11 Best Leftover Prime Rib Recipes [Beef Roast Ideas]

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Easy leftover prime rib recipes. Delicious beef dish ideas from fried rice to Mexican tacos, and steak chili to beef stroganoff. Discover your new favorite prime rib recipe today.

leftover prime rib recipe ideas

Beef prime rib is one of the best meat cuts for feeding a crowd. Perfect for barbecue smoking, braising, or roasting, the classic meat cut is incredibly tender and taken to a new level when cooked low and slow.

The best smoked prime rib recipes need hours to cook to get the beef’s fat and generous marbling to render and deliver flavor. But the results are well worth the effort, and the leftovers are just as good.

Here are the best ways to enjoy leftover prime rib, from simple sandwiches to slow-cooked chili con carne. All easy, all delicious. Let’s get cooking.


leftover beef prime rib sandwich

A sandwich is the best way to use leftovers for lunch the next day. It requires very little effort but transforms the beef scraps into something new.

Make this leftover prime rib sandwich with caramelized onions, arugula greens, and a horseradish mayo dressing. Spread the sauce on thick slices of sourdough and fill with the other ingredients.

Fried Rice

beef fried rice

Fried rice is one of the best ways to use up leftover protein, including prime rib. Replicate your favorite Chinese takeout meal at home and use up spare prime rib in the same go. Plus, you can use up other leftovers such as cooked rice or leftover vegetables.

To make prime rib fried rice, you will need cooked rice, eggs, seasonings such as sesame oil, soy sauce, oyster sauce, and scallions to garnish. Cook the rice in a pan, coat with eggs, then add sauce and beef.

Prime Rib Tacos

prime rib tacos

Tacos are another great way to transform leftovers without too much trouble. Plus, the addition of Mexican flavors punches up the leftover prime rib.

For these easy tacos, you will need sliced avocado, salsa, queso fresco, and cilantro for these tacos. Dice the prime rib, mix with the other ingredients, and assemble onto tortillas.

Penne Pasta

prime rib penne pasta

Try out this pasta recipe if you’re looking for a filling way to use leftover prime rib for dinner the next day. The filling carbs, creamy sauce, and rich prime rib combine to make a rich dish.

Combine sautéed onions, garlic, and mushrooms with heavy cream, sun-dried tomatoes, and seasonings to make the sauce. Cook the pasta and finish in the sauce along with sliced prime rib.


leftover beef prime rib chili con carne

Instead of making a hearty pot of chili with ground meat, use some quality, leftover prime rib instead. The rich sauce coats the prime rib in a way that you’ve never tasted before.

You will need onion, garlic, jalapeno, stock, tomatoes, and chili beans to make this chili. Of course, you also need a heaping dose of chili powder. Simmer the ingredients and add the prime rib 10 minutes before serving this delicious chili dish.

Beef Stroganoff

beef prime rib mushroom fettuccine stroganoff

There’s nothing better than a warm bowl of comfort food, and beef stroganoff is the best way to get comfort in a pot using your leftover prime rib. You will need milk, heavy cream, cream cheese, and seasonings to make the sauce. Serve over pasta.

You can make beef stroganoff in a slow cooker or on the stovetop. For a slow cooker recipe, go here. 

French Dip Sandwich

Homemade Beef French Dip Sandwich with French Fries

As mentioned above, sandwiches are some of the best ways to repurpose leftovers. This warm sandwich served with a beef dipping sauce is a staple of many American diners and delis. 

To make this sandwich, you will need a sturdy bread such as a French roll. Besides the prime rib, the filling consists of cheese, hot peppers, and mayo. Don’t forget the warm au jus sauce served on the side.

Barley Soup

prime rib barley soup

This hearty soup is a great way to repurpose smaller amounts of leftover prime rib into a filling meal, especially on cold days. Besides prime rib and barley, you will need vegetables such as onions, carrots, mushrooms, broth, and wine. Sauté the vegetables, cook the barley and rib in the broth, then finish.


beef prime rib nachos

Make these easy nachos with tortilla chips, refried beans, cheese, and pickled jalapenos. Reheat the prime rib with the beans, coat in seasoning, then layer with tortilla chips and cheese and bake.


prime rib quesadillas

Quesadillas are a fun, flavorful way to use up any leftovers, including leftover prime rib, particularly on a busy day when you don’t have time to fuss in the kitchen.

For these beef quesadillas, use shredded cheese, canned chiles, and tortillas. Chop the prime rib into small pieces, sprinkle a tortilla with cheese, chiles, and the steak, then cover with another tortilla. Cook until the cheese melts.

Sweet Potato Hash

beef prime rib sweet potato hash

This sweet potato hash is a great way to use up leftover prime rib for a hearty breakfast or brunch that will keep you full and energized for the whole day. Besides chopped sweet potato and prime rib, you will need onions, bell pepper, taco seasoning, and sour cream. Cook the ingredients in a frying pan and serve with a sauce or eggs.

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