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Easy Prime Rib Roast

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Easy Prime Rib Roast
  • Prep 5 min
  • Total 3 hr 10 min
  • Ingredients 5
  • Servings 6

The trick to making our Easy Prime Rib Roast is five simple ingredients and flavorful au jus. If you're wondering how to cook a boneless prime rib roast, we make it simple with our step-by-step instructions below. Gather your herb mixture ingredients including coarse salt, dried thyme leaves, garlic powder and ground black pepper. Check out our Expert Tips for sauce recipes that will enhance the flavor and keep this prime rib on your holiday must-have list. MORE+ LESS-

Updated November 30, 2020

Ingredients

1
boneless beef rib roast (4 1/2 lb)
1
teaspoon coarse (kosher or sea) salt
1
teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1
teaspoon garlic powder
1/4
teaspoon coarse ground black pepper

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Line shallow roasting pan with foil. Place beef, fat side up, in pan.
  • 2
    In small bowl, mix salt, thyme, garlic powder and pepper until well blended. Sprinkle and press herb mixture on roast.
  • 3
    For medium-rare, roast uncovered 1 hour 45 minutes to 2 hours 15 minutes or until meat thermometer inserted in center reads 135°F. For medium, roast 2 hours 15 minutes to 2 hours 45 minutes or until meat thermometer inserted in center reads 150°F. Cover roast loosely with foil; let stand 15 to 20 minutes before carving.

Expert Tips

  • Try any of these delicious sauces for your prime rib:
    •For Creamy Horseradish Sauce, stir 1 cup sour cream, 2 tablespoons fresh ground horseradish, 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives and 1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper until well blended.
    •For Creamy Pesto Sauce, stir 1 container (7 oz) refrigerated pesto and 3 tablespoons sour cream until well blended.
    •For Blue Cheese Sauce, stir 3/4 cup crumbled blue cheese, 1/2 cup sour cream, 2 tablespoons milk and 1/8 teaspoon red pepper (cayenne) until well blended.
    •For Au Jus, in 1-quart saucepan, mix pan drippings from roast, 1 cup beef broth and 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce. Cook over medium-high heat 8 to 10 minutes or until reduced by half.
  • Now that you've mastered how to make prime rib try our recipe for Easy Honey-Baked Ham. Turn a fancy meal into a simple process with just 4 ingredients.
  • Is pork roast your family's tradition? We've got a 3-step recipe for Easy Garlic Pork Roast that will help you set an herb-scented, classic dish on the table.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
380
Calories from Fat
210
% Daily Value
Total Fat
23g
36%
Saturated Fat
9g
46%
Trans Fat
1g
Cholesterol
120mg
41%
Sodium
480mg
20%
Potassium
530mg
15%
Total Carbohydrate
0g
0%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
0g
Protein
41g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 3 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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