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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Works for me Wednesday


When I make a roast, I always buy a big one so I have leftovers. I have a few different things I do with leftover roast beef.
One thing I do is shred it and put it in a 9x9 pan. I pour some of the leftover gravy on top, and then put whatever vegetable (usually corn or beans) we had over that. I then cover the pan tightly with foil and freeze it. The next week I thaw it and put mashed potatoes on top. ( I usually use Bob Evans ready made potatoes). I bake it at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes. It makes a delicious Shepherds Pie that doesn't taste like leftovers.


Another way I use leftover roast is to make BBQ beef. This is a really good recipe for it.
BBQ Beef
2 cups shredded, cooked beef

1 cup ketchup

1/2 cup vinegar

4 tablespoons chopped onion
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

4 teaspoons packed brown sugar

1 teaspoon mustard
1 teaspoon garlic powder
Heat all ingredients, except beef to boiling over medium heat, stirring constantly. Reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes. Stir roast into sauce and serve on buns.
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24 comments:

Nancy said...

You are so smart and such a good cook.

Pat said...

I think the Shepards pie version of leftovers sounds great. With only two of us here, I hesitate to buy a roast, but this makes me want to go out and buy one now. We love those kind of meals that can be stretched for a second day!

Mike Golch said...

sounds good to me.I hope that had a great day.

Demara said...

Now you have me craving this. I felt more motivated to cook. For supper today (because Jeff is out playing in a beach volleyball league) I had a bowl of raisin bran with craisins on top and quite a few m&m's with it. To drink I had that more green tea vitamin water and then read your comment. Lol THX!!

Demara said...

I wish I felt more motivated rather :P

Amanda said...

I bought a big roast for dinner this week... thank you so much for the ideas!!! I especially like the one w/mashed potatoes... YUM

Come stop by my blog ~ I’m sharing a tasty thing I found that works for me and my daughter, which you’ll see LOL. Plus I have a little info on a Non-BlogHer party going on with GIVEAWAYS and fun!! http://www.garibaysoup.com

Hootin' Anni said...

Mmmmmm. With a dill pickle slice and a heaping helping of potato salad...what a meal!!!

Yum.

A Stone Gatherer said...

I'm going to have to try both of those! Thanks Mari!

septembermom said...

Thanks Mari for another great recipe! You make it sound easy:) I'll have to try it.

Grandma Elsie said...

Aw I love Barbecue . Even the left over veg's sounds yummy I can buy a small roast and make this for one & give left overs to my daughter.

I should never have read this right now, I am starving . going to Doc. for check up so fasting... Growling tummy. LOL

Cherdecor said...

Your recipe sounds great! My computer is completely down today so I am having to type on alan's.
I do not have access to my recipe files but as soon as I do, I will be copying this one.

Have a great day!

Lorie said...

Good ideas! I have some left over roast that I was wondering what to do with.

Brooke said...

yum!

Rebekah said...

I usually make the left overs last a week. The family gets tired of it rather quick. I never think to freeze it and use it later. I need to get that into my head. I really like the dish with mashed taters

Pug1 said...

Isn't it great to get two for one meals? I luv it! CHEERS! Michele

a corgi said...

yum with the shepherd's pie version; I have usually done BBQ beef sandwiches with leftover roast, but this sounds yummy too! will have to try it when it cools down a bit here

betty

Heart2Heart said...

Mari,

I am definitely going to try some of these when we make roast. I never thought of using the leftovers to make shepherds pie! Love that idea!

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Crown of Beauty said...

I love Shepherd's Pie. Thank you for sharing how to make it.

Your blog posts seem to indicate that you are a good cook.

Thanks for the many recipes I can get from you!

wherelifebecomesart said...

YUM! Thanks for the tips!

Terri said...

I like that shepherd pie idea!

UnfinishedMom said...

What cut of meat do you buy when you buy a roast?

Connie said...

The BBQ sounds delicious!
I'm not wild about shepherd pie.

Kayren, Pink Daisy Girl said...

I was moaning and groaning so much with the food in my food that I almost couldn't get mouth-watery over the bbq. That was just too bad.

I make extra, too. For roast beef sandwiches the next day. I like mine cold with Miracle Whip. Other people in my house like them warm. Ick.

Jennifer said...

I don't think they make a roast big enough for leftovers at our house. LOL! My biggest concern for Zack after hearing orientation... THey changed the meal plans to unlimited eating. You heard that right he can go and go as much as he wants all day long. They have found it actually saves them money because there isn't as much waste from having kids that can only eat 3 times a day. Then they were loading there plates up but couldn't eat it all so it was being dumped. Now that they know they can come back whenever they want they only take what they need. Makes sense but this is a scary idea for my "grazer".
Smiles!