The Best Recipe for Prime Rib Roast in the Oven – No Fail

Sliced Prime Rib
Dairy Free Grain Free Keto Friendly Kid Friendly Low Carb 

Nutrition:  Calories 555 | 0g Net Carbs | 60g Protein | 34.5g Total Fat

Ideal for entertaining, this easy recipe for prime rib roast in the oven comes out perfectly cooked every time.

I can’t take credit for this recipe. It’s a family favorite that’s been passed on to me. And my mom got it from a military wives cookbook. I usually like to tweak recipes and make them my own. But not with this recipe. It’s perfect just the way it is. Prime rib is often our main dish at celebrations. My parents have been making prime rib this way for years. When I was putting together my first big celebration dinner, I had to have the recipe. Over the years I’ve made it in many different ovens, and it comes out perfect every time.

Which Roast do I Buy?

Besides coming out perfectly cooked every time, this prime rib recipe only has three ingredients. It really can’t get any easier. And it makes for great stress-free entertaining. The most important ingredient for this recipe is the roast. And not all beef roasts are the same.

In this case, you’re looking for a standing rib roast. You can also use a rib eye roast, which is a standing rib roast with the ribs removed. If you’re at the grocery store and can’t find either of these roasts available, there is one more option. Buy rib eye steaks, which is sliced rib eye roast. They can be bone-in or bone-out. You will also need cooking twine, so pick some up if you don’t have any at home. Then, stack the rib eye steaks together and tie them tightly with the cooking twine. Essentially, you’re putting the roast back together. (Bonus: Less work cutting later) I have had to “make” my own roast before, and it came out delicious.

How to Tie a Roast with Twine

Here’s a quick video showing you how to tie a roast with cooking twine.

Cooking the Prime Rib Roast

To prepare your roast, let it sit out at room temperature for at least one hour before cooking. Then, generously coat the roast with kosher salt and pepper on all sides. Rub the salt and pepper in. Place the prime rib in a shallow roasting pan, fat side up. Pre-heat the oven to 375°. Roast your prime rib for one hour, and then turn off the heat. Do not open the oven door or take out the roast. Leave the prime rib in the oven. Thirty to forty minutes before you’re ready to serve, turn the oven back on to 375°. Your prime rib will come out brown and crispy on the outside and rare in the middle. Let the roast rest at room temperature. Then, all you have to do is slice and serve.

DO NOT Open the Oven

I repeat, do not open the oven. This is so important. If you open it, the oven it will lose its heat. Then, your prime rib roast won’t be properly cooked in the middle. So, this means you can’t cook anything else in the oven. When you’re planning your meal, plan on making your side dishes elsewhere. Make your side dishes on the stove-top or on the grill. A great salad also goes wonderful with prime rib. If you have double ovens, you don’t have to think about where to make your sides. But, you do have to make sure your kitchen helpers don’t open the oven.

Carving Prime Rib Roast - Martha Stewart Cooking School - Martha Stewart

Here’s a great video showing you how to cut your prime rib.

Other recipes to check out: Garlic Lemon Spatchcock Chicken, Grilled Asparagus, and Green Beans Almondine.

The Best Recipe for Prime Rib Roast in the Oven -- No Fail

Ideal for entertaining, this easy recipe for prime rib roast in the oven comes out perfectly cooked every time.

Total Time: 2 hours 45 minutes
Prep Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4.5-5 lb Standing Rib Roast (for substitutions see above)
  • Kosher Salt
  • Fresh Cracked Pepper

Directions

  1. Let the roast sit at room temperature for at least 1 hour.
  2. Preheat the oven to 375°. While the oven preheats, coat the outside of the roast with salt and pepper on all sides, and rub it in. Place the roast fat side up in a shallow roasting pan.
  3. Bake for 1 hour, and then turn off the heat.  DO NOT OPEN THE OVEN. Let the roast sit in the oven.
  4. 30-40 minutes before your ready to serve, turn the oven back on to 375°. 
  5. Roast for another 30-40 minutes, then take the prime rib out of then oven. Take the prime rib out of the oven, and let it rest about 10 minutes. Slice and serve.

Nutrition: 

Yield: 10 servings, Serving Size: 7-8 ounces

Amount Per Serving:  Calories: 555,  Total Fat: 34.5g, Saturated Fat: 15.7g,  Cholesterol: 141.2mg, Sodium: 873mg, Carbohydrates: 0g, Fiber 0g, Sugars: 0g, Protein 60g

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