We can all agree that buying large cuts of meat is all fun and games until you end up with a lot of leftovers.
You begin to wonder:
“Will I eat leftover meat for the rest of my life?”
Well, I know I’ve stopped and asked myself that question at some point in my life.
I had recently learned how to cook chuck roast to perfection and was proud to serve it to any guests I had. So I had to be creative with those leftovers!
Surprisingly, the leftovers were incredibly tasty when equipped with the right recipes.
I’m about to take your leftovers on a cross-continental journey to create a list of 15 leftover chuck roast recipes you won’t be able to resist.
Plus, stay tuned to find out the best ways to reheat your roast leftovers.
1. Shredded Beef Tacos
I mean, who doesn’t like tacos?
They not only taste great, but they’re also very easy to make.
Have any extra shrimp? Prepare shrimp tacos. Have some extra chicken? Tacos are here to help. Taco Bell has nothing on my leftovers!
A juicy tender piece of meat is usually required for beef tacos, and the leftover chuck roast fits the bill.
On a lazy day:
Simply reheat the roast, shred it, and serve it with your favorite toppings on a tortilla.
To take the leftovers to the next level and make classic beef tacos, reheat the chuck roast in a slow cooker with salsa and beef broth.
2. Leftover Chuck Roast Bagel
Try this recipe the next time you want to treat yourself to a tasty breakfast.
The leftover chuck roast can be cut into slices or shreds; it doesn’t matter.
Here are some beef bagels insights:
- Toasted bagels with butter on both sides improves the flavor
- Mustard and mayonnaise blend well with the beefy taste
- Top your bagel with thinly sliced onions, gherkins, and capers for a flawless finish
Personally, I like to drink orange juice with my beef bagel, and that’s all I need to feel empowered for the rest of the day!
3. Beef Egg Rolls
An egg roll is one of the crunchiest leftover chuck roast ideas.
Based on real-life events:
Kids love and will fight for a roast egg roll! It’s also a fantastic starter or snack at a gathering.
You can be as creative as you want with the sauces and dipping. Most of them will complement those egg rolls.
4. Cuban Crispy Beef With Rice
This citrusy dish could be just what you need to jazz up your leftover chuck roast.
To make shredded chuck roast Cuban-style, you’ll marinate it in what I like to call “special sauce”, which includes lime juice and garlic.
This shredded delicacy will then be crisped up in a skillet before being served with rice and black beans.
5. Beef Kumpir
Hands down the best stuffed baked potato I’ve ever had was in Turkey. It’s known as Kumpir and is a popular street food there.
Want to know the best part?
They don’t skimp on the toppings or sauces; everything you could imagine was dripping from that potato!
I always look for a large potato to bake whenever I have a leftover chuck roast, hotdogs, or bacon.
6. Italian Beef Sandwich
What to make with leftover chuck roast?
Try this popular Italian beef sandwich recipe and you won’t regret it!
You get to re-season your meat while reheating it in broth to bring back its flavor.
To finish off this tender, spiced sandwich, top it with provolone cheese or any of these other great roast beef sandwich toppings.
7. Leftover Chuck Roast Hash
I enjoy collecting easy breakfast skillet recipes, and I can say that this is my top pick.
It provides you with a healthy amount of protein and carbohydrates while tasting fantastic.
I even have a friend who likes to add a fried egg to that skillet, which I do when I have the time.
Aside from that, I bake the potatoes, top them with cheese and leftover meat, devour them, and hit the road.
8. Beef Enchiladas
When I visited Mexico, enchiladas were at the top of my list of Mexican street foods to try.
I tried it. It was juicy, zesty, and absolutely delish, end of story!
But, to my surprise, it was nothing like I was expecting. I expected to get that big stuffed wrap covered with cheese, or at least that’s what I was used to.
Instead, here’s what I found:
At every food stand I passed, they dipped small tortillas in enchilada sauce and grilled them.
Then, they added the meat with cheese, wrapped them, and served them with sauces. That was it!
So, when you don’t feel like cooking, you can do it the Mexican style.
9. Beef Burgundy
The flavor and aroma of this French dish are exquisite. The stars of the show are mushrooms, onions, and wine.
