Roast Beef Redos

A friend once commented that she doesn’t like to make roast because “we end up eating it all week and it gets dry and we get sick of it and I have to throw it out.”  Ouch!  I don’t do wasting food, but if I tried to reheat and eat the same roast all week, in the same way, well… I’d get pretty sick of it too. 

A few roast beef tips:

  • We get a variety of roasts with our 1/2 beef order, and I learned a valuable lesson early in my bulk-beef purchasing experience:  don’t buy chuck roast.  It’s the fattiest cut, and it’s tough, and it’s just not very easy to work with.  Any other cut works great for me, but we have our chuck ground into hamburger.  **Update:  this might just be my experience.  Several people have commented that they have good luck with chuck.     
  • My favorite roast beef cooking method is to stick it in the crock pot with some carrots, potatoes, onions, either beef bouillion granules or dry onion soup mix, and some water.  How about that smell in your kitchen all day!  Yum!
  • I prefer to pull my roast apart with forks instead of slicing it.  It’s easier to prepare, easier to eat, and easier to create the “redos” when it’s shredded.

  • If you’re going to eat it again the next day, pour a little of the juice over the meat before refrigerating to keep it moist.
  • Cooked roast freezes beautifully.  Bag it and save it for a busy day!

Our favorite roast beef redos:

Photo from Taste of Home

Photo from Taste of Home

  • Roast Beef Burritos — My all time favorite roast beef meal.  Sometimes I make a roast just so we can have these!  We like to top them with shredded lettuce, cheese, and sour cream.

We’ve also enjoyed these meals with leftover roast:

  • bbq beef sandwiches
  • hot beef sandwiches
  • beef ‘n noodles
  • roast beef salad (like chicken or tuna salad) for sandwiches
  • roast beef salad (shredded on a lettuce salad)
  • beef and bean nachos
  • beef and veggie soup

Does your family enjoy roast beef?  What do you like to do with your leftovers?

Check out more kitchen tips at Tammy’s Recipes.

6 Responses

  1. We love roast beef here! Matter of fact, I just did a beef roast with carrots, pototoes, and onion soup mix last week! Then the leftovers, I made into beef veggie soup and sent the majority of it over to a family of my church, whose mother is battling breast cancer for them a homecooked meal. I cubed up the leftovers for the soup. Here is my recipe…

    Thanks for sharing! You have given me some new ideas to do with it! 🙂

  2. Thank you for the great looking ideas and recipes for leftover roast beef. I am always trying to find new ways to remake leftovers into something new. I make Orange Beef with it, fajitas, beef au jus, beef stroganoff, etc. 😀

  3. We will do french dip sandwiches with leftover roast. Your quiche looks great! We just don’t eat a lot of beef though as dd is allergic to it. I do miss it sometimes and ALWAYS eat it when we go out to eat.

  4. That quiche looks delicious! We’re having BBQ Roast Beef sandwiches for supper tonight, as a matter of fact. 🙂

    I love cooking large amounts of meat at a time to use for multiple meals. I love whole chickens for this reason too!

    Thanks for sharing some yummy ideas I wouldn’t have thought of.

  5. When I was growing up we always had chuck roast on Sunday afternoon. Mom put it in the oven before church to cook long and slow (like a crock pot but before they were around) and it was falling apart tender and delicious when we got home. Back then she made stew with biscuits on top or ran it thru a grinder and made beef salad sandwiches.

    I still do the same except I usually use the crock pot and like you, I pull it apart. I’ve added a couple other redos. We make gravy from the juices like Mom did. We like to have the beef and gravy over noodles or rice or potatoes or biscuits. We also make sandwiches with the pulled apart meat.

    I love your quiche idea. I’ve never made a quiche, but I might try a Bisquick impossible pie or even take the plunge and try a quiche! Thanks for the good ideas.

  6. All of your ideas sound so delicious Amy. Roast beef is one of those things that I just don’t make very often because it always seems so expensive. But now I’m thinking if I actually break the price down to see how many meals we’d get out of it, it wouldn’t be so bad.

    I love your crock pot recipe for it too. I’m going to start watching sales and add it to my list. Thanks for all the ideas!

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