Savor the Taste of Irish Prime Rib Pie

I want to take you on a tantalizing culinary journey to the Emerald Isle – to explore one of its traditional entrees, Irish Prime Rib Pie. This hearty dish is a flavorful combination of juicy prime rib, savory vegetables, and rich gravy, baked under a golden crust.

As a chef specializing in British cuisine, I have always been drawn to the rustic simplicity of Irish cooking which mirrors much of what I’ve seen in British fare. This recipe is an homage to the fusion of flavors that make Irish cuisine so impressive.

Whether it’s the standing rib roast leftover from hosting a Sunday roast or just because you love prime rib and want something new to do with it, this recipe is perfect for those looking for comfort food at its best. It’s easy to make and absolutely delicious!

I encourage you to try this quintessential Irish dish on your own or with family and friends. Its buttery crust crumbles perfectly as you slice into the sweet and tangy meat filling with hints of cayenne pepper and allspice. Further still, filling your home with the aroma of bubbling gravy will leave your guests wishing they didn’t have to leave.

So let’s get started on this pie recipe – I promise it will quickly become one of your favorites!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Irish Prime Rib Pie
Irish Prime Rib Pie

Are you looking for a new twist on your Sunday roast? Look no further because I have the perfect recipe for you. Introducing the Irish Prime Rib Pie recipe. This recipe takes your leftover standing rib roast from the holidays Irish Prime Rib style and turns it into a delectable and hearty pot pie that is perfect for any occasion.

One of the reasons why I love this recipe is the rich savory flavors that come together in every bite. The filling is made with prime rib, potatoes, and carrots that are simmered in a broth and white wine mixture infused with aromatic herbs like chives, flat leaf parsley, and ground allspice which results in a mouth-watering aroma that will fill your kitchen.

Furthermore, this pie recipe food com best way ever make use of leftover standing rib roast from the prime rib holidays Irish style. Instead of throwing away those precious leftovers, give them a second life by transforming them into this hearty and comforting dish that will have your family coming back for seconds.

In conclusion, the Irish Prime Rib Pie recipe is perfect for anyone looking to put a new spin on their traditional Sunday roast or to use up their leftover prime rib. The combination of tender beef chunks and hearty potatoes and carrots wrapped in a crispy crust will leave you feeling satisfied and comforted for hours. Trust me; you don’t want to miss out on this guilt-free indulgence!

Ingredient List

 A slice of savory heaven
A slice of savory heaven

Get your Ingredients!

To make this delicious Irish Prime Rib Pie, you will need the following ingredients:

  • 1 Standing Rib Roast (about 2 ½ to 3 pounds) leftover from Prime Rib holidays
  • 2 medium potatoes, cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 2 medium carrots, halved and quartered lengthwise
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 8 small white onions
  • 1 pie crust (store-bought or homemade)
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped chives
  • 2 tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley

For the filling, you will need:
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 ½ cups broth
½ cup heavy cream
¼ cup white wine
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon ground allspice
a pinch of cayenne pepper

Note: if you don’t have a leftover standing rib roast, you can use any leftover prime rib. Also, you can use store-bought pie crust, but making your own is the best way ever to make a good pot pie!

The Recipe How-To

 Get ready to dig in!
Get ready to dig in!

Step 1: Prepare the ingredients

First, preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Then, prepare the rib roast by trimming off any excess fat and cutting it into small cubes that are about 1 inch in size. Peel and thinly slice 2 medium potatoes into small chunks, and halve and quarter 2 medium carrots lengthwise. Finally, finely chop 2 tablespoons of fresh chives and flat-leaf parsley each.

Step 2: Make the filling

Next, place a large skillet over high heat on the stove. Add 1 ½ tbsp of vegetable oil, then add the cubed rib roast to the skillet. Cook on high heat until the beef is browned all over, stirring occasionally.

Add in the sliced potatoes, quartered carrots, and 4 tablespoons of unsalted butter. Stir well to combine all the ingredients.

Sprinkle over 1 tablespoon of ground allspice, a pinch of cayenne pepper and sugar each. Pour in 1 cup of broth and ½ cup of white wine and bring to a boil.

Once boiling, reduce the heat to low and let simmer for about 30 minutes until the vegetables start to soften and become tender.

Add in ½ cup of heavy cream into the mixture and stir well.

Step 3: Assemble the pie

After making sure all ingredients are cooked down properly, transfer everything from the skillet into a deep-dish pie dish or a cast-iron skillet. Roll out your favorite dough for a pie crust (or use store-bought) on a floured surface.

Cover the rib filling with enough dough to cover completely then seal around edges.

Step 4: Bake the Pie

Bake in a preheated oven for about an hour or until golden brown then remove from oven and set aside to cool off for about 10 minutes.

Step 5: Serve and Enjoy

Theres nothing better than a hot, crispy pie on a sunday roast with all the veg. Just serve and dig-in!

