Prime Rib for the Holidays

Prime Rib for the Holidays

November 25th, 2015

It is Rankin Family Tradition to have Prime Rib along with our Thanksgiving Turkey.  We hope that you too will enjoy a Rankin Ranch Prime Rib Roast this holiday season.  It doesn’t take much to make a tasty Prime Rib.  Here is our favorite recipe.

Rankin Ranch Prime Rib

Rankin Beef Prime Rib (size to suit)

herbed olive oil

2 teaspoons each:  salt, seasoned salt, black pepper, garlic powder, garlic salt

Prime Rib Roast

Bill and Glenda Rankin carving the Prime Rib Roast

Select a prime rib that suits the number that you will be serving.  We usually purchase 6-10 ounces per person.  Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Lightly rub the entire prime rib with herbed olive oil.  Combine all spices and rub this mixture on the meat.  Place the prime rib in a roasting pan with the fat side up and ribs down.  This will help keep the meat moist.  Cook uncovered at 400 degrees for the first 30 minutes, then reduce heat to 350 degrees for remaining cooking time.  Cook uncovered approximately 15-17 minutes per pound for medium rare, an internal temperature of 125-130 degrees.  Remove from oven and let meat rest for 15 minutes, it will continue cooking during this time.  Then slice and enjoy!

Note:  We season the meat the day before baking for added flavor, but this is not necessary if your refrigerator space does not allow.  You can also cut the ribs away from the roast and then tie them back together with cooking string to make for easier carving once cooked.