10 Meals to Make from Leftovers


Leftover Ground Beef

Make a taco salad with your leftover ground beef.
Make a taco salad with your leftover ground beef.
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Leftover hamburger meat (or ground beef) lends itself quite well to many recipes.

Shepherd's pie, sometimes called cottage pie, is a traditional comfort food that's easy to make. Sauté some onions with butter, then add your leftover meat along with some carrots, peas and corn. Add some gravy or beef stock and salt and pepper to taste. Put the whole thing in a baking dish, top with mashed potatoes and bake until heated through.

Whip up a quick taco salad with leftover hamburger. Crumble the meat with some salsa. In a big bowl, toss together chopped romaine, corn, black beans, tomato and jalapeno. Top the salad with the meat and salsa, along with some cheese and crushed tortilla chips.

If you're a macaroni and cheese fan, try mixing your ground beef in with some mac and cheese. Add browned onions, tomato paste and corn for a Tex-Mex flavor.

Did You Know? Don't throw out those last dregs of beer or wine. Freeze them in ice cube trays to pop into a sauce or stew later.