With the holidays coming up, we thought it’d be a great time to share our method of how we cook prime rib! Now, by now you might be asking yourself, I don’t know if I can do it. I feel intimidated by the idea because it can be expensive and it’s much pressure to cook for so many people. Or I’ve made it before but I’m always curious to learn how it could be better! Well then, you’re in the right place, because we’re going to teach you! Our method is an easy prime rib recipe for beginners who want to learn how to make it. This best prime rib roast recipe is meant to serve as a base, feel free to tweak and modify to your taste and preference. We’ve also included ALOT of notes on everything you need to know on how to cook your first prime rib roast! Enjoy!
Tiff + Doug
We usually buy prime grade prime rib at Costco weighing in around 15 lbs. You can buy prime rib basically anywhere, but we love Costco because you get USDA Prime for a lower cost. You might notice that we season with our favorite seasoning pappy’s. This is because we don’t want the complex seasoning to overpower the natural taste of the meat. Instead, we like making an au jus, which is a light gravy that will help enhance the flavor of the meat. Stay tuned on a separate post for that!
- Instant read thermometer
- Roasting v-rack
- Dual probe thermometer (not required, but will make your life a lot easier)
THE WONG FAMILY EASY PRIME RIB RECIPE
LEVEL: Easy (Watch our video and follow along!)
SERVING SIZE: 6-15
TIME: 4-5 hours
- 1 USDA prime grade prime rib roast (approximately 15 lbs)
- Pappy’s Prime Rib Rub Seasoning
- To prepare, take your prime rib out of the refrigerator and let it sit at room temperature for at least one hour. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees F. Season prime rib with salt and pepper. Tie the prime rib to give it a more even cook. (reference video for how to do this) and then season with Pappy’s top and bottom.
- Once the oven reaches 200 degrees, place the roast in a roasting pan and put it in the oven. Cook until the center of your roast reaches about 125 degrees. Depending on how big your prime rib is, it should take around 4-6 hours to slow cook.
- When the Prime Rib hits 100 degrees F flip it over to the other side.
- After the center reaches 125 degrees, remove the prime rib from the oven and let it sit at room temperature for 20-30 mins.
- Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 500 degrees F. When it’s about time to serve, place the roast back into the oven for about 10 mins to brown the crust (or until it’s crispy on the exterior.)
- Remove the roast from the oven, sit back with a glass of wine, and enjoy!
EASY PRIME RIB RECIPE COOK