Ever wonder what to do with your leftover roast beef? This is a tasty and delicious meal, I prefer to bake it in the oven however, you can cook it in a pot on the stove top but it does taste better baked in the oven.
I don’t really measure anything for this kind of dish, you just use what you have and put all together in the pan and cook.
As I mentioned in other posts I often use roasted peppers in my recipes. In the fall I roast bushels of peppers and freeze them, when I need them for dishes such as this I take a bag out and it adds a great flavour to the dish. You can buy roasted peppers in a jar as whole or as a paste if you desire to use them, or you can use a fresh red pepper, just cut it up in strips.
For this dish I use the leftover roast beef, all you have to do is cut it up in chunks or just break it up with your hand.
Beans don’t soften or cook well if cooked first with tomatoes or salt, so for that reason I boil them ahead, we like our beans tender, you can skip that part if you desire, but it will take longer to cook.
As for the tomato paste, I always use the one that is imported from Italy and comes in a tube, it has great flavour.
What you will need:
- 2 lbs fresh green beans (approx)
- leftover roast beef
- 3-4 small potatoes
- 1 red pepper or roasted red pepper or red pepper paste
- 2-3 tbsp tomato paste
- olive oil
- paprika for the potatoes
- pepper or red chili flakes if desired
- approx 3 cups boiling water
Snap ends off of beans, cut into half . Rinse and bring to a boil (DO NOT ADD SALT), cook until they change colour, takes about half an hour. Peel potatoes, and cut into quarters.
Drain beans, transfer to a baking pan, and add in the potatoes, beef, red pepper, and tomato paste. Pour over the water, you will need around 3 cups boiling water, I don’t measure that part either, I just eye it.
Season with salt and add the pepper if using. Stir around and taste, adjust seasoning if need be. Sprinkle paprika over the potatoes. Drizzle with olive oil. Cover with foil and bake at 350 for 1 hour. Serve with rice or on its own. Enjoy!