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Holiday Prime Rib

Perfect for holidays, special occasions and Sunday dinners, Prime Rib is a rich cut of beef that cooks up easily in your oven!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Resting Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 8
Author Stacey |


  • 5 lb. standing rib roast or ribeye roast
  • 4 sprigs Thyme finely chopped
  • 2-3 sprigs Rosemary finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 3-4 tsp salt
  • 3-4 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 C olive oil
  • beef stock warmed


  • Remove chilled roast from the refrigerator about 3 hours before cooking.  Should be at room temperature when cooked.
  • Preheat the oven to 500 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Add the herbs, garlic, salt, and pepper to the olive oil in a small bowl or measuring cup. Mix together.
  • Place prime rib in a roasting pan bone side down and fat side up. Pour about ΒΌ inch of beef stock in the bottom of the pan.
  • Rub the olive oil and herb mixture on the top and sides of the prime rib and put it in the oven.
  • Cook at 500 degrees for 15 minutes to brown the outside.
  • Reduce the temperature to 325 degrees and cook 15 minutes for every pound. For 5lb, 1 hour and 15 minutes for a medium rare prime rib or until it reads 125-135 degrees on a meat thermometer.
  • Use a meat thermometer to test the prime rib after 30-45 minutes of cook time. Baste with a little of the stock after you check the temp each time (every 20-30 min).
  • When it has reached the proper temperature, take the prime rib from the oven and place it on a cutting board to rest for 30 minutes.
  • Cut away the strings holding the roast together and remove the ribs from the bottom.
  • Carve the prime rib in thin slices across the grain of the meat to serve.