18 Delicious Leftover Roast Beef Recipes

There is nothing better than a big roasted joint of beef to tuck into during the week, especially during the chillier winter months where you need something hearty to warm you up. 

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Though unless you’ve got a rather large family then you’ve probably got some roast beef leftover afterward. Don’t let them go to waste as you can still create another handful of recipes with the meat that you have leftover.

Whether it's a leftover pot roast made in a crock pot or a beef roast made in a roasting pan or a chuck roast made in a Dutch oven, we've got you covered. There are many options for that leftover roast beef recipe.

Leftover roast beef recipes

Cooking with leftovers can be fun, just grab a liquid like balsamic vinegar or red wine and add some fresh rosemary or black pepper and you've got a plan. So grab some olive oil and your sirloin tip or rib roast and let's get busy.

We’ll be giving you some ideas for how to repurpose your roast beef with some delicious roast beef recipes that’ll put your leftovers to good use and you never know, you may even find a new favorite recipe. 

  1. Roast Beef Curry

Source: https://www.easypeasyfoodie.com/leftover-roast-beef-curry/

A way to spice up your leftover roast beef is by using it to create a tasty Indian curry with a fusion of rich and bold spices that’ll brighten up the day. This quick and easy recipe is perfect for making when you’re short for time in the middle of the week and will take only 30 minutes. 

You can even use any leftover vegetables you have remaining from your roast beef dinner in this recipe to make sure nothing goes to waste. If you like spice, then you may feel more inclined (like us) to add double the measurement of chili flakes recommended to have it more to your liking.

Serve with some freshly boiled rice or even some warmed naan bread and you’ve got yourself the ideal midweek dinner. 

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  1. Italian Roast Beef Stew

This Italian Roast Beef Stew recipe by Kalyn’s Kitchen is the ultimate winter warmer and can be easily made in a slower cooker or on a dutch oven-type pot on the stove. It’s a low-carb dinner so ideal if you’re feeling a bit bloated from gauging on roast potatoes earlier on in the week but will still leave you feeling nice and satisfied. 

The recipe is pretty flexible and recommends adding whatever ingredients you find left in your refrigerator to use them up. The key to the distinct flavoring is being generous when adding your dried or fresh herbs when simmering the beef stock as it just brings this dish altogether. 

  1. Thai Roast Beef Salad

We’re so glad we found this recipe by Nagi from RecipeTin Eats as it’s become a go-to choice when we’re bored of the usual lettuce salads and looking for something healthy but still tastes amazing.

The recipe calls for sirloin steak but using your leftover roast beef will work just as well, you can choose to warm it up or thinly sliced it cold to add it to the salad ingredients.

Using cold leftover roast beef with the recipe means it’ll take you under 10 minutes to prepare and arrange the salad ingredients, dressing and beef together in a bowl - perfect for lunch on the go.

What makes this recipe such a firm favorite is the bright homemade dressing that contains lime juice, fresh cilantro, Thai chili, garlic, sugar, fish sauce (trust us, it works), and some grapeseed oil. 

Beef stroganoff feels like such an indulgent dish but it’s so simple to make, especially as you’ll already have roasted beef to use with it, so you’ll have more time to dedicate to making the homemade stroganoff sauce.

You can pair your yummy stroganoff with anything you like but most people often opt for some pasta noodles, rice, or even some mashed potatoes which go perfectly with the rich sauce.

The recipe is easily adaptable and works well with several substitutes, for example, instead of using sour cream you can use some low-fat Greek yogurt to make it slightly healthier. 

  1. Monday Pie

What’s one of the best things to do with the leftover roast beef from your weekend roast? Put it in a Monday pie of course. This is a dish you’d probably find more frequently in a British home but it’s an easy one to recreate wherever you are in the world. 

The ingredients list does seem rather random with things like mushrooms, baked beans, cheese, gravy, and Worcestershire sauce all being mixed, but we promise you it does taste great. 

After a long Monday at work, this is the ideal recipe to make as you can put all the ingredients into an ovenproof dish and bake for 45 minutes whilst you unwind with a glass of red in your hand. 

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  1. Roast Beef Casserole

This Roast Beef Casserole recipe by The Spruce Eats is ideal if your refrigerator is looking bare and you’re putting off going to the grocery store as long as possible.

If your leftover beef is from a roast dinner, then you’ll probably have some of the ingredients already such as potatoes, green peas, carrots, and not forgetting some rich thick gravy. 

  1. Roast Beef Pasta Skillet

Source: https://savorthebest.com/leftover-roast-beef-pasta-skillet/

There is something about beef, pasta, and a rich tomato sauce that brings us so much joy and it’s probably why Savor The Best is a regular on our leftover beef recipe rotation.

The recipe uses rigatoni pasta but you can use whatever one you have in your cupboards, we’ve substituted it with pappardelle before and it worked perfectly. 

The roast beef pasta skillet can be made in 20 minutes, but to allow the sauce to become thick and extra flavorsome they recommend simmering it for up to an hour.

Our top tip? Serve with some homemade garlic bread for dunking into the sauce.

  1. Roast Beef Sandwiches

Using your leftover roast beef in sandwiches is an absolute no-brainer. However, creating the RIGHT kind of sandwich can be difficult as there are so many other fillings you can put in there.

