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    Prime Rib

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    3 hrs 15 mins

    30 mins

    2 hrs 45 mins

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    1. 1
      Preheat oven to 325 degrees Place the roast, rib side down, in a large roasting pan.
    2. 2
      In a small bowl mash together garlic, rosemary, thyme, salt, pepper and oil to make a paste.
    3. 3
      Smear the paste generously over the entire roast.
    4. 4
      Scatter the vegetables around the meat and drizzle with oil.
    5. 5
      Roast for about 1 1/2-2 hours or approximately 20 minutes per pound for medium-rare.
    6. 6
      Check the internal temperature of the roast in several places with an instant-read thermometer, it should register 120-125 degrees for medium rare.
    7. 7
      Remove the beef to a carving board and allow to rest for 20 minutes to let the juices settle.
    8. 8
      Remove the vegetables and set aside.
    9. 9
      Pour the pan juices into a fat separator so you can use the broth for the au jus and save the fat for Yorkshire pudding.
    10. 10
      Place the roasting pan over medium-high heat.
    11. 11
      Add the cabernet and scrape up the brown bits in the bottom of the pan.
    12. 12
      Add sugar, water/beef drippings, reserved vegetables and parsley Season with salt and pepper.
    13. 13
      Continue to cook until the wine is reduced by half, about 5 minutes.
    14. 14
      Strain the sauce through a sieve to remove the solids before serving.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 28, 2002


      I made this prime rib for Christmas dinner with my husband's family. My father-in-law and brother-in-law said it was one of the best prime ribs they'd tasted. My father-in-law even took the leftovers home! I served it with twice baked potatoes, sauteed mushrooms, steamed cauliflower in 4 cheese sauce, rolls and dessert. I didn't have the wine on hand, so for the gravy I separated the fat from the roasting pan and added the juices to two packets of Schilling Au Jus, prepared per packet instructions in a saucepan on the stove. I also added some extra herbs from the roast recipe and a little cornstarch for thickening to the saucepan. The resulting gravy was excellent! I will make this recipe again! Thanks!

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    • on January 01, 2010


      Ummm...YUM! Made this for New Year's Day dinner and it was deeelish! Followed recipe to a tee. Added mushrooms to the veggies in the roasting pot about half way through. Also made mashed potatoes, cheesie vegetables and crescent rolls to go along. will make again!

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    • on December 28, 2008


      I thought this was a wonderful recipe. I prepared for Christmas, it was a instant hit. This will be my only Prime Rib recipe from this day on. Thanks for sharing!

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    Nutritional Facts for Prime Rib

    Serving Size: 1 (654 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 2929.6
    Calories from Fat 2065
    Total Fat 229.5 g
    Saturated Fat 95.0 g
    Cholesterol 578.3 mg
    Sodium 472.9 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 28.4 g
    Dietary Fiber 3.8 g
    Sugars 3.5 g
    Protein 156.6 g

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