Prime rib is one of the finest cuts of beef you can buy. Also known as a standing rib roast, pellet grill prime rib is a great choice for holiday dinner, an extra special romantic date, or any night when you want a fancy meal without a ton of effort. Comment end It’s especially popular on major holidays, such as Christmas or Valentine’s Day.
The prime rib is cut from the primal rib of the cow and contains between 6 and 12 ribs. It’s cut from higher up on the cow which makes it more tender. The additional tenderness is because those higher-up cuts don’t get as much use, so they have great fatty marbling and they’re not as tough. It’s the opposite of tougher cuts like brisket, which come from parts of the cow that get used more in walking and standing. Tender cuts like the prime rib make up just 8% of the cow, so it’s more limited and may be more expensive than other cuts of meat.
Ribeye steaks are also cut from the prime rib. Essentially, they are the same cut of meat, but ribeye is cooked and served as a steak, and a prime rib is cooked and served as a roast.
As a general rule, we recommend a pound per person. Prime rib is typically between 6 and 12 pounds for a full rack, but a butcher can cut and sell any amount you want.
One of the great things about prime rib is there are so many ways to cook it. Try experimenting with rubs, smoking wood, and other preparation techniques. The more recipes you try, the more you’ll love this cut. Here are a few of our favorite recipes.
There's nothing as impressive as a huge cut of prime rib on the Traeger.
Get ready for some prime dining. This roast is rubbed with a Dijon, garlic, and herb seasoning then slow-roasted over hickory hardwood for amazing smoke flavor.
Seasoned with simple herbs, then smoked and roasted to perfection on the Traeger, this winning prime rib recipe delivers every single time.
Few things will wow your guests like the sight of a huge prime rib roasting to wood-fired perfection on your Traeger.
Tender prime rib is given a Meat Church rub crust and slow-roasted over mesquite pellets for a kick of bold flavor. Pro tip from Matt– melt a generous amount of butter over the prime rib while it rests after cooking to take this roast to the next level.
Rub, roast, rest, then relish. Salt encrusts the prime rib to flavor and tenderize before it's roasted to extraordinary on the Traeger.
The queen of BBQ has outdone herself with this one. This recipe comes from Diva's deliciously diverse BBQ cookbook, Diva Q's Barbecue, and is perfect for a stellar Sunday dinner.
This savory wood-fired roast is prime for Sunday dinner or a festive family gathering.
Simply seasoned, with smokin' sophisticated flavor. This prime roast is rubbed down with garlic, whole grain mustard, salt and pepper and slow-roasted for a cut that can't be beat.
This roast packs some prime time flavor in every bite. Butter, herbs and a slow roast over hickory is all this beef cut needs to rule your taste buds.
You can get bone-in or boneless prime rib, but we recommend having the butcher remove the bones, then tying them back on for cooking. That way, you get the best of both worlds!
There are few dishes more impressive than a beautiful French roast. But while it may look really difficult, Matt “Sasquatch” Crawford is here to show you that’s actually pretty easy. Watch as he breaks down the process, which works for lamb, pork, & more
Feed your need for melt-in-your-mouth Prime Rib right in your own backyard. Traeger takes roast to extraordinary levels of flavor by infusing rich and delicious smoke. Marinated with herbs and vinegar, this baby will definitely up your status to King of the barbecue.
Nothing screams holiday season more than prime rib. This roast is generously seasoned with butter, garlic, fresh parsley, rosemary, thyme, and slow-roasted over hickory for melt-in-your-mouth flavor in every cut.
Prep Time: 5 mins.
Cook Time: 3 hrs.
The right sides can make or break a meal. We recommend serving at least one carb and one vegetable with a smoked prime rib dinner. Here are a few of our favorite sides for smoked prime rib.
Cheesy, creamy and cherry wood-smoked, these potatoes are oozing with savory flavor. Scalloped potatoes are layered high with a cheddar cream sauce in classic cast iron skillet and baked to bubbly perfection.
Who says cauliflower has to be bland and boring? Our simple recipe will show you just how tasty this veggie can be.
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