Herbed Prime Rib

An impressive roast for holiday parties and other special occasions. Coat with a seasoning rub and roast slowly for tender flavorful meat.

Serves: 16
10 mins Prep time 2 hrs 15 mins Cook time
10 mins Prep time
2 hrs 15 mins Cook time
  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Mix first 5 ingredients in small bowl. Set aside. Trim excess fat from top of beef, leaving a layer of fat about 1/4-inch thick. Place roast on rack in shallow roasting pan. Brush beef with oil. Sprinkle with salt. Coat with seasoning mixture.

  • Roast, uncovered, until internal temperature reaches 130°F for medium-rare (1 3/4 to 2 1/4 hours) or 140°F for medium (2 1/4 to 2 3/4 hours). Cover with foil and let stand 15 minutes before carving. (The temperature of the meat will rise about 10 degrees during standing.)

Cooking tip

Note: Begin checking internal temperature of roast with meat thermometer 30 minutes before estimated end cook time.

To prepare recipe with roasted vegetables, toss 1 1/2 pounds cut-up fresh vegetables, such as carrots, parsnips, potatoes, onions and Brussels sprouts with 1 tablespoon olive oil in large bowl.  Add vegetables to pan around roast during the last hour of cooking. 

To prepare recipe with a beef eye roast, see Herb Crusted Roast Beef.

Nutrition information

(Amount per serving)

  • 404Calories: 404Cholesterol: 98mg
  • Sodium: 224mgProtein: 28g
  • Total Fat: 32gFiber: 0g
  • Carbohydrate: 1g

Ratings & Reviews: 2

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  • Hilma on 12/27/2014

    I made this twice so far it is definitely a keeper. Everyone loved it 5 lb roast took 2 1/2 hours for med.

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  • Carol on 12/26/2013

    Cooking time was accurate for medium rare-2 hours plus its resting time. Very moist & flavorful. The only ingredient I would discard is the Oregano & substitute it with Rosemary/Thyme. This will become our Christmas dinner tradition.

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