Juicy and delicious Prime Ribs made with just 5 - ingredients is a perfect Holiday dinner recipe. Why order prime rib in a restaurant when you can make it at home? You'll save money, prepare it your way, and you'll never have to wait for it. Holiday meals call for prime rib. But many prime rib recipes look like a mouthful. We show you how to make prime rib with just 5 ingredients.😋😋
My Prime Ribs recipe is special. Rather than roasting it with just salt and pepper, I use a herb mixture made using Olive Oil, Fresh Rosemary and Thyme. It gives a wonderful herby taste to my juicy ribs making them extra delicious.😋😋
Also, don't you just love the gravy! I do. Its just soooo delicious...Also, it's so easy to make.😍😍
Nothing hits the spot like a good Prime Rib roast for Sunday afternoon lunch. Although making a prime rib is a completely different story. There is a reason why many people prefer to go get their prime rib fix at an upscale restaurant.
A prime rib roast makes for a mouth-watering dinner with friends and family. But it can be a little bit intimidating if you’ve never cooked a prime rib before.
But what if I tell you that you can make even better prime rib at your home and that too at half the price?
Sounds unbelievable, right? Well, not anymore with my perfect homemade Prime Ribs recipe. Just try the recipe out yourself and see how easy it is to make Prime Ribs right at your home! 😍
🥘 Ingredients needed to make Prime Ribs?
It is said that the best things come in small packages, and this is especially true for making good Prime Ribs.
This is one recipe where you should really keep the ingredient list to the minimum and not bog it with a hundred different seasonings and spices.
Just make sure you get the best quality prime rib roast from your local butcher, that is the most important thing.
Also, make sure you have a meat thermometer handy. A prime rib is way too precious and expensive for you to overcook/undercook it.
Besides that, here is the short ingredient list you’ll need to make Prime Rib Roast right at your home!
For making the Prime Ribs
1. Prime Rib roast
2. Kosher salt
3. Freshly ground black pepper
4. Olive Oil
5. Fresh Thyme
6. Fresh Rosemary
For making the Gravy
1. Fat and drippings from the prime rib roast
2. All-purpose flour
4. Kosher salt
5. Freshly ground black pepper
👩🍳 How to make Prime Ribs
Making the perfect Prime Ribs is all about the right technique. And I am here to teach you that with simple and some very easy steps!
Just follow the steps down below and you can make prime ribs in your backyard like a Michelin star chef!
STEP 1: SALT THE ROAST
- The first step is to salt the roast. But before that, remember to bring it down to room temperature
- Prime rib sitting at room temp for about 3 hours will cook better and evenly
- So, rub salt all over the roast and let it rest at room temp.
STEP 2: ROAST
- Remove the bone from the Prime Rib and tie it with kitchen strings
- Preheat the oven to 500F or the highest temp in the oven
- Pat dry the Prime Rib using a kitchen towel
- Make a quick herb mixture. For this combine Olive Oil with Salt, Pepper, Fresh Thyme & Rosemary
- Season the Prime Rib generously.
- Stick a meat thermometer to it and place in a roasting pan
- Roast for about 15 minutes at high temp
- Now, lower the temp to 325F and roast for 12 - 15 min
- If the temp in the thermometer reaches to 120F, it means that the Prime Rib has been cooked on the medium rare side and can be taken out of the oven
- Allow it to cool down for about 20 min before serving.
REMEMBER to cover the cooked Prime Rib with a foil to avoid it from drying out.
How to make the Gravy
- Now to make the gravy, simply collect the residual fat drippings from cooking the Prime Rib in a skillet
- Heat the skillet over medium high heat
- As the fat shimmers, add All Purpose Flour and cook until it browns and gets fragrant
- Pour Milk or Broth or Beer in a streaming motion, whisking constantly to avoid any lumps getting formed
- Once the gravy comes to a boil, season with salt and freshly cracked black pepper
🤔 How to store Prime Ribs?
Storing Prime Ribs is easy and simple.
If you have leftovers then simple wrap them up in a plastic wrap and keep it in the fridge easily for up to a week.
You can also freeze your prime ribs for as long as six months by placing the plastic-wrapped Prime Rib in the freezer of your refrigerator.
