21 Leftover Pot Roast Recipes

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Looking for a great way to use leftover pot roast? You’ve come to the right place! These leftover pot roast recipes will provide all the inspiration you need. 

Pot roasts can sometimes leave us with more meat than we know what to do with, but don’t despair. Check out these amazing recipes and you’ll never be bored with your leftovers again!

Beef sandwich, cottage pie, and nachos.


As you’ll see, I did my best to include a little something for everyone. Whether you are a fan of Mexican, Italian, French, or Greek food, there are plenty of ways to use up any leftover meat you may have. 

From sandwiches and soups to casseroles and more, each recipe features tender shreds of leftover beef at the center. 

This list of leftover pot roast recipes is packed with rich, savory dishes that I am sure you are going to love. Now, the only hard part is deciding what to make first!

21 Ways To Use Leftover Pot Roast

1. Stroganoff

Transform your leftover pot roast into a creamy, comforting classic with this beef stroganoff recipe. From the succulent meat and tender noodles to the silky-smooth sauce, every part of this expertly seasoned meal is bursting with flavor. ,

It’s the perfect way to use leftover meat in a way that is delicious, rustic, and elegant all at the same time.

2. Beef Sliders

This recipe is perfect for game day or any day of the week! Whether you are working with leftover or freshly made pot roast, these sliders are your ticket to a winning snack session.

What sets this slider recipe apart from all the others is that it uses Warsteiner pilsner beer. It adds a clean, crisp taste to the tender beef, reminiscent of Mississippi pot roast when combined with ranch and au jus seasoning.

Juicy beef, provolone, and peppers come together to create an absolute flavor sensation. Bite in, chomp down, and get ready for a party!

3. Nachos

Calling all Mexican food lovers! This is the perfect way to use leftover pot roast for a big crowd.

In this irresistible recipe, shredded beef takes nachos from ordinary to extraordinary. Get ready for tender shreds of beef, sauteed onions, spicy peppers, and more under an ooey-gooey bed of melted cheese. 

This delicious recipe is easy to customize too. Add any of your favorite toppings, cheeses, or sauces — or set up a nacho bar and let guests create their own combos!

4. Tacos

This is one of my favorite leftover pot roast recipes for Mexican Mondays, Taco Tuesdays, or any day of the week. In truth, any time I have leftover beef, this is one of my first thoughts!

As a family favorite, tacos are always a huge hit. This recipe slow cooks beef with cumin, chili powder, and other spices to get a rich Mexican flavor. However, you can make these tacos with any leftover pot roast meat. Simply adjust the spiciness and seasoning as desired. 

Toss some of this tasty, spiced meat onto the tortilla of your choice, top with veggies, and enjoy to the fullest. You’re going to love it!

5. Beef Enchiladas

If tacos aren’t your thing, no worries. This recipe for enchiladas is another great way to use your leftovers in a deliciously creative way. 

Once the meat is cooked and shredded, it is nestled inside soft flour tortillas with black beans, cheddar cheese, and veggies. These rolled tortillas are smothered in more spicy, savory sauce before being baked to melty, crispy perfection. 

Get ready for a taste and texture explosion with every bite! 

6. Beef Chili

Of all the leftover pot roast recipes, this one is going to blow your mind! This rich, hearty, and nourishing chili is made with onions, garlic, pepper, celery, kidney beans, and so much more. 

Tender shreds of beef replace ground beef which alone sets this chili apart. However, the real star of the show is Mexican masa harina. Added directly into the soup, it adds richness and the earthy, sweet flavor of corn. 

It’s a sensationally spicy dish that will tease your senses, warm your spirits, and fill your belly. A winning combination!

7. Cottage Pie

Here is yet another great way to use leftover pot roast! A family favorite, this one of the best leftover pot roast recipes.

Also known as shepherd’s pie, this recipe blends peas, carrots, onions, and more in a rich, creamy, and savory broth. Put that in a casserole dish, top it off with a rich layer of mashed potatoes, and bake it to hearty, satisfying bliss. 

