How to Make Perfect Prime Rib

Looking for the perfect prime rib to adorn your holiday table and give your celebration that special touch? Then this perfect prime rib recipe is for you. As you know I love meat but am not a chef by any means, so if I can tackle this crowned jewel successfully than so can you. Follow this step by step process with the aid of a trusted meat thermometer and your Prime rib will turn out beautiful every time.

Perfect Prime Rib Recipe


  • 5 pound Mino Prime Rib Roast
  • 1 large onion (Peeled & Quartered)
  • 1 head of garlic
  • 5 sprigs thyme
  • 5 sprigs rosemary

Garlic Butter Ingredients

  • 10 tbs unsalted butter (softened)
  • 5 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 2 tsp finely chopped rosemary
  • 1 tsp black pepper


  1. Let your roast come to room temperature (take out 2 hours before
    cooking).This step is so important for even cooking. Pat dry with
    paper towel.
  2. Preheat oven to 460° (430° for convection) Make sure shelf is in
    the middle of the oven.
  3. Mix together the ingredients for the garlic herb butter.
  4. Place onion, garlic and herbs in the bottom of a cast iron skillet or
    roasting pan.
  5. Slather on a thin layer of butter in the underside of the beef (bone
    side). Place beef on top of onion and herbs, butter side down. Spread
    ²/3 of the butter in the top and sides reserving some for later.
  6. Roast for 20 minutes in the hot oven.
  7. Remove and slather with the remaining butter. Turn oven down to 250°.
  8. Slow roast for 1 hour, basting every 30 minutes until internal temp
    is 118° in the center (start checking internal temp early). Make
    sure you don’t pull your roast out at 125° or you will have a medium
    well piece of meat (nobody wants that!).
  9. Transfer the beef to a cutting board or plate and cover loosely with
    foil and rest for 20-30 minutes. Internal temp will rise to 125°
    (medium rare). Do not skip the resting phase. The resting phase
    allows the juices to redistribute in the meat and it will continue to
    cook while resting.

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