10 Tasty Leftover Roast Beef Recipes

Roast Beef Summer Rolls
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These fantastic leftover roast beef recipes will help ensure extras from last night's dinner don't go to waste. We've rounded up some genius ways to repurpose the leftovers, from Bulgogi-Style Pepper Steak Sandwiches to Irish Potato and Corned Beef Cakes and Roast Beef Summer Rolls. Give your Sunday roast new life with these satisfying recipes, and read on for even more ways to cook with leftover roast beef.

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Hungarian Beef-and-Potato Soup

Hungarian Beef-and-Potato Soup
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Traditionally, this soup would be made with cubes of beef, but leftover roast beef works well here, and cuts down on the cooking time since you don't have to braise the meat. If you like your soup spicy, substitute hot paprika for some of the sweet paprika here.

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Bulgogi-Style Pepper Steak Sandwiches

Bulgogi-Style Pepper Steak Sandwiches
© Con Poulos

These fast hoagies from former Food & Wine editor Kay Chun are inspired by Korean bulgogi—grilled marinated beef. Chun tosses steak, peppers, and onions in a tasty mix of soy sauce, garlic, and ginger before grilling. Using razor-thin slices of roast beef makes this handheld meal easy to put together for a quick lunch or dinner.

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Roast Beef Summer Rolls

Roast Beef Summer Rolls
© Petrina Tinslay

Vietnamese summer rolls are often filled with shrimp, but former Food & Wine editor Grace Parisi makes hers with roast beef from the deli.

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Smoked Brisket Noodle Soup

Smoked Brisket Noodle Soup
Greg DuPree

Move over, chicken noodle soup—hello, Smoked Brisket Noodle Soup. This recipe pairs barbecued brisket with tender egg noodles, okra, corn, and lima beans, but roast beef chunks would be a great substitute. Reserve the egg noodles until serving to maintain the best texture.

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Shepherd's Pie

shepherd's pie
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The classic pairing of chopped lamb with a mashed potato topping is one of the most beloved British classics. Chef Tom Aikens infuses milk and cream with fresh herbs before folding them into the potatoes to make the dish especially luxurious. Using chopped leftover roast beef gives this meaty, savory comfort food classic a new spin.

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Short Rib Chili

Short Rib Chili with Pickled Red Onion
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Fresh jalapeños, smoky chipotles in adobo, and fruity ancho chile powder give this thick, meaty chili layers of heat, while red wine and tomato add acidity to balance out the richness of the beef. You can substitute chunks of leftover roast beef for the short ribs. Homemade pickled red onions provide a colorful, tasty, crunchy topping.

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Lemongrass Beef Skewers with Ginger and Shallots

Lemongrass Beef Skewers Recipe
Anna Stockwell

A deeply flavorful homemade curry paste, inspired by chef Christina Nguyen's trips to Bali, is essential to the complex, delicious flavor of these beef skewers. You'll have extra curry paste; freeze portions in an ice cube tray to use later. Brush chunks of roast beef or thinly sliced steak with a marinade of curry paste, oyster sauce, fish sauce, sherry, and honey before charring them in the oven or on the grill.

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Swiss Army Stew

Swiss Army Stew Recipe
Jennifer Causey

"This dish is simple, utilitarian fare meant for feeding a large group, and it's deeply nourishing," Food & Wine Cooks contributor and cookbook author Andrea Slonecker writes. You can substitute leftover roast beef for the chuck roast in the stew. The beef is paired with aromatics such as clove-studded bay leaves, onion halves, black pepper, and nutmeg, resulting in a highly flavorful dish.

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Irish Potato and Corned Beef Cakes

Irish Potato and Corned Beef Cakes
© Ian Knauer

This meaty version of Irish Boxty, the classic Irish potato pancakes, is the perfect use for leftover roast beef, and makes these buttery pan-fried patties hearty enough to be a main dish.

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Short Rib Banh Mi with Quick Pickles and Fresh Herbs

Short Rib Banh Mi with Quick Pickles and Fresh Herbs
© Line Klein

These Vietnamese-inspired sandwiches are a clever and tasty way to use leftover roast beef. The thinly sliced leftover meat pairs well with a quick vegetable mayo, fresh herbs, and quick-pickled cucumbers.

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