Prep 15 mins
Cook 2 hrs 41 mins
Made this for Christmas Eve, and it turned out perfectly with our 8 pound prime rib. My butcher had said "500 and five minutes a pound". Most of the recipes I found online were not like this, but several were. I tried to keep it stupidly simple. This is a great recipe for us, and got rave reviews from the family. I am not a cook ...if I can do this, so can anyone. The prime rib we had from this recipe got rave reviews from the entire family, so it's keeper for us. Note that we have an electric oven, and used a $14 Taylor digital meat thermometer from Sears.
- 1 head garlic (6- 8 cloves)
- 4 -8 lbs prime rib roast (weight should not matter)
- 2 tablespoons onion powder
- 2 tablespoons granulated garlic (and about half of the garlic cloves minced)
- 2 tablespoons paprika
- 2 tablespoons thyme (I was out so did not use this)
- 2 tablespoons white pepper
- 2 tablespoons fresh coarse ground black pepper
- 3 tablespoons sea salt
- 1⁄2 cup olive oil
- The basics from our butcher - 500 F and 5 minutes a pound - worked out like this for us, as it was calculated on the weight of the roast.
- * Let the meat come to room temperature for about 2 hours.
- * Cleaned the meat and trimmed excess fat.
- * Poked a goodly number of holes with a large fork, and about 8 or so with a knife to insert garlic slivers.
- * Cleaned the garlic and took about half and sliced into "slivers" to insert in the deeper holes.
- * Mixed the ingredients threw in enough extra virgin olive oil to make a mud, and mixed it all up -- slathered it on the roast.
- * Placed meat fat side up in roasting pan with about 3 inch sides, and a rack.
- * Added just enough water to cover bottom of pan to reduce splashing of drippings.
- * Preheated oven to 500 F
- * Calculated 41 minutes for my roast. Your time will vary. Take weight of roast and multiply times 5 to get minutes.
- * Insert the meat thermometer and shut that door! (We used an inexpensive Taylor digital that had a cable to monitor temp of meat without opening the door).
- * Turn off the oven at YOUR scheduled time (remember that weight times 5 equals total minutes).
- * Check the temperature after exactly 2 hours. Do NOT open the door even once during this time.
- It came out with meat temp at 135, which is Medium Rare, but it continues to finish cooking, as you leave covered with foil for 25 minutes of "resting time" out on the kitchen counter.
- * De-boned it as this YouTube video shows:.
- Optional: MaKe au jus after the roast was done by taking three tablespoons of fat drippings, all the carmelized bits that fell into the bottom of roasting pan, two tablespoons of flour, 1 quart of beef broth from box, simmered and stirred chunks out on medium, and then strain as poured into gravy boat.
- Hope this works out as well for you as it did for us. Just had French Dip sandwiches today made from leftovers. It was great for both meals.