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Perfectly cooked prime rib

October 13, 2016

The other day I posted some prime rib on my instagram page and promised to add my cooking method to my blog, so here it is! I can’t tell you enough how amazing this was, best way ever to cook a prime rib. I was told by a family member she cooked it this way and it turned out great so I put it to the test. I won’t lie, I was skeptical at first but the end result was the best cooked prime rib I’d ever had.


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Perfectly cooked prime rib
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Serves: 3
3SP per 3oz
  • Prime rib (weight up to you)
  • Garlic seasoning
  • Italian herb seasoning
  • Salt & pepper
  • Water/broth
  1. Preheat oven to 500F.
  2. In a small dish mix your seasoning, salt & pepper, my prime rib was only 2 pounds and I used 1 tsp each of garlic and italian herb, and a dash of salt & pepper, so use the amount according to the size of your prime rib.
  3. Sprinkle seasoning mixture over your meat, place prime rib in a casserole type cooking dish, add in 2 Tbsp of water or broth. If your doing a very large piece you might want to increase that a little.
  4. Bake in oven for 7 minutes per pound of prime rib, mine was a 2 pound as there is only 3 of us, so it was in for 14 minutes. If you like it really rare I suggest 6 minutes per pound, if you like it more well done then I would increase it to 8-9 minutes per pound depending how well you like it cooked, personally I found 7 minutes to be the best, you don't want to over cook prime rib. Then turn oven off and DO NOT open the oven door, leave prime rib in oven for 2 hours. That's it, so simple and I promise you will have the most delicious cooked piece of meat.
  5. Points will depend on serving, the WW App confuses me a little, I am not sure if prime rib is 3 smart points for 3 oz or 5 smart points per 3oz. I had 3oz and pointed it out at 4SP to be safe..
  6. *Please note, cooking and yeild given is based of my 2 pound prime rib. If trying this cooking method for a regular roast I up the cooking time to 8 minutes per pound.




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    Reply Lynn October 13, 2016 at 5:23 pm

    Did you cover your casserole at any time?

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle October 15, 2016 at 1:18 pm

      Nope, leave it open

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    Reply Michelle October 29, 2016 at 6:07 am

    This may sound silly as I’ve never made prime rib. Is the meat still warm after two hours or do you need to heat it up? And if so, how did you do so?

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle October 29, 2016 at 1:09 pm

      Not silly at all, it is slightly warm and fine to eat however if you like your food really hot popping it in the microwave for a few seconds to warm it won’t affect the cooking method, I did as I did’nt eat mine till much later 🙂

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    Reply Katy Crippen December 10, 2016 at 12:25 pm

    We used this technique last night for the first time and our prime rib roast was PERFECT!!!

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle December 10, 2016 at 3:07 pm

      Awesome, so glad you tried it and loved it, such a great cooking method, I don’t think I will ever go back to another way 😉

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle December 10, 2016 at 3:12 pm

      Hi Katy, so glad you enjoyed it that way, I don’t think I will ever go back to another cooking method!

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    Reply Anne December 17, 2016 at 10:50 am

    Is the meat room temp or from fridge before cooking? Thanks.

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle December 18, 2016 at 3:16 pm

      I usually have had mine out defrosting from freezer all day, so its still slightly cold.

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    Reply Jessica January 7, 2017 at 12:36 pm

    For a 4 pound roast do you recommend doubling the time it’s left in the oven from 2 to 4 hours?

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle January 7, 2017 at 1:27 pm

      Hi, no just adjust the cooking time to the size of the roast then the 2 hours remains the same, if you like it really rare do 6 minutes per pound at 500F, I like mine a little less red and have found 8 min per pound to be a good number for me.. Hope you enjoy it

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