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18 Genius Ways To Use Leftovers From A Barbecue

Because wasting BBQ leftovers is a missed steak.

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1. Slice up grilled steak and turn it into a summer-appropriate poutine.

Recipe here.

2. Make breakfast pastries by soaking hotdog and hamburger buns in syrup and lightly baking.

Sprinkle with sliced almonds for a salty crunch. Recipe here.
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Sprinkle with sliced almonds for a salty crunch. Recipe here.

3. Turn corn on the cob into crispy pan-fried fritters.

Simply coat the corn in seasoning and fry in a pan. here.
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Simply coat the corn in seasoning and fry in a pan. here.

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4. Crumble up burger meat, and mix with ketchup and worchestershire sauce for a reinvented sloppy joe sandwich.

Breathe life into your leftover burger. Recipe here.
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Breathe life into your leftover burger. Recipe here.

5. Eggplant can be cooked into a brilliant shakshuka recipe for brunch.

Shakshuka what yo mama gave ya. Recipe here.
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Shakshuka what yo mama gave ya. Recipe here.

6. Put grilled onions into a bacon brie sandwich for a gourmet lunch.

Because leftover onions can sometimes taste funky when eaten on their own. Recipe here.
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Because leftover onions can sometimes taste funky when eaten on their own. Recipe here.

7. Don't let pulled pork go dry; stuff it into a meat-layered grilled cheese.

Recipe here.
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8. Cornbread can be turned into croutons simply by cutting cubes and baking for 10 minutes.

Throw these in soup or salad for an added crunch. Recipe here.
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Throw these in soup or salad for an added crunch. Recipe here.

9. Grilled zucchini can be puréed for a delicious pesto sauce.

Pour it over pasta or use it as a salad dressing. Recipe here.
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Pour it over pasta or use it as a salad dressing. Recipe here.

10. Sausages can be rolled in batter and fried to make corn dogs.

Proceed to drown them in mustard. Recipe here.
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Proceed to drown them in mustard. Recipe here.

11. Fill pasta shells with grilled seafood to create a creamy mediterranean masterpiece.

These seafood stuffed shells are a genius way to save your leftover fish from ending up in the trash. Recipe here.
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These seafood stuffed shells are a genius way to save your leftover fish from ending up in the trash. Recipe here.

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12. Layer portobello mushrooms with mozzarella and tomatoes for miniature pizza sliders.

Sprinkle on fresh herbs, like basil and oregano, for extra flavor. Recipe here.
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Sprinkle on fresh herbs, like basil and oregano, for extra flavor. Recipe here.

13. Pull the meat off grilled ribs, and use this as a filling for tangy lime tacos the next day.

This recipe combines crumbled queso fresco, fresh cabbage, and a splash of lime juice for a delightfully fresh summer taco. Recipe here.
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This recipe combines crumbled queso fresco, fresh cabbage, and a splash of lime juice for a delightfully fresh summer taco. Recipe here.

14. Turn grilled carrots into a genius Moroccan dip by blending with garlic, spices, and olive oil.

Serve with naan or pita for the true Moroccan experience. Recipe here.
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Serve with naan or pita for the true Moroccan experience. Recipe here.

15. Reinvent grilled leg of lamb by grinding it up and spreading it on flatbread for a traditional Turkish meal.

Place the the lamb in a food processor and mix with spices and sauces. Recipe here.
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Place the the lamb in a food processor and mix with spices and sauces. Recipe here.

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16. Take BBQ chicken and pair it with bell peppers and Tex-Mex cheese for a deliciously simple fajita quesadilla.

Serve with sour cream to balance out the spicy flavors. Recipe here.
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Serve with sour cream to balance out the spicy flavors. Recipe here.

17. Roll up pasta salad with lettuce and tortilla for a refreshing summer lunch wrap.

Because leftover pasta salad can sometimes be icky on its own. Recipe here.
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Because leftover pasta salad can sometimes be icky on its own. Recipe here.

18. Instead of letting asparagus go limp, bake it into a fluffy vegetable quiche.

Quiche recipes are great for all meals of the day. Recipe here.
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Quiche recipes are great for all meals of the day. Recipe here.