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Apr 18, 2012 09:30 AM

Uses for leftover tri-tip?

Hey, I'm looking for recipes that would use up some of a leftover tri-tip roast that I have. The roast is already sliced, and i'm looking for things other than the usual sandwich or hash. The tri-tip was marinated in Newman's balsamic dressing and stubbs BBQ sauce, if that helps.

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  1. I feel like a filling for something? Shred the meat and mix with corn and scallions and maybe diced red pepper and roll it up in puff pastry, then bake and serve with bbq sauce? I mean, don't get me wrong, it's not fancy. But it could be delicious.

    Otherwise, nachos or quesadillas?

    1. You could do tacos. Shred or dice, reheat a bit, and serve on war, soft corn tortillas with diced onion, shredded cilantro, a little avocado and some salsa.

      I know you said you wanted an alternative to sandwiches, but you could do a Sloppy Joe - like sandwich. Shred and heat up with more BBQ sauce and then serve on Hawaiian rolls (I like the minis for sliders).

      You can also use it is omelets or as filling for enchiladas if so inclined.

      1. I'd make cottage pie. Leftovers is what cottage pie was made for. Granted it is usually ground meat but it works just as well with sliced.

        Sweat some onions in butter then add some diced carrots and frozen peas. Add the sliced beef. You may need to add more butter because you will need to sprinkle 2 tbls of flour on and stir until the flour is cooked in. Add 1 cup of beef broth or stock. Cook, stirring constantly until mixture thickens up. Add some thyme. Salt and pepper to taste.

        Spoon into baking pan and cover with mashed potatoes. Adding an egg to your mashed potatoes helps it brown in the oven. Put pan in ovne at 350°F for 25 minutes. You could sprinkle bread crumbs over the potatoes to promote browning. You sprinkle cheese over the potatoes if you like.

        If you didn't want to go with potatoes, you could use more broth in mixture to make it soupier then serve over egg noodles or rice.

        Serve either version with some nice french bread.

        You add some of the sliced beef to vegetable soup for beef vegetable soup.

        You could add some to fried rice or Lo Mein.

          1. Thanks for all the suggestions. I just remembered I have some leftover pizza dough as well. Has anyone tried making a pizza with sliced beef leftovers? I'm thinking of making a BBQ type sauce, but I don't want it to be just BBQ sauce, because that seems too in-your-face and CPK style for me. Maybe mixing some BBQ sauce with tomato sauce would work better. Any sauce suggestions/suggestions for other toppings?

            I also really like the idea of making a savory pie, thanks!

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            1. re: Feta_Compli

              I did this recently when I had a jonesing for pizza and the boyfriend had a marinading tenderloin he needed to cook that day. I made a thin crust and added chipotle to BBQ sauce. While I was doing that, I roasted a sweet potato in chipotle chili powder (I love that combo and had a potato lying around). I topped the pizza with the very thin slices of beef, the roasted sweet potato cubes, a diced red pepper and thinly sliced red onion, then monterrey jack cheese. it turned out well and I liked that the sweet potato and chipotle kept it form being a typical California Pizza Kitchen type of pizza.

              1. re: Feta_Compli

                I'm sure you've already made your pizza by now, but Pioneer Woman's steakhouse pizza is delicious, and would be perfect to use up leftover beef:

                1. re: juliejulez

                  I just made this with leftover tri tip and it was delish. I added fresh basil and don't have steak sauce in the house, so left that out. A fun and different way to use leftover beef.