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Dressing Up Leftovers

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When you have meat leftover at the end of a meal, if you’re like me, there’s a temptation to reheat it the next night and serve it in the same way you did the first time – same salad, same side dish.   Maybe there’s just a difficulty in getting creative with that meat!

Last week I had both pork tenderloin and grilled sirloin steak leftover.  I took those meats and made two completely different entree’s with them.  With a disguise like that, I wonder if my husband even knew he was eating leftovers…okay, he did, but they were so good, I know he didn’t mind!  Here’s what I made:

With my Brown sugar and Balsamic Glazed Pork tenderloin, I made Toasted Pork Sandwiches.  I added the pork and the glaze to a pan and heated it.  Then I toasted the bun – this makes it sooo good!  Spray the bread with cooking spray, then toast in a skillet until lightly browned.  It gives the bread great crunchy texture.

Pork Sandwich 1

Then I piled meat, red onion and avocado slices on the bun.

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It was so good!

The next leftover was the sirloin.  With it I made a Blue Sirloin Salad.  

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First I made up Pioneer Woman’s Blue Cheese Dressing.  Here’s my lightened up version:

Blue Cheese Dressing

1/2 cup light mayonnaise
1/4 cup 2% milk
1/4 cup lilght sour cream
Dash of Worcestershire sauce
1/3 cup blue cheese crumbles
Salt and pepper

To a bowl add the mayo, milk, sour cream and Worcestershire, and stir until combined. Stir in the blue cheese and add salt and pepper to taste.

On a plate I piled up Spring Mix greens, red onion, yellow peppers and tomatoes.  After warming the leftover sirloin, I sliced it and place it on top of the salad, then I topped the salad with the Blue Cheese Dressing.

Voila!  Dinner was served!

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How good does that look?  It was refreshing and on the table in about 10 minutes!

How’s that for a makeover?  I wish I could get a personal one that quickly!

How do you makeover your meat leftovers?

With love from my country kitchen,

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