What to Make With Leftover Chuck Roast? Quick Barbecue Beef and Potato Skillet
If you're lucky enough to have some leftover chuck roast on hand, you've got the makings of a quick and tasty supper. This Quick Barbecue Beef and Potato Skillet is a meal that's easy and fast enough for a weeknight. The basis of the dish is chopped up/shredded beef. Frozen shredded potatoes (hash browns) keep the preparation simple, and a topping of barbecue sauce and cheese makes the dish incredibly good comfort food. The simple skillet meal is filling, and you won't need much else to round out the meal. A salad and some bread would be plenty. Any leftovers (yes, leftovers of leftovers!) make great lunches. Enjoy!
Barbecue Beef and Potato Skillet -- Serves 4+
2-3 teaspoons of canola oil
1 medium onion, chopped
3 cups of shredded, frozen hash brown potatoes (about half a 30-ounce bag)
2-3 cups of chopped/shredded leftover roast beef (preferably chuck roast, which is soft)
1 1/2 cups of prepared barbecue sauce, divided (choose whatever kind you like/have)
1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon of salt, or to taste
1/4 teaspoon of pepper, or to taste
1 cup of shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1-2 chopped green onions, optional
Dusting of paprika, optional
Heat the oil over medium heat in a non-stick skillet while you chop up the onion. Add the onion to the pan and saute it for a few minutes. Put the potatoes in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave them for 3-5 minutes or until they thaw and are slightly warm. Add the potatoes to the pan with the onion and saute the onion and potatoes together for a few minutes while you chop/shred the beef. Add the beef to the skillet with the onion and potatoes and add 1/2 cup of barbecue sauce. Stir everything together and add the garlic powder and salt and pepper to taste. Cover the pan, turn down the heat to medium low, and let the mixture simmer for 5 - 10 minutes (if the meat seems dry, you can add about 1/4 cup of water and stir it in). Uncover the pan and pour the remaining barbecue sauce over the top of the mixture. Sprinkle on the cheese. Turn off the heat and recover the pan until the cheese melts. Sprinkle the onions on top of the cheese and dust the top of the top of the cheese with a little paprika, if you like. Serve the meal from the skillet so you don't have extra dishes to wash!