Beef stew, in my opinion, is in the top 5 most comforting foods in the world. So when we have a beef roast dinner and don’t manage to finish it all, I get pretty excited about the leftovers.
I’m going to go ahead and recommend you a book now, which is Jamie Oliver’s ‘Save with Jamie’, which is basically a whole book dedicated to cooking with leftovers. Although a lot of you won’t need a recipe for beef stew, as there’s not too much to it and most families seem to have their own version, I used Jamie’s last time we had leftover beef, mostly because I wanted to try his yorkshire puddings, which rise like nothing you’ve ever seen before.
The stew was delicious (of course it was, it’s beef stew), and my mum was very jealous when she saw how much the yorkshire puddings rose. They looked awesome, but somehow didn’t taste quite as good as my mum’s; they’d risen so much that parts of them were just hollow and totally full of air. So my future challenge is to try a cross between my mum’s and Jamie’s yorkshire pudding recipe to see if I can get the best of both worlds, and who knows, I might even do a post on my quest for the best yorkie.
p.s. for an incredible lunch the next day, you can have leftovers of leftovers and make an incredible beef sandwich with the remains!