PERFECT MEDIUM RARE OVEN ROASTED PRIME RIB

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Ideal for entertaining and holidays, Perfect Medium Rare Oven Roasted Prime Rib makes an impressive and elegant main course recipe. It’s full of flavor, moist, and practically melts in your mouth!

Ideal for entertaining and holidays, Perfect Medium Rare Oven Roasted Prime Rib makes an impressive and elegant main course recipe.

Perfect Medium Rare Oven Roasted Prime Rib

Once or twice a year we splurge on this expensive cut of meat for a holiday or birthday celebration. When cooked correctly, a ribeye roast is juicy, tender, and will practically melt in your mouth!

We made it this year for a birthday dinner celebration and served it with these recipes.

Ingredients you’ll need

  • enough butter to smear over entire roast
  • sea salt to taste
  • cracked black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 4 pound boneless ribeye roast at room temperature

 Medium Rare Oven Roasted Prime Rib

How to cook prime rib in the oven

Perfect Medium Rare Oven Roasted Prime Rib is mouth-watering and very simple to make in the oven. It will take approximately 90 minutes for a 4-pound roast. Watch your thermometer carefully, you do not want to overcook this expensive cut.

First, season the roast liberally, rubbing the seasoning in all sides and crevices.

The method I use to cook this roast is to cook in the oven on very high heat for the first few minutes. This sears the meat and seals in the juices. That wonderful sear also will have a lot of flavor!

 Medium Rare Oven Roasted Prime Rib

Medium Rare Oven Roasted Prime Rib

I highly recommend an instant-read thermometer when cooking one. Otherwise, you will have to cut into the roast which will release all those juices you’re trying to keep in!

Always, always allow the roast to rest before carving. (This is a very good Chef Knife for carving for the price. If you don’t mind spending a little more, this Chef Knife will stay sharper for much longer. It has a great blade and fits your hand well.) I like to lay a large sheet of aluminum foil over the roast and allow it to sit for 10 to 15 minutes. By allowing it to rest, the juices will redistribute throughout the meat.

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Perfect Medium Rare Oven Roasted Prime Rib

Ideal for entertaining and holidays, Perfect Medium Rare Oven Roasted Prime Rib makes an impressive and elegant main course recipe. It’s full of flavor, moist, and practically melts in your mouth!
Author: Paula
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 50 minutes
Servings: 10 steaks

Ingredients

  • enough butter to smear over entire roast
  • sea salt to taste
  • cracked black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 4 pound boneless ribeye roast at room temperature

Instructions

  • Preheat an oven to 500 degrees F.
  • Rub butter all over roast and season meat with salt, black pepper, and garlic.
  • Place roast, fat-side up, in a roasting pan.
  • Roast in the preheated oven for 20 minutes, reduce heat to 325 degrees F and continue cooking until roast is reddish-pink and juicy in the center, approximately 60 minutes. Time will really depend on size and thickness of the ribeye.
  • 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 thermometer registers 130-135°F, remove it from the oven
  • Transfer roast to cutting board; loosely tent with foil and let rest 15 minutes. Slice roast across the grain

Notes

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Nutrition

Calories: 381kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 111mg | Sodium: 95mg | Potassium: 496mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 27IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 3mg
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32 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Made this recipe today and it came out perfect!!!! I cooked it a little longer at 325 because it was a 5 pound rib. Awesome recipe and easy. Thank you!!!

  2. I have a 13.4pound prime rib roast, I need it to be medium rare, how long and at what temp should I cook it

    1. 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.
      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)

      1. Hi there. Just trying this recipe tonight, but I don’t know what you mean by leaving it in the oven for two hours to rest after cooking. This instruction is not in the original recipe above.

  3. As a butcher we always recommend 8 oz per person. The correct size according to the dietary council is 3 – 4 oz.

  4. 11.6 lb prime rib roast. So 500 degrees for 20 minutes and about how long for medium rare?!?

    1. 20 mins @ 500*. Then turn oven/ or rosters down to 350* and continue cooking for the recommended time at about 20 mins per pound. Approx. 5 hrs.😊

  5. 5 stars
    Came out perfect!! I added some onion and celery to the roasting pan and it made a fantastic au jus! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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