All about the prime rib

Black Tie Beef Roast with Chocolate-Port Sauce and Goat Cheese Mashed Potatoes

For special occasions, or just a nice family dinner, you’ll want to make sure you’re giving your friends and family the absolute best, so it’s only fitting to want to serve them a delicious meal with Prime Rib. Discover tasty recipes, learn cooking tips and explore the cut that makes Prime Rib, prime.

Recipes for a Perfect Prime Rib

Prime Rib with horseradish sauce

Mastering a classic Rib Roast has never been so easy. Pair it with a garlicy pepper rub and a homemade horseradish sauce for out of this world flavor.

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pistachio crusted prime rib with holiday wine sauce

Pistachio-Crusted Beef Rib Roast with Holiday Wine Sauce

This show-stopper recipe will impress any guest lucky enough to sit at your table! The crunchy, salty crust pairs perfectly with the rich sauce made with mushrooms, shallots and red wine.

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Herb-Seasoned Rib Roast with Red Wine Pan Sauce

Herb-Seasoned Rib Roast with Red Wine Pan Sauce

Rib Roast seasoned in herbs and served with a red wine pan sauce. Cheers!

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Peppered Ribeye Roast with Roasted Garlic Sauce

PEPPERED RIB ROAST WITH ROASTED GARLIC SAUCE

Show your friends that you're an expert in the kitchen. Peppered Ribeye Roast served with a creamy roasted garlic sauce is nothing but delicious.

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Prime Rib Seasoning

While you can certainly cook a delicious Prime Rib with just salt and pepper, adding a rub or seasoning can bring an additional level of flavor to the table.

Cowboy Steak & Roast Rub

cowboy roast rub

Have your prime rib taste like you're on the open range with this Cowboy Steak and Roast Rub.

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lemon thyme rub

Perfect for roasts, this seasoning will add another dimension to your holiday meal.

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Robust Rubs

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Looking for big flavor and minimal effort? See more of our delicious rub recipes.

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Cooking Prime Rib

The best way to cook Prime Rib is by roasting it in the oven fat side up to your desired doneness and allowing it to rest, tented by aluminum foil for 10-15 minutes before slicing. This will ensure that the juices have a chance to settle before cutting into the roast. It’s also important to remember the temperature will continue to rise 10 to 15 degrees when it comes out of the oven.

Roasting times may vary depending on the size of the roast and if it is boneless or not. While our roasting guidelines can offer a general rule of thumb, it’s always best to follow the individual recipe or packaging for specific times.

Prime Rib
oven temperature

(preheated)

weight
(pounds)
Approximate Total
Cooking TIme
Internal TEMPERATURE*
Ribeye Roast, Boneless
(small end)
350°F 3 to 4



4 to 6



6 to 8
Medium Rare:
1-1/2 to 1-3/4 hours
Medium:
1-3/4 to 2 hours
Medium Rare:
1-3/4 to 2 hours
Medium:
2 to 2-1/4 hours
Medium Rare:
2 to 2-1/4 hours
Medium:
2-1/4 to 2-1/2 hours
135°F

145°F

135°F

145°F

135°F

145°F
Ribeye Roast, Boneless
(large end)
350°F 3 to 4



4 to 6



6 to 8
Medium Rare:
1-1/2 to 2 hours
Medium:
2 to 2-1/4 hours
Medium Rare:
2 to 2-1/4 hours
Medium:
2-1/4 to 2-1/2 hours
Medium Rare:
2-1/4 to 2-1/2 hours
Medium:
2-1/2 to 2-3/4 hours
135°F

145°F

135°F

145°F

135°F

145°F
Ribeye Roast,
Bone-In
350°F 4 to 6
(2 ribs)


6 to 8
(2 to 4 ribs)


8 to 10
(4 to 5 ribs)
Medium Rare:
1-3/4 to 2-1/4 hours
Medium:
2-1/4 to 2-3/4 hours
Medium Rare:
2-1/4 to 2-1/2 hours
Medium:
2-1/2 to 3 hours
Medium Rare:
2-1/2 to 3 hours
Medium:
3 to 3-1/2 hours
135°F

145°F

135°F

145°F

135°F

145°F

* Remove Roast from oven when internal temperature reaches

How to Carve a Prime Rib

To get delicious, even slices from the Prime Rib, first turn the roast on its side and remove the ribs. To do this, follow the curve of the ribs as close and you can making sure to hold the roast steady with a serving fork or tongs. Once the ribs are removed, turn the roast with the fat side up and carefully slice pieces to your desired thickness.

Smoked Herb Rib Roast

Smoked Herb Rib Roast

Smoked Herb Rib Roast

Buying Prime Rib

When cooking for 4 people or fewer, it might be better to purchase a steak or call ahead to your meat counter to order the size of roast you prefer. For bone-in Prime Rib, purchase a prime rib that has 1 rib for every 2 people.

At the store, Prime Rib can go by different names including Standing Rib Roast, Holiday Roast or Ribeye Roast. It can be found in the meat case with both boneless and bone-in options. The Ribeye Roast comes from the Rib Primal which gives it the rich, beefy flavor everyone loves. It is savory, fine textured and typically has generous marbling.

Pairing Wine with Prime Rib

With a Prime Rib, the meat is tender, savory and rich with a good amount of marbling. This translates to big flavors. This is when the young, bold wines, like Cabernet Sauvignon come in. The marbling in Prime Rib interacts with the harsh tannins of the young Cabernet bringing out the great fruit taste. Some other excellent wines to pair with a Prime Rib include a Syrah, Rhome Valley, Rioja or Barolo.

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