9 Best Recipes to Make with Leftover Prime Rib & Roast Beef
Prime rib and roast beef is a gift that keeps on giving -- if you're lucky enough to have leftovers. We love to cut it thin, pile it high on a slice of bread, and slide it under the broiler for a hot minute or two. We chop it up and fry it with potatoes and onions for hearty hash. Or slice it into strips and add it to beef stroganoff. Check out nine of our favorite ways to get a delicious second life from prime rib and roast beef.
"This rich and satisfying soup is the best I've ever created," says Emily Tisdale. "Hubby is always excited when I make a prime rib because he knows this soup will follow within a day or two. The ribs are sliced from the prime rib before serving and saved just for this recipe. I always buy a prime rib with the bones in because it makes the roast better tasting and the ribs are a bonus not to be missed!"
Leftover roast beef or prime rib adds delicious heft to this quick and easy hash recipe with russet potatoes, onions, green bell pepper, and mushrooms. "I never used a recipe before for hash," says lutzflcat, "and I typically don't add either bell peppers or mushrooms, but I must say I liked them in the hash. I added some chopped parsley and a drizzle of leftover gravy . This is not rocket science, folks, just simple, old-fashioned comfort food."
Puff pastry is the topping in these flaky and delicious homemade roast beef and vegetable pot pies that are great for cold weeknight dinners. You might also try dicing your roast beef or prime rib for Mincemeat Pie Filling or adding cubed roast to Shepherd's Pie.
"This is a fairly lean version of beef stroganoff, as most recipes call for more cream," says Chef John. "This is something you can easily adjust to your tastes. I like a little thicker version, with just enough sauce to coat the meat and noodles."
Save some of your Christmas roast beef for making easy and impressive party appetizers. "A roast beef sandwich made into a delicious little bite," says Elizabeth. "Seasoned roast beef, smoky mozzarella, and red onion are topped with a creamy horseradish sauce! You know you want some!"
Slice your roast beef nice and thin for these dips! Try dipping your sandwich into Chef John's Beef Au Jus. "I LOVE French dip sandwiches and have eaten many in restaurants and diners. This recipe is every bit as good -- if not better -- than those," says livzeb.
Prime rib, potatoes, mushrooms, onions are layered over a sour cream- and horseradish-based pizza sauce and topped with Swiss cheese. It's like the whole prime rib dinner in a each beautiful slice!
"This is my take on a favorite pub appetizer: mini Yorkshire puddings stuffed with roast beef and horseradish," says AvelaineS. "They are delicious served hot with au jus. Or leave them unstuffed and serve as traditional Yorkshire pudding."
"A wonderful soup for using up leftover steak (or prime rib) with a kick of ginger," says Islandartist. "Try not to eat the entire pot before anyone else shows up for dinner!"
If you're making prime rib sandwiches, you'll need some horseradish sauce. This recipe starts with diced horseradish root. "The flavor of homemade horseradish is incomparable," says Chef John. "Intensely hot and aromatic, this is the real deal and really quite easy if you have a food processor." Too worky? If you'd rather start with prepared horseradish, here's Chef John's Homemade Horseradish Sauce. Either way you go, you'll love it with this Open-Faced Broiled Roast Beef Sandwich.
Check out our collection of Beef Leftovers Recipes.