. Beef dip

For the beef dip I usually get some au jus mix and make it on the stove following the directions on the pack. I then slice the beef up thin and stick it in the sauce on the stove to heat it up and flavor it.

Next I get a good bun, any bun will do, I usually go for a Panini bun or french baguette (perfect for dipping)

I split the bun open and spread some home-made garlic butter or store-bought is fine too. I then lightly toast it in the oven for a few minutes. Then I take it out of the oven add the beef from the pot and whatever toppings I have. Usually I’ll do raw onions, or caramalized, and some jack or cheddar cheese. Top it up and slide it back into the oven under the broiler for a minute just to melt the cheese. Take it out and pour some dip into a small bowl and Bam! you have a tasty sandwich.

5. Beef Stroganoff

Let me know if you guys are interested in my own recipe for this:)

6. Beef Pot Pie

I have a great recipe for a fast and easy pie. But again I am not experienced with dough so forgive me! I usually top my pot pies with something Pillsbury and make it in individual ramekins. It works for us!

7. Beef and Bean Burritos

So simple to pull together and they freeze so well! I’ll post this recipe and the freezing instructions soon!

8. Beef stir fry

Again,  fast and simple, just the way we like it=) if you need some ideas for a quick tasty stir fry let me know!

9. Stuffed Baked Potatoes

For this I usually bake my potatoes without tinfoil until they are soft. I then scoop out the middle and mix with sour cream, salt and pepper, sharp cheddar, green onions and the chopped beef! Then mix the filling well and fill the potato shells and stick back in the oven at 375 degrees for about 25 minutes. DELICIOUS! You can even add some bacon if  your heart desires. Who doesn’t love bacon?

10. Beef wraps

Any type of wrap really works with this. If I have left over beef I get my whole wheat tortilla and fill it with lettuce, tomato, cucumber, red onions and some ranch or italian dressing. Yum! Even adding some feta or cheddar works wonders!

11. Beef and Brocoli

One of my favorites from a chinese restaurant. Low and slow with the beef in a nice sauce. I’ll post some links for this soon my dears.

12. Beef Fried Rice

Basically you replace the pork with beef and do all the regular steps and you have a one pot meal.

13. Beef soup

For this you could go any way. Asian, Italian, mediterranean! It’s so versatile you could add whatever is in your fridge and have a meal on the table in 30 minutes.

 

So there you have it guys. Remember this is just a few suggestions off the top of my head. In my future posts I will go into more detail. Let me know if you guys want a good recipe for any of these and I’ll get right on it.

I hope that you found these posts on roast beef left overs helpful! I always get stuck with left overs sometimes and hate to see them wasted when there are so many different things you can do to reinvent left overs!

 

 

 

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Roast beef leftovers part 2

In my last post I talked about having a roast for sunday dinner and making most out of the left overs. So far I’ve shown you Hot Roast Beef Sandwiches and Beef fajitas. For this post I would like to show you my rushed left over supper: BBQ Beef Pockets. I was short on time this evening and instead of ordering out I decided to experiment with beef pockets. I’ve searched the internet and found a few good ideas and came up with my own. The reason I wanted to use Pillsbury Crescent Dough is because I got it on sale at a new store opening in my area the other day for under $1! Normally I wouldn’t buy them but what a deal! Plus I’ll admit I am not so great with anything “dough” related!

Here is the recipe with some pictures to show you the process. It’s so easy because you already have the beef cooked that it only takes minutes to assemble! That means more time to watch the real housewives of anything! hello!

BBQ Beef Pockets

Ingredients

Roast beef, diced, about 1 and a half cups

Pillsbury Crescents, 1 tube

Shredded mozzarella Cheese, about 1 cup

Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese, about 1 cup

Any BBQ sauce, about 1/3 cup, plus more for drizzling

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

In a large bowl add all the ingredients and stir to combine well.

