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Delectable Prime Rib and Au Jus Recipe
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Delectable Prime Rib and Au Jus

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"This particular recipe has brought me success both in personal and professional cooking. The recipe is written for a 10-pound loin, but, can be modified by size. It gives the prime rib a nice crust exploding with flavor, and an interior so tender, it'll (hopefully) leave you wanting more."

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Original recipe makes 1 prime rib roast Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    3 hrs

    4 hrs 25 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Trim any thick pieces of dense, hard fat from the roast, but leave smaller areas of fat in place.
  2. In a bowl, mix 2 cups of beef base with minced garlic, and rub the mixture generously all over the roast. Sprinkle the roast with 1/2 cup of fresh thyme, 1/2 cup of oregano, the black peppercorns, and salt. Place into a roasting pan.
  3. Roast in the preheated oven until the meat has formed a brown crust and a quick-read meat thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the roast measures 135 degrees F (57 degrees C), for medium-rare, about 3 hours. If you prefer the meat well-done, roast an additional 45 minutes. Remove roast from oven, and allow to stand while you make the sauce. Temperature of the meat will rise about 10 more degrees as it rests.
  4. Pour the water into a saucepan, and dissolve 1 tablespoon of beef base in the water. Mix in the red wine, and stir in 1 teaspoon of thyme, 1 teaspoon of oregano, and the garlic powder. Add the celery, onion, and carrot pieces to the sauce. Bring the mixture to a boil, and cook, stirring often, until the sauce reduces by half, 20 to 30 minutes. Strain sauce and discard vegetables before serving sauce with the roast.
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  • Editor's Note
  • The prime rib loin is sometimes called a rib roast (first cut), a prime rib (loin end) or prime rib (small end). The tender meat comes from the back of the rib area of the animal.

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May 09, 2012

I made this prime rib roast today. My husband and my guests really enjoyed the roast and the au jus. I felt the au jus was too salty, so along with the other vegetables I added two medium sized sliced potatoes and some of the water from potatoes I had boiled to make mashed potatoes. Those additions seemed to soak up the excess salt and the result was very good. When I make this again I will use a little more red wine and a couple of potatoes in the au jus.

Dec 20, 2013

I made this last Christmas and it is simply fabulous! Making it again this year. I do not add salt; with all the other ingredients it's not necessary. Definitely restaurant quality and the best Prime Rib I've EVER had! Thanks for sharing!


7 Ratings

Dec 26, 2013

I only made the au jus, and it was excellent! Prime rib does not create many drippings, so this recipe for a broth was necessary! If you are making a large prime rib, I would double the au jus recipe. Serve next to some horseradish, and you are set to enjoy the prime rib.

Dec 25, 2013

Made this for Christmas. My son said it was amazing! Everyone loved it. Soooo..... Good. This will now be our family tradition for Christmas.


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  • Calories
  • 479 kcal
  • 24%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 3.7 g
  • 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 84 mg
  • 28%
  • Fat
  • 38.4 g
  • 59%
  • Fiber
  • 1.6 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 28.9 g
  • 58%
  • Sodium
  • 5318 mg
  • 213%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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