#GrillMaster Series: Prime Rib 101: How To Cook The Perfect Prime Rib (aka Standing Roast)

#GrillMaster Series: Prime Rib 101: How To Cook The Perfect Prime Rib (aka Standing Roast)

In our first video we showed how to cook Picanha. It has had positive feedback so we decided to do another one. Since the holidays are right around the corner, we are showing you how to cook a Prime Rib.

Further written instructions are below and we've created a handy video tutorial.

How To Cook Bone-In (Or Boneless) Prime Rib

What Is A Prime Rib?

There is nothing like a good roast, and the Prime Rib or 'Standing Roast' is the king of them all. Buying and thinking about cooking a prime rib can be intimidating and understandably so; prime rib is not cheap, and it doesn't look like it is easy to prepare. And yet, it is.

This recipe was shared by one of our customers (wish I remembered who), over friendly conversation at our boutique store in Miami. A few of us have tried it by now and it has changed the way we do prime rib.

The recipe works for a prime rib of ANY size. The only difference would be if it is bone-in or bone-less. If bone-in, reduce cooking times slightly.

The first step in preparing your holiday prime rib is to procure it. Half the job of cooking at good roast is procuring high quality ingredients.

Take into account the prime rib is how a steer is graded. So this is the cut, out of all of them, where the grade of the beef will make more of a difference. You will see a SIGNIFICANT difference between a low grade choice, a G1 certified Choice, G1 Prime, Wagyu-Angus and up!

Meat N' Bone offers Boneless and Bone-In Prime Rib at different sizes and price points (Wagyu, USDA Prime, USDA Choice). This simple recipe, applies to all.

Bone-In Or Boneless Prime Rib?

I tend to prefer boneless because it is easier to serve. The bone does add a bit of flavor, but out prime ribs are such high quality that I do not see the difference between one or the other. Our prime ribs come pretty much ready to roast.

boneless prime rib vs bone-in prime rib

Step 1: Bring your prime rib to room temperature.

preparing your prime rib

You should never shock your steak by taking it our of the refrigerator, or even worse, the freezer and toss it into the fire. Take your time. If your prime rib is frozen, you should leave it in the refrigerator for a couple days to thaw out. There is nothing wrong with frozen beef, just make sure its frozen FAST and that it thaws out slowly.

Once you have your thawed prime rib in the refrigerator, take it out and set it on the counter for a few hours. Let it get acclimated and bring it to room temperature.

Step 2: Salt + Pepper.

seasoning prime rib

We have some amazing rubs, and we love them. Feel free to use your favorite seasoning or use a seasoing rub like our Hawaiian Rub but we recommend just sticking to coarse salt and pepper. In fact, we like our Cooper's Provisions Smoked Salt & Pepper Rub.

Be generous. This recipe calls for the seasoning once your prime rib is fresh. You can rub it the night before or right before cooking it. It doesn't make a big difference.

Step 3 (OPTIONAL): Let it sit overnight.

resting prime rib overnight

You DONT have to, but it is recommended to let the rubs penetrate for 24 hours. Just make sure... when you take it out allow the roast to come back to room temperature.

Step 4: Set oven to 500 degrees and cook for 6-7 mins per pound (6 mins for bone-in and 7 mins for boneless).

preheating the oven

Once the oven is warm, you are going to cook the prime rib for 6 minutes and 30 seconds for every pound of meat. So if you have a 16 pound prime rib, you are going to cook it for 104 minutes (1 hour and 44 minutes).

Your average 6 lb prime rib will cook in 40 minutes.

Step 4: Do not open the oven!

do not open the oven

Ever heard the saying "Curiosity killed the cat." I don't know about cats, but opening the oven to check on your prime rib before 2 hours have elapsed will ruin it. This is the easiest step. After the timer runs out, turn off the oven but DO NOT open it.  Leave it the roast in there for 2 hours. It will continue to cook slowly. 

If you are in a hurry, at-least give it an hour. It may be slightly undercooked.

Step 5: Remove toast from the oven and rest 20 minutes at room temperature.

Let the finished prime rib roast sit outside of the oven for an additional 20 minutes. Do not cut it. Do not touch it. You can move it around into your serving tray.

Step 6: Enjoy!!

cutting prime rib roast

Serve it with classic holiday sides like creamed spinach or green bean casserole, your favorite mashed or scalloped potatoes and a basket of hot dinner rolls. I particularly love those Hawaiian bread rolls or even garlic bread.

If you want to be less conventional., carve the prime rib very thinly, put inside of a toasted baguette with coarse salt and olive oil. Welcome to heaven.

Check Out Our Prime Ribs Cuts:



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