I usually make a standing rib roast on Christmas Day. It is a such a flavorful cut, but it is almost impossible to find a roast smaller than 6 pounds, so we always end up with leftovers.
It may be tempting to buy a boneless roast, but I recommend against it. I find bone-in roasts to be more flavorful and the bones from the roast can be used to make broth or add flavor to beans and soups. If you don’t have time to use the bones within a few days of serving the roast, place them in the freezer to use at a later time.
Roast freezes well. I can stretch the leftovers over several weeks, by freezing the roast in usable portions and then thawing it as needed.
Recipes to Use Up Leftover Roast:
Shepherd’s Pie is usually made with ground beef, but is delicious when made with leftover roast!
Beef Stew Casserole – Add the leftover roast to step three, instead of step two.
Shred the leftover roast and add barbecue sauce to make Barbecue Beef Stuffed Potatoes.
Beef Stew with Cabbage - Add leftover roast to Step two instead of step one.
Leftover roast works well in a stir-fry like Easy Broccoli and Beef (add leftover roast to second step instead of first).
Use Leftover Roast in Place of Steak in Recipes:
Fiesta Steak and Pasta Salad works just as well with leftover roast.
Southwest Steak Salad with Honey Lime Dressing is great with leftover roast.
Steak and Asparagus Frittata can just as easily be made with leftover roast.
More ideas for repurposing leftover roast:
Use the bones to make broth or add flavor to beans when cooking them.
Leftover roast makes a flavorful addition to Quesadillas.
I replace the hamburger in Taco Salad with leftover roast. I saute the onions in a little oil and then add 2 cups bite size pieces of roast at the same time I add the beans.
I make tacos by adapting Tegan’s Taco Recipes. I cut up 2 cups bite size pieces of roast, add 1 1/2 – 2 cups diced tomatoes and 1 -2 tablespoons of taco seasoning and cook it over a medium heat until it is heated through.
More Recipes Using Leftovers:
How do you use up leftover roast?