Prime rib doesn’t usually last long enough to become leftovers since it’s so delicious, but sometimes you make too much or you don’t feel like eating it on that specific day and you’re left with quite a bit of leftovers.
Luckily, leftover prime rib tastes just as good as it does the second it was made and it’s so versatile it can be incorporated into most recipes, so with that in mind we’ve compiled a list of 13 of our favorite leftover prime rib recipes.
This soup will do wonders for keeping you warm on those chilly winter nights. It features tender pieces of prime rib, barley and a delicious variety of vegetables to make a flavorsome and hearty bowl of soup.
To make this, you’ll start off by cooking the veggies first, garlic is then added followed by beef broth, prime rib, barley, red wine and thyme, it’s then left to simmer until the barley is tender.
Feel free to make a large batch of the soup and freeze the rest, it’ll last for around 3 months, alternatively it can be stored in the refrigerator for 3-4 days if you’re planning on eating it again soon.
Who doesn’t love homemade chili? This recipe is perfect for any type of leftover meat, but we’re partial to using our leftover prime rib in this chili recipe.
It uses all the basic ingredients of a chili except you’ll be using beef stock or au jus to compliment the meat and add a beefy flavor to the chili.
If you like your chili hot, feel free to add even more jalapenos in, or some chili flakes for a spicier kick and if you’re not a fan of a hot chili, likewise feel free to use less or omit the jalapenos all together for a more mild flavor.
Don’t worry if you make too much too, this chili stores exceptionally well in both the freezer and the refrigerator.
Place the chili in an airtight container and chill in the refrigerator for 3-4 days, likewise to freeze it, place it in an airtight container with about an inch of space to the lid to allow the chili to expand and it will usually last for up to 3 months.
Nothing beats a messy sandwich that’ll leave you feeling full, and this sandwich is the perfect example of this. Again, you can use any leftover meat for this sandwich, but prime rib just tastes delightful in this recipe.
It’s really quite simple to make, and it’ll take you 30 minutes in total to make it and this recipe showcases a tasty horseradish mayo you can make if that’s up your alley.
The meat and the swiss cheese compliment each other beautifully and the horseradish mayo really does add extra flavor with just the right amount of spices and the au jus is just perfect for the sandwich.
Trust us when we say this will be a recipe you go back to constantly.
This restaurant-style dish is super easy to make and your family will constantly be asking for this whenever there’s any leftover prime rib.
The mushrooms and heavy cream make this pasta dish super creamy and flavorsome and the tomatoes, garlic cloves, parsley, onion and salt and pepper provide even more flavor to this delicious dish.
It stores super well and can be reheated really easily too.
This is a super easy recipe to make when you’re stuck for ideas on what to have for dinner. It takes about 5 minutes to make and all it uses is your prime rib leftovers, avocado, salsa, queso fresco, cilantro, lime juice and of course your favorite tortillas.
Just reheat your leftover prime rib in a microwave, and pack your tortilla with all the ingredients and sprinkle on some lime juice and cilantro and you’re done. Seriously, it’s that easy!
This delicious hash features red potatoes, white onion, beef broth, worcestershire sauce, olive oil and leftover prime rib.
It only takes around 30 minutes in total to make and you’ll get 4 servings from it, making it the perfect breakfast food to serve up for your family.
If you want an extra hit of protein for the day, feel free to add some poached eggs to the top to give it extra flavor.
This pot pie recipe (see also ‘33 Pie Recipes We Absolutely Adore‘) features a long list of ingredients, but what pot pie dish doesn’t? It’s mainly all veggies and seasonings anyway, so don’t let that put you off, because the payoff is absolutely delicious.
The phyllo dough (see also ‘28 Phyllo Dough Recipes You Can Make At Home‘) goes perfectly in this recipe as it’s buttery and flaky, all the things you want in a good pot pie dough and the filling is full of flavorsome veggies, sauces and seasonings and together the dough and the filling make for an incredibly filling pie, perfect to serve up for big gatherings or just a family meal.
There’s a reason there’s two sandwich recipes on this list, and it’s because they’re so easy and quick to make but they’re incredibly filling at the same time.
This recipe features caramelized onions, arugula and a creamy, spicy horseradish sauce. It takes 20 minutes in total to make and you’ll get 4 sandwiches out of it, meaning it’s a quick and easy meal to quickly curb your hunger.
Crispy, cheesy and tasty, these quesadillas are the perfect recipe for your prime rib leftovers. They’re super easy to make and look absolutely mouthwatering, you don’t even need to reheat your leftovers!
All you need is your leftover prime rib, monterey jack cheese, sharp cheddar cheese, olive oil and your favorite tortillas and cook them as you would a regular quesadilla.
Make sure to check out the tip section to ensure you get the crispiest tortillas possible!
This creamy, rich dish is a perfect answer for comfort food. It’s surprisingly easy to make with a total start to finish time of 20 minutes and you’ll be able to feed the entire family with it!
The ingredients list looks a bit overwhelming, but you should have most of it just sitting in your kitchen and as long as you follow the steps outlined, you’ll be absolutely fine and you’ll soon have a hearty, comfort food dish ready to serve up.
Burritos are something that the whole family enjoys, and these leftover prime rib burritos are no exception.
They’re loaded with leftover pieces of tender prime rib, cilantro lime rice, black beans, shredded cheese, pico de gallo, freshly chopped cilantro and delicious, creamy guacamole.
You’ll have these ready in about 15 minutes, but they’ll become such a fan favorite in your home that you’ll find yourself making these anytime there’s leftovers.
This recipe takes stuffed peppers to the next level.
Your tender leftover prime rib pieces are sauteed with mushrooms and onions and then stuffed into sweet bell peppers and topped with delicious mozzarella cheese (you can use a combination of cheese) to create a flavorsome dish that the whole family will approve of.
This recipe only uses 7 ingredients, including your leftover prime rib and most of the time is spent cooking these stuffed peppers, so it’s really easy to make and a perfect use for your leftovers.
If you’re looking for a delicious snack or appetizer, here it is. These taquitos combine the delicious flavor of your leftover prime rib with the crispy and tender corn tortillas to make a flavorsome and easy dish to serve up to be enjoyed by all.
If you’re wanting something extra to fill up your taquitos, try adding some cheese in each one or just add some of your favorite ingredients into them to bulk them up.
In total they take 15 minutes to make 8 servings, and your guests will absolutely love them.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Long Is Leftover Prime Rib Good For?
As long as your leftovers are wrapped tightly in plastic wrap or foil or stored in an airtight container, they’ll last between 5-7 days in the refrigerator.
Can You Freeze Prime Rib?
Yes you can! To freeze it, allow the prime rib to come to room temperature and then wrap in freezer paper and a layer of plastic wrap. Make sure to note the date you’ve frozen it and store it for up to a month.
Why Is Prime Rib So Expensive?
Because it’s considered one of the best cuts of meat. It’s juicy, tender and well-marbled and because it’s a pricier cut of beef, make sure to make the most out of it by using it in leftover recipes!