Left overs of the left overs on a cold snowy day! How many days and how many ways can we use Tri-tip

Discussion in 'Beef' started by dirtsailor2003, Apr 15, 2013.

  1. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Roll back the clock to Saturday and some may remember that I smoked a Tri-tip for dinner. It was a cold windy day, but not as cold and windy as today! In fact we woke to snow on the ground. What's that saying April snow showers bring???? Anyways. Yesterday, Sunday I decided that we would use some of the left over Tri-tip for some french dip sandwiches. I also decided that I would try Chef JJ's Smokey Au Jus.

    I fired up the Mini-WSM and smoked up a batch. I didn't take any photos of the french dip, just wasn't in the mood. SO that brings us to tonight's dinner. I had left over Tri-tip, the veggies from the Au Jus, and left over Au Jus. With the snow falling and the wind blowing I decided that these ingredients would make a great Shepard's Pie.

    Chopped veggies from the Au Jus! Onions, garlic, carrots, and celery.

    Tri-tip diced and ready

    Simmering down the Au Jus with the veggies and Tri-tip.

    Pie filled and topped with taters and brushed with paprika butter.

    Out of the 400* oven, nice and golden brown.

    MMMMM!!! [​IMG]


    What can I say, Fantastic! All in one meal!

    He likes the snow!

  2. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Now that was very creative and have no doubt delicious. Great Job!...JJ
  3. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Looks real good//
  4. 05sprcrw

    05sprcrw Smoking Fanatic

    looks awesome I know what some future left overs now have in store for them.
  5. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member


    I'd Eat That !!!


  6. bear55

    bear55 Master of the Pit

    Beautiful food and dog too...
  7. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks JJ, the Au Jus reduced really nice. I think that next time I make the Au Jus, I will use one of our local Porters instead of the red wine. We have a few here that would work well. Deschutes Black Butte Porter has a good smokey flavor that would meld really good. Then there is Cascade Lakes Monkey Face Porter. it has chocolate undertones that would work nicely with the smokey flavor! Oh the options!
  8. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks!! I can't wait for the left overs at lunch today!
  9. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I had this for lunch today, and it was even better than last night! Love leftovers!
  10. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Yummmmm......amazing as always!

    Love that puppy!  Pretty baby!  Snow and All!

  11. What an outstanding way to use up leftovers of leftovers!! I do things like that with my brisket. We woke up to snow and howling wind today and forecast for tomorrow and Thursday.
  12. smoke slinger

    smoke slinger Smoking Fanatic

    That looks real good, and probably warmed up on a cold day..........
  13. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks! Chef JJ's Au Jus makes a rea;;y good base for this! I still think next time though I will use a porter instead of wine! I like my beer!
  14. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks great Dirtsailor!! Grown up on left overs I just about love every kind of left over.  looks like that would have been great in a dutch oven over a open fire in middle of the snowy woods some where for a lunch break..

    Yours looks great right out of the oven. and your in a nice warm house - [​IMG]
  15. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks DS! That Tri-tip yielded 18 individual meals!

    Shepards Pie is a goto for us when we are camping or at hunting camp. Put the DO on a bed of coals before morning hunt, and it's ready for lunch!
  16. dj mishima

    dj mishima Meat Mopper

    Awesome job!  Shepard's pie is one of my favorites!
  17. awesome looking
  18. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks Dj, it's one of our favorites too, especially when there's snow falling!
  19. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Just a bump because its winter and this is a good way to use left overs when its cold!

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