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10 Quirky Dishes That You Can Try With Leftover Beef From The Fridge

Hello dear friends! Are you having a hard time thinking about what you should do with all of the beef leftovers that are piling in your fridge? Of course, considering that hints of Hari Raya Haji is still in the air, the usual conduct will be turning it into soup or rendang. But if you are getting tired of that menu, here are some ideas you should definitely try to mix it up a little.

10 Beef Dish Ideas That You Can Cook With Leftover Meat In Your Fridge

1. Bulgogi

beef bulgogi
Photo: @glebekitchen

We are starting off strong with a dish originated from Korea, the Beef Bulgogi. Bulgogi literally means “fire meat” in which thin, marinated slices of beef are browned to perfection on a grill pan. Believe it or not, this popular dish is actually very easy to make! Pair these juicy slices of sizzling goodness with red leaf lettuce, rice, and kimchi and you know you are going to have a good time.

beef bulgogi
Photo: @elmundoeats

Recipe link: Rasa.my

2. Instant Noodle Beef Murtabak

murtabak maggi
Photo: @maggi.com

Now, this is how you can cook good food and save money at the same time. Instant noodles are the most common food item that we have in our kitchen. So it is definitely something you should consider when you want to serve light snacks to your guests in a rush. You will be surprised at how good these tastes especially when they are accompanied by chili sauce and mayonnaise.

murtabak maggi
Photo: @azhafizah (Blogger)

Recipe link: Resepi Viral Terbaik

3. Beef Jerky

beef jerky
Photo: @teysaustralia

Here’s something that will last for more than a month! If you haven’t heard of beef jerky before, just imagine lean trimmed meat that has been cut into strips and dried (dehydrated). Normally, drying includes the addition of salt (and several other seasonings of your choice) to prevent bacteria growth. Although this dish is absolutely foreign in Malaysia, it’s not impossible to make! All of the ingredients can be bought locally and it could make a great snack.

beef jerky
Photo: @greatbritishchefts.com

Recipe Link: AllRecipe.com

4. Spaghetti Bolognese

spaghetti bolognese
Photo: @errenskitchen

Doesn’t need a lot of explanation for this, huh? If you ended up with mismatched pieces of meat in your fridge, it just makes a lot of sense to simply mince it all up and turn it into a thick spaghetti sauce! It tastes amazing and you can definitely have it for a heavy lunch or dinner.

spaghetti bolognese
Photo: @foodiecrush

Recipe link: Resepi Viral Malaysia

5. Beef Sandwich

beef sandwich
Photo: @tipbuzz

If you are bored with rice, open up your options, and have bread instead. Not only will you get to cook this up in a flash, but the kids will love it as well. You can have your own mini “Subway” station in your house and let your kids build their own sandwich!

beef sandwich
Photo: @realfood

Recipe link: butterkicap.com

6. Tauhu Begedil

tauhu begedil
Photo: @ajinamotomalaysia

Made viral as a dish from Indonesia, it’s the tauhu begedil! For those of you who had the chance to eat this, you can definitely relate to how much we love these little pockets of delights! It’s like your usual soft and savoury begedil but stuffed in fried tofu skin! Dip it into sambal kicap and prepare yourself for a trip of a lifetime! Ahh just writing about it can make one drool!

tauhu begedil
Photo: @asianinspiration

Recipe link: daridapur.com

7. Egg Beefsteak

bistik egg
Photo: @dapurtanpasempadan

It’s simple and it goes well with rice, what else could your Asian tongue as for. Imagine the usual sweet and sour sauce but this time you get to drizzle it on top of an egg beefsteak instead of fish. If you have never given this a try, now is the time my friend!

Recipe link: iluminasi.com

8. Japanese Pancake With Beef

okonomiyaki
Photo: @agoda

Also known as Okonomiyaki, these savoury pancakes contain a variety of ingredients in a wheat-flour-based batter. The phrase “okonomi” literally translates to “what you like” so seriously, you can just drop in any savoury topping you like in it and it will still be considered as Okonomiyaki. It tastes quite similar to takoyaki so you know it’s going be good.

okonomiyaki
Photo: @japancenter

Recipe link: fullspeeduws.com

9. Beef Kebab

pita bread kebab
Photo: @safeway

Just a disclaimer, when we say kebab, it’s the Malaysian-style kebab (you know, the ones that we stuff in pita bread and not on skewer). You know it will taste good if you could already taste the food just by looking at it. The aroma produced by it will immediately remind you of night markets or Ramadan Bazaar.

pita bread kebab
Photo: @cookpad

Recipe link: cookpad.com

10. Risoles

risoles
Photo: @forum.cari

Rissole is a snack food in Indonesia. It really resembles popia but we assure you that it doesn’t taste the same at all. They are commonly filled with bechamel sauce, chicken, and diced vegetables – including carrot, celery, common beans and potato. Honestly, it that doesn’t spell a good time in your mouth, then we don’t know what will.

risoles
Photo: @tribunnews

Recipe link: daridapur.com

Be Adventurous With Food

And that is just the tip of the iceberg my friends. Be creative and mybe you can come up with your own recipe. Try it out and share with us in the commment section below what you think of this recipe compilations. Till next time friends, Toodles!

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