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Recipes With Leftover Prime Rib – 27 Ideas!

Recipes With Leftover Prime Rib – 27 Ideas!

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!

  • Sandwiches
  • Tacos
  • Mexican
  • Soup and Stews
  • Pasta
  • Asian
  • Miscellaneous 

Leftover Ideas For Prime Rib

Beef recipes are plentiful at 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?

Close up of a prime rib sandwich on a black cutting board surrounded by au jus and beer.

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 on a cutting board.

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 with Egg and Hashbrowns

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!

Philly Cheesesteak

Philly Cheesesteak

To make Philly Cheesesteak just swap out the shaved ribeye with shaved prime rib. Serve with leftover prime rib au jus if you have it!

Close up photo of prime rib sliders.

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 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. 

carne asada street tacos next to lime and cilantro.

Street Tacos

To make street tacos using leftovers, just use chopped up prime rib in place of the carne asada.

Tacos al carbon on a black cutting board.

Tacos al Carbon

To make tacos al carbon using leftovers, just add chopped up prime rib in place of the flank steak.

Mexican Recipes

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.

Steak Fajitas and onions and peppers in a black cast iron pan

Steak Fajitas

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.

4 Mulitas with guacamole and salsa


Mulitas can be made utilizing any meat, so why not prime rib? Just chop and add.

Carne Asada Fries in a black cast iron skillet with a corona, bowl of salsa and slices of lime next to it.

French Fries

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!

Carne Asada nachos on a baking sheet surrounded by bowls of guacamole, pico de gallo and sour cream.

Steak Nachos

Make prime rib nachos using our carne asada nachos recipe. Just swap out the carne asada for prime rib. Easy breezy.

Quesadilla covered with pineapple salsa cut in 4 pieces.

Steak Quesadilla

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.

Chicken Enchilada - Mexican cuisine

Steak Enchiladas

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).

Ingredients to make smoked queso in a foil pan.

Smoked Queso 

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

White bowl with smoked chili.

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.

Shepherd's pie - Pot pie

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. 

Pasta e Fagioli Soup in a white soup bowl.

Prime Rib Soup

Leftover Prime Rib Soup can be made utilizing any soup recipe calling for beef. We’re partial to adding it to Pasta e Fagioli or Beef Barley Soup.

Prime Rib Pasta

Instant Pot Beef Stroganoff

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.

Instant Pot Mac and Cheese

Steak Pasta

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.

Steak alfredo in a cast iron skillet

Steak Alfredo

To make steak alfredo using leftovers, just re-heat the prime rib using your preferred method (see our How to Reheat Prime Rib guide) and add to the top of your favorite alfredo recipe.

Asian Recipes

White bowl filled with Chinese Fried Rice

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.

Empress chicken in a white bowl with chop sticks balancing on the bowl.

Stir Fry

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.

Mongolian beef served over rice using

Mongolian Beef

Grab your favorite Mongolian beef recipe and use leftover rib roast in place of whatever cut of beef is called for.

Beef and broccoli vegetable cooking in pan.

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.

Misc Recipes

Sausage and Egg Breakfast Skillet

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 on a white plate.

Steak Salad

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!

An instant pot filled with ingredients to make homemade bone broth. Pictured ingredients include beef bones, parsley, onion, garlic and carrots.

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!

Prime rib picture with text saying "50+ Prime rib side dish ideas."

8 Prime Rib Sauce Ideas

From creamy mushroom sauce to rich garlic butter sauce, we have 8 different prime rib sauce ideas to pair with your Christmas roast.

Quad photo of 4 different prime rib sauce options.Temperature Chart for Prime Rib

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.

Raw prime rib on a black cutting board surrouned by garlic, black pepper, butter, salt and rosemary.

Prime Rib Rub

5-star rated prime rib rub loaded with garlic, rosemary and more! Works on any cut of beef.

Small clay bowls of a variety of spices for Prime Rib rub.

Recipe Leftover Prime Rib

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