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Substitutions and Variations

 The ultimate comfort food
The ultimate comfort food

If you’re like me, you love experimenting and finding new ways to improve existing recipes. Luckily, this Irish Prime Rib Pie recipe is quite versatile, so there’s plenty of room to mix things up if you want while still achieving excellent results. Here are some ideas:

– Veggie Lovers: You can substitute the roast beef with well-roasted veggies like zucchini, butternut squash or eggplant for a vegetarian version of the pie. Or, just add more vegetables like green beans or peas to the filling for a meatless option.

– Guinness Pie: If you want to try something even more Irish than prime rib pie, swap out the white wine in the recipe for Guinness stout instead. The result will be a richer filling with hints of chocolate and coffee that pair perfectly with the meat.

– Short Rib Shepherd’s Pie: Feeling a little adventurous? Try using short ribs instead of prime rib for your pie filling for a heartier beef flavor. Also, instead of using a pie crust, top with mashed potatoes and then bake as a Shepherd’s Pie.

– Phyllo Dough Twist: Want to make an impressive appetizer that’ll leave everyone talking without sacrificing the flavors? Swap out the pie crust for phyllo dough sheets and make small triangles filled with the prime rib mixture then simply bake them in the oven.

Whatever variation you decide to go with, always remember to keep your taste buds happy—it’s all about exploring your own palate!

Serving and Pairing

 Perfect for a cozy dinner party
Perfect for a cozy dinner party

This hearty and savory Irish Prime Rib Pie is best served hot straight out of the oven, although it can also be reheated and enjoyed the next day. Once out of the oven, allow it to cool slightly before cutting and serving. It looks impressive when served as a main course for a special occasion, but it also makes great comfort food for a cozy family meal.

To pair this dish with the perfect drink, I recommend a full-bodied red wine or dark beer like Guinness. The richness of the pie and the depth of flavor in the wine or beer complement each other nicely. However, if you prefer something non-alcoholic, try serving it with a tall glass of cold milk or iced tea.

This pie can be enjoyed on its own, but if you want to add some variety to your meal, consider serving it with a side salad dressed with balsamic vinaigrette or mashed potatoes. The smooth and creamy texture of mashed potatoes pairs well with the tender prime rib and flaky pie crust.

If you have any leftovers, they can be reheated in the oven or microwave for a quick meal later on. You can also freeze leftover pie filling or pastry dough for future use in other recipes like shepherd’s pie or beef stew. Overall, this mouth-watering Irish Prime Rib Pie is sure to impress and satisfy any crowd!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 A delicious twist on classic Shepherd's Pie
A delicious twist on classic Shepherd’s Pie

A delicious Irish Prime Rib Pie is a dish that not only satisfies the hunger of your taste buds but is also easy to make ahead, store, and reheat. It can be an excellent way to save time on busy weeknights or prepare in advance for potlucks, holiday gatherings, or family dinners.

To make-ahead, you can prepare the pie filling and crust a day ahead and assemble them just before baking. If you are going to prepare the entire pie in advance, it’s best to refrigerate it unbaked and bake it when you’re ready to serve.

When it comes to storing leftovers, keep them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. You can reheat this hearty pie in the oven at 350°F for about 20-25 minutes. Alternatively, you can reheat individual slices in the microwave for 2-3 minutes.

Pro-tip: To avoid the crust getting soggy while reheating, place a paper towel between the pie filling and crust before reheating in the microwave.

In summary, Irish Prime Rib Pie is not only delicious and versatile but also makes meal planning easier by being able to make-ahead, store, and reheat leftovers with ease.

Tips for Perfect Results

 An Irish-inspired delight
An Irish-inspired delight

To ensure the best possible outcome for your Irish Prime Rib Pie, here are some helpful tips:

Firstly, be sure to let your prime rib roast rest at room temperature before cooking. This will allow the meat to cook more evenly and prevent it from being overcooked on the outside and undercooked on the inside.

Another way to ensure a perfectly cooked pie is to use a meat thermometer. Insert it into the thickest part of the prime rib before roasting and remove it from the oven when it reaches an internal temperature of 120°F to 125°F for medium-rare or 130°F to 135°F for medium.

As for the pie crust, make sure it is thoroughly chilled and shaped well before baking. Cold butter, cold water, and resting time in the fridge result in crust success. In addition, do not overwork the dough as this will toughen it up.

It is important to use flat leaf parsley and chives as suggested in the ingredient list as opposed to curly parsley or dried herbs. Fresh herbs add a pop of color, bring flavor complexity with its contrasting texture.

When making the pie filling, remember that beef broth can give your dish an extra flavor boost. A good beef broth would help enhance the Irish Prime Rib Pie’s overall savory profile. However, do not add too much liquid that would make your filling runny.

