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Cuisine American
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Perfect Prime Rib Recipe

Total Time 3 hours
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 2 hours

Perfect Prime Rib Recipe - This prime rib recipe results in the perfect prime rib every time. With step by step tips for the best prime rib recipe!

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  • 1 (3 - 4 bone) bone-in prime rib, about (10 - 10.5 pounds)
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper


  1. Salt prime rib from one hour to up to five days prior to cooking and serving your prime rib. Once salted, wrap tightly in plastic wrap and refrigerate until an hour prior to cooking.
  2. An hour prior to cooking, remove prime rib from refrigerator, unwrap and place, bone side down, on a roasting pan fitted with a roasting rack and allow to reach room temperature. At this point add pepper or other seasonings, if using.
  3. Preheat oven to 450º F. Then, roast your prime rib for 15 minutes and reduce to 325º F until your prime rib reaches the desired internal temperature, usually 11 - 12 minutes per pound, about 1 hour and 10 minutes. Using an internal meat thermometer, remove your prime rib from the oven about 2 - 4 degrees less than the desired serving final temperature you desire. The temperature of the prime rib will continue to rise due to carryover cooking. Tent prime rib with foil and allow to rest for 20 minutes.
  4. Place on a carving board for slicing and serve.
Nutrition Facts
Perfect Prime Rib Recipe
Amount Per Serving (3 ounces)
Calories 340 Calories from Fat 261
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 29g 45%
Saturated Fat 12g 60%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 12g
Cholesterol 72mg 24%
Sodium 55mg 2%
Potassium 258mg 7%
Protein 19g 38%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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