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Oct 7, 2008 02:27 PM

Besides stew, what can I do with a leftover roast?

Loosely following one of Alton's recipes, I rubbed the roast olive oil, cumin and chili powder and slow cooked it with tomatoes, celery and onion. It turned out really well but I need something to do with the leftovers. I will make roast but I don't put all of the roast in there. Any suggestions?

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  1. Grind the cooked beef adding whatever vegetables or juice/gravy might be necessary to make a fairly moist mixture. Put 1/4 c or so in a turnover made with a good pie pastry and seal well before baking as you would a pie. Fuss with the edges and brush with egg if you want to be fancy. Serve with a little gravy and a salad for a tasty lunch or light dinner.

    1. Shred and serve as a barbacoa taco with a generous portion of meat served with onions, cilantro and spicy jalapeno salsa for a delicious taco experience, probably on a flour tortilla if the beef is as moist as I imagine it probably is. Cumin and chili power are staples in Tex Mex cooking.

      1. 1. Asian: Slice thinly and serve cold with hot rice and with dipping sauces, e.g., : a) fish sauce, lime juice, grated ginger, chopped chiles and chives, b) soy sauce, toasted sesame oil, and chopped chile, c) grated diakon and chile (poke holes in diakon, insert chiles, and grate) plus soy sauce, and d) many others.

        2. Sandwiches!!

        1. I shred it with 2 forks and slowly simmer in a saucepan with red wine, the gravy, and maybe some extra beef broth, and serve over egg noodles

          1. Make a fusion shepherds/cowherds pie??

            I'd shred the meat, mix with leftover veggies and pan juices (thicken if necessary), Whack in a cake pan and top with mashed potatoes, seasoned with sumac/cumin/chili. Spray tatties with OO and bake until golden brown

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            1. re: purple goddess

              Two easy things I do with left over beef roast or pork roast or filet.
              I cube it and cook it up in a fricassee...which means, I cook potaotes al dante, cube them, dice onions and then use an iron pan to saute it all together. Starting with the meat, I then remove it, work the onions and potatoes in with plenty of seasonings, salt and pepper, I always serve this with a homemade ketchup. Many will add peas, in fact most Fricassee would always have peas, but we are not fans of them, so it will depend.

              The second thing to do is any form of crockpot stew or chili, just add it all to the pot and let it simmer for a wonderful home cooked meal.
              If I do not have potatoes in the stew, I might serve it over pasta or rice.

              Good luck!