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Prime rib side dishes for your Christmas leftovers + homemade beef gravy recipe

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Intro: Sometimes the best way to serve leftover prime rib is to heat it up and then dress it up with some new prime rib side dishes. Recipes for baked potatoes, mashed potatoes and even salad can dress up your Christmas leftovers in the time it takes you to heat up the oven or set the microwave. Or if you prefer, use the same items (like potatoes or salad), but in a slightly different way to make your prime rib leftovers the main dish.

Prime Rib Side Dishes? Or Prime Rib Leftover Main Dishes -- You Decide

The baked potato has long been one of the favorite prime rib side dishes of all time. You can try some baked potatoes with your prime rib leftovers following some of Paula Deen's suggestions for baked potatoes. Or make your prime rib leftovers your main dish by chopping up your leftover prime rib and then adding toppings like cheese, broccoli, or roast peppers to your baked potatoes.

Beef with a side salad (and your spud of choice) is an excellent way to use up your prime rib leftovers. Make your favorite salad recipe as one of your prime rib side dishes along with the other items you plan to eat with the beef. Or substitute your prime rib leftovers for the steak in this steak salad recipe with avocados for an extra yummy after Christmas treat.

Make up some garlic mashed potatoes with Parmesan cheese to serve as one of your prime rib side dishes. Or if you're like me and love mashed potatoes as a main dish, make the Au Jus from your leftover prime rib into a delicious beef gravy and serve it over these mashed taters along with some steamed carrots.

Homemade Beef Gravy From Your Prime Rib Au Jus:

  1. Add 1/4 cup of all-purpose flour to
  2. One cup of lukewarm water
  3. Stir the flour and the water together until the mixture becomes milky looking.
  4. Heat up one cup of your au jus juice from your prime rib leftovers, whisking constantly
  5. Stir in your flour and water mixture, whisking the mixture until the gravy thickens
  6. Season with salt, pepper and garlic powder to taste.
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