Easy Holiday Prime Rib / Standing Roast Recipe

Easy Holiday Prime Rib / Standing Roast Recipe

Posted by Meat N' Bone on

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.

16 lb Prime Rib (Boneless)

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. 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.

Should you get bone-in or boneless? 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.

Step #01: Bring your Prime Rib to Room Temperature

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 un-freeze. Once you have your un-frozen Prime Rib in the refrigerator, take it out and set it on the counter for a few hours. Let it get acclimated, bring it to room temperature.

Step #02: Salt + Pepper

We have some amazing rubs, and we love them. If you are looking for a particular flavor (Hawaiian Rub, Steakhouse Classic Flavor) feel free to use your favorite seasoning. But we recommend just sticking to coarse salt and freshly-ground black pepper. 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 #03: Set Oven to 500 Degrees

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.



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. 

Step #05: Remove Roast from the oven and rest 20 minutes at room temperature

Let the 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 #06: Enjoy!!

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.

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