Jump to content

Leftover Roast Beef
Any ideas for dinner tonight?

  • Please log in to reply
14 replies to this topic

#1 Funnington

Posted 24 January 2013 - 03:35 PM

I have a piece of leftover cooked roast beef.  (Easily enough for four people).

Can anyone suggest ideas what I could make for dinner with the beef?

I don't particularly want a salad - we had a lamb salad last night.  I was thinking maybe a shepherd's pie but, the weather's a bit warm for a hot dinner.

Has anyone got any great ideas they would be willing to share?

TIA biggrin.gif

#2 EsmeLennox

Posted 24 January 2013 - 03:36 PM

Beef pie?

#3 Chelara

Posted 24 January 2013 - 03:39 PM

Wraps- you could do Lebanese style doner kebabs?

#4 ~sydblue~

Posted 24 January 2013 - 03:42 PM

QUOTE (Jemstar @ 24/01/2013, 04:36 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Beef pie?

Or little beef & vege puff pastry things. DH

#5 pinkcupcakes

Posted 24 January 2013 - 03:47 PM

cut into strips for stirfry?

#6 HRH Countrymel

Posted 24 January 2013 - 03:47 PM

Make a Thai beef salad.

That works just as well with cold cooked meat as hot.

#7 elmo_mum

Posted 24 January 2013 - 03:47 PM


#8 HRH Countrymel

Posted 24 January 2013 - 03:49 PM

Oh yeah, and just for the record and if you do make it into a mashed potato topped pie (which is what I'd be doing as it isn't hot here today - hoorah!)

It is a cottage pie not a shepherd's pie... shepherd's pie's are lamb (unsurprisingly!).

#9 MrsDamonSalvatore

Posted 24 January 2013 - 04:02 PM

Beef and gravy rolls.... *drools*

#10 PrincessPeach

Posted 24 January 2013 - 04:05 PM

beef kebabs!

Darn it - now i want one.

#11 noi'mnot

Posted 24 January 2013 - 04:10 PM

QUOTE (MrsDamonSalvatore @ 24/01/2013, 05:02 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Beef and gravy rolls.... *drools*

Exactly this.

Or otherwise roast beef, mustard, pickles, tomato, lettuce rolls.

#12 pinkcupcakes

Posted 24 January 2013 - 04:16 PM


#13 emlis22

Posted 24 January 2013 - 04:21 PM

I like the idea of roast beef wraps. With mustard and salads. YUMMO.

Otherwise: Beef and Polenta - cook polenta and stir in cheese, heat beef and remove set aside. Heat up some tomatoes (fresh or tinned), mushrooms and rosemary (or whatever herbs you like) for 3 or so mins. Put beef back in the pan with some white wine and worcestershire sauce and simmer to cook.

Chilli Con Carne

Or serve cold with a 'salsa' of corn, tomatoes, mixed beans, lemon juice and coriander.

#14 HRH Countrymel

Posted 24 January 2013 - 04:21 PM

QUOTE (stopwhiningatme @ 24/01/2013, 05:11 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I stumbled across the biggest barney in Internet history as I was meandering through a cooking forum.  Someone called a cottage pie a Shepherds pie.


My mother was very civilised in her responses to those who misnamed their pies.  
Usually she would delicately point out in a conversational "Actually, did you know.." manner or if she knew that would cause a ruction or worse still if she HAD pointed it out and was met with an "Aww it doesn't matter, I call it X anyway.."  she would get home, sigh a little, and then say "It's a shame really... now I can't help but feel a little less fond of them, wilful ignorance is never attractive."

#15 Funnington

Posted 24 January 2013 - 05:55 PM

Sorry - cottage pie, not shepherd's pie .... it just tends to roll of my tongue (well, on the Internet, rolls off my fingers while typing laugh.gif ).

So, I ended up making a beef casserole.  I chopped the beef into about 2cm cubes, added an onion, garlic and heaps of chopped vegies - sweet potato, potato, carrot and fresh rosemary.  Added tomato paste, tinned tomatoes, beef stock, a slosh of red wine and salt & pepper.  Soon I'll top with some fluffy, cheesy dumplings and serve with steamed peas and beans fresh from the lovely neighbors garden.  

It's so not the weather for a casserole but, meh, time was dictating a quick decision and my kids love a casserole.  They also love eating it with those el-cheapo bake-at-home rolls.  

Thanks for all the suggestions - and, the friendly debate re: cottage v's shepherd's pie.

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users


The device that allows you to bottle feed and use your phone at the same time

"It dawned on me that I could do some catch-up work while he fed, but I needed something to help me hold a bottle and my smartphone."

Mum posts photo of c-section scar to prove she gave birth

A new mum angered by people suggesting women who deliver their babies via caesarean section have not "given birth" has challenged that misconception by sharing a photograph of her scar.

Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis welcome daughter

Actress Olivia Wilde and her fiance Jason Sudeikis are parents again.

Nurse cuts off part of newborn's finger

A newborn baby is without the tip of one finger after a nurse accidentally cut it off with scissors.

See the new Thomas & Friends clothing range for girls

It's a long overdue move for kids and parents alike.

Finally, someone's come up with a way to stop doona thieves

If you've ever shared a bed with a dyed-in-the-wool doona stealer you'll know how frustrating it can be.

Family rituals to make mealtimes easier: mums share their tips

Special rituals, as well as favourite cutlery and plates, can make dinner times less challenging and a lot more fun!

Toddler pours entire bag of dog biscuits down the toilet

Most mums of toddlers have a funny horror story about the time they turned their back for 30 seconds only to find mayhem on their return.

Surgeons successfully separate 13-month-old twins conjoined at head

Surgeons at a New York City hospital have separated a pair of 13-month-old boys who were congenitally joined at the head, completing a rare operation that carried a risk of death and severe brain damage, their mother said.

'Do I call the parents or an exorcist?'

Babies can sometimes get themselves into unusual positions while sleeping, but this youngster has the makings of an acrobat.

The complicated grief of losing your babies

In the park near our house my partner and I have a bench. We paid to have it put there last year after our twin boys Fred and John died.

How the way you’re born and fed can affect your immune system

Vaginal or caesarean, bottle- or breastfed: it all influences our gut microbes and future health.

Depression made me a crummy friend - but I'm working on it

Getting well and falling in love with my son has brought a feeling words simply can't describe. But I didn't expect it to be a little heartbreaking, too.

Mountain Buggy Bagrider makes travel so much easier with baby

Haven't we all needed more hands when travelling with babies and toddlers?

'I look like a troll!': mum shares postpartum hair regrowth woes

Rather than hiding her postpartum hair regrowth, author Giovana Fletcher has photographed and shared it.

A police officer saved a baby's life, forever changing his own

With his bald head, light goatee and bulging arms covered in dark tattoos, Officer Kenneth Knox is an imposing figure.

The tandem breastfeeding photo that got a mum's Facebook account shut down

A mother of six from the US claims that Facebook disabled her account because she posted a photograph of herself tandem breastfeeding a stranger's baby along with her own.


Top 5 Articles


What's hot on EB

Win a Hawaii beachfront resort holiday for two!

Enter now for your chance to win 1 of 4 trips for two to Hawaii, staying at Outrigger resorts in Waikiki.


Vintage Toys

The toys of your childhood

Take a trip down memory lane with these vinage and retro toys that you may have had in your childhood or your parent's childhood.

Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.