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Occasionally we have parts of meals that we couldn't finish and so end up with leftovers. Take this as an opportunity to create a 'Second Chance' meal.

To help you get started we're sharing some of our favourite leftover recipes that use common leftover ingredients such as chicken, pasta and veggies. The recipes have been provided by Hello Table, Cumberland Council from their Love Your Leftovers app and cookbook as well as Go for 2&5®.

Want to share your own recipe? Visit our Facebook page and let everyone know about your 'Second Chance' meal.

Cooking with your leftovers and ingredients you have at home are just two of the things we can do to reduce food waste. We can also plan our meals, write a shopping list, measure serving sizes and store food right to keep it fresh.

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Greek Beef and Vegetable Stack

Special occasions

An amazing combination of Mediterranean flavours and vibrant colours.
Total time 30 minutes.
Serves 4

Greek Beef and Vegetable Stack

Ingredients

  • 2 red capsicums, thick strips
  • 2 yellow capsicums, thick strips
  • 2 red onions, wedges
  • 2 zucchini, thick slices
  • 250 g cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 2 garlic cloves still in skin
  • salt and pepper
  • 1–2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 250 g haloumi, 1 cm thick slices
  • 600 g cooked roast beef, 1 cm thick slices


Sauce

  • 4 tablespoons Greek yoghurt
  • 2 tablespoons mint sauce
  • 1–2 roasted garlic cloves, mashed
  • 1 large handful mint, chopped (optional)

Preheat oven to 200°C. Coat capsicum, onion, zucchini and tomatoes in olive oil and arrange together with the garlic cloves on a large baking tray (you may need two trays).

Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cook until tender but not too soft (about 20 minutes). Remove from oven.

Heat a non-stick pan on medium heat. Toss haloumi pieces in the oil and cook for 1 minute each side until golden brown.

Take the roasted garlic from the oven tray, cut the top off and squeeze out the garlic.

Mash it with the back of the knife or chop it and mix with sauce ingredients in a separate bowl. Taste and adjust to your liking. Lay a slice of beef on each plate and arrange vegetables and haloumi in a stack on top.

Drizzle with yoghurt sauce.

Jodie’s Tip: To coat the vegetables, I like to put them in a plastic bag with the oil so they get coated evenly.

Recipe © Summer TABLE by Jodie Blight (hellotable.com.au), reproduced with permission 2017

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