Wondering what to do with prime rib leftovers? We have 27 rad recipes with leftover prime rib ideas to consider. Of course you can always reference our “How to Reheat Prime Rib” guide and enjoy it as originally intended.
Don’t let that pricey standing rib roast go to waste. You can use any of the below recipes with leftovers from any one of our popular Christmas roasts:
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Leftover Prime Rib Recipes
For ease, we’ve broken out the recipes by category!
- Soup and Stews
Leftover Ideas For Prime Rib
Beef recipes are plentiful at FoodieandWine.com. As such we have many ideas for you to use up any prime rib leftovers. Any of these recipes can also be made with leftover ribeye roast (prime rib v rib eye).
Before You Decide
Before you decide the recipes with leftover prime rib you’d like to make, we have one tip: if your prime rib was cooked to well done, recipes using sauce or small pieces probably work best.
Sandwich recipes made with leftover holiday roast is the apex of holiday leftovers. Come December 26th we’re grubbing down on rib roast sandwiched between two slices of bread. Join us, won’t you?
Prime Rib Sandwich
This prime rib sandwich recipe requires minimal reheating time equaling a butter soft bite mirroring it’s initial cook texture.
Tri Tip Sandwich
Make this tri tip sandwich by swapping out the tri tip with slices of prime rib. You could also swap out the jalapeno aioli with horseradish aioli or horseradish sauce for prime rib if you have any leftover.
Roast Beef Sandwich
This open faced roast beef sandwich is loaded with garlic bread(!), hash browns and egg. It’s the perfect breakfast recipe when you can’t wait to gobble up your leftovers. Serve it with leftover prime rib gravy if you have it!
Prime Rib Sliders
A great way to feed a crowd, if your home is still full of guests, is whipping up a batch of prime rib sliders. This slider recipe has fried onion straws. Need we say more?
French Dip Sandwich
A french dip sandwich is a great way to use up both prime rib and prime rib au jus! Just tuck re-heated prime rib between two slices of bread, along with slices of cheese, heat it up so the cheese melts and dip away. Official recipe coming soon. In the meantime, here’s a family favorite.
Prime Rib Tacos
We’re famous for our tacos recipes here at FoodieandWine.com. Being San Diego natives we’ve grown up with the best of the best. Any of the below tacos can easily be turned into prime rib tacos.
Tacos al Carbon
To make tacos al carbon using leftovers, just add chopped up prime rib in place of the flank steak.
Mexican recipes are a specialty of ours, so we’re happy to say leftover roast beef works GREAT in most of them. Here are a few favorites to consider.
Use our steak fajitas recipe to make prime rib fajitas. Just skip to the part where you cook the vegetables. You’ll throw in strips of prime rib to reheat as the vegetables cook.
Mulitas can be made utilizing any meat, so why not prime rib? Just chop and add.
Make loaded prime rib fries using our carne asada fries recipe. Just swap out the carne asada for prime rib. This would also make a great breakfast dish!
Make prime rib nachos using our carne asada nachos recipe. Just swap out the carne asada for prime rib. Easy breezy.
Another quick, easy and cheap way to use up leftover standing rib roast. The most basic is to throw in chopped prime rib with the cheese when grilling. The meat will heat while the cheese melts. If you’d like a fancier option, check out this quesadilla recipe with pineapple salsa.
Mexican enchiladas are a great way to use up leftover beef. Make a simple prime rib enchilada using this chicken enchiladas recipe (just add cold chopped prime rib instead of chicken).
You haven’t lived unless you’ve made our smoked queso. Throw in chopped up prime rib for a show stopper. No need to reheat the prime rib before throwing it into the mix. As the cheese melts the meat will heat.
Soup and Stew
Prime Rib Chili
The name alone conjures up the warm and fuzzies. To make, just add cold chopped up prime rib to your favorite chili recipe, or Smoked chili, during the last 5 minutes of cook time.
Steak and Ale Pie
Prime rib and puff pastry? Um, yes! To make steak and ale pie with leftover beef, just cut the meat into chunks and add it to the recipe when indicated.
Prime Rib Soup
Prime Rib Pasta
Prime Rib Stroganoff
Leftover prime rib stroganoff is an excellent choice if your meat is well done. The gravy and flavors add a bit of juiciness back to the beef. Instant Pot Beef Stroganoff is our favorite way to prepare this iconic dish. Just add the cubed beef to the Instant Pot when indicated in the recipe.
Pretty much any pasta recipe can do with some steak, especially Smoked Mac and Cheese or Instant Pot Mac and Cheese. Just add the chopped meat during the last 5 minutes of cook time. If making in the Instant Pot, once the pasta is done cooking, add the meat, stir and let sit for 3-4 minutes to warm the beef.
Chinese Fried Rice
Fried rice is one of the best ways to use up any leftover meat, including prime rib. Just chop up the leftover meat and add it in when indicated.
Grab your favorite stir fry recipe, ours is Empress Chicken, and replace the main meat with chopped prime rib. If making “Empress Prime Rib”, just follow the instructions but cut down the initial cooking time of the meat to 1 minute.
Grab your favorite Mongolian beef recipe and use leftover rib roast in place of whatever cut of beef is called for.
Beef and Broccoli
Grab your favorite beef and broccoli recipe and use leftover rib roast in place of whatever cut of beef is called for.
Prime Rib Hash
Another awesome breakfast idea – replace the sausage in our breakfast skillet with prime rib or keep it for double the meat.
Steak salad is a great way to use up leftovers if you’re still stuffed from the abundance of food on the holiday! Add the prime rib cold or warm. It’s up to you!
What To Do With Leftover Prime Rib Bones
There’s only one thing we love making with leftover prime rib bones; Bone Broth, of course!
What To Do With Leftover Prime Rib
If you end up having leftover beef roast, the first thing you need to do is store it properly so the quality and butter-like texture stays intact as much as possible.
To store, wrap the roast, or slices, in plastic wrap followed by an airtight container. Place in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
More Helpful Resources and Recipes
What to Serve With Prime Rib
Over 50 ideas for side dishes for prime rib to check out!
8 Prime Rib Sauce Ideas
Don’t ruin a pricey prime rib roast by over or under cooking it! Reference and download our free Temperature Chart for prime rib so it’s handy when roasting.
Prime Rib Rub
5-star rated prime rib rub loaded with garlic, rosemary and more! Works on any cut of beef.
Recipe Leftover Prime Rib
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