Boneless Prime Rib Roast with Au Jus. Let’s learn how to cook prime rib perfectly. This prime rib recipe is the moistest, most flavorful prime rib you’ll ever taste! It’s perfect for holiday gatherings and celebratory dinners.
This prime rib recipe is juicy and extremely tender. It’s packed with flavor naturally and just needs minor seasoning to enhance the natural flavor.
Why is prime rib so expensive?
Prime rib is expensive because it is a desirable piece of meat. It’s also expensive because it only makes up a relatively small part of the cow, but a lot of people want this cut. Demand is high. Both of these things increase the price.
Since it is so expensive, you definitely want to cook it correctly and not waste your hard-earned money, right? Some people shy away from cooking prime rib afraid they’ll ruin it. You can do it, just always ere on the side of undercooked. You can cook it longer, but you can’t undo overcooked!
How much prime rib do I need?
Allow at least 6 ounces of cooked, trimmed meat per adult. Most notable, a boneless roast will have about two servings per pound, and a bone-in roast will have one to one-and-a-half servings.
Is prime rib and ribeye the same?
Both rib eye and prime rib are excellent steak cut options for different purposes. They’re both incredibly flavorful, have fantastic marbling, and are both prime beef options with just the right amount of fat to improve taste and texture. These cuts of steaks come from the same cut of beef. However, to be considered a ribeye, the steak must be cut before the roast is cooked.
Ingredients you’ll need
Place the rib roast in a roasting pan and allow it to come to room temperature for at least 4 hours. This will ensure it cooks more evenly.
Preheat an oven to 500°F (260 degrees C).
Combine butter, pepper, and herbes de Provence in a bowl and spread the seasoning over the roast. Next, season roast generously with salt.
Roast the prime rib in the preheated oven for 20 minutes.
Finally, turn the oven off and let the roast sit in the oven with the door closed for 2 hours Do not open the door, the roast will continue to cook during this time. Once 2 hours have passed, remove the roast from the oven, slice, and serve.
How Long do I cook prime rib?
Here’s a formula to determine the cooking time for prime rib roast. Multiply the weight of your roast by five and round to the nearest minute. (This is for the directions above with an oven temperature of 500°F.) For example, a 4-pound roast will take 20 minutes (4×5=20) and a 6.25-pound roast will take 31 minutes (6.25×5=31.25). As well, factor into your total cooking time you need to let the roast come to room temperature for at least 4 hours prior to cooking and allow it to rest in the oven for 2 hours after cooking.
How is prime rib supposed to be cooked?
Prime rib is best served rare or medium-rare. Get a good meat thermometer and shoot for the internal temperature to the level of doneness you like. To correctly use the thermometer, push the thermometer into the middle of the roast and don’t let the thermometer touch fat, bone, or the pan. Most notable, the temperature of the prime rib will rise at least 5 degrees after you remove it from the oven.
- Medium Rare = 130-140° F (55-60 C)
- Medium = 145-155° F (63-68 C)
Usually, you can satisfy everyone’s preferences. Remember the slices on the ends will be the most done. Therefore, the slices from the middle will be the least done and served accordingly.
What is a prime rib called at the grocery store?
At the store, “Prime Rib Roast” can go by different names including Rib Roast, or Standing Rib Roast. It can be found in the meat case with both boneless and bone-in options.
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- ¼ cup unsalted butter
- Himalayan salt to taste
- 1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper
- 3 tablespoons minced garlic
- 1 teaspoon herbs de Provence
- 4 pound boneless prime rib roast For different sizes, refer to the formula above in the post.
To make the Au Jus
- 2 teaspoons Worcestershire
- ½ cup red wine a good red wine that you would drink
- 1 cup beef broth low sodium
- Place the rib roast fat-side up, in a roasting pan and allow it to come to room temperature for at least 4 hours.
- Preheat an oven to 500°F (260 degrees C).
- Combine butter, pepper, and herbes de Provence in a bowl and spread the seasoning over the roast. Next, season the roast generously with salt.
- Roast the prime rib in the preheated oven for 20 minutes. Turn the oven off and let the roast sit in the oven with the door closed for 2 hours. Do not open the door, the roast will continue to cook during this time. Once 2 hours have passed, check the temperature.
- An instant-read thermometer is a must. When inserted into the center of the roast, it should read 130-135°F for medium-rare.
- When the thermometer registers 130-135°F, remove it from the oven
- Transfer roast to a cutting board, slice roast across the grain, and serve.
To make the Au Jus
- Place the roasting pan on the stovetop on medium-low.
- Whisk in the Worcestershire sauce and wine and scrape up the little brown bits from the bottom of the roasting pan.
- Reduce the heat and add the beef broth. Bring to a simmer and reduce slightly. Taste and add salt if needed. Serve with prime rib.
This was seriously SO GOOD! The best prime rib I have made, I don’t think I ever need to try another recipe!
This is such a great meal prep recipe!
Jenn Allen says
This turned out perfectly! I loved the combination of flavors on the outside of the roast. Yum!
My husband’s jaw dropped when I brought this prime rib roast to the table. It’s one of his most favorite things ever and I had never attempted it until, now. I served it with one of his favorite horseradish sauces and he was in beefy heaven. lol Thanks for sharing your recipe. It gave me the confidence to believe I could make it successfully. And I did!
Super highly recommended! Thanks a lot for sharing this super easy to make boneless prime rib roast recipe! Fam really loves it! Will surely have this again!