Creative Meal Ideas

Creative Meal Ideas for Leftovers

After most meals there is always a little of this and a little of that left over, but these leftovers are often wasted because it is difficult to come up with creative recipes for leftovers. These tips and recipe suggestions for various leftover beef dishes will take little effort and will turn leftovers into entirely different meals.

Use Leftover Steak or Roast Beef to Create a Steakhouse Salad: Thinly slice the leftover portions of steak or roast beef. Place the beef slices on a bed of mixed greens and various vegetables of choice. Sprinkle crumbled Bleu cheese and French’s French Fried Onions overtop of the salad, and top with desired dressing.

Use Leftover Steak or Roast Beef for Making a Dinnertime Breakfast: Dice leftover beef and create Steak & Cheese Omelets for something different at dinnertime.

Also, consider using the diced beef to make a hearty breakfast skillet. Add diced onions and peppers to a skillet coated with oil or butter over medium heat. Once the peppers and onions start to soften, add home fries to the skillet and continue sautéing. While this is cooking, in a medium bowl scramble eggs. Add the eggs and diced beef to the skillet. Once the eggs are cooked stir in shredded cheddar cheese, remove from heat, and serve.

Use Leftover Roast Beef for Barbeque Beef Sandwiches: If there is a large portion of a roast leftover, use a food processor or blender to shred or grind the beef. Place the shredded beef in a saucepan or in a crock-pot with chopped onions and barbeque sauce and allow the meat and sauce to simmer over low heat. Once thoroughly heated serve the barbecued beef on round rolls.

Use Leftover Hamburgers to Make Meat and Mashed Sandwiches: This easy leftover meal idea requires leftover hamburger patties, mashed potatoes, and beef gravy. Prepare or heat mashed potatoes and beef gravy. Slice leftover hamburgers horizontally to create two thinner hamburger patties, heat the patties in the microwave. Create a “sandwich” by placing a scoop of mashed potatoes in between two of the hamburger patties and top with gravy.