Bad photo. My apologies. It tasted much better.

I did this pot roast t’other day. And of course, I had leftovers. I did not want soup, my go-to for leftover pot roast, because I didn’t eat all the soup I made with the last batch. What to do, what to do?

Well, you do what you always do when you start out to do something savory and you’re not certain exactly what. You slice and saute an onion. You throw into that a carton of sliced mushrooms. You pull out the roast container, separate the meat and jus from the potatoes, carrots and onions, and you chop/shred it all up, and you dump it on top of the onions and mushrooms.

From here you can go in a number of ways. You can add some water or beef stock, make some gravy, and make hot roast beef sandwiches (over mashed potatoes and sliced white bread). Or you can add some milk and some sour cream and make beef stroganoff. Or you can just drain it, put it on some halved baguettes, thin down the jus a little and make French dip sandwiches

A leftover pot roast is a useful thing.

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