Garlic Butter Herb Prime Rib

Garlic Butter Herb Prime Rib is melt in your mouth tender and juicy prime rib that is cooked to medium rare perfection and marbled with fat.  The seared garlic butter herb crust is incredible! 

Garlic Butter Herb Prime Rib

The holidays wouldn’t be complete without a prime rib roast.  Well I am here to bring you the best prime rib recipe with a few tips and tricks for cooking the perfect tender and juicy prime rib every single time.  You are going to bring your A- game to Christmas dinner with a flavorful and bold prime rib roast that is actually really simple to make!

Prime rib can be a little intimidating to make because you are trying to achieve the perfect medium rare temperature.  Since prime rib can be a bit pricy, the last thing that you want to do is to over cook it.  I have had that happen before and it is awful!  I highly recommend using an oven thermometor for this recipe.  It makes it easy to quickly check to see if it is getting close to the desired temperature.

The closed oven method can be a great one, but I had a prime rib roast over cook because I was too trusting.  That is where you roast the meat at a 500 degrees for 5 minutes per pound.  Then you leave the oven closed for 2 hours and it slowly cooks.  If using this method I highly recommend a thermometor inside of the meat so that you can check on it without opening the oven while it cooks.

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I always buy my prime rib with the bone.  The butcher at our local grocery store cuts the bone but leaves it partially attatched and ties it onto the roast.  This makes it easier to carve the meat and the bone creates a rack for the prime rib to cook on.

The best part of this recipe is hands down the garlic herb butter that gets rubbed on the roast before it cooks.  I am telling you!  It gives it the absolute best flavor.  You can never go wrong with garlic, butter, and herbs slathered on meat.  Am I right?  Just look at that amazing crust!!

How long do you cook a prime rib roast per pound?

The bones create a natural roasting rack for the meat.  Cook the roast at a higher temperature of 450 degrees for 15 minutes.  Then reduce the temperature to 325 degrees and continue to cook until the thermometor reads 110 degrees.  About 15 minutes of cooking time per pound.

What is the best cut of a prime rib

A prime rib roast, or standing rib roast, is cut from the back of the upper rib section of the steer, and it usually comprises a total of seven ribs. To make the slow roasted Prime Rib, you’ll need a three-bone rib roast, which can be cut either from the chuck end or the loin end of the rib section.

Why is prime rib so good?

Prime rib has a large eye of meat in the center.  This is juicy, tender and marbled with fat.  Prime rib is so tender because the muscles aren’t heavily used and it stays juicy because of all of the fat.  It is extrememly flavorful and beefy which contributes to the high price.

Every single thing about this recipe is absolute perfection.  This is hands down the best prime rib recipe that I have every had in my entire life.  That is sure saying something!   I have never had more tender meat while carving the roast.  It just melts in your mouth and the flavor is unreal.  I know that your family will love it just as much as we did.  It will be the star at your dinner table this holiday!

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Garlic Butter Herb Prime Rib
 
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Ingredients
  • 2-6 pounds bone prime rib (boned and tied)
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tablespoon thyme, finely chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon oregano, finely chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon rosemary, finely chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
Instructions
  1. Remove the prime rib from the refrigerator at least 30 minutes before to bring it to room temperature. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
  2. In a small bowl mix butter, garlic, thyme, oregano, rosemary, salt and pepper. Rub all of the butter on the outside of your prime rib and plave in a roasting pan or large skillet with the fat side up.
  3. Cook for 15 minutes and reduce the temperature to 325 degrees. It is about 15 minutes per pound of meat. Bake until it reaches an internal temperature of 110 degrees.
  4. Remove from oven and let it rest with foil for at least 20 minutes. The temperature will rise to 130 degrees for a medium rare prime rib.

 

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