How to Cook Prime Rib Roast. Full of flavor, tender and juicy, this will not disappoint your diners. Cook times for rare, medium, and well done. A great beef recipe for the holidays.

How to Cook Prime Rib Roast. Full of flavor, tender and juicy, this will not disappoint your diners!

This delicious recipe has been generously shared by our Lovefoodies friends Pat Milton and Sally Hall. Sally tells me she had never cooked a Prime Rib before and so, with the help and instructions from our friend Nanny Pat,

Sally was able to cook up a storm in her kitchen and it turned out so delicious, the recipe is here to share with you all.

Prime Rib can be an expensive cut of beef, and often it's saved for special occasions, so it's certainly important to have a good recipe so we don't waste the good money we have spent by spoiling such a wonderful cut of meat.

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You can use cheaper cuts of beef, however, Prime rib (in my opinion) is the king of kings when it comes to a good full flavoured, tender and juicy cut.

It's worth spending the extra cost, and you won't be disappointed.

Here, we have given you cooking times for rare, medium, and well done Prime Rib Roast and at the end of the recipe, there are a few delicious side dishes you can take a look at to give you some ideas on what would be nice to serve alongside.

This is a perfect dish to serve for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, or indeed any special occasion!

So let's see how to cook a Prime Rib Roast

Recipe by Pat Milton, and cooked with photos by Sally Hall

Prep Time

10 minutes

Cook Time

1 hour 45 minutes

Yield

4 - 6 Persons

Ingredients

5 lb boneless prime rib roast joint.
2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
2 tablespoons Cajun Seasoning (or your favourite seasoning)
Black pepper

Instructions

1. Let the beef stand still wrapped for 1 hour at room temperature.

2. Rub all over with olive oil, then season lightly with favorite seasoned salt (I use Cajun Seasoning as it contains onion, garlic and celery salts. And lightly sprinkle with black pepper.

3. Preheat oven to 450 F, I used a pan with raised ridges so that it didn't sit in the juices that were saved to pour over at the end.

4. Bake uncovered, fat side up for 20 minutes, then reduce heat to 325 F and completely cover with aluminum foil and cook for an additional hour. Remove foil and bake for an additional 30 minutes.

5. Remove from oven and cover with foil while it rests for 40 minutes. This is when you can bring the other dishes together, such as your vegetables, sauce / gravy etc.

6. Slice into 1-1.5 inch cuts, and if you wish, you can fire up the grill and place the slices on for 3-4 minutes each side.

Just enough to not be bloody on outside. If you don't have a grill, you can use a hot cast iron skillet and do the same, or simply serve without grilling.

The joint of beef is cooked to medium, however, using the grill or skillet, you can cook a little more to people's liking.

7. Serve with Au Jus and a horseradish sauce for dipping.

COOKING TIMES

Please note, there are three cook times,

1. At the start on a high heat (for 20 minutes uncovered),

2. Lower heat covered with foil,

3. Final cooking without foil for 30 minutes.

If you have a different weight of beef, to calculate, the cook times for part 1 and 3 are THE SAME. You only need to adjust the cook time for part 2 as follows:
For RARE cook 26-30 minutes per pound
For MEDIUM cook 34-38 minutes per pound
For WELL DONE cook 40 - 42 minutes per pound

We'd love to hear from you and what you thought of our post. Did you make any changes or add some other goodies? Let us know in the comments below. Thanks for reading and happy cooking!

How to Cook Prime Rib Roast. Full of flavor, tender and juicy, this will not disappoint your diners!

If you'd like to make a lovely Horseradish Sauce to accompany your beef, our friends over at Savory Experiments has a lovely recipe we can recommend.

Recipe Card

How to Cook Prime Rib Roast. Full of flavor, tender and juicy, this will not disappoint your diners!

Prime Rib Roast

Yield: 4 - 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 55 minutes

How to Cook Prime Rib Roast. Full of flavor, tender and juicy, this will not disappoint your diners!

Ingredients

  • 5 lb boneless prime rib roast joint.
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 2 tablespoons Cajun Seasoning, or your favourite seasoning
  • Black pepper

Instructions

  1. Let the beef stand still wrapped for 1 hour at room temperature.
  2. Rub all over with olive oil, then season lightly with favorite seasoned salt (I use Cajun Seasoning as it contains onion, garlic and celery salts. And lightly sprinkle with black pepper.
  3. Preheat oven to 450 F, I used a pan with raised ridges so that it didn't sit in the juices that were saved to pour over at the end.
  4. Bake uncovered, fat side up for 20 minutes, then reduce heat to 325 F and completely cover with aluminum foil and cook for an additional hour. Remove foil and bake for an additional 30 minutes.
  5. Remove from oven and cover with foil while it rests for 40 minutes. This is when you can bring the other dishes together, such as your vegetables, sauce / gravy etc.
  6. Slice into 1-1.5 inch cuts, and if you wish, you can fire up the grill and place the slices on for 3-4 minutes each side. Just enough to not be bloody on outside. If you don't have a grill, you can use a hot cast iron skillet and do the same, or simply serve without grilling. The joint of beef is cooked to medium, however, using the grill or skillet, you can cook a little more to people's liking.
  7. Serve with Au Jus and a horseradish sauce for dipping.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 4
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1334Total Fat: 107gSaturated Fat: 42gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 52gCholesterol: 314mgSodium: 1385mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 85g

Delicious Side dishes

Here's a selection of delicious side dishes for any occasion and great for Thanksgiving and Christmas time too!

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4 thoughts shared

  1. 5 stars
    Baked prime rib using your recipe and it was fantastic! This dinner was for New Years Eve for my husband and I. I will definitely keep this recipe! I also had horseradish sauce baked potatoes and shrimp cocktail!Thank-you for sharing your fabulous recipe! I will try your other recipes also I’m positive they will be good also!

  2. This was one of my all time favorite recipes. It was pretty extensive as I didn’t want to ruin such an expensive cut of meat. Can’t wait to make it again.

  3. This is quite honestly the worst recipe I have ever seen. I quite honestly would never ruin an expensive cut of beef with it. I’m not sure where to even start on the problems with this recipe. I guess the seasonings. Celery salt? I would put that on a hot dog, not prime rib. This cut of beef isn’t steak. If you are wanting to throw it on a grill, you are cooking the wrong meal. The reason for the high temps is to make a crust on the outside but that is all. The rest is low and slow to get a perfect red color throughout. That’s prime rib at its best. I wouldn’t share this recipe at all.

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    savoryexperiments

    says:

    I just love Prime Rib- it is quite honestly one of my FAVORITE meals. And so many more recipes to make with the leftovers… I’m getting all excited over here :)