The thing that sets this dish apart from regular shepherd’s pie is the tender, shredded meat. This recipe works great with lamb as well. 

8. French Dip Sandwiches

This recipe takes the concept of a roast beef sandwich to the next level. Beef and provolone are piled atop hoagie rolls and then dipped in a super flavorful au jus sauce before each bite. 

Simple to make yet robust in flavor, the dipping sauce is combination of beef broth, onion soup mix, onions, and garlic. 

This is one sandwich I can say is literally dripping with flavor! After all, who could say no to all that rich, savory, onion flavor?

9. Beef Pot Pie

This charming recipe features shredded beef, carrots, parsnips, peas, and potatoes under a deliciously flaky, homemade crust. 

You will need a bit of time to assemble them, but I promise it will be well worth your efforts. Plus, these little pot pies are perfect for freezing. Make a big batch with your leftover pot roast, eat a few, and freeze the rest. 

Then, you can enjoy these adorable, savory morsels any time you’d like. They can even go right into the oven from the freezer.


10. Beef Ragu

Elevate your pasta game with this amazing recipe for beef ragu. Beef is slowly simmered with vegetables and aromatic herbs, creating a deep, savory sauce. This authentic Italian recipe is seriously so good it’s ridiculous! 

In this recipe, the ragu is served over pappardelle — a wide, flat noodle that holds on to the sauce nicely. However, feel free to use any pasta of your choice. Add a slice of crispy garlic bread and let the magic happen!

11. Beef Vegetable Soup

Beef vegetable soup is a great way to use leftover beef roast, especially when you need a simple, nourishing meal. This easy-to-follow recipe combines shredded beef with sauteed onions, herbs, and spices in a rich, savory beef broth. 

The fun doesn’t stop there, though! This soup is full of green beans, corn, tomatoes, and carrots — all from cans to make the recipe as easy as possible. And when you are working with fully cooked leftover meat, this recipe comes together in just 20 minutes. Easy, hearty, and satisfying!

12. Pot Roast Casserole

Have you ever thought about using leftover pot roast in a pasta bake? Let me tell you, it’s amazing! 

Leftover meat, crimini mushrooms, and rigatoni pasta come together in a rich, creamy cheese sauce before being baked to melty, bubbly perfection. This comforting, easy-to-make pot roast casserole is comfort food at its finest. 

Feel free to customize as you see fit. Ziti or macaroni could be substituted, and any mushrooms you prefer are perfect. Actually, you can make this recipe with leftover beef, pork, or chicken. Such versatility!

13. Beef Taquitos

If you are looking for a snack that is simple to make but still loaded with flavor, these beef taquitos are for you. Get ready for juicy shreds of beef, cheddar cheese, and spices all rolled up in a crispy corn tortilla. 

Served with a selection of dipping sauces like salsa and guacamole, these taquitos make a dynamite snack or appetizer. 

Plus, this is another versatile recipe that is easy to customize. Feel free to add some of your favorite veggies or make your taquitos with pork or chicken. There is no wrong way to enjoy this dish!

14. Pot Roast Hash

Here is another family favorite when it comes to leftover pot roast recipes. This incredibly comforting dish features leftover shreds of beef in a rich savory broth spooned over steaming buttermilk biscuits. It doesn’t get much tastier than this!

If you don’t have any buttermilk biscuits on hand, this dish works just as well spooned over cornbread or yeast rolls. Or, if preferred, serve over a bed of steamed rice, mashed potatoes, or other vegetables.

15. Pot Roast Soup

Transform your leftover pot roast into a hearty, satisfying soup with this beef soup recipe. Designed specifically with leftovers in mind, this soup is a yummy combination of leftover roast, vegetables, grains, herbs, and spices. 

Rosemary, thyme, and bay leaves add layers of aromatic flavor while oranges add a blast of bright citrus flavor. Feel free to add any of your favorite herbs and spices! Farro, brown rice, or barley are all excellent choices for the grains. 

I love serving this soup on cold winter afternoons.

