Smoked Prime Rib

READY IN: 6hrs 35mins
Recipe by ratherbeswimmin'

My husband makes this using our smoker. It produces the most excellent prime rib I have ever tasted.

Top Review by patshoe

Fantastic recipe. My first prime rib. Christmas dinner was a huge success. Thank you to the person who wrote it.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Soak wood chips in a container of water for 1 hour.
  2. In a small bowl, add the garlic, salt, pepper, rosemary, and thyme; stir to combine.
  3. Rub this mixture evenly over the beef roast.
  4. In a bowl, add the red wine, red wine vinegar, and olive oil; stir to mix and set aside.
  5. Prepare a charcoal fire in a smoker; let burn for 15-20 minutes.
  6. Drain the hickory wood chips.
  7. Place the chips on the coals.
  8. Place the water pan in the smoker; add water to just below the fill line.
  9. Put the beef roast in the center of the lower food rack.
  10. Slowly pour the wine mixture over the beef roast.
  11. Cook the roast, covered, for 6 hours or until meat thermometer registers 145 degrees (medium-rare).
  12. Add more water to depth of fill line if necessary.
  13. Remove roast from smoker and let rest for 15 minutes before slicing.

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