Prime Rib

Prime rib is a popular and luxurious cut of beef that is often served during special occasions and holidays. Here’s a basic recipe for cooking a prime rib roast:

Prime Rib Roast:


  • Prime Rib Roast:
    • 1 standing rib roast (bone-in or boneless, choose the size according to the number of servings needed)
    • Salt and black pepper, to taste
    • Optional: Garlic powder, onion powder, and other seasonings of your choice
  • For the Au Jus (Optional):
    • Beef drippings from the roast
    • 1 cup beef broth
    • 1/2 cup red wine
    • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Prepare the Roast:
    • Preheat your oven to 450°F (232°C).
  2. Season the Roast:
    • Season the prime rib generously with salt, black pepper, and any additional seasonings you prefer. Let it sit at room temperature for about 1-2 hours before cooking.
  3. Roasting:
    • Place the seasoned roast, fat side up, on a rack in a roasting pan. Insert a meat thermometer into the thickest part of the roast, avoiding contact with the bone.
  4. Initial High Heat:
    • Roast the prime rib in the preheated oven for about 15 minutes to sear the exterior and develop a crust.
  5. Reduce the Heat:
    • Reduce the oven temperature to 325°F (163°C) and continue roasting. The total cooking time will depend on the size of the roast and your desired level of doneness.
  6. Cooking Times:
    • For a rare roast, aim for 15-20 minutes per pound.
    • For medium-rare, aim for 20-25 minutes per pound.
    • For medium, aim for 25-30 minutes per pound.
  7. Check Internal Temperature:
    • Check the internal temperature with a meat thermometer. The desired temperatures are approximately 120°F (49°C) for rare, 130°F (54°C) for medium-rare, and 140°F (60°C) for medium. Keep in mind that the temperature will continue to rise slightly as the meat rests.
  8. Resting:
    • Allow the roast to rest for at least 15-20 minutes before carving. This allows the juices to redistribute throughout the meat.
  9. Optional Au Jus:
    • While the roast is resting, you can make a simple au jus by combining the beef drippings, beef broth, and red wine in a saucepan. Season with salt and pepper, and simmer until it reaches your desired consistency.
  10. Carve and Serve:
    • Carve the prime rib into thick slices and serve with the au jus on the side.

Enjoy your prime rib roast as a centerpiece for a special meal! Adjust the seasoning and cooking times based on your preferences and the size of the roast.

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