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Old 01-27-2014, 01:04 PM
 
Location: North Idaho
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I just cooked a 4 pound pot roast (shoulder) with a pound a pinto beans and assorted peppers and spices. From that I made:

2 generous dinners for two people, right off the bat (tacos al pastor), so that is 4 meals, total.

Plus, for the freezer:

10 extra large burritos
24 baked tacos
36 chimichangas
3 tubs labeled "For nachos"

The frozen stuff gets used in "combination" Mexican plates, so I can't really tell you how many meals, but it is a lot of dinners from that roast. Yes, other ingredients were used, and they cost money, but the point is that a beef roast can be really stretched out. It is only an expensive meal if you sit down and eat the whole thing at one sitting.
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Old 01-27-2014, 01:28 PM
 
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I love doing a roast. I will shred a cooked portion, soak it in mojo overnight. Next day, crisp it up in olive oil and have it with rice. (vaca frita style)

I also cube it, brown it in butter. Then use it for beef stroganoff with the red wine and mushrooms. Or strip/shred it for SOS with a milk gravy. Lastly I have done as you did, for various Mexican dishes. Also have marinated it in a bit of soy, sake and brown sugar. Cooked it in a wok and use it for fried rice/stir fry etc.
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Old 01-27-2014, 01:38 PM
 
Location: Yellow cottage, green doors.
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4 pound pot roast = 2 meals each, per couple, plus maybe a sandwich or so.
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Old 01-27-2014, 02:05 PM
 
Location: Alaska
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Beef & barley soup and beef stew could be 2 other options.
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Old 01-28-2014, 12:07 AM
 
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What about cottage pie - mincing the roast meat the old fashion way.



My dad used to make shepherd's pie from leftover roast lamb.
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Old 01-28-2014, 12:10 AM
 
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Our favorite go to for roast is always Beef & Noodles and I make the pasta fresh so it is extra good (in my opinion).
We will do bbq sometimes but not often, sandwiches, slices for Sunday Supper with all the sides, some mexican, some cuban and soup.
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Old 01-28-2014, 05:14 AM
 
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i love the way the house smells when a roast is cooking, no wonder they call it comfort foods

sounds like you did a great job stretching your meat meals!!
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Old 01-28-2014, 05:17 AM
 
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What about cottage pie - mincing the roast meat the old fashion way.



My dad used to make shepherd's pie from leftover roast lamb.
shepherds pie, sometimes called chinese pie...in these parts... havent had that in a longggg time..

never had lamb in it ..i bet it is good!!
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Old 01-28-2014, 09:50 AM
 
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What about cottage pie - mincing the roast meat the old fashion way.



My dad used to make shepherd's pie from leftover roast lamb.
Yes that's right, shepherds pie is lamb, cottage pie is beef .
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Old 01-28-2014, 03:44 PM
 
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shepherds pie, sometimes called chinese pie...in these parts... havent had that in a longggg time..

never had lamb in it ..i bet it is good!!
It certainly is, especially when one has minced the roast lamb through the mincer. That is probably how it was done originally. The shepherd and his family would have a roast lunch and then use the leftovers to make the shepherd's pie the next day. The grinder I showed a picture of above is very similar to the one we had.

As Supplies pointed out, the difference between the type of pie is the type of meat.

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