by Tammy Taylor~
Recently I wrote about the benefit of planned leftovers. That’s the method of cooking when you purposely cook more of an item than you will eat at one time, then bibbidy-bobbedy-boo presto-changeo remake the leftovers into brand new and delicious recipes. Most recently I cooked a huge pork roast in not one, not two but THREE slow cookers. Yeah, that roast really was was that big! I planned to remake the leftovers into new dishes later in the week. I’ll be sure to share some of the fun recipes I made such as Carnitas Tacos, Pulled-Pork Enchiladas and more, but today I’m sharing the quickest & most basic delicious leftover idea: a Hearty Stew!
After I cooked that huge roast I sectioned the meat off into the quantities I wanted & packaged them for the freezer making sure to properly label the contents. I mean, everything looks exactly the same when it’s frozen rock solid & crammed in the freezer #amiright?
But after all that meat was sectioned off I kept just enough to make a hearty stew. I can whip it up in minutes using the various leftovers from our pork roast meal.
I’d already poured that broth from the roast into a glass canning jar and allowed the fat to rise to the top the night before. So for the broth portion of today’s lunch I simply skimmed the fat away. Then I chunked up the carrots & potatoes that were leftover, chopped up the leftover onion sections and poured in some of that leftover broth. Finally I stirred in the bits of leftover pork roast & heated up this hearty stew. It was already perfectly cooked & seasoned, I just needed to warm it up!
Making this stew is a delightful way to use up some leftovers from our pork roast in just minutes and enjoy some bone-warming nutrition as well.
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