You had a GREAT prime rib dinner…and now, after having the usual sandwich’s the next day, you “still” have leftovers!!!  What is a cook to do???  Hahahaha…you once again, go and get that “favorite” appliance…the crock pot and you gather all the mixin’s below, put it in the pot and cover it for 6-8 hours and you will become the “kitchen goddess” in the eyes of your family or friends!!!  TRUST ME!!!


  • 2-3 cups left over prime rib, with fat cut off and then cut into cubes (if you have the bones, use them too!)
  • 5 (14 0z) cans beef broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 1  14.5 oz can diced tomatoes (do not drain)
  • 1 -1/2 cups celery (including leaves) chopped
  • 1 -1/2 cup chopped carrots
  • 6 green onions, chopped
  • 1 cup barley
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • some fresh parsley (if you have it hanging around!)


  1. Take the leftover beef and cut away the visible fat, then cube it and put in crock pot.
  2. Take all the chopped vegetables, beef broth, water, seasonings, parsley and barley and put into pot.
  3. Cover and cook on Low setting for 6-8 hours or until vegetables and barley are tender OR you can put the crock pot on High and cook for 2 hours!

COULD IT BE ANY EASIER?? And the picture above was taken from my finished product!!!