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Leftover Prime Rib Carne Asada

Leftover Prime Rib Carne Asada Tacos

A little leftover holiday prime rib plus a mojo sauce marinade make for one delicious Caribbean taco treat! 

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Caribbean
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 428 kcal
Author: Jillee


Taco Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs prime rib cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 12 Corn Tortillas
  • 1 cup Lettuce optional
  • 1 cup Cheese optional

Mojo Sauce Ingredients:

  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 jalapeno minced
  • 1 large handful fresh cilantro leaves finely chopped
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 limes juiced
  • 1 orange juiced
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1/2 cup olive oil

Pico de Gallo Ingredients:

  • 6-8 Roma tomatoes diced small
  • 1 large white onion diced small
  • 2 jalapeño peppers seeds removed, diced small
  • 1 limes juiced
  • 1 bunch of cilantro stems removed, chopped finely
  • 5-6 cloves of garlic finely minced
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp olive oil


Taco Directions:

  1. Place your leftover prime rib pieces into a large ziplock bag, and pour the mojo sauce over the top. Seal the bag and put it in your fridge for an hour or two.
  2. Pour out any extra marinade, and put the meat into a large pan. Place the pan on your stove over medium-high heat, just until the meat has warmed through.
  3. Put the meat into a serving bowl, and serve alongside warmed tortillas, fresh pico de gallo, and any other taco fixings you see fit. Delicious!

Mojo Sauce Marinade Directions:

  1. Add all ingredients to a bowl and whisk to combine.

Pico de Gallo Directions:

  1. Toss all of the above ingredients into a bowl and stir to combine. Chill in the fridge for an hour or two before eating, to let the flavors marry.
  2. I’m sure the fact that we used prime rib for these carne asada tacos is a big part of why they are so delicious, but you could just as easily make these tacos with flank steak or skirt steak, like Tyler Florence does in his recipe. Whatever works for you!

Nutrition Facts
Leftover Prime Rib Carne Asada Tacos
Amount Per Serving
Calories 428 Calories from Fat 297
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 33g 51%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Cholesterol 55mg 18%
Sodium 114mg 5%
Potassium 371mg 11%
Total Carbohydrates 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 3g
Protein 14g 28%
Vitamin A 9.5%
Vitamin C 25%
Calcium 11.5%
Iron 9.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.