Thankfully Dannii and Dave from Hungry Healthy Happy created the ultimate roast beef sandwich that’s filled with other tasty ingredients like horseradish, gherkins, sun-dried tomatoes, spinach, and two types of cheeses. 

  1. Roast Beef Sliders

Slightly similar to a sandwich is this Bunsen Burner Bakery creation of a roast beef slider which is the supreme lunch option if you’re having guests over and want to use up your leftover beef.

They’re such a crowd-pleaser and they’re so simple to make, taking 20 minutes to prepare.

It’s best to arrange the rolls as one in a baking tray and then add your fillings otherwise it’ll be more difficult to individually make a roll at a time.  

  1. Roast Beef Enchiladas

Source: https://thekitchencommunity.org/

A quick and easy way to use up the remainder of your roast beef is by recreating this enchiladas recipe by Tastes Better From Scratch. 

The recipe slowly cooks their beef in the slow cooker and then shreds it before putting it in the flour tortillas, but as you’ll be using already roasted beef, you can choose to shred it with your hands and then mix with your seasoning in a pan.

You’ll need to pop them in the oven to bake for 30 minutes and whilst they are, you can get to work making some tasty homemade guac and pico de gallo to garnish your enchiladas. 

  1. Philly Cheese Roast Beef Spaghetti

We thought it would be too predictable to recommend a Philly cheesesteak sandwich (although we do recommend it) to make the most of your roast beef leftovers, so we thought this slightly more rendition would be sufficient. 

This is a simple recipe to make and uses basic ingredients so you won’t have to go hunting down the aisles at the grocery store. 

  1. Traditional Roast Beef Hash

If you’re feeling lazy and looking for a fuss-free dinner option, then this traditional roast beef hash recipe will be right up your street. It only uses 6 ingredients (including your leftover roast beef) and will only take you 30 minutes to make, with most of that time spent chopping or grinding your ingredients.

Try to use equal amounts of potato and onions to the leftover beef to make this hash just right. The flavor is pretty basic, so if you want to add some dimension then mix in some basil, rosemary, or thyme to bring it to life. 

  1. Roast Beef Chili

Source: https://donnadundas.co.uk/leftover-roast-beef-chilli/

Leftover roast beef is so tasty especially when cooked in a rich sauce like the one in this beef chili recipe from Donna Dundas. If you’ve got plenty of beef left then pair just right, however, if you haven’t got enough to feed the whole family then add in some extra ingredients like more peppers, or some carrots and celery to add some bulk to the sauce. 

Make sure to always rinse your kidney beans under cold water thoroughly before putting them in your pot and don’t be shy when adding in all your herbs and spices.

You can serve this recipe the traditional way with some fluffy rice, or with some tortilla chips for a light afternoon snack. 

  1. Beef Tortilla Roll Ups with French Dip

These beef tortilla rolls are a glorious dish to serve up when you’re stuck for time in the middle of the week but you still want something tasty to eat for dinner. 

You can make them as whole tortilla wraps and eat them like a burrito, or as the recipe does, cut them into smaller roll ups and dip them into some tangy french dip. 

These are also a great option to make for a summer platter for a yard party as they’re so easy to make but small enough that there’ll be plenty to go around. 

  1. Cold Roast Beef Salad

This cold roast beef salad is a lunch option to use up your leftover roast beef and is packed with vibrant flavors and drizzled with a to-die-for tangy homemade vinaigrette dressing. 

The recipe uses ingredients such as Brussel sprouts and frozen peas, which we wouldn’t typically think to put in a salad, but since making it ourselves we’ve come to love it. 

It’s an effortless recipe to make on a Sunday night so then you can take it with you when you’re on the go throughout the week as a healthy lunchtime salad. 

  1. Roast Beef & Vegetable Soup

Source: https://savoringtoday.com/roast-beef-vegetable-soup-using-pot-roast-leftovers/

When it comes to using up any kind of leftovers, soup is one of our favorite recipes to do it. You can make any kind of soup you want and with the right seasoning and broth, it’ll probably taste good any time you make it.

The recipe requires no culinary skill as you’ll simply be chopping and adding your ingredients to the pot on the stove as and when the recipe tells you to. However, in the end, you'll still finish with an incredibly delicious soup that’ll serve the whole family and more!

To get a deeper flavor to the soup and to also thicken the consistency, allow the soup to simmer on the stove for an hour to reduce it down and allow the ingredients to absorb the liquid.

  1. Leftover Roast Beef Chow Mein

Getting Chinese takeout and ordering beef chow mein is the ultimate weekend treat, however, our health or our bank accounts for that matter are not always thanking us. Chinese takeout often has loads of bad additives and tons of salt to make it taste good so we felt it was about time we nailed down a homemade roast beef chow mein recipe.

This Donna Dundas recipe uses carrots, broccoli, zucchini, and onion but you can use any other leftover vegetable you have in your homes like mushrooms, beansprouts, and even Brussel sprouts.

  1. Roast Beef Pot Pie

What would a leftover roast beef leftover recipe list be without a quality roast beef pot pie? This one by Chocolate With Grace is one of our favorites to make.

You can even use pie dough from the grocery store instead of making homemade dough to save yourself time. All you have to do is mix your leftover beef with some carrots, peas, potatoes, gravy, and some Worcestershire sauce into a bowl before pouring it into your lined pie dish to bake in the oven for 30 minutes until it’s golden and crispy.  

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