Whenever you want to have your frozen Prime Rib again, just let it thaw overnight and then reheat it in the microwave for a few minutes.
💯 Tips for making the best Prime Ribs ever
1. Making a good Prime Rib is all about selecting the right meat. Go for grass-fed Beef that has a good marbling to it. You can also go for dry-aged Prime Rib if you want to go all out.
2. Don’t be skimpy when it comes to seasoning the prime rib. Use a generous amount of salt and black pepper!
3. Don’t rush through the roasting process. Most of the magic happens here in this step. Go low and slow for the best results. You can use a meat thermometer to get accurate temperature readings for the meat.
4. Don’t throw away the drippings collected in the roasting pan! Instead, use it to make gravy for your prime rib!
Perfect sides to go with Prime Rib
- Garlic Mashed Potatoes
- Southern Buttermilk Ranch Mashed Potatoes
- Creamy Mashed Sweet Potatoes
- Green bean Casserole from scratch
- Green Beans Almondine Recipe
- Southern Buttermilk Cornbread in Cast Iron Skillet
5-ingredient Prime Ribs recipe
For Prime Rib Roast
- 1 10 pound Beef Prime Rib
- Freshly Ground Black Pepper
- ½ CUP Olive Oil
- 4 teaspoon Fresh Rosemary
- 3 teaspoon Fresh Thyme
- Fat drippings
- ¼ cup AP Flour
- 4 cups Broth / Milk / Water / Beer
- Freshly Ground Black Pepper
- Remove the Roast 3 hours prior to cooking and allow it to come come down to room temperature. Rub salt all over the roast and wrap it loosely with butcher paper. After this, just let the salted prime rib roast rest at normal room temperature.Remember, your goal here is to get the prime rib roast to room temperature so that it cooks uniformly.
- Prime rib roast should already come with kitchen string tied around them, but if yours is not like that then you should do it instead. Remove the bones away from the roast and then with the help of a kitchen string tie them back again. This will help you in carving the prime rib roast after it is done cooking.
- Preheat your oven at 500 degrees Fahrenheit, or whatever is the highest temperature setting in your oven and lower the oven rack to the centre. Meanwhile, Pat dry the Prime Rib using a kitchen towels. The salt rubbed on the Prime ribs must have released the moisture which needs to be patted off.
- Once that’s done, season the prime ribs once again. Make herb mixture by combining Olive Oil, Thyme, Rosemary, Salt and Pepper in a small mixing bowl. Use this mixture to season the Ribs.
- Time to get your Prime Rib roasted! But before that, stick a meat thermometer inside your prime ribs. Make sure you don’t stick it so deep that it touches the bone, as that will mess up the reading. And you need to be very particular about temperature when it comes to making Prime Ribs.
- The first step to roasting your Prime Ribs is to brown them. For that, let your Prime Ribs bake in the oven for 15 minutes at the highest temperature. It should be around 500°F. Place the Prime Rib in a cast iron pan or roasting sheet pan.
- Now it’s time to get the Prime Rib to cook from the inside. For that lower, the oven’s temperature to about 325°F and let the Prime Rib roast for about 12-15 minutes. If you want to have your prime ribs on the rare side then you can cut the cooking time off early.
- Keep a close eye on the thermometer during this process. If the thermometer reaches 120°F that means it is cooked at medium rare and can be taken out of the oven!
- Don’t carve up the Prime Rib roast immediately. Instead, let it rest on the kitchen’s countertop for good a 20 minutes. Cover it with foil as well so that it does not dry out. Your prime ribs are now ready to be carved. Remove the kitchen string and bones away and use a sharp knife to slice 1/2 inch thick cuts from the prime rib roast. Now all you need with this prime rib is the gravy!
- Take a saucepan and put it on medium heat. Pour all the fat drippings you collected from the roasting pan into the saucepan. Add all-purpose flour and whisk it into the drippings until the flour starts browning. Otherwise, you will taste raw flour in the gravy. Now pour water/milk/broth/beer in this roux you have made in a streaming motion. Stir and whisk constantly as you don’t want the flour to form any lumps. Let the gravy to simmer for a few minutes over medium high heat so that it can thicken.To finish off just season the gravy with kosher salt and freshly ground pepper and Serve