Unroll the Pillsbury crescents and divide into 4 triangles. Honestly I thought after I assembled them all that I could have made at least 8 with smaller size fillings. Up to you!

Scoop as much or as little filling as you would like in the centre of each triangle. If using just four triangles, I added about 1/2 cup of filling, maybe a little more.

Then squirt some bbq sauce on the top of the filling. Then proceed to fold and assemble the pocket. You can do it any way you choose. I just made sure all the points added up then proceeded to cover and pinch the ends.

When they are all assembled place onto an ungreased baking sheet and bake in the preheated oven for about 15-20 minutes or until a nice golden color appears.

Take out of the oven and chow down! Be careful its hot!! =)

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Ooey Gooey Cheesy beefy bbqy ness! haha!

Roast beef leftovers

So in my last post I was saying how I got a buy 1 get 1 free coupon for roasts from save on foods. I made dinner for my family and mother for her birthday and had lots of left overs. I decided to get creative and turn that roast into 5 different meals.

The first meal that I made from the left over roast was Hot Roast Beef Sandwiches. Boy do I love hot roast beef sandwiches! My grandfather used to make the best hot roast beef sandwiches! Anyways, here is the recipe.

Hot Roast beef Sandwiches

Ingredients

Roast beef, Sliced thin

Left over gravy, or just make my favorite gravy recipe!

2 slices of bread, cut in half

Heat a non-stick medium pan on medium heat. Add the sliced roast beef just to get it hot. In a small pot place the left over gravy or go ahead and make my favorite gravy recipe. Heat on medium low heat until hot. Stir.

When the beef is hot pile it high on the slices of bread and pour over the gravy. Serve with a side salad or left over vegetables from your roast beef dinner. Simple and delicious comfort food.

The second meal I made from the left over roast beef was Beef fajitas. Sounds simple but when you use fresh ingredients and put it together just right you get a completely different meal from the first two. Here is my recipe..

Beef fajitas

Ingredients

Left over Roast beef, sliced in strips, about 1 lb

olive oil, to coat the pan

1 red pepper, sliced into strips

1 orange pepper, sliced into strips

2 yellow onions, sliced

1 jalapeno, seeded and cored,finely chopped

1 small bunch cilantro, chopped

1 and a half limes, juiced

beef broth or water about 1 cup

My fajita seasoning mix ( recipe follows) or you can use a fajita pack and spice it up with some red chili flakes

Whole wheat or any kind of tortilla

Heat a large non stick skillet on medium high heat. Add the olive oil to coat the pan. Next add the peppers, onions and jalapeno and mix well. Saute for about 3 minutes then add the roast beef to the pan. Saute the veggies with the beef for about 3 more minutes then turn the heat up to about medium high heat and add the seasoning.  Mix in the seasoning well then add either the beef broth or water to deglaze the pan. Next add in the lime juice and if you want you may add the cilantro. (Because of the kids I normally just add mine to my wrap so I don’t get ugly looks across the table!)

Once the liquid reduces to about half turn it down to low heat and simmer 5 minutes. This is when you want to get your wraps warmed and every condiment out! I usually go for sour cream, salsa, cilantro,lettuce, tomatoes, diced jalapeno, a little squirt of fresh lime and shredded cheese.

Serve it family style and let everyone dress their own fajita. Enjoy:)

My Home made fajita seasoning

Ingredients

2 tbsp salt

3 tbsp pepper

2 tbsp garlic powder

1 tbsp onion powder

3 tbsp chili powder

2 tbsp oregano leaves

2 tbsp cumin

1 tbsp paprika

1 tbsp red chili flakes

In a small bowl combine spices. Mix well and store in airtight container. You can also double or triple the recipe and keep it on hand for a quick fajita meal. Not only is it more affordable than buying the packs of seasoning it’s also healthier. The fajita packs are full of sodium that you don’t need!

My next post will reveal my third meal from one roast beef! Stay tuned….