Leftover roast beef is great for sandwiches but it’s fantastic in other dishes too! It’s a versatile ingredient that can be added to a variety of dishes from spicy curries, to garlicky noodles and creamy shepherd’s pie. If you’re lucky enough to have some delicious leftover roast beef on hand, take a look at these Best Leftover Roast Beef Recipes for some ideas!
You’ve already invested a good amount of time preparing and seasoning a perfect roast of beef. Now, extend the benefits of that tasty roast to some other dishes that would work well for lunches and dinners alike.
The great thing about leftover roast beef is you’ve already done the heavy lifting. These recipes are quick, easy, delicious and were developed specifically for leftover roast beef.
This recipe takes your average roast beef sandwich and elevates it to restaurant-quality! Use a sturdy bun, fresh toppings, and an Arby’s inspired sauce for a real treat!
Beef stroganoff is a dinner-time favorite and this recipe makes it easier than ever by using leftover roast beef. It’s ready to eat in just 30 minutes and would go perfectly with a fresh garden salad.
Here’s a recipe for comforting beef pot pie that’s super easy to make. In addition to the leftover roast beef, you can quickly bring this dish together by using store-bought pie crust and frozen peas and carrots. It couldn’t be easier!
A French dip sandwich is probably something you’ve only enjoyed at your favorite deli or bistro. The good news is it’s actually quite easy to make at home! Serve the au jus in small bowls to dip the sandwiches.
Your family will love these fun and tasty tacos, and because this dish takes just 30 minutes to make, it’s the perfect solution for weeknight dinners or next-day lunches. Whip up a side of crunchy coleslaw to enjoy with these!
Your mouth will be watering when you’re ready to eat this dish! A can of cream of mushroom soup is the secret ingredient in the creamy sauce, and this impressive dish takes just 4 steps and 30 minutes to come together.
Beef and noodles go hand-in-hand. This Asian-inspired dish combines beef with tender vegetables and a sweet and savory sauce. We bet your family will rate this a 10 over take-out!
One look at this delicious curry and you’ll wonder why you’ve ever ordered take-out. It’s on the table in only 30 minutes, giving you just enough time to prepare some fluffy rice and a crisp cucumber salad for your side dishes.
This hearty casserole uses a wonderful mix of beef and veggies for a meal that’s completely satisfying! Potatoes, carrots, frozen peas, gravy and cheese come together with the beef for a meal that’s the ultimate in cozy comfort.
Here’s an easy solution for weeknight meals and a nice change the kids will love. This delicious stir fry features a homemade ginger soy sauce that would be perfect over a bed of rice or noodles.
If you have leftover roast beef on hand, why not transform it into a rich and hearty stew? Unlike making it from scratch, this stew is ready in less than 30 minutes! Serve it with some crusty bread to sop up the delicious gravy.
This dish couldn’t be easier. It combines leftover roast beef with cold boiled potatoes to create a dish that’s perfectly seasoned and addictive! Add a crunchy green vegetable or a fresh garden salad and dinner is served!
Everybody loves the delicious deep flavor of shepherd’s pie and this recipe doesn’t disappoint! Made with leftover roast beef instead of ground beef, it’s topped with creamy mashed potatoes and a dash of paprika. Use mashed cauliflower instead of potatoes for a lower carb option!
How Can I Moisten Leftover Roast Beef?
The key to using leftover roast beef is to keep it moist. If you have the pan juices from when the beef was originally roasted, preheat your oven to 325°F. Slice the meat and place it in a baking dish. Pour the leftover pan juices over the meat to cover. If you don’t have enough juices you can use beef stock instead. Cover the dish tightly with foil and bake just until heated through. Check the doneness of the beef to ensure that it doesn’t overcook.
Can I Freeze Leftover Roast?
Yes, if you’re not planning to eat leftover roast beef within a few days, you can freeze it to use later. Freezing roast beef is very easy and if done properly, can be left in the freezer for up to 6 months.
Leftover Roast Beef Sandwich
- 1 red onion sliced into rings
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
- 2 tablespoons creamed horseradish
- ¾ cup mayonnaise see note
- ¾ cup sour cream see note
- 2 tablespoons mustard Dijon or yellow
- 6 kaiser rolls or similar buns
- 1 pound leftover roast beef sliced
- 6 slices provolone cheese
- 1 cup arugula or microgreens
- 1 large tomato sliced
- salt and pepper to taste
- Place a large skillet over medium heat. Add the oil and onions. Sauté for 10 to 12 minutes stirring regularly, adding the balsamic vinegar halfway through. Once the onions are nicely brown and caramelized, remove from heat.
- In a medium bowl, mix together the horseradish, mayo, sour cream and mustard. Set aside.
- Set up an assembly station by laying out the roast beef, cheese slices, arugula, sliced tomato, onions, sauce and buns.
- Preheat the oven or griddle to 350°F. Brush the buns lightly with olive oil. Then put them in the hot oven or griddle for 2 to 3 minutes.
- Spread the horseradish cream sauce onto the bottom buns. Sprinkle on some arugula or greens. Add several slices of roast beef followed by some salt and pepper. Layer on the caramelized onions, cheese, tomatoes and a few more greens. Add the tops of the buns and serve.