Whether you’re meal planning or want to use leftovers from the night before, beef’s versatility allows you to make the most out of any meal by repurposing those leftovers into an appetizing second (or even third) meal. Learn delicious ways to make beef go further with leftover recipes and meal planning tips.
What's better than one beef dish? Two beef dishes. Chefs Jordan Andino, Dawn Burrell, Tim Hollingsworth, and Stephanie Izard show how to make one beef meal and turn the leftovers into a brand-new meal to enjoy the next day.
Chef Jordan Andino starts with his recipe for braised Filipino Jamaican Oxtail then repurposes those leftovers to make a quick and easy weeknight pasta dish, Oxtail Pappardelle.
Chef Dawn Burrell starts with a Coconut Braised Short Rib recipe then uses the leftover beef to make a Short Rib Shito Fried Rice.
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Chef Tim Hollingsworth grills a delicious Santa Maria Tri-Tip then maximizes the leftovers to make an open-faced Tri-Tip sandwich.
Chef Stephanie Izard makes a classic Beef and Broccoli then repurposes the leftovers to create Beef and Broccoli Steamed Buns that will be fun for the kids to help cook and eat.
Planning ahead in the kitchen saves time and helps make the most of your budget. Meal prepping and planning for leftovers is a cinch when you start out strong with perfectly prepared beef.
Reheating beef can be a hurdle for some with fear of drying out the meat. In order to keep the beef juicy, mix in a splash of low-sodium beef broth. Wrap the beef in a loosely wrapped foil packet or oven-safe pan covered in foil. Reheat in the oven at 350°F low and slow until the beef reaches a safe internal temperature.
Beef is delicious, nutritious and oh-so-easy to prepare. And affordable too! Explore some budget-friendly recipes, leftover ideas and cooking tips to make the most out of any meal.