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Classic Prime Rib Recipe

5 from 8 votes
Prep Time 3 hours 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 4 hours 5 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 691
This classic Prime Rib recipe is the perfect dish for holidays or large family gatherings. Learn how to cook a delicious and easy prime rib recipe complete with homemade au jus!


  • 4-7 lb standing rib roast
  • salt (to taste)
  • pepper (to taste)

Au Jus

  • rib roasting juices ((juices from bottom of meat pan))
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups water


  • First, remove the roast from the refrigerator and sprinkle generously with salt all over. Allow the roast to sit out for about 3 hours or until it has reached room temperature to ensure more even cooking.
  • Once the roast has reached room temperature, preheat the oven to 500F and pat the roast dry with paper towels. Sprinkle again generously with salt and pepper, then place into a roasting pan fat side up, bone side down. Insert a thermometer into the thickest part of the roast. Brown the roast at 500F for 15 minutes, then reduce the heat to 325F and cook for about 13-15 minutes per pound for medium rare. Once the roast has reached your desired temperature, tent with foil and allow to rest for about 20-30 minutes before carving. Once rested, cut away the strings on the roast and remove the bones, either throwing them out or reserving them for a soup. Cut into 1/2 inch thick slices across the grain.
  • Now, make the au jus. Pour the drippings from the roasting pan into a sauce pan and put on medium high heat. Once bubbling, pour about 1/4 cup of flour into the mixture, whisking vigorously to break up any lumps. Slowly add in 2-3 cups of water or beef stock, cooking until the mixture thickens. Season the gravy with salt and pepper, then put through a sieve to ensure there aren't any lumps. Serve hot over the slices of prime rib.
Calories: 691kcal
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American


Calories: 691kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 60g | Saturated Fat: 25g | Cholesterol: 137mg | Sodium: 105mg | Potassium: 505mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 3mg