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Sunday, June 15, 2014

Leftover Pot Roast Recipe

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I can not tell you how many times I have cooked a beef or pork roast in the crock pot and there is hardly a dent out of it. Mainly because the kids were busy that day and by the next day it does not look very appetizing. So why not turn it into something that is appetizing! 
The following recipe serves 10-12, you can cut the recipe in half and use a 1 1/2 - 2 quart casserole dish if you wish!

8 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup flour
3 cups of pork
1/2 cup chopped onion (unless there is onion in your pot roast leftovers)
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 can (10 1/2 ounces) chicken broth (or 2 cups water and 2 chicken bouillons)
1/2 cup water
3 cups leftover veggies from pot roast or frozen peas and carrots drained
4 cups mashed potatoes (I used boxed for 8 servings)
2 cups shredded cheese

Cut up leftover pot roast along with the vegetables and add to a large bowl.

If you have onion or other small veggies like celery from a crockpot use the following steps to remove them, or cut up a fresh onion.

This seems gross, and you can use gloves, but for my family, ehhh, just dig in! Grab a handful off the small onion and celery.

 Squeeze goopy juices out.

And mission recovered onions and celery complete! Continue until you recover most of them.

The next step I forgot to take a picture of:( Put your 8 tablespoons of butter in a large pan and melt over medium heat. (If you are cooking fresh onion you will need to add now and cook 3 minutes, if not proceed).  Then add the flour and mix. You then need to add the water and the chicken broth quickly so make sure it is ready to go. Stir for about one minute. 

Add the pot roast mixture, and spices and stir until heated through over medium heat for about 5 - 7 minutes.

Start the boxed mashed potatoes when you add the pot roast mixture above. Cook according to package or have homemade mashed potatoes heated and ready to go.

Once the mashed potatoes are heated and ready and.....

....the pot roast mixture is heated through....

...spray a 3 quart or larger casserole dish with cooking spray and add the pot roast mixture first

then add the mashed potatoes on top

Cook at 350' for 30 minutes. Then add cheese and cook 5 more minutes. (I like to put my oven on broil and when the cheese starts to bubble remove)

Dish a little...

...or a lot! ENJOY!

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