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Prime Rib on the Traeger

Prime Rib on the Traeger

By Traeger Kitchen

Discover the ultimate prime rib on the Traeger recipe, featuring a beautifully seasoned and slow-smoked prime rib roast that's rich, succulent, and sure to be the star of your holiday feast.

Prep Time

5 Min

Cook Time

4 Hr

Pellets

Cherry

Ingredients

This recipe serves:

8

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Units of Measurement:
main
1 (5-7 bone) prime rib roast
As Needed Traeger Prime Rib Rub
This recipe serves:

8

Activating this element will cause content on the page to be updated.
Units of Measurement:
main
1 (5-7 bone) prime rib roast
As Needed Traeger Prime Rib Rub

Steps

  • 1

    Season the prime rib roast evenly with Traeger Prime Rib Rub. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 24 hours.

  • 2

    When ready to cook, set the Traeger temperature to 500° and preheat with the lid closed for 15 minutes.

    500 ˚F / 260 ˚C

    00:15

  • 3

    Insert the probe into the thickest part of the roast, avoiding the bones and any large pockets of fat. Place the prime rib, fat-side up, directly on the grill grates, close the lid, and sear for 30 minutes (starting at a higher heat will help render the fat and develop a crispy crust).

    500 ˚F / 260 ˚C

    00:30

  • 4

    Reduce the Traeger temperature to 300℉. Continue to cook the roast until cooked your desired temperature (120℉ for rare, 130℉ for medium-rare, 140℉ for medium, or 150℉ for well-done) is reached, 3-4 hours more. Check the internal temperature at 30-minute intervals throughout the cook time.

    300 ˚F / 149 ˚C

    120 ˚F / 49 ˚C

    04:00

  • 5

    Remove the roast from grill and let rest for 30 minutes before carving. Enjoy!

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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.


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