Monday Pie

Leftovers, sunday roast beef, no food waste, thrifty, quick, easy

I recently came across Monday Pie (a pie you make after your Sunday roast) when searching for ideas to use up left over roast beef. I have come up with my own version which is very simple to make and to avoid raw potato slices I par-boil them as they never really seem to want to cook otherwise! I happened to have mushrooms that needed using up so those went in too but I think this is a recipe you can play around with to suit you!

The top rump of beef I used was delicious and silky and came from J L Butchers of West Byfleet who source all their meat locally. They aim to mature their beef for a minimum of 28 days and have had over 40 years experience.

Leftovers, sunday roast beef, no food waste, thrifty, quick, easy

There were 4 clean plates after this meal which really is what you want! So why don’t you try it after your next Sunday roast?

As this dish uses up leftovers I am entering it into the No Waste Food Challenge run by Elizabeth’s Kitchen Diary and hosted by Fiona of London Unattached. I am also entering it into Shop Local which is also run by Elizabeth’s Kitchen Diary. A new challenge to me is Extra Veg which I’m linking to as there a four different vegetables in this dish, it’s run by Helen of Fuss Free Flavours and  Michelle over at Utterly Scrummy who is hosting this month. Finally I am entering Credit Crunch Munch which I run with Helen and is being hosted by Angela of My Golden Pear.

No Waste Food ChallengeShop Local ChallengeExtra Veg eventCredit Crunch Munch


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Monday Pie is a kind of hot pot which provides tasty mid-week comfort food that’s sure to please your hungry family.
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: British
Serves: 4
  • 475g Potatoes, thinly sliced
  • 350g Cold roast beef, chopped into 1cm pieces
  • 2 Onions, medium sized, finely chopped
  • 75g Mushrooms, finely chopped
  • 1 x 420g Tin of baked beans
  • 200g Chopped tomatoes (half a tin)
  • 1 tsp Gravy powder
  • 1 tsp Worcester sauce
  • 1 tsp Flour
  • 100g Cheddar cheese, grated
  • Salt & freshly ground pepper
  1. Pre-heat oven to 190°C.
  2. Par-boil the potato slices in a pan of boiling water for 5 minutes.
  3. Mix all the other ingredients together except the Cheddar.
  4. Put in a dish and cover with potato slices.
  5. Bake in oven for 30 minutes and then cover with grated Cheddar.
  6. Return to oven for 10 minutes until the cheese has melted.
  7. Serve with a green vegetable of your choice.

J L Butchers, Roast Beef

Succulent roast beef from J L Butchers!

Disclaimer: I was kindly given a piece of top rump from J L Butchers and was not paid, all opinions are my own.

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    Found this recipe today and made it for dinner with left-over pork. My husband loved it! Thanks for a great recipe. Looking forward to making more from this site.

    1. Camilla

      Oh fabulous, I’ve never thought to make it with pork, will have to try that. Glad you both liked it and hope you find more recipes you like:-)

  2. Catherine Lawson

    Do you think the Worcester sauce is a key ingredient? I’m going to try to make this gluten free and don’t have any gluten free Worcester sauce (I don’t want to buy a whole bottle just for this recipe). Also, to substitute the flour, do you recommend corn flour or just plain gluten free flour?

    1. Camilla

      Hi Catherine, you could leave the Worcestershire Sauce out and with the flour use gluten free plain flour as cornflour has to be mixed with water before use.

  3. Chris Day-Coiley

    So tasty, a great combo. My only alteration is making some extra roast spuds the day before and thinly slicing them and placing them on top. Crisp up nicely and a good way to use up the leftovers fully. My toddler loves this dish!

    1. Camilla

      Great idea Chris, glad you like it and thanks for sharing:-)

  4. Amy Fidler

    Love meals like this,comfort food at it’s best x

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Amy and so quick and easy:-)

  5. Claire

    Made this last Monday with left over beef. Purposefully saved lamb to make it again this week 🙂 had 5 clean plates, even the demon 2 year old polished it off!! Let’s hope I get the same result again!! Xx

    1. Camilla

      Fab Claire, if you have leftover lamb do try my Burning Love, so simple and another family favourite:-)

  6. Claire

    Made this last Monday with left over beef. Purposefully saved lamb to make it again this week 🙂 had 5 clean plates, even the demon 2 year old polished it off!! Let’s hope I get the same result again!!

    1. Camilla

      Great to hear Claire, so glad all your family enjoy it:-)

  7. Andy Tyack

    Brilliant! Everything I want from a recipe. I even got two small children to eat mushrooms.

    1. Camilla


  8. Lisa Williams

    I love this idea I am always looking for ideas to use up leftover roast bits and I love this chuck in anything you want approach 🙂

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Lisa, a very popular recipe:-)

  9. Alex

    I found your recipe and then lost it so fried the onions and carrots before putting together. Everyone loved it!

    1. Camilla

      Geat stuff, as Nigel Slater always says, “a recipe should just be a starting place”:-)

  10. Kirsti Peters

    That looks so good, I am deffo going to give it a go

  11. Tina

    Not tried this but it looks great….. do you think it would freeze ok prior to the potato stage? I only ask as i have quite a large left over piece of beef and thought i may do this and freeze in small batches.

