Tips For Cooking The Best Prime Rib!

When we cook up a Prime Rib we are usually celebrating something special therefore, we want our meal to turn out perfectly. Follow these tips for cooking the best Prime Rib for your special celebration dinner.

Prime Rib

What makes Prime Rib so special?

  • Prime rib has a large “eye” of meat in the center, which is juicy, tender, and marbled with fat. This eye has a fat-marbled muscle around it, and the whole thing is surrounded by a thick cap of fat. All this means that prime rib is tender because the muscles aren’t heavily used, stays juicy
    because of all the fat, and is extremely flavorful and beefy, all contributing to its high price.
  • Prime rib is technically a roast, not a steak. That is, unless you slice the ribs into steaks before cooking, in which case it becomes a rib eye steak.
  • A standing rib roast, also known as prime rib, is a cut of beef from the primal rib, one of the nine primal cuts of beef. While the entire rib section comprises ribs six through 12, a standing rib roast may contain anywhere from two to seven ribs. 
  • A scooped & tied standing rib roast will have the bones taken off and then tied back on.
  • A rib eye roast is a boneless prime rib. The beef is cut from the rib section, the largest central area of the steer, located in between the chuck and the short loin, just above the plate. 
  • April 27 is National Prime Rib Day

Directions for cooking Prime Rib:

  1. Allow prime rib to sit in the refrigerator overnight uncovered on a tray. Salt it first so the salt can penetrate all the way through the meat. 
  2. Bring prime rib to room temperature before cooking. Let it sit out for approximately 2 hours.
  3. Season the prime rib with seasoning of your choice; garlic, rosemary, onion powder etc. 
  4. Sear it on high heat in oil on all sides until there is a nice brown to it. 
  5. Place in the Crockpot on low for 3-4 hours or until the internal temperature is 120 degrees, measured with a meat thermometer. The roast will continue to cook as it sits. Serve when the temperature reaches 130 degrees.
    120° – rare
    130° – medium rare
    140° – medium
    150° – medium well
    160° – well done

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To complete the meal, pair with our Lamb Weston Garlic Potatoes and Asparagus spears


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    art thomsen
    March 20, 2020

    cant tell if you are taking orders for prime rib or just showing? Its really good and tender. I cooked one from you and everyone loved,

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      Alison's Pantry
      September 4, 2020

      Hi Art,
      We’re so happy to hear you enjoyed the Prime Rib. We only offer that item in our holiday catalogs right now. Watch for it again in Catalogs 11 & 12. 🙂

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    Brendan Shelton
    February 2, 2021

    I love the idea of salt first so that it penetrates the meat overnight and helps it taste better. My brother is trying to get into grilling/smoking lots of meats this eyar. He wants to find a local butcher that has all the cuts of meat that he is looking for right now.

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    Tex Hooper
    May 9, 2022

    You make a great point about how prime rib is a roast, not steak. I need to cater some food for a wedding. I’ll have to import rib eye.

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