How To Roast The Perfect Holiday Prime Rib
We’ve met with the experts: our Pitmasters. We’ve gathered some helpful tips and tricks that will make tackling your first Prime Rib dinner as easy as can be. Follow along for a tender, savory, and juicy Prime Rib.
What is Prime Rib?
A “Prime Rib” or “standing rib roast” is a large cut of beef from the primal rib section of the cow. A slice will include portions of the “eye” of the rib, as well as the outer marbled muscle or the “cap”. A prime rib is traditionally rubbed with salt and seasonings on the outside and slow-roasted with dry heat.
What To Ask For At The Butcher:
Ask your local butcher for a nice well-marbled prime rib or standing rib roast. Look for a nice red color and trim.
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 10-12 minutes per pound for rare, 1 hour rest time before cooking at room temp, and 30 minutes rest time after cooking.
Servings: Depends on the size of the prime rib. The rule of thumb is 1lb raw per person. Or .5-.3/4lbs per person with more sides.
- Prime Rib
- 4R Coffee Rub
- Or Kosher salt and pepper, Brown Sugar, and Ground Coffee
How to Prepare:
- Preheat oven to 500° for 15 minutes
- Season with: 4R Coffee Rub or seasonings above
- Place seasoned meat onto a pan or cast-iron skillet and let meat rest for 1 hour at room temperature
How to Cook:
- After 15 minutes of the oven being at 500°, place seasoned prime rib onto the center rack of the oven
- Lower temperature to 325° and cook until meat reached an internal temperature of 110° on a meat thermometer (usually around 10-12 mins)
- Remove Prime Rib from oven and let sit 30 mins at room temperature before servings
How to Serve:
- Across the grain
- Best paired with: Gravy and Horseradish Sauce
Want To Make This Whole Recipe In One Step?
Try this time-saving hack: Order your entire Prime Rib with Sides already prepared from our Holiday Menu!
Order Here by 12/20 before 5 pm for a 12/24 pick-up. Re-heating instructions included.
Peace, Love, 4R.