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Jan 31, 2010 07:15 AM

what to do with leftover beef? Can you make beef soup? - moved from General Chowhounding board

I have a bone and some meat left from todays meal, and I'm not sure what to do with it. It's not enough for two people. Can you make beef soup? I don't really ever use beef stock.

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  1. If it is the bone from your one rib dinner on your other thread.......I would have to say,'s only good for gnawing.

    1. I'd put the bone in the liquid you're going to use and get perhaps a little stock-ish quality from it. Then add your other ingredients, except for the meat, and cook. Maybe some rice or orzo pasta with some vegetables. At the very end I'd add the chopped or shredded meat. Since it's already done, it just needs heating. Maybe some grated Parm or something when serving. I hate waste so it will always get used somehow. I had a perhaps 2x2" piece of steak left from dinner last night. I heated it on 50% power for just a few seconds to get the chill off and we shared it this morning with a couple of fried eggs and sourdough toast.

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      1. re: c oliver

        Leftover meat is good sliced into a salad. My favourite is medium steak on a bed of greens, such as spinach, arugula or lettuce. Tomatoes are especially good if the meat is getting to be on the dry side. Drizzle with a bit of vinegar and olive oil to combine the flavours, and then you are good to go. It works well with duck and chicken too.

      2. Make mushroom barley soup and throw in the bone while cooking; chop the meat fine and throw it in. Healthy and delicious. I'm all about stretching things!

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        1. re: visciole

          Are dried pretty much the mushroom of choice for soups?