Onion-Crusted Beef Prime Rib Roast

onion-crusted beef prime rib roast Entree
Onion-Crusted Beef Prime Rib Roast
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 2 hr 45 min
  • Servings 8

There's nothing that says "special occasion dinner" more than a juicy prime rib roast. With this easy-to-follow recipe, you'll have a fitting centerpiece for your festive table. MORE+ LESS-

Arlene Cummings
Created November 1, 2011


boneless beef (prime) rib roast (4 lb)
teaspoon garlic powder
tablespoons dried minced onion
Salt and fresh ground black pepper


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  • 1
    Place beef, fat side up, on rack in shallow roasting pan. Sprinkle all sides and underneath beef generously with garlic powder, dried onion, salt and pepper. Let beef stand at room temperature at least 20 minutes before roasting.
  • 2
    Heat oven to 450°F. Roast beef uncovered 15 minutes.
  • 3
    Reduce oven temperature to 325°F; continue to roast 1 hour to 1 hour 30 minutes or until meat thermometer inserted into center of beef reads 135°F (for medium). Temperature will rise about 5°F to 10°F after removing from oven; keep this in mind when considering cooking time and desired level of doneness.
  • 4
    Let beef stand 15 to 20 minutes before slicing.

Expert Tips

  • Roast should be at room temperature before roasting in the oven. Prepare the roast and allow it to sit in the pan with the seasoning on it for about 20 minutes or more before roasting.
  • Don’t add water or any liquid to the pan.
  • Letting the roast rest after cooking before slicing allows it to retain its juices.
  • A bone-in roast may need a little more cooking time so be sure to check the internal temperature after 1 hour of roasting.
  • An instant-read digital meat thermometer makes it easy to get a fast and accurate reading on the meat temperature.
  • I think a prime rib is best served Medium Rare to Medium. I think anything over 160°F becomes dry and very over cooked, but here is the general rule. My general rule for Internal Cooking Temperatures 1) Rare – Bright Red Center -- About 140°F, 63°C 2) Medium Rare – Medium – About 145°F, 63°C 3) Medium – Well – About 160°F, 71°C
  • Keep in mind that oven temperatures can vary, so if you think your oven is not accurate, check the temperature by using an oven-safe thermometer on the center rack in the oven and heat the oven for 15 minutes. Then check to see that your oven is reading the same temperature that it was set at. If it is off, you will need to adjust your cooking time and temperature accordingly.

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