This bbq beef using leftover roast recipe could also be titled how to use up a tough roast.
Have you ever had a roast that just didn’t turn out right? It is often the cut of meat, the lack of fat, or the cooking method. Or sometimes they just turn out tough no matter what you do.
I find the tough roasts come from those random cuts of meat or rarer cuts of meat that I would never buy in the store, but that comes with our half of beef that we buy each year.
Yes, I could have them ground into ground beef, but I never remember to do that.
Food waste is one of the biggest waste of money in the kitchen. With grocery prices rising we can’t afford to be wasting food.
Over the next few months, I am going to share some of the ways that I use up leftovers. Most of these things are things that I have done for years but have never shared with you.
Since I know I am not the only one trying to save money on groceries right now I thought I would share a few of the simple ways I get creative with leftovers.
What To Do With Leftover Roast
This recipe for bbq beef using leftover roast recipe works great with basic leftover roast, but it is also my favorite way to use up a roast that turned out tough and a little dry.
I recently had a roast that just didn’t cook right. I cooked it like I always do in the crock pot and even after nine hours, it was not fall apart tender. Instead, it was tough and a little bit dry.
We ate it for dinner, but no one loved it. Three days later the leftovers were still in the fridge because no one wanted to eat it.
I was tempted to just throw it out, but I knew I could easily turn it into something that I could serve for dinner.
My favorite way to turn a tough roast into a dinner we will love is to turn it into crockpot bbq roast beef.
Cooking it low and slow with sauce helps make the texture so much better.
Take leftover roast and either shred it or cut it into pieces. Cut off any large pieces of fat. I usually use about four cups of roast.
Place roast in a slow cooker.
Pour about 1/2 cup bbq sauce and 1/2 cup Dr. Pepper, Coca-Cola, or beer over meat. The pop/beer helps tenderize the meat and gives it a delicious flavor. Beer can be a little strong for this, so we prefer Dr. Pepper or Coca-Cola.
Stir to combine.
Cook on low for 2-3 hours.
Serve as is or on buns or bread.
- 4 cups leftover cooked roast beef ( it doesn't have to be exact, just use what you have. )
- 1/2 cup bbq sauce
- 1/2 cup Dr. Pepper ( Coca Cola or beer works too )
- Take leftover roast and either shred it or cut it into pieces. Cut off any large pieces of fat. I usually use about four cups of roast.
- Place roast in a slow cooker.
- Pour bbq sauce and Dr. Pepper, Coca-Cola, or beer over the meat. The pop/beer helps tenderize the meat and gives it a delicious flavor. Beer can be a little strong for this, so we prefer Dr. Pepper or Coca-Cola.
- Stir to combine.
- Cook on low for 2-3 hours.
- Serve as is or on buns or bread as sandwiches. It is also delicious served over baked potatoes.
This recipe used beef, but this also works with pork roast.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 223Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 77mgSodium: 1534mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 0gSugar: 8gProtein: 28g
Nutritional values are approximate and aren't always accurate.