OK First – what is a LOOP Meal? Here is a description taken from my latest book, THE WHAT’S FOR DINNER? SOLUTION:

LOOP Meals

LOOP (Left Over On Purpose) is a great way to cook one and eat twice. We generally eat our biggest meal on Sundays when the whole family is over. For example, this weekend Roger barbequed steaks . I asked him to throw a couple more on the grill for us to slice up and put on into the chili reciepe below. Cook once, eats twice, Beautiful.

Keep this recipe on hand – it is the perfect meal to throw any left over meat into. Steak chili, turkey chili, chicken chili – anything. Yum.

2 cups          Leftover Steak, chopped
1 cup             Chopped onions
1 clove          Garlic, minced
1-16 oz can   Stewed tomatoes
1-16 oz can   Kidney beans, drained
1-16 oz can   Tomato sauce
3 tsp              Chili powder
1/2 tsp          Basil
1-6 oz can    Tomato paste


1. Prepare: In a large saucepan, saute onions, and garlic until the onions are translucent. Put all the ingredients into a slow cooker and cook on low for six – eight hours.

What is your favorite way to use up leftovers?