My Favorite Leftover Roast Beef Recipes and Roast Beef Hash

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I am reposting this today, during this pandemic period, where you may need some comfort from old school recipes like roast beef and need some ideas for leftover roast beef recipes. We are in this together. Sending love and virtual hugs.

This is an old post, so it’s not my usual some of the pictures aren’t great, but I think ideas are more important at this time.

roast beef leftovers recipes by Angela Roberts

This post is about roast beef leftover recipes, but really it’s about much more.

A person blogs for many different reasons, but a serious blogger blogs with intention and purpose. I know that part of my recipes, my food story is the emotional story that burns inside of me.

Food helped to normalized or neutralize a very bizarre childhood, a ruffled life with a happy ending, which is why I like fairy tales and things like ruffled eggs.

Roast Beef Hash with Ruffled Egg

A ruffled egg is just what it means. It’s ruffled and quite adorable, looking like a little purse. The technique is easy and creates a perfectly poached egg, charming  atop roast beef hash, and quite a pleasant way to make a roast beef leftover recipe.

Or…Make Oven Fried Eggs.

Or…Make Poached Eggs. 

Ruffled Egg with Roast Beef Hash by Angela Roberts

This version uses the roast beef, red pepper, potatoes, avocado and fresh squeeze of lime.

Left Over Roast Beef Recipes by angela roberts

On another day, I created a roast beef leftover recipe with a more traditional approach.

Roast Beef Hash Version made with Potatoes, Peas, Onions and Oven fried eggs. If you never heard of oven fried eggs, you’ll thank me after you try this recipe. I’ve even made a video to prove how easy it is.

Roast Beef Hash by Angela Roberts

The roast beef hash is a treat for us, not that it’s hard. It’s too easy; it’s just that I don’t make many roast beef dinners.

These Roast Beef Dinners Make Great Roast Beef Leftovers

Italian Roast Beef

Italian Pot Roast

Ropa Viejo (Cuban Beef)

Slow Cooker Shredded Beef Ragu made with Beef Cubes

Beef Ragu and Roast Beef Leftovers

Food and Food Childhood Memories 

We had roast beef on a lot of Sundays growing up, accompanied with mashed potatoes and gravy,  but every time I think about roast beef, I am reminded of a certain apartment we lived in and the times our family was happy.

Retro Rose is no longer with us. I’m actually relieved she passed away before this horrible virus, as she had COPD and was not one to stay home. This would have caused her enormous stress. Instead, she spent the last weekend of her life with us, dining out, eating my food, and her death was quick. She was still living by herself, driving, cooking her own meals. That is the best I could have hoped for.

Good memories with Retro Rose usually involved comfort food and this beef pie is something she would make and still makes.  Her version includes beans, but I left mine more simple.

Take any of the roast beef recipes and make Shepherd’s Pie. 

Beef Pie with Homemade Pie Crust (My Mom’s Version) Recipe for Pie and Herbed Pie Crust here.

Beef Bean Pot Pie

Beef Pie from Scratch with Homemade Pie Crust

You probably know by now that I’ll find any excuse to throw together some pie crust. For a nuttier flavor profile, try my spelt pie crust. 

When we lived only with my father, we saw it a treat to have those frozen pot pies, but homemade is much better.

Beef Macaroni Soup is Good for the Soul Recipe HERE

Here is a soup that reminds me of childhood, but back then I didn’t eat beans and probably would have turned my nose. I’m grown up now and enjoy hearty soups like this beef marcaroni laced with kale.

Beef and Bean Macaroni Soup from Roast Beef leftovers by Spinach Tiger

A Deadly Gambling Addiction is Hard to Grow up Under.

My father was a gambler, but God Redeemed Him

My dad was warm, funny, smart and charming, but he was a gambler, and that part was no fun for us.

My happy ending with him didn’t come until nearly the very end of his life. Initially, he thought he was too far gone to be forgiven, but eventually with many daily conversations, he was able to see that the very crux of redemption is to be lifted and forgiven from our sins, our flaws, our foibles, our addictions, our dark sides with help from above, for none of us has what it takes to do that.  It’s a mysterious and beautiful concept that defies logic, crosses against the human mind and makes no sense, even to believers. I have found comfort in my father’s last words, thanking me for how I affected his spiritual life.

My Blessed, if Crooked Life

No one has a straight-lined, blessed life. Even the happiest people fall into ditches or get bee stings. (or people stings).

Everyone Searches for Hope.

My answer to everything harsh in life has been to create beauty, often but not limited to food. The ruffled egg is one of those pretty things in life that makes me happy.

