Brian's Garlicky Prime Rib


After getting tired of our standard prime rib recipe (my mom's old fave), I decided to start experimenting with different tactics to cook a roast. This is what I ended up with...the pan juices alone are worth giving it a try!!...and the roast isn't too shabby either! Serve with garlic mashed potatoes and steamed green beans with slivered almonds.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
2 hrs
Additional Time:
2 hrs 20 mins
Total Time:
4 hrs 35 mins
1 prime rib roast


  • 1 envelope dry onion soup mix

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce

  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup

  • 1 ½ teaspoons Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 ½ teaspoons bacon drippings

  • 1 tablespoon mustard powder

  • ¼ teaspoon hot sauce

  • 1 cup amber or dark beer

  • 1 (5 pound) prime rib roast

  • 2 cloves garlic, cut into slivers

  • ¼ cup olive oil

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. To make marinade, mix the onion soup, 4 minced cloves of garlic, soy sauce, maple syrup, Worcestershire sauce, bacon drippings, mustard powder, and hot sauce together in a bowl; stir in the amber beer. Cut small slits into the prime rib roast and push slivers of garlic into the slits until slivers are not visible. Place the roast into a large resealable plastic bag, pour in the marinade, and refrigerate for 1 hour. Remove from refrigerator and allow roast to marinate in the bag at room temperature for an additional hour.

  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Place a rack into a roasting pan.

  3. Remove roast from the marinade and place onto the rack in the roasting pan. Pour the marinade all over the roast, and allow to drip into the pan. Rub the olive oil thoroughly over the roast, season with salt and black pepper, and place a large sheet of aluminum foil over the meat. Seal the aluminum foil to the edges of the roasting pan.

  4. Bake the roast for 1 hour. Remove the aluminum foil, and baste the meat with the pan juices. Return the uncovered pan to the oven and continue roasting until the meat is browned and an instant-read meat thermometer inserted into the thickest part, not touching bone, reads 130 to 135 degrees F (54 to 57 degrees C) for medium-rare, about 1 more hour.

  5. Remove the roast from the oven, cover with a tent of aluminum foil, and allow to rest for 20 to 30 minutes before carving. As the meat rests, temperature will rise about 10 degrees to 140 to 145 degrees F (60 to 65 degrees C).

Cook's Note

Substitute vegetable oil for bacon drippings, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

603 Calories
49g Fat
8g Carbs
28g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 603
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 49g 63%
Saturated Fat 18g 92%
Cholesterol 106mg 35%
Sodium 742mg 32%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 28g
Vitamin C 1mg 7%
Calcium 33mg 3%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 421mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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