Written by Lana Hoffschneider @ CommonGround Nebraska

Since you’re probably sick of leftover turkey by now – time to cook some BEEF! One of my all-time favorite meals to cook & eat (which don’t always go together!) is roast beef. Why? Because it’s delicious, easy, and makes for GREAT leftover options! I often find that I wish my roasts were bigger so that I had more left!

Pot Roast

In case roast isn’t a staple in your family… here are the basics for making a roast.

Put roast in crock pot, with a little bit of water. Turn to low. Cook all day. Can’t get much simpler than that! I do like to add a few things, which I think really make it super yummy. I add a packet of dry onion soup mix – just dump the packet on top of the roast. I also like to add 1/2 bag of baby carrots and 5-6 peeled and cut potatoes. That makes a whole meal right at one time!

Now for the leftovers…if you’re lucky enough to have some! The other night, I tried a quick and simple beef and noodles. My family LOVED it. Two thumbs up and make it again!

Simple ingredients simple to make!

Leftover Beef & Noodles

Leftover roast (see roast recipe above)

1 pkg egg noodles

1 15 oz can of beef broth (or water and beef bouillon)

Corn starch


1. Boil the egg noodles according to the package, then drain.

2. Cut the roast beef into bite size pieces, then put the pieces into a saucepan on low heat. Add the can of beef broth. Stir.

3. Add corn starch to thicken to your preference.

4. Add noodles to your beef mixture.

5. Stir. Serve. Eat!

And corn is a great side dish… or mixed in, as you can see. J  We put corn in everything here!

Other ideas for leftover roast:

  • Hot beef sandwiches – on a slice of bread with mashed potatoes on the side
  • Philly sandwiches – put on a hoagie, melt a slice of cheese, maybe add some sautéed onions & green peppers
  • Beef stew
  • BBQ beef sandwiches – just add bbq sauce to bite size pieces, then heat

What do you do with your leftover roast beef?


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