Prep 4 mins
Cook 3 mins
I got this from a butcher in Eden Prairie, MN. His shop is no longer in business, but his recipe lives on. This is the easiest way to make a prime rib roast and it always truns out perfect!
- 1 (3 -4 lb) prime rib roast, any size will do
- 1⁄2 teaspoon pepper (optional)
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt (optional)
- Season the roast with your favorite seasoning(s) and re-wrap in butcher paper.
- Let roast set on counter for at least four hours before cooking to obtain room temperature, (it will not spoil if you leave it on counter overnight).
- Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees.
- Place roast in greased pan, uncovered, in oven and cook for 1 hour. (Size of roast makes no difference. Makes no difference if it is a bone-in or boneless roast). However, if it is a bone-in roast, place it in the pan bone-side down.
- Turn oven off (DO NOT PEEK).
- Leave roast in oven (DO NOT PEEK, THIS IS VERY, VERY CRITICAL TO THE PROCESS).
- Oven must be off a MINIMUM of two hours (DO NOT PEEK).
- 45 Minutes before you would like to serve, turn oven back on at 375 degrees.
- Roast will be medium to medium rare. If you want your roast a little more rare or a little more well-done adjust one hour cooking time by five minutes accordingly.
No fail is right! I added salt, fresh ground pepper, garlic powder, wasabi powder and rosemary for my spices. I put the spices on the night before, and then followed your cooking directions EXACTLY. The result was a perfectly cooked, medium rare prime rib! :-)
Just like the name says...this is definitely a "No Fail Prime Rib Recipe!" Last month, I made my first prime rib and checked out a lot of recipes, but wanted something as simple to follow as this recipe is. My main concern was cooking time. I got a lot of ideas for seasoning my prime, so I rubbed the prime with olive oil, McCormick's meat marinade, kosher salt & pepper, then I rubbed fresh minced garlic and fresh rosemary all over. Once I got it in the oven and followed the cooking directions, it came out superb and my family was "mmmm-ing" with every bite! I really appreciate that you posted this recipe and I will always use it in the future!
I did this for Christmas eve with and ELEVEN POUND BONE IN ROAST! It not only shocked me how perfect it was but, I had to repeat the recipe several times because my family and friends couldn't believe it worked. I cooked it for 1 hour at 2pm. Shut the oven off AT 3pm. Went to church. When I came back it was at 125'...I was so freaked out I never put the oven back on and at 7pm it had been at 129' for an hour or more so i just took it out and started slicing since we all like medium rare...EVERYONE WAS SHOCKED at how perfect it was!..yahoo! Was I a star! I'll never worry about a roast again. THANK YOU!