    1. Camilla

      I would just freeze the chopped up beef and thaw as required and use for stir fries, this pie or whatever.

  12. Marion Weir

    Looking forward to trying this one 😀

  13. Gilly

    Surprisingly tasty, and a great way of using up leftovers. Will definitely be making it again.

    1. Camilla

      Brilliant, glad you liked it:-)

  14. Tara Watkins

    This looks delicious will definitely have to try this for my family

    1. Bevans Butchers

      Thanks for sharing Great recipe!!

      1. Camilla

        Thank you:)

  15. Kaci Soderstrom

    This is great to do with leftovers!

  16. Nadia

    Great recipe. Thank you. Lovely leftovers!!

    1. Camilla

      Thank you:-)

  17. Susan Joyce Rogers

    Sounds good ,perfect to use some left over meat cuts ,thank you

  18. David Weatley

    I also had lots of clean plates after cooking this but I would, coz I live on my own. It was too much for one though so I threw most of it in the bin after it had been in the fridge for two days. The phone never rings, either. But the meal was nice

    1. Camilla

      Hmm, well next time either make a) a smaller portion or b) make individual portions in those freezer foil trays and freeze for another day for a night off from cooking freeing you up to make a phone call while it’s cooking. Glad you enjoyed it anyway:-)

  19. Paul Wilson

    Just the recipe for this time of year.

  20. William Gould

    Fantastic! I usually have a cold meat sandwich or bubble & squeak depending what’s left….

  21. Anne Dalzell

    I made your potato and bacon bake last night so came on to get more inspiration and was drawn to this, going to give it a go this weekend.

    1. Camilla

      So happy to be of inspiration:-)

  22. Abigail Cullen

    This meal looks lovely and what a great name for a recipe using leftovers from your Sunday roast.

    1. Camilla

      Thank you:-)

  23. Ann Robinson

    It looks good enough to eat any day of the week and is a good way to use leftovers

  24. Ursula Hunt

    Also good on a tuesday 🙂

    1. Camilla

      Of course:-)

  25. Juliana

    Nice recipe! I have a chunk of leftover roast beef I have no clue of what to do with it 🙂 My English friend told me to look for Monday pie, and here I am!

    Will try to do it, but probably will need a bit of tweaking for local taste (no baked beans available, I’m afraid)

    1. Camilla

      Great, hope you enjoy it:-)

  26. Geoff Clark

    Monday pie – great idea and great name

  27. Mad Avocado

    That roast beef looks absolutely heavenly. Nice work!

  28. Felicity Kelly

    Once again lovely idea!

  29. Carolyn Clapham

    I’m always looking for ways of using up left-overs, and this sounds great.

    1. Camilla

      Yes it’s so quick and easy:-)

  30. Paul Wilson

    Looks a great idea to use some leftover Sunday roast.

  31. Rachel O'neill

    Great idea for leftovers I usually make a curry, so thanks for the new leftover use idea.

  32. Bellavilla1

    I love beef like that and this recipe is perfect for a Monday

  33. Victoria

    That beef looks so good.

  34. Ursula Hunt

    Great use of leftovers

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Ursula:-)

  35. Petra Beck

    Pies are just the perfect comfort food for a cold day, and your recipe sounds wonderful! Have to try it soon.

  36. Paul Wilson

    Lovely comfort food if ever I saw it.

    1. Camilla

      Thank you:-)

  37. Tracy Nixon

    Tried and loved thank you!

    1. Camilla


  38. Claire Toplis

    Superb recipe x
    What a lovely piece of meat !

    1. Camilla

      Thank you:-) x

  39. Elizabeth

    I’m always on the hunt for leftover roast recipes and yours sounds lovely! Thank you for linking up with #ShopLocal 🙂

    1. Camilla

      Thanks, yes roasts are great for leftover meal ideas:-)

  40. Janice

    There is something about adding a tin of beans. I have a Shepherd’s/Cottage Pie recipe and add beans to it and it extends it and adds a lovely sweetness to the dish. My boys always loved it when they were at home, clean plates is another aspect of ‘no waste’

    1. Camilla

      I recently saw beans added to a Shepherds Pie and thought that sounded likea really tasty idea so will try that too:-

  41. Heather Haigh

    ooh, I do like the sound and look of this. Love ‘free food’ as we call leftover meals.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks, yes it’s good not to waste any food:-)

  42. Maya Russell

    A good use of left over roast beef. It’s good you can use up whatever you have to hand. Very thrifty.

    1. Camilla

      Yes you really can play about with it:-)

  43. Tracy Nixon

    Lovely recipe – must try it out! Thanks!

    1. Camilla


  44. Angela

    You had me at potatoes, beans and cheese and then you showed us that gorgeous piece of meat. What’s not to like 🙂

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Angela:-)

  45. Ursula Hunt

    Lovely nutritious recipe

    1. Camilla

      Thank you:-)

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