How To Cook Prime Rib
If you're having company for dinner, learn how to cook prime rib for an impressive, tasty meal. This tender, flavorful prime rib recipe is great for any special occasion. Serve au jus to complement the prime rib.
- 5 lbs. standing rib roast
- Kosher salt
- Fresh ground pepper
- Garlic powder
- Onion powder
- 2 cups beef stock
- Shallow roasting pan
- Meat thermometer
- Aluminum foil
- Prepare the prime rib. Trim any excess fat from the meat, rinse with cold water, and pat dry completely.
- Mix enough salt, pepper, onion and garlic powder together to make a dry rub. Coat the prime rib on all sides with the seasoning mixture.
- Set the prime rib on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Place uncovered in a preheated 350 degree oven.
- Allow to cook about twenty minutes. Insert meat thermometer into the thickest part of the meat to check for doneness. When the temperature reaches 140, the prime rib is ready.
- Remove the prime rib from the roasting pan and cover with a foil tent. Allow to rest for fifteen minutes. This will help keep the juices from flowing out of the meat when it's sliced.
- Meanwhile, prepare the au jus. Spoon the fat from the pan drippings and discard. Mix beef stock and drippings in a saucepan. Bring to a simmer and season with salt and pepper.
Slice the prime rib across the grain and serve with au jus.
- Try different spice mixtures, adding spices such as fennel, rosemary, or mustard seed.