Monday, March 14, 2011

Beef Roast Stew / Soup Using Left Overs To Save Money

This has been such a sad week as we watch the devesation that has happened in Japan this week. My thoughts and prayers have been with this lovely country and people all week. Lets keep them in our prayers .. it is going to be a difficult period for them.

Not only did we have a wonderful Roast Beef last week that we cooked in my crock pot , but tonight I combined the left overs along with a few other ingredients for a wonderful dinner.
Part soup part stew and unbelievable flavor.
I had planned to save the potatoes for another dinner but as I put the roast beef in the pot and the left over carrots the potatoes just had to be added.
Along with the above we added
1 cup of water
1 can of beef broth
1 can of diced tomatoes .. these were flavored with garlic .. a store brand at half the price of the name brand tomatoes.
I then took a can of mushroom soup and put into a bowl. I then added four large spoons of broth to the soup and combined to thin out the soup. This then was added to the pot of soup/stew.
1/2 cup of quick cooking barley
and a few handfuls of mixed vegetables were added.
Pepper, Lawry salt and a little more garlic to taste and simmered for another 1/2 hour.

Dinner was fantastic .. only thing missing was some garlic bread. We have enough left over for another dinner and maybe a lunch.

I will be sharing this at the following blogs this week..
Stop over to see what others are cooking as I add new links all through the week

Thanks for stopping by.. Lets keep saving together.. Grace


  1. I can just imagine the heavenly smell this produced. ;)


  2. That's the great thing about soups and stews, you can just throw pretty much anything in and end up with a great tasting dish :) I love them both for that reason hehe!

    I'm also taking part in the Hearth & Soul hop and that's how I found your blog.

  3. Just Stopping by from TMTT. I wanted to invite you to check out my Iron Chef Challenge This month's themed ingredient is canned tomatoes, so link up a recipe using those and you could win a prize. It should be a lot of fun, hope you can join us!!

  4. Nice save with the roast beef:) Thanks for posting it to What's On the Menu Wednesday.

  5. I am also sending out love and prayers to the families in japan and also new zealand who were hit by two earth quakes a bit ago. The more we focus our love the better! I adore creating soups out of left overs like this and it is always great when you have amazing ingredients! Thanks so much for sharing this on the hearth and soul hop! All the best, alex

  6. My mom is the queen of leftover roast turned into stew/soup - but you have done an incredible job here making a delicious soup! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Hearth and Soul Hop!

  7. I just love this kind of Stew and sometimes it is the very best. We always like to take the leftover Roast and make a hash, stew or soup. Your recipe looks very good. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and please come back!

  8. I think I have the makings for this in the freezer... I think I'll add this into the menu next week.

    Thanks for sharing at What's Cooking Thursdays. Hope to see you there this week.