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BF 101: In the Kitchen

BF 101: Prime Rib

BF 101: Prime Rib

No holiday spread is complete without a premium prime rib! This classic roast is made from the beef rib primal cut, resulting in a juicy and tender piece of meat. Prime rib is typically prepared with bone-in and served alongside a savory au jus, which provides even more moisture and flavor. Though this beautiful cut of beef might seem intimidating to tackle, we’ve got all of the best tips and tricks to help you master the art of prime rib. Also, don’t forget to get a head start on the holidays and order your festive feast here!

How to Prep

Once you’re ready to prep your prime rib, take it out of the refrigerator and allow it to reach room temperature. This can take as long as three hours, so be sure to plan accordingly. Before you start marinating or spicing it, ensure that it is trimmed properly. Fat equals flavors, but too much fat can result in an unappealing texture and taste. While most prime rib roasts come pre-trimmed, double-check that the top layer of fat is no more than 1/2 an inch thick. Next, start seasoning. Though you can season with nothing more than salt and pepper, the festive season calls for extra flavor! From our signature Bristol Farms Prime Rib Rub to Spiceology Prime Rib Rub, a savory dry-rub results in a dynamic and delicious experience. 

How to Cook

Start by preheating your oven to 500°F, or the highest temperature that your oven can reach. Place your prime rib fat-side-up in a spacious pan on the top rack and cook the roast for about 15 minutes or until it has been lightly browned. Lower the temperature to 325°F and use a meat thermometer to gauge how long you’ll need to cook your meat. A medium rare roast should reach an internal temperature of 120°, while rare should read 115°F. A good rule of thumb for your cooking time is to allow 13 to 15 minutes per pound for a medium rare roast, and 11 to 12 minutes per pound for a rare roast. However, everything from the shape of your prime rib to the kind of oven you use can affect its cooking time, so be sure to keep a close eye. Once your roast is ready, place the prime rib on a sizable cutting board, cover it in foil, and allow it to sit for 20 to 25 minutes before carving. Serve it alongside Johnny’s French Dip Au Jus and enjoy!

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