Once your barbecue is over, you may find your fridge is full of leftovers that need using up. Don’t waste this food; you can still feed the family with your BBQ leftovers even if it’s in a salad or in a sandwich or bun.
For something a bit more adventurous check out these three simple recipes that turn popular barbecue leftovers into delicious dishes.
BBQ Leftovers – Recipe Ideas
Leftover Burger Wraps
Our first recipe idea is for leftover burger wraps. You will need:
1 tbsp vegetable oil
1 onion, diced
1 green pepper, diced
3 cloves of garlic, crushed
1 tbsp ground cumin
3-4 leftover cooked burgers, crumbled
1 tin chopped tomatoes
Tortilla wraps or corn tacos
Heat the oil in a heavy pan over a medium heat. Add the onion, pepper and garlic and cook gently for five minutes. The onion should become translucent and the peppers slightly soft. Add the cumin and give the mixture a good stir. Add the crumbled burgers and tinned tomato and cook until both the sauce and the meat are piping hot, this should take about 10 minutes. Spoon the mix into the tacos or tortilla wraps, top with the cheddar and sour cream, and serve.
Sausage and onion pasta
Ideal for left over sausages filled with any meat or herbs is a great meal idea for the children. You will need:
1 tbsp vegetable oil
1 onion, sliced
2 cloves of garlic, crushed
2 cooked sausages, chopped
50ml of stock
1 lemon, juiced
250ml single cream
A portion of your favourite pasta
Start by caramelising your onions, which should take around 15 minutes. Fry the onions gently in the vegetable oil until they’re soft and start to turn golden brown. Add the garlic and cook for another couple of minutes. If the onions stick to the bottom of the pan at any point, add a splash of stock. While the onions are caramelising you can cook the pasta, following the directions on the packet. Once it’s cooked, drain and put it to one side. Put the sausages in with the onions and cook until the edges go brown. Add all of the stock and warm through for two minutes, then add the cream and lemon juice. Stir, season, and serve with cheese.
Bang bank chicken
Our third recipe not only has a great name but both adults and kids will love it. What you need:
2 tbsp white vinegar
1 tsp sugar
6 shallots, thinly shredded
2 carrots, finely sliced
1/2 telegraph cucumber, de-seeded and finely sliced
2 chicken breasts, cooked and shredded
1 tbsp sesame seeds
Sauce3/4 cup peanut butter
4 tbsp sweet chilli sauce
2 tsp sesame oil
3/4 cup boiling water
To make the sauce, whisk all of the ingredients together and set aside.
For the salad, whisk the vinegar and sugar together in a bowl.
Place the vegetables into the bowl and toss until well coated.
Using tongs, put the vegetables on a serving platter and lay the chicken on top.
Drizzle with the sauce and sprinkle the sesame seeds on top.
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