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Old 04-14-2011, 12:05 PM
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Hi Guys,

I made roast pork last night because I found a 3 pound roast on sale for 2.99 total. I served 4 people with it and I have about 3/4 of a pound left. I am making potato pancakes with the leftover mashed potatoes but I need a recipe that calls for a small amount of meat.

What do you make when you have that much left?
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When I have a small amount of meat, one dish that helps stretch it out is Shepherd's Pie. I make it with a "base" of mashed potatoes, then meat (you can also mix the meat with gravy, if you have any), veggies, then top it off with a biscuit topping sprinkled with parmesan (or other preferred type) cheese. Bake it in the oven, then serve. Yummy!
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I purchase full loins when I find them on sale and there's always a little "junky" type meat from the end. I save those pieces for soups, stews, etc. Yesterday I thawed a baggie, diced it real small and tossed in a can of tomatoes with chiles, a can of enchilada sauce and some spices and let it cook in my solar oven. When I brought it in I thought it needed a little more "oomph" so I threw in some cooked beans that I had in the freezer. I was going to strain the meat and beans from the juice and make enchilada's with the mixture but it was so good the way it was we ate like a chili.

What about shredding it and making a Mexican Pizza type thing? Add beans, cheese and veggies to fill it out?

Carmelize some onions and peppers and make Quesadilla's or Fajita's?

Maybe add some mexican type spices to your potato cakes as a compliment? Maybe make a sour cream dipping sauce for the cakes with a mexican flair? Eatingwell.com has an awesome sauce called Creamy Cilantro Sauce that is part of a steak dish. I bet it would be delicious with potato cakes.

Must have Mexican on the brain today. That's all I can think of right now.
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Make stew or soup.
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Tacos. Mix it with rice and cream of mushroom or cream of potato soup. Add it to a can of minestrone soup. Dice it up and scramble it with a few eggs.
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Learn to cook Oriental style. There meat is often a flavoring, giving you just enough to stay healthy.
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Leftover pork roast loses a lot in flavor. I would slice it very thin and simmer it in some BBQ sauce for about 15-20 minutes to overcome that bland leftover taste. Serve it on hamburger buns. Be a nice go-with with your potato pancakes. Maybe add some cole slaw to that.......or some other type of green veggie.

You're sure to end up with some little chunks still leftover. Maybe a nice veggie soup, using those.
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FRENCH CANADIAN PORK PIE


1 lb. ground pork blade
3-4 boiled potatoes
Dash of pepper
1 tsp. Bell's seasoning
1 onion, chopped
2 pie crusts for 9 inch plate
Fry pork with the onion until a golden color. Add the seasonings. Mash the potatoes and add to the pork mixture. Put this into the pie shell and add the top crust. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.
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Hi Guys,

I made roast pork last night because I found a 3 pound roast on sale for 2.99 total. I served 4 people with it and I have about 3/4 of a pound left. I am making potato pancakes with the leftover mashed potatoes but I need a recipe that calls for a small amount of meat.

What do you make when you have that much left?
usually pork sandwiches, leftovers never survive the next day at our house.
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Make pot pie. It's very easy, filling, and doesn't need much meat. I found a recipe online, modified it to suit our tastes, ie instead of oregano I use bay leaf, etc. The recipes are easy to modify, add some peas, take out a few carrots or potatoes, whatever. I've used as little a 1 c of meat, or up to 2 cups per pie, depending on what I've got on hand. I've taken small amounts of beef, two different types, and combined them in a pie as well. Very versatile. One pie and some salad fixings provides my family of 4 adults and a toddler two meals.
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When we make a big pot roast or moose roast, we make hash for breakfast.

Chop everything up thats in there, meat, potatos, carrots, celery, whatever. Mix it all together then make pattys out of it, fry in a cast iron fry pan.
Pour a little gravy over it. That would be great with those potato pancakes.
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Make a Frittata! Great way to use up leftover anything!
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Make pot pie. It's very easy, filling, and doesn't need much meat. I found a recipe online, modified it to suit our tastes, ie instead of oregano I use bay leaf, etc. The recipes are easy to modify, add some peas, take out a few carrots or potatoes, whatever. I've used as little a 1 c of meat, or up to 2 cups per pie, depending on what I've got on hand. I've taken small amounts of beef, two different types, and combined them in a pie as well. Very versatile. One pie and some salad fixings provides my family of 4 adults and a toddler two meals.
What was the original recipe? Thanks.

You could grind any meat and add it to a casserole, soup, sandwich, or chili.
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Pork and apple casserole
Pork curry
pulled pork
BBQ pork
sweet and sour pork

endless..
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we do lots of stir frys, a little meat adds flavor, chop that cooked pork into little pieces and throw in large frypan or better yet a wok coated with oil. add chopped veggies of your choice and stir til the veggies are tender. you can add a little soy or terriyaki sauce or make fish sauce or add gravy mix there is tremendous variety you can try. put the whole thing over rice, allow about a cup and a half to 2 cups of rice per person.
we usually do some form of this 2 or 3 times a week. cheap eats and good for you!
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A sandwich or two.
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Rice or pasta stretches everything. Be creative!
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Whenever I have some left over roast I either add it to a stew or dice it up, brown it and then put it on some rice.

Another thing you could try is to have a container in the freezer for small pieces of meat. Then when you make a stew or spaghetti sauce you could add it. Adds some tasty flavor.
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