While the mushrooms and onions are cooking, the chuck roast is reheated in wine.
Then, when you finally combine them you get that incredible robust flavor!
This dish is typically served with boiled baby potatoes or mashed potatoes in France. If you prefer, however, you can have it on pasta.
10. Chuck Roast Patty Melt
When in doubt about what to do with the leftover chuck roast, a patty melt is your answer.
Believe me, you’ll find that this recipe becomes your go-to comfort food!
It only calls for caramelizing some onions and combining them with the leftover chuck roast.
For my favorite part:
Top the patty with provolone and cheddar cheese before giving it some tan lines on the grill or toaster.
11. Traditional Beef Stroganoff
This is one of those recipes that merges all the ingredients to only leave you with a rich, creamy taste in your mouth.
You can substitute any other tender leftover meat for the chuck roast and it’ll taste just as good.
For example, cuts like flank steak, tenderloin, and sirloin, will go great with this recipe.
12. Beef Quesadillas
Quesadillas made with leftover chuck roast are always spot on!
They’ll work well as a nice meal for yourself or as an appetizer for a party you’re throwing.
I always pair the chuck roast quesadillas with the epic pico de gallo and sour cream, which perfectly balances the flavor.
13. French Dip Sliders
Here’s an interesting fact about the sandwich’s name:
Two Los Angeles restaurants claimed to have invented the French dip sandwich.
According to one, the chef accidentally dropped it into a pan of roasting juice and the customer ate it anyway.
The other restaurant claims it was made for a customer with sore gums who asked for the sandwich to be softened with meat sauce!
In any case, we now have one of the juiciest sandwich recipes and the leftover chuck roast is the ideal filling.
Don’t forget the au jus, and other tasty French Dip sides – it’s what brings it all together!
14. Shepherds Pie
If you’ve never had a shepherd’s pie, now is the time!
The creaminess of the potato layer melts in your mouth with the vegetables and meat. The texture and taste is unrivaled.
It’s also one of the leftover chuck roast recipes you’ll enjoy making along with some incredible Shepherd’s Pie side dishes.
15. Vegetable Beef Soup
When I have an abundance of leftover chuck roast, I like to save some of it to make a hearty soup. I’ll even make extra soup and freeze it for later use.
I simply prepare it with my favorite vegetables before tossing in the shredded leftover roast to soak up the taste.
Best Methods for Reheating Leftover Chuck Roast
Try to maintain the chuck roast’s signature quality by reheating it properly.
Chuck roast is meant to be moist and tender so, I’ll show you how to reheat it without drying it out.
But first, keep in mind:
You have three to four days to refrigerate your cooked meat. Whereas, you can store it in the freezer for up to two months in a tightly sealed bag.
Now, here are three different methods to reheat your chuck roast leftover:
- Place the leftover chuck roast in a bowl with a splash of the roast juice, beef broth, or water
- Wrap the bowl in cling film, poke a few holes with a toothpick, and microwave it
- Reheat for 30 seconds and check if the meat is heated
- Check the meat at small intervals to avoid overcooking
- Set your slow cooker to the warm or low heat setting
- Place the leftover roast with the roast juice and 1/2 cup of water (or one cup, depending on the amount of roast)
- Allow it to reheat for two to four hours, depending on the roast amount
Reheating in Oven
- Preheat the oven to 375°F
- Cut the chuck roast into smaller pieces
- Place the leftover roast and some of its juices in a baking dish
- Wrap aluminum foil around the baking dish
- Place in the oven for 30 to 40 minutes, or until the meat is heated through
15 Easy Leftover Chuck Roast Recipes to Bite Into
- Beef Tacos
- Chuck Roast Bagel
- Egg Rolls
- Cuban Beef and Rice
- Italian Beef Sandwich
- Beef Hash
- Beef Burgundy
- Patty Melt
- French Dip Sliders
- Shepherds Pie
- Vegetable Beef Soup
- Choose your desired leftover chuck roast recipe.
- Gather and organize needed ingredients.
- Create a tasty leftover chuck roast recipe to complete your meal!