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Looking for tasty ways to use up leftover roast beef? We’ve got loads of delicious leftover roast beef recipes for you to make! Easy dinner ideas the whole family will LOVE!

Save Money on Food!

One of the easiest ways to save money on food is by loving your leftovers!

Using up your leftovers saves money, saves food and saves time. So next time you’re wondering what to do with leftovers from Sunday dinner – try out these tasty recipes.

Leftover Roast Beef Recipes

Italian beef stew with leftovers

italian roast beef stew with vegetable and black olives served in a wooden bowl with crusty bread alongside for dipping

Our Italian beef stew is made using strips of leftover roast beef in a thick, tomato and vegetable stew. It’s super easy to make, packed with flavour and can be on the table in just 30 minutes. Making a delicious midweek dinner idea.

Get the Italian Beef Stew Recipe here

Beef fajitas with leftovers

beef fajitas with salad cheese, soured cream  - made using leftover roast beef

Simply toss strips of beef in honey and a good pinch of smoked paprika (or BBQ sauce works well here too) then sizzle in a pan until heated through properly.

Then pack into fajitas with fresh salad, grated vegetables, soured cream and cheese for a tasty, quick family meal idea.

Get the Sizzled Beef Fajita recipe here.

Beef fried rice with leftover roast beef

beef fried rice made using leftover roast beef, peas and onions served on a white plate with silver fork to the side

Turn your leftover beef into a zingy dish of Chinese food. Stir fry your strips of beef with peas and corn and a tsp of Chinese five spice powder until they’re all heated through properly.

Add in freshly cooked hot rice and a couple of beaten eggs and stir fry until the eggs are cooked. Serve with soy sauce and prawn crackers. 

Get the Beef Fried Rice recipe here

Pizza using leftovers

painted grey wooden stool with blue and white checked cloth and panful of homemade tomato pizza sauce on top. Vintage spoon being used to stir sauce

Grab yourself a homemade pizza base – or if that’s not your style you could use…

  • shop bought pizza base
  • naan bread
  • muffins
  • pitta breads

Spread them with tomato base sauce – grab our pizza base sauce recipe here. Then top with finely shredded meat, olives, chargrilled peppers and some cheese.

Bake in the oven until the dough is cooked and the toppings properly heated throughout and the cheese bubbling.

Cottage pie with leftover roast beef

plateful of Mexican shepherds pie

Fry onions, add strips of leftover meat and handful of frozen peas, pour over enough beef stock to just cover the pan contents.

Bring to the boil and cook for 5 minutes, thicken the gravy using cornflour then put into an ovenproof dish and top with mashed potatoes – you could add grated cheese on top too….

Bake in the oven on 200C until potatoes are browning and the cheese bubbling.

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Beef noodle soup using leftover roast meat

beef noodle soup with peas and corn in a wooden bowl

Get a pan and boil up 500ml of beef stock, add 1 tbs soy sauce, 1 tsp five spice powder and leftover shredded beef, a couple of handfuls of shredded greens or frozen peas, heat through until beef is heated through properly.

Then add a nest of rice noodles and cook for around 5 minutes. Then serve in bowls with prawn crackers and a dash of hot chilli sauce if you like.

Get our Beef Noodle Soup recipe here.

Beef and cheese pasties with leftover roast meat

baking tray with six homemade rustic vegetable pasties fresh from the oven

Make quick pasties using our quick pastie recipe adding strips of hot leftover beef to the mixture – make sure everything is piping hot before serving. 

Beef baguette with leftover roast meat

Split open a freshly baked baguette, butter and fill with slices of leftover meat. Add a smattering of mustard and serve with a side salad and little gherkins.

Beef and vegetable couscous with leftover roast

Make up a quantity of couscous, add strips of beef and stir through some oven roasted mediterranean style vegetables – courgettes, peppers, red onions, fennel and drizzle with a simple olive oil and lemon dressing and scatter with fresh herbs and black olives.

Spicy beef salad using leftover roast beef

beef and mango salad made using leftover roast beef, mango, lettuce, cucumber, red peppers and chillies

Turn those leftovers into a fresh and zingy salad with mango, lettuce, peppers and cucumbers with a zingy dressing – grab our Spicy Beef Salad recipe here. 

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