Finally, allow your Irish Prime Rib Pie to cool slightly before serving so that you can easily cut neat symmetrical slices or scoops. Sides such as braised carrots or Brussels sprouts pair perfectly with this rich pot of savory goodness.

By following these tips, you can ensure a succulent and flavorful Irish Prime Rib Pie that would be fully enjoyed by everyone!


Before we conclude, let’s address some common questions and concerns that might cross your mind while preparing the Irish Prime Rib Pie. Here are some answers to frequently asked questions that could help make your cooking be more informed, efficient and enjoyable.

How do restaurants make prime rib so tender?

When it comes to cooking a delicious roast, low and slow is the way to go. To ensure maximum tenderness, we recommend cooking the roast at a low temperature of 200 degrees for a duration of 3 to 4 hours. Once the roast reaches 110 degrees, it’s time to turn off the heat. Don’t be hasty – let the roast continue cooking in the oven until it reaches 120 degrees for a rare finish or about 125 degrees for a medium-rare finish. This step is crucial to ensuring that the roast is cooked to perfection and is juicy and succulent.

Do you sear prime rib before baking?

One crucial step in the process of roasting a prime rib is to sear it. This initial searing of the meat serves as a way to eliminate any surface-level bacteria, providing an extra layer of food safety to your dish. Plus, this technique is particularly useful for roasting at lower temperatures.

What is the secret to a great prime rib?

When it comes to preparing a delectable prime rib, slow and steady certainly wins the race. However, a crucial step to achieving the perfect mouth-watering crust involves blasting the meat with high heat before continuing with the customary low-and-slow cooking. Our recipe for a savory rosemary-rubbed prime rib follows this method, calling for 20 minutes of cooking at 450F followed by an additional 60 to 90 minutes at 350F.

What is prime rib of Irish beef?

The beef cut that is sometimes called Prime Rib or standing rib roast is exceptionally tender, having been taken from the region between the 6th and 12th rib of the animal. With just the right amount of marbling, this cut has a rich and delicious flavor, particularly when roasted.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, if you’re looking for a delicious and hearty meal that’s perfect for the holidays or any special occasion, then you must try this Irish Prime Rib Pie recipe. Not only is it full of flavor, but it’s also a great way to use up any leftover prime rib from your Sunday roast.

This recipe is easy to follow, and with a little patience and care, you can make a pie so good that it will transport you to the heart of Ireland. From the flaky pie crust to the juicy and tender prime rib filling, every bite is worth savoring.

So what are you waiting for? Get your apron on, gather all the necessary ingredients listed in this article, and impress your family and friends with this mouth-watering Irish Prime Rib Pie recipe! With every bite, they’ll be asking for seconds, thirds and maybe even fourths. Enjoy!

Irish Prime Rib Pie

Irish Prime Rib Pie Recipe

This is the best way ever to make use of your leftover standing rib roast (or prime rib) from the holidays. I look forward to this as much as the roast itself!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Irish
Keyword < 4 Hours, Meat, Roast Beef, Savory Pies
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Calories 1063.4kcal


  • 1 pie crust
  • 2 medium potatoes, cut in 1-inch chunks
  • 2 medium carrots, halved, quartered lengthwise
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 8 small white onions (frozen or from a jar)
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • 3 1/2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup hot beef stock or 1 cup broth
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 lbs leftover prime rib roast beef, cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 0.5 (5 ounce) package frozen peas, defrosted and drained
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
  • salt & freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon chopped chives
  • 1 tablespoon chopped flat leaf parsley
  • 1 egg yolk, beaten with 1 t. water


  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  • Cook potatoes and carrots together in boiling salted water until just tender. Drain; set aside.
  • In a small skillet, melt 1 T. of the butter and saute onions over medium heat until lightly brown. Lower heat. Sprinkle onions with sugar; toss lightly. Add white wine; cook until almost all liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat; set aside.
  • In a large saucepan, over low heat, melt remaining 3 T. butter. Add flour to make a roux and whisk for 3 minutes. Add the stock, whisking constantly. Mixture should thicken considerably. Raise heat slightly. Add cream, stirring constantly. Lower heat. Cook and stir 1 minute longer.
  • Add potatoes, carrots, onions, beef, peas, cayenne, and allspice. Add salt and pepper to taste. Mix well; remove from heat.
  • Spoon mixture into a 2-quart casserole dish. Sprinkle with parsley and chives.
  • Roll out pie dough and place over top of casserole. Build up the edges high and pinch into rim of dish. Cut a slit in the top to allow steam to escape. Brush egg yolk over the crust. Bake in preheated 450 degree oven for 10 minutes; reduce heat to 375 degrees. Bake 20 minutes longer. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.


Serving: 449g | Calories: 1063.4kcal | Carbohydrates: 65.4g | Protein: 56.5g | Fat: 64.3g | Saturated Fat: 30.6g | Cholesterol: 286.1mg | Sodium: 630.1mg | Fiber: 8.3g | Sugar: 10g

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