I feel things too deeply sometimes.

One minute can change your life and catch you off guard. Look at what is happening now.

I decided my story would have a happy ending.

I made a decision long ago to seek out the kind of person that would relish a happy nest. We both made intentional decisions to be happy people. If this is not a decision, a day in anyone’s life can be a roller coaster, because you can’t control what others do. You can’t. You can only make a decision about how your own attitude.

It’s hard. Sometimes it feels like walking through sticky jello. Miserable people wading in quick sand  will try to  pull you in with them. But, if you keep walking towards the light, jello eventually melts and you end up a bit sweeter.

Right now, we all feel out of control. We’re all cooking more. I hope good food is giving you comfort.

And, what does this have to do with roast beef?

I always come back to food and its ability to create happiness.

I get to make roast beef dinners like the one in this picture and then savor the remains and create leftover roast beef recipes.

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It’s the  power of a food memory. I’m so well aware of this, so devoted to creating good things in a kitchen. I revisited the roast beef situation and with the left overs, created a roast beef hash, doctored up with avocado and a ruffled egg.

It reminds me of  how useful leftovers are and how useful leftover memories can be if we take them and turn them around into something pretty

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Ruffled Egg with Roast Beef Hash for a Ruffled Life

Left over roast beef turns into tender hash, topped with ruffled eggs.
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Course: Brunch
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2
Author: Angela Roberts


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup left over roast beef
  • 1 red boiled potato peeled cubed
  • 2 shallots or 1 small onion
  • 1 small jalapeno pepper or sweet pepper
  • Tabasco sauce
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt and pepper


  • In frying pan, saute onion or shallots until melted.
  • Add pepper, seeded, diced.
  • Add cubed potato until browned.
  • Add in shredded or cubed roast beef.

Ruffled Egg

  • Bring a large pot of water to a simmer.
  • Spay or rub oil on Press n Seal plastic wrap.
  • Add salt and then add an egg. Fold up wrap to make a little egg package.
  • Place in simmering water for 4 1/2 minutes.


  • Put eggs on top of hash and serve with hot sauce.

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Beef Bean Pot Pie
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Beef Pie with Homemade Pie Crust

The best thing to make from Roast Beef is a beef pie with homemade pie crust.
Prep Time25 minutes
Cook Time35 minutes
Total Time1 hour
Course: Entree
Cuisine: American
Keyword: lefover roast beef, roast beef, roastbeefrecipes
Servings: 4
Author: Angela Roberts


  • 2 cups leftover roast beef
  • 2 carrots medium dice
  • 1 onion diced
  • 1 celery diced
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas
  • 2 cups beef broth can use juice left over from roast beef
  • 1 tablespoon cold water
  • 2 tablespoons cold water
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 2 tablespoons white wine

Pie Crust for double crusted pie (recipe found here)


    • You may have left over roasted potatoes and carrots to use in pie.
    • Saute onions, celery, carrots in olive oil and butter until softened on low heat about 10 minutes.
    • Add broth and diced potatoes and continue to cook in sauce pan until the vegetables are softened.
    • Add wine to broth. Add roast beef.
    • Add peas.
    • Combine cold water and flour into a jar and shake.
    • Add to broth and simmer until thickened about 10 minutes.
    • Prepare pie crust in 9 inch pan or 4 smaller individual pans.
    • Pour into pie crust and top with pie dough.
    • Make slits into the top of the crust.
    • Bake for 35-45 minutes or until golden brown.

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    If you love this recipe, please give it five stars. It means a lot. xoxo

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    1. Wow Angela, definitely not the road I thought this post would take. Thank you so much for sharing and that was very brave. Always an amazing sign of recovery. I am so glad you are were you are today and able to face fears of the past but turning a scary food into amazing creations.

    2. Wow, Angela what a story. How did you learn to cook so well? I had a tough childhood too and like you didn’t let it stop me from choosing happiness. Good for you. i LOVE roast beef and you can do so much with it! Love the hash and the ruffled egg, never knew how to do that but love to poach, so I’ll be checking that out. Very cathartic post, hon.

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    4. WOW! This is a lot more than I thought I would be reading for a recipe post and I am just speechless. What powerful and moving parts of your life. You really had to live some hard things. Thank you for sharing your story. Thank you for sharing your recipes too.

    5. Extraordinary life story Angela. You present post after post quality recipes, beautifully presented, a gift to your readers. What a blessing you found healing through cooking. Thank you for sharing your story. I can see a memoir worth writing.

    6. We used to make left over roast beef with mustard and cheese when I was a kid! It was a great recipe we always enjoyed!

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