November 8, 2022
No other holiday dish has the wow factor of a perfect oven roasted prime rib. Here in Texas, we season it upright and then cook it slow and low. The result is a crispy pepper crust and a melt-in-your-mouth tenderness that’s irresistible!
The key to this recipe is slow cooking followed by a quick sear to finish that locks in the juices for maximum flavor and tenderness. We’ve been making this recipe for years. Now, whenever we’re hosting a special occasion at the ranch, everyone asks if we’re serving our famous prime rib recipe!
What You’ll Need for Perfect Oven Roasted Prime Rib
Besides being the beefiest, most delicious dish on any holiday table, our perfect oven roasted prime rib is also a breeze to make. Our prime ribs are grass-fed, grain-finished, and always hormone and steroid-free. Just grab a few spices and one of our Premium Quality Texas Beef Prime Ribs, and you’re ready for a feast. It’s time to Eat Better Beef.
Pro Tip: If this is your first time preparing oven roasted prime rib, and you’re unsure how much you’ll need, a good rule of thumb is to serve one pound per person. That way, you’ll be sure to have enough beef for everyone, and if you’re lucky, you’ll have some leftovers for sandwiches the next day! The recipe below is for a 6 – 8 pound oven-roasted prime rib.
Here’s everything you’ll need:
- 1 Premium Quality Texas Beef Prime Rib (at least one pound per person)
- 1/2 cup barbecue sauce (use your favorite)
- 1/2 cup Kosher salt
- 1/2 cup cracked black pepper
- 1/4 cup garlic powder
- 1/4 cup chili powder
How to Make Perfect Oven Roasted Prime Rib
Once you’ve gathered all the ingredients, the steps are simple but make sure you set aside enough time, so start early. It’s essential that you bring the beef up to room temperature before you cook it. Otherwise, it won’t cook evenly.
- Take the beef out of the fridge three hours before you’re ready to start cooking your perfect oven-roasted prime rib.
- Massage an even coating of barbecue sauce over the beef. This will help the seasoning stick.
- Mix the salt and spices in a small bowl and generously rub the seasoning on EVERY surface of the prime rib.
- Place the seasoned meat on a roasting rack on a sheet pan or similar setup, and let it come to room temperature for AT LEAST 3 hours. Don’t skip this step!
- After three hours, or when the prime rib has come to room temperature, preheat the oven to 200 F.
- Place the roasting pan in the oven and roast for about 4 hours. To hit medium-rare, you’re shooting for the prime rib to reach an internal temperature of 120 F. To avoid under or over-cooking the meat, use a thermometer. There are
- Once you’ve hit 120 F, remove the beef from the oven and crank the heat up to 500 F.
- When the oven reaches 500 F, put the roast back in and cook until the outside is nicely browned and crisp. This should take about 15 minutes.
- Remove the meat from the oven and transfer it to a cutting board. Let it rest for at least 15 minutes before slicing to serve.
Check us out! We offer grass-fed, grain-finished, sustainably raised bulk beef and Premium Quality custom beef boxes. Each one is chock-full of all your favorite cuts. We also have tons of Texas Beef Company merchandise. Show the world that you Eat Better Beef!