The Most Mouthwatering Prime Rib Recipes

If you’re intimidated by the thought of cooking a prime rib at home, don’t be. It’s simpler to prepare than you might think — it just requires a bit of time. With these recipes and a little bit of planning you’ll be serving your family and friends an awe-inspiring roast in no time.

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The Best Prime Rib

If you're daunted by all the different prime rib recipes that exist, this recipe right here is a good place to start. The seasonings are simple (just salt and pepper) and it uses the reverse sear method for fool-proof results and a crisp, brown crust.

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Dry Aged Prime Rib Roast

We can always expect a powerful punch of flavors from Guy Fieri, and this recipe is no different. The prime rib is marinated in a mix of herbs, garlic, onion and lemony cracked coriander seeds. He also includes a recipe for a red wine-infused au jus.

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Roast Prime Rib of Beef

Roast beef is often thought to have originated in England and the tradition was brought to the United States by colonists. A traditional (and favorite) accompaniment to prime rib in the UK is a yorkshire pudding, which is more like a fluffy type of bread rather than a custardy, American-style pudding.

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Roast Prime Rib

This prime rib features a horseradish and peppercorn crust — two traditional flavor pairings with prime rib. For an extra punch of sharpness, the recipe includes instructions for a creamy sour cream and chive sauce.

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Smoked Prime Rib with Brown Butter Garlic Sauce

This smoked prime rib is next-level delicious thanks to a brown butter sauce. The toasted butter has a nutty flavor that enhances the herbs, garlic and shallots. A spoonful of demi-glace gives the sauce a lusciousness.

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Prime Rib with Rosemary Salt Crust

This Pioneer Woman recipe features an herb- and black pepper-flavored salt crust that seasons the prime rib perfectly while also keeping the roast moist. Rosemary and thyme are classic additions to prime rib, but feel free to vary the herbs.

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Roast Prime Rib with Thyme Au Jus

This recipe from Bobby Flay focuses on the beef without any distractions from too many seasonings. This is a great recipe to use on high-quality beef. The au jus is also simple and gets a hit of savory perfume from chopped fresh thyme.

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Roast Prime Rib of Beef with Horseradish Crust

This horseradish-crusted prime rib includes a generous amount of fresh garlic, making it irresistably fragrant and delicious. Served with a white wine-infused gravy it's sure to impress.

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Herb-Crusted Prime Rib Roast

This prime rib roast recipe from Robert Irvine gets coated in a combination of herbs before going into an oven. A combination of parsley, rosemary, tarragon and thyme is complex but doesn't detract from the flavor of the beef.

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Standing Rib Roast with Cabernet au Jus

This recipe from Tyler Florence is for a standing rib roast, which includes the bones and makes for a striking presentation. The roast is cooked over a bed of carrots and potatoes, helping to make this a complete meal.

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Smoked Prime Rib with Red Wine Steak Sauce

Most cooks typically roast prime rib, but this cut of beef can also be smoked and treated like barbecue. Leave it to grill master, Bobby Flay, to give us this decadent smokey prime rib recipe, complete with zippy spice rub. The red wine-accented barbecue sauce includes sweetness from molasses, raisins and brown sugar.

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Prime Rib Roast with Red Wine Au Jus

This simple prime rib recipe includes a luscious red wine au jus that has extra richness in it from a whole stick of butter. A sprinkle of chopped fresh rosemary gives the sauce a fresh flavor to cut through the richness.

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Prime Rib with Beef Gravy

This simple prime rib doesn't include too many seasonings on the meat, itself. However, all the flavor comes from a mustardy, tangy gravy with a hint of rosemary.

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Prime Rib

This is a basic recipe for prime rib from Michael Symon. Just a few seasonings are required to make this tecipe, and it includes a neat trick for making a luscious gravy. The bones and fat are removed and roasted in the pan on their own before acting as a sort of rack for the meat.

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Prime Rib Sandwiches with Horseradish Sauce

Prime rib isn't just a knife-and-fork affair. This cut of beef also makes amazing sandwiches. Accompanied by a creamy horseradish sauce, these sandwiches are a filling and fun way to enjoy prime rib.

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Prime Rib for Five

Ree Drummond's recipe for prime rib features a simple, traditionally-inspired crust with an herbaceous chimichurri sauce. This garlicky sauce is a traditional accompaniment to steak in Argentina, Uruguay and Nicaragua. However, this version is Drummond's own invention including lime juice and a kick of cayenne pepper.

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Roasted Prime Rib with Thyme and Marsala

Giada's recipe for prime rib includes an Italian influence from marsala wine. This sweetness balances out the savory flavor of the beef and its garlicky marinade.

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Herb-Roasted Prime Rib

This recipe features sage alonge with rosemary and thyme to form an herbaceous marinade. The roast starts off in a searingly hot oven before finishing at a moderate temperature for a couple of hours.

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