A “Leftover” Success


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What do you do with leftovers? I’m always looking for interesting ways to use them. I hate to throw food away, but invariably if I’m not creative with them they will go to waste.  We forget they are in the fridge or either just get tired of them after day two or three. This past Sunday I had made a beef roast and had at least half left over.  I searched Pinterest for recipes that used leftover roasts and found one for shredded beef quesadillas. This recipe looked delicious so I decided to make it. I did change it up a bit from the original. Here is the link for the original I found on Pinterest.

It was a hit and is on the list for “let’s have this again!”  Here is my version:


Leftover Roast Beef (I used about 5 oz.- 2 ½ per quesadilla and warmed it just a little in the microwave, just to knock off the chill.)

Shredded Cheese (I used Trader Joe’s Shredded 3 Cheese Blend)

Whole Wheat Tortillas (I used Trader Joe’s)

Salsa ( I used Trader Joe’s Salsa)

Butter (I used Ghee-Clarified Butter)

Sour Cream


Butter both sides of the tortilla

Place in pan. Let tortilla heat on one side then flip.

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Cover in Cheese

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Once cheese starts to melt, add shredded/chopped beef to one side.

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Add a small amount of cheese to top of beef.

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Add salsa  to side opposite of beef

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Slide onto plate and add chopped lettuce.

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Flip half way over and add sour cream to the top if you like.

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Serve with your favorite chips and salsa and enjoy!

Please share your favorite recipes that you use with leftovers. I would love to see what others do.

We’re hunkered down and waiting for the snow and ice. Be safe and stay warm.

It’s just an Average Day on Everidge, Fifi


2 thoughts on “A “Leftover” Success

  1. I’m glad you were able to tweak my recipe to make it work for you. Yours look wonderful!

    I am a BIG believer is cooking ahead, cooking extra, and prepping ahead. Recipes like these make our lives so much easier in the long run.


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