There’s something about providing a beautiful meal for the people you love that is not only fulfilling, but also something you know they’ll enjoy and appreciate.
And one of my favorite cuts of beef that provides an amazing experience and I enjoy cooking for family and friends on special occasions is a prime rib roast.
When I see them smiling from ear to ear waiting for their cut of succulent prime rib, it makes my day. But when I first made this roast, it was intimidating as I wanted to get it right. Who doesn’t?So if you don’t feel like an expert and are afraid of ruining this precious cut of meat, I’ve got just what you need with the perfect tool that’s going to be very forgiving
Personally, I think one of the best ways to cook a prime rib roast is in an electric oven roaster to experience that WOW factor.
After getting over my fear of the roaster—just one of a few cooking apparatuses that use to intimidate me—I’ve finally been able to win the battle over turkeys, roasts, hams, etc. If you don’t have an electric roaster, I cannot highly recommend enough getting one.
Prime Rib is also called a standing rib, which is cut from the back of the upper rib section of the animal that includes the most tender parts.
You’ll know by the price tag that this cut of meat is pretty precious…No pressure, right?!
I’m here to reassure you that even if it’s not cooked perfectly the way you want, it’s still really delicious (I’m speaking from experience of cooking it longer than I meant too). It’s definitely worth trying out.
And if you want the best chance of it going right this time…I suggest using an electric roaster oven which is a great fit for a prime rib roast because it’s not only convenient, it’s amazing at preserving the juices and flavors from the meat. It’s the easiest way to cook your prime rib roast as best you can.
*Bonus: The meat itself is so flavorful and tender that you don’t necessarily have to add too much to the prime rib.
Just make sure not to disturb it by lifting the lid too much while cooking as the roaster self-bastes the food. Electric roasters are good at cooking large pieces of meat and keeping the moisture in to cook in its own juices.
Now to the recipe!
Here’s what you’ll need for melt-in-your-mouth prime rib:
6 – 8 lbs strandquist family farm prime rib roast
3-4 tablespoons butter
salt to taste
pepper to taste
1 to 2 teaspoons dried rosemary
1 to 2 teaspoons dried thyme
5 – 6 cloves minced garlic
Step 1: Take the prime rib out of the fridge, put it on the rack from the roaster fat side up and allow it to sit until it’s at room temperature so it cooks evenly, approximately 2 hours.
Step 2: If you want the seasoning to soak into the prime rib even more, season your prime rib 24 hours beforehand (you can also add some criss crosses to the prime rib with a knife to the let the seasonings soak in as well).
Before you start to season, you’ll want to blot the prime rib with a paper towel to get rid of extra moisture so the seasonings will stick even better to the roast.
Step 3: Rub butter over the roast and then liberally salt the roast on all sides (the salt also helps you achieve a crispy seared crust). Next mix together the black pepper, rosemary and thyme and spread evenly over the entire roast and then add your minced garlic (and can add the minced garlic or garlic cloves into the criss cross slits you made).
Step 4: Preheat your electric roaster oven to 450°F (8-10 minutes). Then place the rack with the meat into the roaster.
Step 5: Close the lid and continue to cook on high (450°F) for 15 minutes in order to sear the meat. Then bring down the temperature to 350°F. Check out the cooking times below and calculate yours according to how you like your meat. Let the prime rib rest for at least 15-30 minutes after you take it out from the roaster, depending on what size it is.
*Remember, when it rests, it continues to cook. For example, if you want your prime rib rare, take it out sooner than 125 º F.
Rare – 125º F – 10 to 12 minutes per pound, cooking time approx. 1 hour
Medium Rare – 135º F – 12 to 14 minutes per pound, cooking time approx. 1 1/4 hours (we like to cook our prime rib to Med. Rare)
Medium – 140-145º F – 15 to 17 minutes per pound, cooking time approx. 1 1/2 hours
Medium Well – 150-155º F – 17 to 19 minutes per pound, cooking time approx. 1 3/4 hours
Well Done – 160º F – 19 to 22 minutes per pound, cooking time approx. 2 hours
*cooking times may vary
If you want to add even more to your prime rib, prepare a quick and simple horseradish cream sauce to go along with your beautiful prime rib:
1/2 cup sour cream
2 tbsp. horseradish sauce or prepared horseradish, drained
2 tbsp. mayo
1 tsp. apple cider vinegar
1/8 tsp. black pepper
1 tbsp. chives or parsley, fresh or dry
In a small bowl, mix all the ingredients together and serve immediately or refrigerate for a couple of hours.
I’m excited to make my next prime rib and I hope you are too!
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