Leftover roast beef is an easily adapted substitute in many dishes made from beef like stew, salad, or even soup. Many may get doubt about whether or not they can turn this kind of meat into a new good meal or what are the recipes to best enjoy it.
Here is the good news: It’s possible to turn leftover roast beef into a delicious dish. There are various ideas that you can definitely try right in your kitchen. Moreover, these new dishes promise to fill your stomach as well as satisfy your taste buds.
Keep reading this article and you will pick up the best ways to enjoy leftover roast beef.
1. Leftover Roast Beef Casserole
One of the most popular ways to turn leftover roast beef into a new delicious meal is Casserole, a mixture of cooked roasted beef, gravy, vegetables and a cheese topping.
Ingredients for 4 servings: Leftover roast beef (diced, 2 cups), peas (1 package), carrot (frozen, ½ cup), pearl onion (frozen, 2 cups), beef gravy (1 cup) and cheddar cheese (shredded, ½ cup).
Directions: Put carrots, peas and pearl onion in a pot and boil until they are tender. When the tendered vegetables drain thoroughly, pour it into a large bowl. Add roast beef and gravy to the bowl and mix well. Add the mixture to the prepared casserole and spread with shredded cheddar cheese. Bake it until the filling is bubbling and the cheese has melted (25 to 35 minutes).
Fajitas is such a simple way to add flavor to leftover roast beef. All you need are some tortillas, which serve as the wrapping, and some ingredients for the filling, including leftover beef, onions, peppers, and spices to flavor (if you can adopt). Gather the ingredients, dry fry them, season to taste and put it all into the tortillas and roll up.
3. Sandwiches and cheese
Sandwich is one of the highest consumed junk foods in the world. Right at home, you can make a sandwich of your own recipes with leftover roast beef and some other simple ingredients. It definitely tastes better than that you buy at food store.
Ingredients for a serving: roast leftover beef (2 slices), mozzarella cheese (2 slices), bread (2 slices or a loaf), butter (1 tablespoon), onion (sliced, ½ cup) and bell pepper (sliced, 1/4 cup) and oil.
Directions: Start heating the oil in the pan. Add onion and sauté until tender. Do the same with bell pepper. Put it all onto the bread slices layered with cheese on top and grill about 2-4 minutes per side or until the cheese has melted.
4. Thai-style salad
If you prefer eating leftover roast beef in a healthier way, you may make Thai-style salad. As it low in calories, you could definitely eat the salad several times a day.
Ingredients for 1 serving: leftover roast beef (sliced and marinated), Thai fish sauce ( ½ tablespoon), sesame oil ( ½ tablespoons), fresh mint (roughly chopped, ½ tablespoons), fresh basil (shredded, ½ tablespoons), carrots, red pepper (thinly sliced), red onion (thinly sliced), cucumber, cherry tomato (sliced in half) and lemon juice.
Instructions: The salad is quick and simple to make. All you need is to gather all ingredients, mix and marinate them in about 15 minute. To enjoy a better taste, add some drops of lemon juice on the salad and mix well.
5. Moroccan style stew
Raw beef is commonly used to make Morroccan style stew but the leftovers are also easily to be adapted. Here is the recipe:
Ingredients for 4 servings: leftover roast beef (250g), olive oil (3 tablespoons), paprika (1 tablespoon), ground cumin (one and a half teaspoon), beef broth (one and a half cup), chickpeas (350g), Kalamata olive ( ½ cup), golden raisin ( ½ cup), fresh cilantro (chopped, ½ cup), lemon peel (grated, ½ teaspoon) and onion, carrot and garlic (chopped).
Instruction: Start heating the oil in a large saucepan. Add beef that is marinated with salt and pepper to pan and sauté in 3 minutes. Pour them into a plate. Next, add the remaining oil, onion, carrot and garlic to pan and sauté until tender. Don’t forget to season to taste. Add other ingredients to pan, except for lemon peel, and simmer about 8 minutes. When the broth thickens, add lemon peel and stir.
6. Beef soup with wine
Many also use leftover beef to make soup that is served with bread. The soup is quite easy to make and tastes very well thanks to some wine added in it. And, when cooking, you can control the recipe yourself so that the soup best satisfy your taste.
Ingredients for 6 servings: Butter (2 tablespoons), leftover beef (2 cups) celery (chopped, 1 cup), red wine (2 cups), margarine (softened, 2 tablespoons),tomato juice (2 cups) beef broth (2 cans), flour (6 tablespoons), onion, garlic and carrot (chopped) and salt to taste.
Instruction: To make this soup, you need prepare a large pot to give ingredients more room to well tender. Start by adding onion, garlic, carrot, celery and butter in the pot and sauté until soft. Pour broth, wine, tomato juice and beef into pot, stir well and simmer for 20 minutes. Make sure to season to taste with salt and pepper.
To end with, make a mixture of margarine, eggs, flour and salt, stir until it smooth. Drop it into pot by small spoon. Cover and cook for more 10 minutes.
Reading here, you must definitely find the answer for questions at the beginning. It’s possible to turn leftover roast beef into a delicious dish. It is a way to create new taste to the beef and more nutrients to the dish. Give it a try and you will find it worthy!