Prime Rib Roast

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 30m
Ready In

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Original recipe yields 10 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (272.5 g)
  • Calories 650.9
  • Total Fat - 47.3 g
  • Saturated Fat - 19.1 g
  • Cholesterol - 253.1 mg
  • Sodium - 168.8 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 0.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0 g
  • Sugars - 0 g
  • Protein - 52.6 g
  • Calcium - 49.5 mg
  • Iron - 4.4 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0.1 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step 1

Leave the roast out for 1 1/2 hours to come down to room temperature.

Step 2

Preheat oven to 500 degrees. Stuff the roast all over with the garlic cloves. sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place roast in preheated oven. Roast for 30 minutes and turn the heat OFF ... DO NOT OPEN THE OVEN DOOR FOR 2 HOURS. Remove. Allow roast to stand 15 minutes before carving for easier slicing.

Step 3

Thirty minutes roasting time makes a rare roast. If you wish more well-done meat, roast for 33 or 34 minutes at 500 degrees before turning off the heat. The general rule is 5 minutes to the pound for rare and 5 1/2 to 6 minutes to the pound for more well-done meat.

Tips & Variations

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Sometimes simplicity it the best and it sure was in this instance. Takes little time to prepare and using this cooking method you are guaranteed a delicious roast time after time. This is a great choice for those special dinners and one I will keep handy for further use!

review by:
(25 Nov 2018)


This was perfect for our holiday dinner. We prefer ours medium rare and ours was right on target following these directions. Thanks Clem!

review by:
(28 Dec 2012)


My roast turned out perfect, follow the instructions and you will to! Hats off to you for prime rib perfection BigClem!

review by:
(28 Oct 2012)


I followed instructions as listed and this made for an awesome main dish!!! Thanks for sharing this lovely recipe. Made for the Alphabet Recipe Tag Game.

review by:
(16 Jun 2012)