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Dec 25, 2011 09:18 PM

Prime Rib over cooked! What can i make with the leftovers?

I was shooting for medium, pulled it out at 135, it carried over to 150-155 and I was looking for 140 to 145 max. I thought there may still be a little pink, but it was gray all the way like a well done steak.

What can I make out of the leftovers? I probably have 7 lbs left. I don't want to try to just reheat it since it will only get more dried out.

Any ideas? Please help!


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  1. Sandwiches (sliced thin and served cold with some horseradish mustard)

    Pot roast


    Beef pot pie (a la Chicken Pot Pie)

    1. Cheesesteaks. They use Rib-Eye and they're supposed to be fairly well-done. Or French Dip, were doneness isn't an issue because of all the wet Jus. And you can make deviled ribs with the bones, as they'll be twice-cooked and can tolerate well-done very well.

      You can salvage this. Make a mix of "Au Jus" (just "Jus" for the sticklers) and Beef Stock, heat to simmering, turn off heat and let cool for a couple of minutes. Lay slices of Roast in liquid and let gently warm. It won't be rare again but it will be moist.

      Next time, if you use a low & slow method, the carry over will be only about 5 degrees. Pull it at 125 and you'll have medium rare to medium.

      1. Chop it and Freeze it. Use in your next stew or better yet chili.

        1. Beef Goulash. Surprisingly Knorr's makes a great mix that I doctor with some fried onions, peppers, carrots, celery and some additional paprika. Add the beef with the mix, water, and additions to a crock pot. It won't matter what the "doneness" of the meat was...just that it was tender. Top with sour cream and enjoy.

          1. Partially freeze it, slice it thin, and make French dip sanwiches. Roast beef hash with potatoes and onions. Chop it up with salsa and make beef tacos. Beef chili would be good. You have enough so that you should probably freeze some of it. You probably don't need anyone telling you what you did wrong but you should have shot for 125° instead of 135°.