Prime Rib Roast

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It’s National Prime Rib day – which is perfect because it’s my husband’s favorite food and it’s his birthday! No one knows who started this special day for prime rib, but why not? Some prime rib facts: A rib eye roast or steak is a boneless prime rib; A scooped and tied standing rib roast has the bone cut off then tied back on; when buying, look for milky white fat and brightly colored meat.

And it’s not that hard to cook, just pay attention to the temperature and rest time and you’ll have a delicious meal to enjoy!

What you need:

  • 2 ½ to 3 pound prime rib roast, bone in
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh rosemary
  • 1 Tablespoon sea salt
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • ½ cup jarred horseradish
  • ¼ cup sour cream

How to Do it:

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.

Crush the rosemary with the back of a knife to release the flavorful oils. Mix with oil, salt, and pepper.

Cut cross lines into the fat layer on the top of the roast. Rub on all sides of the roast. Let sit at room temperature for about 30 minutes.

Place roast in a roasting pan, bone side down. Prop if necessary.

Cook in hot oven for about 15 minutes, then reduce heat to 325° and cook until the internal temperature reaches 120° for rare (about 45 minutes to an hour). If you prefer it more done, temperature should be 130° for medium rare, 140° for medium, 150° for medium well and 160° for well done.

Allow the roast to rest for 15-20 minutes before cutting (you’ll note the cut in this one – my husband couldn’t wait). While it’s resting, make the au jus.

Using the roasting pan with all the drippings, stir in the beef broth and stir to loosen all the bits at the bottom. Bring to a boil, stirring, then reduce heat to low and simmer until it is reduced by half. Mix the sour cream with the horseradish.

Serve with horseradish and au jus on the side.

Serves 4

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4 Responses to Prime Rib Roast

  1. This looks like a lovely and classic meal! My son would love this. I am embarrassed to say I have never made prime rib, so I appreciate your recipe and your instructions! I will have to try it sometime! Thank you for sharing at Fiesta Friday!

    • HelenFern says:

      Thanks Jenny – glad you stopped by. The key to cooking prime rib is watching the time. It overcooks pretty quickly!

  2. Sheri says:

    This looks delicious! My husband loves making Prime Rib and trying out different recipes. I’m going to share this with him and tell him that even though we missed National Prime Rib Day he’ll need to make it tonight 🙂

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