Perfect Prime Rib

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The only recipe that you’ll ever need is our Prime Rib recipe. Follow our steps to prepare the perfect roast for any occasion.

One of the most popular cuts of beef during the holiday season is Prime Rib. This is a bone-in roast, which means that it’s placed on its ribs in a roasting pan to cook them. It’s also referred to as a standing rib roast.

This prime rib is incredibly tender and delicious, with a rich and juicy flavor.


For the prime rib roast

  • 1 (10-poundstanding rib roast, 3 to 7 ribs (estimate serving 2-3 people per rib), bones cut away from the roast and tied back to the roast with kitchen string (ask your butcher to prepare the roast this way)
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper

For the gravy

  • 1/4 cup fat and drippings from the pan
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 to 4 cups water, milk, stock, or beer
  • Salt, to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste


  1. Before you start cooking the roast, remove it from the refrigerator and allow it to rest for at least 3 hours. In addition, bring the pieces of meat to room temperature before placing them in the oven.
  2. Before carving the roast, make sure that your butcher has already cut the bones away from the animal. Then, tie them back together using kitchen string. Doing this will make the carving process easier and allow you to stand the roast on its ribs while cooking it.
  3. The temperature of your oven should be around 500 degrees Fahrenheit. After placing the roast in the oven, allow it to rest for at least 30 minutes. In order to prevent the meat from drying out, make sure that you use paper towels.
  4. The temperature of the oven should be reduced to around 350 degrees Fahrenheit. After placing your roast in the oven, check the temperature with a thermometer.
  5. The cooking time for medium rare and rare roast should be around 11 to 12 minutes. The actual amount of time that it takes depends on the type of roast and its shape. For instance, a thick roast will take more time to cook than a flatter one. Also, the temperature of the roast when it’s placed in the oven should be lower than the temperature of the water in the refrigerator.
  6. One hour before you’re supposed to expect the roast to be done, check the temperature of the meat using a meat thermometer. For instance, if you’re planning on cooking a 10-pound roast, you should expect it to take 2 hours. After lowering the oven temperature to 350 degrees, you can check the total cooking time of the roast by checking it at 1 hour 15 minutes.
  7. After the roast has reached its ideal internal temperature, remove it from the cooker and place it on a board. For about 15 to 30 minutes, cover it with aluminum foil and let it rest. As the roast rests, its internal temperature will rise.

  8. The strings that were used to secure the roast to the rib bones should be removed. You can then save the bones for later use.

  9. Prepare the roast in the pan by removing the excess fat. Then, remove the meat from the pan. Using a metal spatula, remove the drippings from the pan. Place the pan on the stove top. Continue to cook the roast until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees Fahrenheit.When the fat is hot, add in the flour and stir until it is incorporated into the fat. Using a wire whisk, make sure that the flour is brown and doesn’t taste like raw flour.

  10. Add the water, milk, beer, and stock to the pan and continue to cook it slowly. Break up any flour lumps with the help of the metal whisk.

  11. The liquid will begin to thicken and simmer. This will result in 2 cups of Gravy. To taste, add some herbs and salt to the mixture.

4g FAT

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