Lessons in Leftovers: Korean Beef Tacos & Prime Rib Fajitas

There is another rib in my freezer.

Inspired by both a Cooking Light recipe and my recent visit to Honey Pig Korean BBQ (gosh, do I love Korean food), I used some of my leftover prime rib from The Prime Rib to make Korean Beef Tacos.

I thinly sliced some beef off the bone and marinated it in a mixture of soy sauce, green scallions, garlic, the juice of 1 lime, and Sambal Oelek–all things I already had in my fridge.

While the beef marinated I made a simple slaw with a bag of shredded cabbage and carrot, some sliced green onion, sesame seeds, rice vinegar, sugar and sambal oelek.

After marinating for over an hour I put the meat on some skewers and took them to my grill pan. After they were grilled lightly I put the beef and the slaw on some thick corn tortillas, topped it with some chopped scallions and voila! Korean Beef Tacos!

These were tasty. And weird. But I liked it a lot. The meat was fabulous–tender with a nice crunchy seared edges. And the slaw was simple and clean. This was a perfect dinner since things have been warming up in a big way here in the Mid-Atlantic.

So what made it weird? The tastes were Asian but the shape and texture was all sorts of Mexican.

Speaking of Mexican food, the next day I made quick and easy prime rib fajitas. I marinated thinly sliced prime rib in oil, garlic, and some McCormick Hot Taco Seasoning and sauteed it with some sliced scallions, green peppers, and red peppers.

I slapped the meat and peppers on a corn tortilla and then topped it with some shredded lettuce, sour cream, homemade guacamole, and chopped green onion.


Overall, I was really happy that the prime rib reheated the way it did. Since the meat was so tender and cooked so rare, it was virtually as though I was working with raw meat. So color me pleased. Since I don’t like to waste food, I used the bones/scraps of the piece of beef that I used for these 2 dishes as a base for a black bean soup. It was very beefy. And delicious. It was beefylicious.

Actually, from henceforth I will always describe The Prime Rib as beefylicous. Thank you to David and everyone at The Prime Rib for (as always) a delightful and delicious evening.

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4 Responses to Lessons in Leftovers: Korean Beef Tacos & Prime Rib Fajitas

  1. Godzilaw says:

    Looks delicious! Reminds me of a place we try to stop at in Indiana when we are driving through (Chesterton, if you’re interested in looking it up) – Masala Jack’s. It’s a hybrid of Mexican and Indian food and it’s absolutely brilliant (chicken tikka masala + basmati + pico de gallo + sour cream + flour tortilla burrito = soooo good). I’ll have to give this a try (and I have all the ingredients in my fridge!). Thanks!

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