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Old 05-29-2008, 08:23 AM   #1
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Canned Roast Beef... recipe ideas?

I got lucky at the grocery store yesterday....

Cans of Libby's Roast Beef for a whopping FORTY CENTS each!

I now am the proud owner of 20 cans.

Never ate it before in my life, so.....

Anyone have any good recipe ideas for the stuff?

TIA!

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Old 05-29-2008, 08:52 AM   #2
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Serve with mashed potatoes or noodles or make hash.
Season with garlic, herbs and pepperoncini for Italian beef sandwiches.
Cut into chunks and heat with canned mixed vegies and a jar of gravy for stew.
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Old 05-29-2008, 09:12 AM   #3
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I've never seen canned roast beef, only corned beef, chicken, turkey and ham. Let us know how it tastes.
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Old 05-29-2008, 09:39 AM   #4
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yea, what Connie said, beef and noodles
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Old 05-29-2008, 09:41 AM   #5
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roast beef hash with root veggies. creamed beef on waffles, add bbq sauce for bbq beef sandwiches, add to a rice and veg casserole. all kinds of uses.
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Old 05-29-2008, 10:30 AM   #6
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The first thing I would do - go back to the store and get another case or two at that price! That figures out to about 54-cents/pound!!!

Just off the top of my head - you can turn these into such things as:

Beef and vegetable + barley or rice soup
Beef Stew
Braised Beef Tips
Beef Stroganoff
Beef Goulash
Pepper Steak Stir Fry
Beef Chow Mein
Beef Chop Suey
Sweet-and-Sour Beef (rinse off the gravy and make like S-n-S pork)
Cottage Pie
Beef, Broccoli, Rice and Cheddar casserole
Beef Enchiladas
Beef Empanadas
Beef Taquitos
Chopped Beef and Onion with BBQ Sauce sandwich
Roast Beef Slumgullion
Roast Beef with Onions, Carrots and Lentils (a kind of stew)
Chili

I also like the Italian Beef Sandwich and Roast Beef Hash ideas.

I'm sure there is also a roast beef, diced tomatoes, onion, and Mac-n-Cheese bake idea in there, somewhere. Or, a roast beef with potato and cheese grattan. Maybe a beef and cheddar twice baked potato?

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I've never seen canned roast beef, only corned beef, chicken, turkey and ham. Let us know how it tastes.
It taste like a pot roast in a beef gravy. It generally is not as tender as a pot roast you would cook at home ...
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I've never seen or heard of it either. Sounds like a good deal and lots of ideas.
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Old 05-29-2008, 11:55 AM   #8
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Thanks all!
Sometimes it just takes a bit to get my brain in gear.

Just treat it like leftover pot roast, duhhhhhhhhhh.

Michael, I wish I could get more. The local Lowe's grocery store
has a section for discontinued and scratch & dent stuff... they actually
get boxes of it delivered!

The beef was in that area, and I got all but 3 cans. (Gotta leave some
for others, LOL).
I also scored some large cans of white meat chicken for a whopping 70 cents.
Ran the numbers, and along with some other stuff, I got $158 of groceries for
$48.00.
My best haul to date! :)
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Old 05-29-2008, 12:23 PM   #9
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Yep - SCORE!
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...I also scored some large cans of white meat chicken for a whopping 70 cents...

I was in Costco the other day and they were offering samples of the canned chicken that they had shredded and heated up with BBQ sauce. A good substitute for pulled chicken.
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