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Pot Roast Leftovers

Updated: Jan 17

After a delightful Christmas dinner featuring my homemade pot roast, I found myself with leftovers – a perfect opportunity to get creative in the kitchen. Transforming leftovers into something new and exciting is one of my favorite culinary challenges. It's a chance to bring out the flavors in a new light and enjoy the fruits of your labor in a whole different way.

For a hearty, comforting lunch, I turned some of the pot roast into scrumptious sandwiches. A little butter spread on a slice of baguette, ciabatta, or your bread of choice, toasted to crispy brown, and then loaded with the warm, flavorful pot roast – it’s simple yet so satisfying. The rich flavors of the roast paired with the crisp, buttery bread create a delightful contrast in textures.

And for a fun twist, I also whipped up some quesadillas using the leftover pot roast. Just imagine – tender pot roast and melted cheddar and red cheddar, all encased in a crispy, golden tortilla, finished with a sprinkle of parmigiano reggiano. It’s a fusion of flavors that brings a whole new dimension to the leftover game.

These easy, delicious dishes are not just about using up leftovers; they’re about celebrating them, turning something familiar into a brand new experience.



(Serve 2)

  • Grapeseed / Sunflower / Canola / Peanut Oil, 2 TBSP + More

  • Pot Roast Homemade, 1/2 Recipe

  • Baguette / Ciabatta / Sandwich Bread, For 2

  • Unsalted Butter, For Spreading

  • Tortilla Homemade / Corn Tortilla, For 2

  • Cheddar, For Shredding

  • Red Cheddar, For Shredding

  • Parmigiano Reggiano, For Shredding



  • Cast Iron Skillet

  • Cast Iron Griddle

  • Non-Stick Pan



  1. Please visit my "Pot Roast" for the recipe.

  2. Please visit my "How To Make Tortilla" for the recipe.

  3. In a skillet over medium heat, add oil.

  4. Once the oil is heated up, add in the chilled pot roast.

  5. Loosen the pot roast with a splash of hot water.

  6. Stir to combine well.

  7. Cook until heated thru'.

  8. Remove from heat and set it aside.

  9. For Sandwiches:

  10. Spread butter onto a baguette or whatever type of bread you are using.

  11. Toast on a griddle over medium heat until lightly crispy browned.

  12. Remove from heat.

  13. Spread the heated pot roast over the bread.

  14. Sandwich and enjoy immediately.

  15. For Quesadillas:

  16. Lightly grease a non-stick pan with some oil over low heat.

  17. Add in the tortilla.

  18. Spread the heated pot roast on 1/2 of the tortilla.

  19. Grate cheddar and red cheddar onto the other 1/2.

  20. Close the tortilla and grate some parmigiano over the tortilla.

  21. Cook until the bottom is lightly charred and flip.

  22. Cook until thel bottom is crispy browned.

  23. Transfer onto a serving plate, cheese side up.

  24. Slice and serve immediately.

Mama Mia...


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