So you did the thing. To the delight of your family and friends, you herb-rubbed, temped, roasted, temped again, carved, and served up a prime rib. But now, you've found yourself with a bit of a (tasty) problem: What to do with all the leftovers?
We’ve got you covered. From tacos to phở, here are 12 ways to keep the good prime rib times going.
For a throne worthy of your prime rib, look no further than these fluffy ciabatta rolls. Sub in slices of prime rib for the grilled steak. (The original contest-winning recipe deserves a try, too, if you haven’t already made it.)
Though Test Kitchen Director Josh Cohen calls for boneless ribeye here, why not slice your leftover prime rib very thinly and use it in a cheesesteak? The rest of the recipe is, really, what makes the dish: caramelized Jimmy Nardello Peppers and onions stuffed into an Italian hoagie roll with two melty cheeses.
When I asked freelance recipe tester Townsend Smith what he would do with leftover prime rib, he said, "I'd probably just eat it." It's true—you've put so much effort into sourcing, preparing, and carving the roast. Plus, when else during the year do you get to enjoy this festive meat?
What's your favorite way to use up leftover prime rib? Are you also Team "Just Eat It"? Let us know in the comments.
Coral Lee is an Associate Editor at Food52. Before this, she cooked food solely for photos. Before that, she cooked food solely for customers. And before that, she shot lasers at frescoes in Herculaneum and taught yoga.
When she's not writing about or making food, she's thinking about it. Her Heritage Radio Network show, "Meant to be Eaten," explores cross-cultural exchange as afforded by food. You can follow her on Instagram @meanttobeeaten.