Part of my goal for The Frugal Farmer is to share ways in which we save money on our grocery bill. So, I’ve created a new series called “Before and After”, in which I’ll share how we took the leftovers from one meal and turned them into something else. Today, I’ll talk about chuck roast.
Pot roast with potatoes and carrots is, in my humble opinion, one of the easiest and most delicious dinners to make. Throw a roast and some veggies in the oven (don’t forget the water and spices) for a couple of hours and voila! Delicious dinner, ready to eat!
The other great thing about a pot roast is that you can take the leftovers and make them into several other options for the next day’s lunch or dinner. This week, we took our leftover pot roast, chopped it up and threw it into our chili recipe.
Some other options for your leftover roast?
BBQ Beef sandwiches: just add ketchup, worchestershire and brown sugar to taste, then cook in the crockpot for several hours until tender.
Hot roast beef sandwiches: add 5 cloves fresh pressed garlic, salt, chopped onion, and cook in the crockpot for several hours.
Beef stew: you can use the leftover carrots and potatoes here too.
Fajitas: just add some stir fried green peppers and onions to your beef after you’ve chopped it, some cumin and chili powder, and serve with warm tortillas.
With a little creativity, leftovers don’t have to be boring anymore!
What do you do with your roast beef leftovers?