Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins

I was raised poor and we didn't waste anything. If we had left over meat, we always enjoyed it made over like this. You can even use left over potatoes if you have them, just remember to adjust your cook time. You can also add any type of seasoning that you like to change the taste to suit your family.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 cup chopped left over meat (steak, pork chops, chicken, turkey, etc)
  • 2 cups cubed potatoes
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil or 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup frozen English peas
  • 12 cup water
  • salt and pepper


  1. Saute onions in oil for 2 or 3 minutes.
  2. Add cubed potatoes, seasonings and water and smother until potatoes are almost done-- about 15 minutes.
  3. Add chopped meat and frozen English peas and simmer until heated through.


Most Helpful

A great recipe for leftover meats. I had some left over chicken, this is really good and tasty and quick. A keeper for for us. Thank You for posting

zoyie April 23, 2004

My mom taught me to make this recipe years ago. It's budget friendly and a easy way to use up any leftover meats or vegetables in your fridge/freezer, especially at the end of the week. Like the previous poster, I also parboil my potatoes to help speed up the cooking time of this dish if I don't have any leftover cooked potatoes. There are so many wonderful combinations of dishes that can be made using this recipe...If the cook uses their imagination. Thanks for sharing!

MarshHen August 25, 2009

I try a lot of recipe here at RZ, some are ok, some are very good, but some (like this one) is destined to made over and and over again. This became an instant family favorite. The only way this recipe is bland or unimaginative is if the chef is unimaginative. I had some left over grilled pork lingering in the freezer and also a few Italian sausages. I added a steak seasoning blend to the potatoes while they cooked, and half a packet of onion soup mix. It was an outstanding dinner and I am excited to try all the different ways I can use this recipe to use up leftover meats. Thank you!

Nickeletta August 03, 2009

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