The day after your beautiful roast dinner, your delicious grass-fed beef will be just as good, if not better. Here are some fantastic meals you can try with your leftovers.
Roast beef sandwich
It might sound obvious, but this is a great way to use up that meat. Make your sandwich with French bread, roasted peppers, salt and pepper, blue cheese and pesto. You can make a simple, quick and delicious presto with parsley, hazelnuts and blue cheese.
If you don't like any of these ingredients, get creative and experiment with flavours you like. For instance, another great combination is toasted Kaiser rolls, tomato slices, roast beef, red onions and watercress. Make your own horseradish sauce to top it off using mayonnaise, sour cream, horseradish, zest and salt.
After your big roast dinner, turn the leftovers into something lighter. First make instant couscous and add in 350ml hot vegetable stock and zest and juice of a lemon for that extra kick. Stir and leave to cook.
After 15-20 minutes, add a drained can of chickpeas and combine with 100g chopped cherry tomatoes, 1/2 red pepper, 10cm piece of cucumber, 3 spring onions, 25g dried fruit and chopped coriander and mint. If your mixture is dry give it a dash of olive oil and season to taste.
Toss together with strips of roast lamb, about 200g, and a generous amount of hummus. Finish off with a sprinkling of smoked paprika and if you have it, diced feta or Wensleydale cheese. This recipe serves 4.
Vietnamese-style braised meat
Start by making a marinade. You'll need 1 tbsp of gia vi (which you can make yourself if you can't find it), 2 tbsp fish sauce and 1 small shallot finely chopped. Add 300g leftover meat to your marinade and put aside.
Make your caramel sauce by putting 4 tbsp sugar in a heavy-based saucepan. Leave for 2-3 minutes on a medium heat, then reduce and stir constantly until it turns golden. Pour in 200ml boiling water, bring to the boil and after a couple of minutes add your meat, making sure it's completely coated. Next add 200ml coconut milk, and after it's warmed through simmer for about 10 minutes – the liquid will be reduced and thickened. Season to taste and serve with rice or noodles with a simple chopped salad.
There are so many other things you can do with your meat. You could be inspired by Asian flavours and go for a noodle salad or Thai-style roast beef salad. A roast beef wrap is a superb dinner option and all you need is tortilla wraps, cheese, cos lettuce, spinach, cherry tomatoes and seasoning for a fresh and tasty meal.