What can be done with a hard barbecue

It is very easy to “resuscitate” yesterday’s barbecue and feed the family with a delicious dinner or lunch.

Yesterday's barbecue can be easily used in various dishes / UNIAN

With the arrival of warm days, people are grilling barbecue more and more often. Sometimes it happens that the meat remains. Agree, shish kebab from the refrigerator is not at all the same as juicy meat straight from the grill. However, don’t be in a hurry to get upset, because what can you do with a hard kebab?! That’s right – use it in other dishes!

Why does barbecue become tough

There are several reasons why barbecue can turn out tough. One of the most common is improper frying – it is very easy to overheat it, and then the meat will turn out dry, and no ketchup or sauce will save it.

In addition, a great role in the preparation of kebabs is played by the marinade. The main enemy of juicy meat is vinegar, although for some reason it is often written in recipes. Cooks also advise you to pay attention to the type of meat you choose for grilling. For example, if you use the shoulder part of pork, frozen meat or the carcass of an old animal, you can immediately forget about a juicy dish. A good option for grilling is pork neck.

Now let’s consider what can be prepared from dry shish kebab.

Cookies from yesterday’s barbecue

Dry barbecue is not a reason to throw away meat or give it to animals. It can be reused in the liver.

You will need:

  • 1 kg of yesterday’s barbecue;
  • 400 g of champignons (you can take other mushrooms);
  • 2 medium bulbs;
  • 6 medium potatoes;
  • 100 g of bacon;
  • 1/3 cup of dry white wine;
  • 2-3 medium cloves of garlic;
  • greens, salt, pepper – to taste.

Cut the bacon into strips and fry until golden brown, then transfer to a plate. In the fat left in the pan, fry the chopped onion, add the mushrooms. As soon as the mushrooms become soft, and the onion becomes golden, feel free to put the kebab there. After 5-7 minutes, add previously fried bacon, spices, garlic and pour hot water to cover the meat. Simmer over low heat until the meat becomes very soft. Then add the chopped potatoes and add boiling water so that it covers the potatoes. Simmer until the potatoes are ready. You can serve this dish sprinkled with greens.

Pilaf from yesterday’s barbecue

We tell you what to do if you have leftover barbecue – how to cook a delicious dinner at home. Yesterday’s meat can be used to prepare pilaf. This hearty dish with leftover kebabs is very easy to prepare.


  • 600 g of shish kebab;
  • 1 cup of long rice;
  • 1 medium carrot;
  • 1 medium onion;
  • salt, spices – to taste.

Cut yesterday’s barbecue into small pieces. Make sure that there are no “burnt” areas on the meat – it is better to get rid of them, otherwise the pilaf will be spoiled. Grate the carrots on a coarse grater, and cut the onion into cubes, then stew the vegetables in a saucepan in a large amount of oil over low heat. As soon as the onion starts to become more transparent, add the meat to the saucepan.

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While the roast meat is cooking, boil the rice in salted water until almost done. After – mix the rice with vegetables and meat, add spices and stew, adding a little water, until the rice is ready. You can decorate the dish with parsley leaves.

Salad from yesterday’s barbecue

If there is a dry shish kebab in the refrigerator, then it is time to prepare a salad.

You will need:

  • 400 g of shish kebab;
  • 4 eggs;
  • 5-6 medium potatoes;
  • 1 small carrot;
  • 300 g of canned green peas;
  • mayonnaise, salt, spices – to taste.

Boil potatoes, carrots and eggs. While they are cooking, cut yesterday’s kebab into cubes. Then cool the vegetables and eggs and cut them into the same cubes. Mix all the ingredients in a deep bowl, add spices, salt and mayonnaise. You can serve the salad garnished with parsley and a slice of lemon. This dish will surprise everyone and will please even a picky gourmet.

Previously, UNIAN told how to cook a delicious kebab in the oven. We advise you to try this recipe, you will definitely want to repeat it.

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