This leftover prime rib French dip sandwich is an easy-to-make hearty and full-flavored use of your leftover prime rib roast! Add your prime rib to some toasted rolls alongside leftover au jus for an easy and quick lunch. Not only is it simple to whip up, but it's completely delicious!
Prime Rib French Dip Sandwich Using Leftovers
Perfect for an easy early dinner on Christmas day if you're done with cooking holiday meals on Christmas Eve like I am. Or maybe for you, it's the day after Christmas before you really get to relax and enjoy all of the leftovers and gift baskets that are now packed into an overly full refrigerator.
Any which way, great prime rib roast leftovers deserve equally tasty leftover meals!
Now apparently the trick to having enough of your leftover prime rib roast is to NOT leave the cut prime rib out on the counter with a still-in-training puppy around.
Our 4-pound portion got cut down to about a pound and a half in the blink of an eye. I'm telling you, I had barely walked into the kitchen adjacent office. Mr. Athorable must have used his ninja dog skills. Meanwhile, the older lab was laying where I had left her...but looking like she knew the storm was coming!
My best-cut slices were gone, but the smaller pieces and ends are still wonderful! We embraced the mishap and watched the movie A Christmas Story so we could giggle when the Bumpuses dogs steal the Christmas turkey.
If you have a ton of prime rib left over after the holidays, make sure to check out all of my favorite leftover prime rib recipes!
🥘 Leftover Prime Rib Dip Sandwich Ingredients
If you don't have any leftover au jus, you can easily change it to beef consomme. Pick up some hoagies at the store and you are good to go!
- Red Wine Au Jus - 3 cups of leftover prime rib red wine au jus. You can check out my recipe or swap it out for beef consomme. Or use my Prime rib au jus recipe.
- Olive Oil - 1 tablespoon of olive oil.
- Prime Rib Roast - 1½ pounds of leftover prime rib roast. Go ahead and thinly slice it for your sandwiches.
- Salt & Pepper - Course ground salt and pepper to taste.
- Butter - 1 tablespoon of butter.
- Sandwich Rolls - 4 sandwich rolls. Hoagies and torpedo rolls are great options!
*Be sure to see the free printable recipe card below for ingredients, exact amounts & instructions with tips!*
🔪 How To Make A Leftover Prime Rib Dip Sandwich
Since your prime rib roast has already been cooked, this recipe is as easy as it gets! You'll need a saucepan, skillet, and a ladle to get started!
With 1½ pounds of leftover prime rib, you can prepare about 4 sandwiches. Of course, this amount will vary based on how much meat you have!
- Heat au jus. In a saucepan, bring 3 cups of leftover prime rib au jus (or consomme) to medium temperature.
- Warm the prime rib. In a large skillet or frying pan, add 1 tablespoon of olive oil and bring to medium-high heat. Add 1½ pounds of sliced leftover prime rib beef and season with course ground salt and pepper. Cook until warmed, about 4-5 minutes.
- Assemble sandwiches. Ladle about ½ cup portion of the au jus (or consomme) into the pan, and add the tablespoon of butter. Serve on toasted hoagie or torpedo rolls with ramekins or cups filled with the leftover prime rib red wine au jus.
Serve your tasty sandwich with some Instant Pot mac and cheese and roasted sweet potatoes and onions! For more ideas, check out this list of what to serve with prime rib. Enjoy!
💭 Angela's Tips & Recipe Notes
- Of course, leftover prime rib is perfect for this tasty sandwich. However, you can use other leftover meat you may have on hand like some roast beef or London broil!
- For some extra flavor, you can also add some Havarti or gruyere cheese to your sandwiches!
- You can also try out some tasty horseradish sauce to take your sandwich to the next level!
Enjoy some of my other fantastic leftover prime rib recipes including the wildly popular recipes for Leftover Prime Rib Beef Stroganoff or the post-Christmas breakfast dish, Leftover Prime Rib Hash, the rich and hearty Leftover Prime Rib Beef Barley Soup with Mushrooms, and our easy-to-make Leftover Prime Rib Tacos and Leftover Prime Rib Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich.
For this recipe, I enjoy using hoagies or torpedo rolls. However, you could also use a French roll, baguette, or even ciabatta!
Au jus is a beef broth or gravy that is served alongside cooked meat. It is made from the drippings or juices that were made when cooking your meat (in this case, prime rib).
🥩 More Leftover Prime Rib Recipes
- Prime Rib Eggs Benedict - For a sophisticated and delicious breakfast, add your leftover prime rib to some eggs benedict!
- Leftover Prime Rib Sandwich - If you aren't looking for a French dip sandwich, you can try out this other prime rib sandwich!
- Leftover Prime Rib Breakfast Burritos - These tasty breakfast burritos include all of your favorite ingredients!
- Leftover Prime Rib Tostadas - Refried beans, lettuce, tomatoes, and pico de gall come together in these tasty tostadas!
- Prime Rib Ragu - If you are wanting to mix up your leftovers, add them to some pasta!
- Prime Rib Chili - This hearty chili is packed full of meat, flavor, and veggies!
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Leftover Prime Rib French Dip Sandwich
- 3 c leftover prime rib red wine au jus ((see recipe) or beef consomme)
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 ½ lb leftover prime rib roast (thin sliced for sandwiches)
- course ground salt & pepper
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 4 sandwich rolls (hoagie or torpedo rolls)
- In a saucepan, bring leftover prime rib au jus (or consomme) to medium temperature.
- In a large skillet or frying pan, add olive oil and bring to medium high heat. Add sliced leftover prime rib beef and season with course ground salt and pepper. Cook until warmed, about 4-5 minutes.
- Ladle about ½ cup portion of the au jus (or consomme) into the pan, and add the tablespoon of butter. Serve on toasted hoagie or torpedo rolls with ramekins or cups filled with the leftover prime rib red wine au jus.
Angela is an at home chef that developed a passion for all things cooking and baking at a young age in her Grandma's kitchen. After many years in the food service industry, she now enjoys sharing all of her family favorite recipes and creating tasty dinner and amazing dessert recipes here at Bake It With Love!
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