3 Genius ways to Enjoy Leftover Prime Rib

Prime rib is often referred to as the king of all roasts. It’s a delicious and tender cut of beef that you can find hand sliced at some of the best Summerlin restaurants, where chefs slice tantalizingly juicy cuts of this decadent meat treat to order, sometimes right at your table.

Good prime rib is generally slow cooked or grilled to medium rare perfection, usually with a dry rub of mixed aromatic herbs and black peppercorns, which form sort of a crust on the fatty outer layer of the cut.

The only drawback to preparing such a large cut of meat at home is that there is often quite a bit leftover. So what do you do to use up the rest of it? Nobody likes to waste good food so we rounded up a few great ideas to help you use up your leftover prime rib

1. Prime Rib Philly Steak

Philly cheesesteaks are arguably one of the most popular, and most quintessential american sandwiches. Usually prepared with thinly shaved beef, a generous portion of grilled mushrooms and onions, with melted provolone or even canned cheese spread on a hoagie bun. While no two people may agree on the right way to eat a cheesesteak, many can agree that this sandwich is an easy favorite.

Create your custom prime rib cheesesteak by first grilling up your choice of veggies. While they cook, slice the remaining prime rib across the grain into pieces that are about ¼ inch thick, and about one inch in diameter.

When your veggies have finished cooking, turn the heat to medium low and lay the prime rib in on top of the the veggies, cover and allow it to cook for about 10 minutes. Because it is already cooked and sliced so thinly, it won’t take long for the beef to get hot. After about 10 minutes, flash the pan for about 30 seconds on heat and give it a good stir so that the vegetables and the prime rib are evenly mixed.

Return the pan to medium low heat and place a layer of provolone, or your favorite cheese on top of the meat and cover. Allow the cheese to melt and then serve it up on toasted hoagie buns with mayo or even on a baguette that’s been brushed with garlic butter. There is really no wrong way to enjoy such a delicious sandwich creation.

2. Prime Rib Fajitas

Everybody loves fajitas. Ok, not everybody, but most people can’t seem to get enough. And prime rib makes for one tasty fajita. You can easily turn your leftovers into a dinner that your whole family will love with this simple method.

First, saute some sliced green pepper, jalapeno, onion and a few slices of tomato. Season with garlic, chile powder and salt to taste. While your vegetables are cooking, cut your leftover prime rib into thin strips about 2 inches long. Add it to the vegetables while they cook at medium heat and cover.

On a lightly oiled griddle, heat corn tortillas in stacks of 2 over medium high heat until they begin to brown. When they have begun to brown nicely, flip them over, making sure to keep the unheated sides of the tortilla facing each other.

When your vegetables have cooked thoroughly and the prime rib is once again hot, portion the fajita on the warm tortillas and serve with salsa and guacamole to take your taste buds on a trip to the American Southwest

3. Prime Rib Hash with Eggs

There’s nothing better than a heart breakfast to stick to your ribs in the morning. This great breakfast for a saturday morning when the whole family is around. Start by dicing and boiling potatoes. While your potatoes cook, cut your leftover prime rib into half inch cubes and set aside.

When your potatoes have just begun to get soft, drain the water and transfer the potatoes to a large oiled skillet over medium high heat. Add your cubed prime rib to the pan and give it a good stir. Let this cook until it begins to brown, then stir, reduce heat to medium and cover.

While your hash finishes cooking, take advantage of this time to begin preparing your eggs to your preferred standard.  This hash is good with scrambled eggs, but it is exceptionally with eggs over medium. The runny yolks really go well with this meat and potato dish.

When your hash has browned throughout, portion it onto plates and season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve this with your favorite toast and a bit of raspberry jam to really bring the meal together. The sweetness of the jam is a great compliment to the salty hash and the savory egg.


These are just 3 amazing ways to use your leftover prime rib, but the possibilities are truly endless. Do you have any ideas for using leftover prime rib that you would like to share with us? Leave a comment with your thoughts in the section below.

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