16. Hot Beef Sandwiches

This is one of my favorite leftover pot roast recipes! This unique sandwich features fork-tender beef, mashed potatoes, and homemade gravy atop a buttery, crispy slice of Texas toast. It’s meaty, savory, decadence at its finest! 

Top each slice with a sprinkling of fresh herbs to add lightness and flavor. These sandwiches are hearty enough to be enjoyed alone or pair beautifully with either onion rings or a fresh garden salad. 

17. Pot Roast Grilled Cheese

Beef up a classic sandwich recipe with this mouthwatering pot roast grilled cheese. It’s as simple as it sounds — simply add shreds of beef to your favorite bread, then top with your favorite cheese and grill to buttery, crispy perfection. 

As a bonus, this recipe comes complete with a French onion dipping sauce, very similar to au jus. This might end up being the best grilled cheese you’ve ever had!

18. Beef Quesadillas

This recipe for shredded beef quesadillas will turn your leftovers into a Mexican-inspired masterpiece. The meat is blended with robust, smoky spices and dried peppers to add a depth of intense flavor.  Known as birria de res, this combination of flavors is some of the best Mexican cuisine has to offer. 

Expertly seasoned meat is topped with cheese, nestled between two flour tortillas, and grilled until nice and crispy. I recommend dipping them in extra birria sauce, sour cream, guacamole, or salsa.

19. Beef Po’ Boy Sandwich

Here’s one of those leftover pot roast recipes with a Cajun twist. You can take any leftover meat from a pot roast and, with the right combination of spices, turn it into a sensationally spicy treat.

Beef po boys are seasoned with a mix of brown gravy, Creole/Cajun seasoning, and other various spices. The spicy, succulent meat gets piled atop a soft buttery bun before being topped with fresh lettuce, tomatoes, and pickles. One bite of this family favorite, and my knees are usually buckling!

20. Pot Roast Patty Melts

These pot roast patty melts are to die for! This flavor-packed sandwich features juicy beef, caramelized onions, two types of cheese, and an easy-to-make mayo sauce. It is bursting with delicious flavor at every turn!

You can use any bread you prefer for this recipe, as long as it is nice and sturdy. I particularly like making this melt on big slices of crusty sourdough bread. Serve with a soup or salad for a full meal. 

21. Beef Gyros

Finishing up this list, here’s a Mediterranean spin on more traditional leftover pot roast recipes.

This recipe shows you how to repurpose your leftover beef into a mouthwatering pita sandwich, complete with chopped vegetables and fresh, homemade tzatziki sauce. 

Yummy Greek gyros make an excellent lunch, especially when combined with soup or salad. For a true Mediterranean meal, serve with olives, veggies, and hummus for dipping.

How to store leftover pot roast

Let your pot roast cool and then store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It will last 3 days in the refrigerator. Use leftovers with one of these amazing recipes.

More delicious leftover recipes

Which pot roast recipe will you be trying? Let me know in the comments below.

Beef sandwich, cottage pie, and nachos.
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Leftover Pot Roast Recipes

By Heather
Some of the best leftover pot roast recipes including these easy pot roast sandwiches.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
Servings: 2 sandwiches


  • 2 cups leftover shredded pot roast
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 2 hoagie rolls
  • 4 slices provolone cheese
  • 1/2 cup pepperoncini peppers
  • 1/4 cup butter


  • Warm beef broth and shredded pot roast in a small saucepan over medium heat for 5 minutes or until beef warms through.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Spread butter on the insides of hoagie rolls. Toast for 2-3 minutes in the oven.
  • Top each hoagie roll with shredded beef, cheese, and pepperoncinis.


Calories: 802kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 68g | Fat: 47g | Saturated Fat: 26g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 15g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 241mg | Sodium: 1331mg | Potassium: 1038mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1149IU | Vitamin C: 26mg | Calcium: 380mg | Iron: 7mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
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  1. 5 stars
    Thank you for including my leftover beef soup in your round up! So many great recipes that my family will love for dinner!