5 Recipes To Use Up Barbecue Leftovers

Corn on a barbecue grill

The end of summer is nearing, so you might find yourself throwing some last-minute backyard barbecues. You are sure to have some main and side dishes left unfinished. Rather than throwing out the leftovers, we’ve found five meals to help use them up. Check out these ideas from Britt+Co.

Leftover Grilled Corn

Amp leftover grilled corn to Grilled Corn Fritters from Table For Two. All you need is grilled corn, flour, cornmeal, and milk. Mix up your batter, fry up the corn fritters, season with salt, pepper, and parsley, and enjoy. To make your batter simpler to make, you could even use boxed pancake batter.

Leftover Grilled Chicken

Did you have grilled chicken for dinner one night? Instead of having basic leftovers, turn that chicken into tacos for taco night. This recipe from Bon Appétit combines onion, taco seasoning, and leftover grilled chicken into tasty tortillas topped with avocado.

Leftover Grilled Veggies

This Balsamic Pasta Salad with Leftover Grilled Veggies is perfect for a next-day lunch. Cook up whatever pasta you have in your pantry, dice your veggies into bite-size pieces and toss it all together with some balsamic vinegar.

Leftover Grilled Steak and Sausage

This hash recipe from Creole Contessa is a perfect breakfast or brunch dish to quickly get last night’s leftovers out of the fridge. First, boil some diced potatoes and set them aside to cool for a minute before starting the hash. Sauté the pre-cooked ingredients like leftover steak and sausage and mix in the cooled potatoes. You could even toss in any leftover veggies you have. Top with cheddar cheese, and enjoy.

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Leftover Grilled Salmon

You probably think you shouldn’t reheat seafood or even bother with leftovers, but this salmon sandwich will change that. Perfect for lunch, this sandwich is a play on a BLT. It’s an SBW – salmon, bacon, and watercress. Grab some ciabatta, layer on mayo, crispy bacon, watercress, and your leftover salmon. It’s that simple.

After your next cookout, and before tossing those leftovers, consider these recipes to make the most of your food.

September 6, 2021
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