Are you looking to make the most of your leftover gravy? There is no need to worry as there are plenty of exciting ways to re-purpose your gravy and make delicious meals without breaking the bank.
Here are some ideas on how you can turn leftover gravy into something new and exciting!
Don’t toss that leftover gravy: Here’s what to do instead!
Leftover gravy is the best kind of leftovers! There’s no need to throw away all that deliciousness, as there are plenty of recipes that you can make with your extra gravy.
From savoury frittatas to comforting soups, there are plenty of ways to transform your leftovers into something totally new and delicious.
Read on for some creative recipe ideas that will help you make the most of your leftover gravy!
Delicious ways to transform leftover gravy into memorable meals
1. Shepherd’s Pie: Mix leftover gravy with cooked ground beef, diced carrots, and frozen peas. Place the mixture into a baking dish and top with mashed potatoes. Bake in the oven at 350°F until the top is golden brown.
2. Meatloaf and Mashed Potato Bowls: Combine the leftover gravy with cooked ground beef and your favorite seasonings. Form the mixture into meatloaf patties and bake in the oven at 350°F until cooked through. Serve with mashed potatoes and warm gravy on top.
3. Loaded Baked Potatoes: Cut a large baked potato into four pieces and place on a plate. Top with shredded cheese, diced onions, cooked bacon bits, and a drizzle of leftover gravy. Microwave for 2 minutes or until cheese is melted, then serve.
4. Chicken Enchiladas: Combine shredded cooked chicken with canned enchilada sauce, diced onion, black beans, shredded cheese, and leftover gravy in a bowl.
Spoon the mixture into warmed flour tortillas and place into a greased baking dish. Top with more cheese and bake in the oven at 375°F for 25 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
5. Fried Rice: Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat then add 1 tablespoon of oil. Add 1 cup of cooked white rice to the skillet along with any additional diced vegetables (such as carrots, peas, etc).
Cook until heated through then stir in 1/4 cup of leftover gravy to coat everything evenly. Cook for an additional 3-4 minutes then serve warm.
6. Meatballs: Preheat oven to 375°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a large bowl, combine the ground beef, egg, bread crumbs, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Using your hands, mix until just combined.
Scoop out 1 tablespoon of the mixture and roll it into a ball. Place on the prepared baking sheet and repeat with the rest of the mixture. Bake for 15 minutes or until cooked through.
Place the cooked meatballs in a pot with the leftover sauce gravy. Simmer for 10 minutes or until heated through. Serve warm.
Storing leftover gravy
When storing leftover gravy, it is important to cool the gravy quickly and store it in an airtight container. Place the container of gravy in a bowl of ice cubes or cold water and stir occasionally until it is cool.
Once cooled, transfer the gravy to an airtight container and store in the refrigerator for up to four days. To reheat, place the gravy in a saucepan over low heat and stir until warmed through.
Additionally, adding a teaspoon of butter or broth can help add flavor while reheating.
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