Perfect Prime Rib

Since I posted my Christmas Menu, I had gotten a few requests for my Prime Rib recipe. Its an old family recipe that quite honestly isnt anything special, except that it turns out perfect Prime Rib every time.

The first thing I need you to do is trust me on this one. This is going to seem unbelievable to you and you will have doubts. But, it does work. In fact, the following recipe works for any size Prime Rib (standing rib roast). I have used this recipe for Prime Rib for 2 people and for 20 people. It will work for any number of ribs. The directions are identical no matter the size of the Prime Rib.

This recipe needs to be started 4 hours before you want to eat. Preheat the oven to 375. Cook the Prime Rib for 1 hour and then turn off the oven. This is IMPORTANT! Do not open the oven. Leave it closed with the Prime Rib in it. 45 minutes before you want to eat, turn the oven back on at 325. After the 45 minutes, remove, slice and serve. The Prime Rib will be medium to medium rare. Before cooking you can season or rub the beef anyway that you desire.

I dont know how this works, but it does. I have cooked at least two dozen prime ribs and everyone has been perfect.

Well, thats it! Enjoy the Prime Rib! As its our traditional Christmas Eve meal, I do the initial hour cooking before leaving for Christmas mass and then have the oven auto turn back on so that the Prime Rib is done about the time we return from mass. I leave just enough time to prepare the rest of the meal. It couldnt be any easier.

Oh, and I am back from Cloudcroft, NM. It was a very nice trip. I will post the trip details very soon.