Prime Rib Dinner

  • serves 6
Michael Smith
Michael Smith Chef at Home

A recipe is merely words on paper; a guideline, a starting point from which to improvise. It cannot pretend to replace the practiced hand and telling glance of a watchful cook. For that reason feel free to stir your own ideas into this dish. When you cook it once, it becomes yours, so personalize it a bit. Add more of an ingredient you like or less of something you don’t like. Try substituting one ingredient for another. Remember words have no flavour, you have to add your own!

306 Ratings
Directions for: Prime Rib Dinner


2 stalks of celery, cut in half

2 carrots, peeled and cut in half, lengthwise

1 onion, cut in half

5 lb(s) prime rib of beef, bone in

Coarse salt

Fresh ground pepper


1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees

2. Rub roast liberally with salt and pepper.

3. Lay celery, carrots and onion on bottom of a roasting pan large enough to hold the roast. Place the roast on top of the vegetable rack. Place in the hot oven and roast for 15 minutes.

4. Without opening the oven turn the heat down to 300 degrees and continue roasting for 15-20 minutes per pound until a meat thermometer registers 120 degrees in the thickest part of the meat, at least an hour more.

5. Remove from the oven and pan then place on a cooling rack. Cover with several layers of aluminum foil. The meat will rest and relax and as it does its temperature will rise a bit more to a perfect medium rare.

6. After at least 20 minutes you may begin carving. Plenty of time to make gravy with the drippings! If the meat is still on the bone simply slice along the bone removing the meat before then slicing it into individual servings.

See more: North American, Main, Vegetables, Dinner, Beef, Roast, Winter

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