Most families usually have leftovers during the week, but can not figure out what to do with them. Most people end up wasting there leftovers if they do not use them for lunches the day after they are prepared. There are other options for using your leftovers. You can use these ideas for your meat leftovers for your family. Even if you do not use all of these ideas, it may help you come up with your own unique ideas.
Items you can use for your meat leftovers (choose which ones your family would prefer):
Buns or bread
Begin by taking a quick inventory of your leftovers. Place everything out on the counter so you and your family can decide on your choices, and you will see exactly what you have to work with. Heat up and add things if necessary to the leftovers that you know will be used.
If your family enjoys baked potatoes, bake a few in the microwave. You can then add leftovers for the toppings. You may want to add a few things to your leftovers, depending on exactly what it is. You may also want to heat tortillas and toast bread if you will be using these items.
Your family may also want a variety, if so you do have other options. You can use the tortillas to make tacos or fajitas with the meats that you have. Another great option for most families is sandwiches. Most any meats will make a great sandwich.
Additional things you may like to serve with your meat leftovers:
Some asic Ideas For Your Meat Leftovers:
Roast beef is actually a very versatile leftover. You can do quite a bit with it. Ex. Roast beef and BBQ sauce, Shredded to use as a topping or sandwich meat.
Chicken or Turkey:
You can use these ideas with any chicken or turkey, whether on the bone or not. You can easily take the chicken or turkey off the bone for these ideas. Cut into pieces and put BBQ sauce on the chicken or turkey, sauté with veggies, shred for chicken enchiladas or use on a salad.
You can use the hamburger just as they are, or you can do something different. I like to crumble the meat up and add taco seasoning. You can then put it on a tortilla for tacos. You can also season and use as a potato topping.
Spaghetti sauce and meat:
Using the sauce and meat on potatoes actually tastes great. I like to add cheese as well. This does not work very well with the noodles of course.
Stew is actually another great potato topping.
You can top the potatoes with chili or you can actually use the meat out of the stew for sandwiches.
You don’t have to stop with these ideas. When you are looking at your leftovers think about what will work with them. Almost anything can top a potato and most meats can be cut up to make sandwiches, tacos, or enchiladas. You may want to add some additional topping to your leftovers, but you can still make use of the leftovers that you have.