Recently Easter came and went, and along with it came a plethora of too much food that didn't get eaten at my parents' house. They always make too much food. So what do they do? Send a bunch of back with me, of course!

Having leftovers is pretty nice if you're strapped for time, but it can get boring eating the same stuff over again. So instead of hanging over the fridge eating cold roast beef with my bare hands (we've all been there before, don't lie) I decided to see what I could make from what I had lying around in the fridge. By just winging it, I managed to come up with a pretty tasty concoction. After the first bite, I knew what to call it. I had made a stir fry, but it tasted like a stew... Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you, the recipe for:

Stew Fry

  • 1 ziplock bag of cooked roast beef (I'm guessing about 10 oz worth)
  • 1 cup string beans
  • 1/2 cup matchstick carrots
  • 1/2 of a red onion
  • 4 tbsp salsa from a jar
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Oregano
  • Celery Seed
  • Garlic
Melt the butter in a pan, chop up the onion, carrots, and string beans and put that into the pan. Then cut the roast beef into cubes and put that in the pan along with the salsa. Season it, stir it up a little and voila! So easy, a college student can cook it!

This was particularly interesting because it really did taste like a stew.  Stir fries are so easy, yet if you add the right ingredients they can be so flavorful!

How Have You Reinvented Leftovers Into a New Dish?