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Sunday, 24 March 2013

Using Up Leftovers #1: Casserole

Following on from my Tips for Roast Dinners post, I thought I'd share a few of the ways I like to use up my leftovers, starting off with a lovely, warming casserole. This would work with most meats, I tend to use it with pork. It's basically as simple as dicing your leftover meat, throwing it in a casserole dish with some vegetables, and covering the whole lot in stock before simmering in the oven for an hour an a half. We like to have it with some bread to mop up the tasty juice, too.
Pork Casserole Ingredients Leftovers
Here, I've used leftovers from a roast pork shoulder joint, along with pearl barley and red lentils. Chunky chopped vegetables include carrots, parsnips, potatoes, sweet potatoes, peppers, and butternut squash, and I've also thrown in a red onion for good measure. I've covered it all with about a litre of hot vegetable stock, a pinch of chili powder, and some black pepper, then popped in the oven at 180°C for 90 minutes; it's an idea to check on your casserole halfway through, to make sure you don't need to top your stock up and to give things a bit of a stir.
Ta-dah! My 2-litre casserole dish makes enough for four, or two twice - sometimes we have it for lunch the next day, or sometimes I use my hand-blender to whizz up half with a bit more stock into a tasty soup. Leftover leftovers ftw!
Pork Casserole from Leftovers

How do you like to use up your leftovers? Are you a fan of casserole?



  1. This looks so yummy, I love casserole :) x

  2. It looks delicious! I always eat up my leftovers for healthy packed lunches xx

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