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Moist and Tender Prime Rib

Prime Rib

Prime rib is one of my favorite dishes to prepare for special occasions. Recently, I hosted my extended family for Thanksgiving. Family members traveled in from neighboring states to celebrate the holiday. After an early breakfast, I asked my neice to join me in the kitchen to prepare the prime rib. She is such an adorable kitchen helper…always willing to take on any task and eager to learn. It warms my heart as I watch her run to the kitchen drawer to find my handmade aprons. There she carefully ties the apron strings around her slim little waist. When we first started cooking together, I would hike up the apron and fold a crease in it to shorten the length to match her 1st grade height. I’d scoot a stool over to the countertop so that she could follow along as we cooked together. These days, she’s older and wiser…she doesn’t need a stool anymore and she is quick to learn all of the cooking techniques offered during our time in the kitchen. Some day I hope that she will be blessed to share these recipes/memories with her own son or daughter.

Moist and Tender Prime Rib

5-7 lb. rib roast
2-3 Tbls garlic powder
2-3 Tbls onion powder
2 tsp salt
2-3 Tbls Kansas City Steak Seasoning
2 tsp black pepper
On a flat surface, spread out a 12-16″ piece of aluminum foil. Sprinkle seasonings all over the foil. Pat the prime rib dry with paper towel and lay each side of the roast into the seasoning mix until the roast is fully coated. Place the prime rib in a roasting pan and put it into a preheated 400 degree oven for about 40-45 minutes. Turn the oven temperature down to 325 degrees and cook for another 2 hours or until the internal temperature is medium rare (usually about 130-140 degrees). Take the roast out of the oven and let it sit for about 20-30 minutes (covered with foil) this seals in the juices. The internal temp will rise as the prime rib sits. It’s best to cut the prime rib just as you are ready to serve it. Don’t forget the au jus…you can buy it canned, packaged or use the pan drippings to make your own.

Cooking Temperatures for Beef:
Rare – 120-130 degrees
Med-rare – 130-140 degrees
Medium – 140-150 degrees
Well done – 150-160 degrees


5 thoughts on “Moist and Tender Prime Rib

  1. Shortly after posting this recipe, I received this darling text from my niece…
    Hi Aunt Linda-
    I like how you put me in your story. It was cute. It was so true!! You are a great writer.
    Happy New Year!!!


  2. Reblogged this on Simply Made Kitchen and Crafts and commented:

    As tradition would have it, one of our favorite holiday meals includes prime rib. Tonight, my family and I will be enjoying a night out on the town in downtown Chicago. We are going to one of our favorite restaurants, Lawry’s Prime Rib. While I will be pampered tonight, I usually make my own version of this delicious roast. I have reblogged my recipe for those that might be preparing a Holiday feast this week. Happy holidays to all.


  3. Linda – What a wonderful recipe and beautiful memory! 🙂 And, oh my, of course your niece will pass down this recipe! I could eat a big piece right now, caveman style. It looks and sounds delectable. A safe, happy and warm holiday to you and yours. – Shanna


    1. Shanna, we can only hope that childhood memories are cherished and passed down through the generations. I know that my time with my children and family is quite precious to me. All the best to you and your darling family during this holiday season, Shanna.


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