This is the best prime rib I've ever eaten or made. I will not even order from a restaurant anymore. Add any other seasonings to your taste.


Recipe Summary

10 mins
4 hrs 15 mins
4 hrs 25 mins
6 servings


Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Place a rack inside a roasting pan.

  • Mix garlic powder, onion powder, dill weed, pepper, and salt together in a bowl; rub onto roast, including the ribs. Place roast, rib-side down, onto rack in roasting pan.

  • Bake roast in the preheated oven for 45 minutes. Turn off oven, keeping the door closed the entire time, and keep roast in oven for 3 hours. Turn oven back to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) and cook roast until an internal temperature of 145 degrees F (65 degrees C) is reached, 30 minutes more.

Nutrition Facts

393 calories; protein 21.7g; carbohydrates 0.9g; fat 32.9g; cholesterol 84.3mg; sodium 449.9mg. Full Nutrition

Reviews (6)

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7 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
I liked this recipe up until it got the second cooking. After the three hours, it was tender and juicy. It had created its own sauce. Albeit, the roast was still very soft and not completely cooked, it looked appetizing. After the second time, the roast crisped up on the outside but almost all the juice evaporated. The flavor is very good, though. Thank you for the recipe. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Made exactly as stated.....omg it was good sorry no pic we ate it up to fast....I was so in doubt about turning off the oven.....but it was magnificent. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I had a 4 lb prime rib roast so I adjusted the roasting time. I brought the roast to room temp and then roasted it for 1 hour @ 400. I turned the oven off and halfway through the process I turned the oven on the 10 minutes. When the 3 hours were up the roast was done to perfection. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I love this recipe! It allows me to go have brunch with my family and come back and finish roasting. Because I prefer my roast just past pink I roast about a half hour more at first. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
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Rating: 5 stars
I started the night before. I used a knife to make slits all over the roast then stuck about 25 cloves of garlic in the slits. I substituted paprika for dill, and added a pinch of cayenne. I rubbed olive oil, then the spice mixture over the whole thing. I wrapped in plastic and refrigerated over night. In the morning I put the roast in the oven and 4 large baking potatoes. After the first hour I turned the oven off. We went hiking. When we returned the 3 hours were just up. It took about 45 minutes to get up to 128 degrees. Served with horseradish sauce, baked potatoes and a bagged Caesar salad. Read More