Prime Rib With Garlic Herb Butter

"Perfect medium-rare"
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Ready In:
2hrs 20mins




  • Preheat oven to 500°F/260°C.
  • Mix together the butter, garlic, herbs, salt, and pepper in a bowl until evenly combined.
  • Rub the herb butter all over the rib roast, then place on a roasting tray with a rack.
  • Bake for 5 minutes per pound of meat — so a 5-pound roast would bake for 25 minutes and a 7-pound roast would bake for 35 minutes.
  • Turn off the heat and let the rib roast sit in the oven for 2 hours, making sure you do not open the oven door or else the residual heat will escape.
  • Once the 2 hours are up, remove the roast from the pan and pour the pan drippings into a saucepan over medium heat.
  • Add the flour, whisking until there are no lumps, then add the beef stock, stirring and bringing the sauce to a boil.
  • Remove from heat and strain the sauce into a gravy dish.
  • Carve the prime rib into ¾-inch slices, then serve with the mashed potatoes, green beans, and sauce!
  • Enjoy!

Questions & Replies

  1. Can you put the rub on the day before or it I recommended same day?
  2. can you cook two roast at same time u
  3. Hello! I'm planning on doing this with a rather large boneless roast (15lbs prior to trimming)... Is the 5 minutes per pound still the same, even with big roasts? Or is there a cap somewhere? What should internal temp be when I cut the oven off? I CANNOT overcook this thing... I'll never hear the end of it haha
  4. I have a 2.53 roast bone in , how long fo i cook it for med rare


  1. The absolute BEST Prime Rib I've ever made!!! I'm an experienced cook, and have made Prime Rib multiple times ,but this by far is the best recipe I've ever used!! I've made this recipe with success multiple times!! Make sure you use a roasting rack. I find it browns better when I just wrap a cookie sheet with heavy foil, and put the roasting rack in top of it. Make sure to put beef broth on the bottom of the cookie sheet as well. It prevents the butter from getting burnt and no nasty burning smell or smoke. I set my oven on Convection Roast as well. Wrapping the pan in foil makes for easy clean up too! Bon Appetite!!
  2. Absolutely amazing herb combination. Perfect balance of salt. Perfect cook time. Rave reviews from my guests.
  3. I've made this twice now, EXACTLY as written, both times were PERFECT medium rare. Love this recipe!!!
  4. If you use this recipe just throw the prime rib in the trash
  5. First time ever cooking prime rib. Used this recipe last night and it was great!!!! Was really surprised that 15 minutes per pound on the high temperature, then let sit in the oven a couple hours would cook as desired. IT WAS GREAT!!!!!


  1. I recommend drying the rib roast well before applying the herbed sticks to the roast better.



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