As women, we are constantly thinking about what to make for the next meal. Sometimes my husband asks me how I just “whip up” something for a meal, with seemingly very little effort put into it. I usually respond that I have only been agonizing for several hours about what to make! Ahh, sometimes the coming up with an idea is the hardest part! (And yes, this happens even when I meal plan, because some days I just don’t feel like making the particular meal that is scheduled for that day!)
Another challenge that we often face is how to be frugal and use up what we already have on hand, say a whole bunch of taco meat or that ham that was leftover from Easter. Or what about the eight-pound pork butt that we cooked up? How can we change how serve it so that it doesn’t feel like we’re eating the same thing over and over again?
I’m sure many of you can identify with these struggles. For this reason, we have put together a list of some of our favorite ways to use up specific meats that we already have on hand.
This post will cover chicken and beef. Our next post will cover pork and other meats such as ham and sausage.
Chicken Salad Sandwiches
Pizza (BBQ Chicken, Chicken Alfredo, Fajita)
Chicken Pot Pie
Broccoli Chicken Casserole
Chicken and rice soup
White Chicken Chili
Traditional Sloppy Joes/Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes Goulash
Korean Beef Bibimbap
Tator Tot casserole
Mexican Loaded Potatoes
Beef and Bean Burritos/Smothered Burritos
Vegetable Beef Soup
Chili (Leftover chili can also be used for loaded potatoes, quick taco salad, chili dogs)
What are some of your favorite ways to use leftover meat? We would love to hear about them!