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Slow Smoked and Roasted Prime Rib

Slow Smoked and Roasted Prime Rib

By Traeger Kitchen

Seasoned with simple herbs, then smoked and roasted to perfection on the Traeger, this winning prime rib recipe delivers every single time.

Prep Time

15 Min

Cook Time

4 Hr




Number of People Serving


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Units of Measurment:
1 (8-10 lb) 4-bone prime rib roast
5 Tablespoon kosher salt
5 Tablespoon ground black pepper
3 Tablespoon fresh chopped thyme
3 Tablespoon fresh chopped rosemary


  • 1

    When ready to cook, set Traeger temperature to 250℉ and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes.

    250 ˚F / 121 ˚C


  • 2

    While grill preheats, trim excess fat off roast. Combine remainder of ingredients and coat the entire roast with the mixture.

  • 3

    Place roast on grill and cook until the internal temperature reaches 120℉, about 4 hours. Begin checking the internal temperature every hour or so until it reaches 120°F. Pull roast off the grill and allow to rest for 20 minutes.

    250 ˚F / 121 ˚C

    120 ˚F / 49 ˚C

    Super Smoke

  • 4

    While roast rests, increase grill temperature to 450°F and preheat. Once the grill is hot, place the roast back on for 15 minutes, flipping halfway through or until the internal temperature registers 130°F for medium rare.

    450 ˚F / 232 ˚C

    130 ˚F / 54 ˚C

  • 5

    Remove roast from grill and allow to rest for 30 minutes before slicing. Enjoy!

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