Prime Rib Recipe

This fool proof Prime Rib recipe is one of the easiest and most
delicious recipes you’ll find. And, it’s one that will certainly impress
your guests. It includes details on shopping for the best Prime Rib
roast, how much Prime Rib to buy for your guests and even an easy Prime
Rib Au Jus Recipe.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 3 hours
Cook Time 2 hours
Servings 8
Calories 688 kcal
Author Cindy Livesey


  • Prime Rib Roast Buy 1 Rib for every 2 people
  • Kosher Salt
  • Ground Pepper coarsely ground


  • Shallots chopped
  • Splash of Red Wine
  • Beef broth enough to increase the amount of your pan drippings
  • 1 pat butter


  1. Remove bones from the rib & tie back on place. Note that a butcher can do this for you at no extra cost. 

  2. Let the roast sit out for about 3 hours to come to room temperature
  3. Preheat oven to 500°
  4. Heavily season meat with kosher salt & pepper
  5. Place in pan with fat side up (bones will be resting at the bottom of the pan)
  6. Cook for 15 minutes at 500°
  7. Reduce oven temperature to 325° and cook 12 minutes per lb until the internal temperature of the meat reaches 120° - 125°. If it's cooking too quickly, reduce oven to 200°
  8. Let rest for about 30 minutes. At this point the internal temperature will raise to about 130° - 135° which will give you medium rare to medium meat. Remember the middle will be more medium rare and the ends will become more medium so you'll have a variety for your guests to choose from.
  9. For the gravy, take the pan drippings and add minced shallots, red wine, more beef stock and a pat of butter. To make it thicker, whisk in 2 tbsp of flour.
Nutrition Facts
Prime Rib Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 688
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.