How to Barbecue a Prime Rib Roast

By Willow Sidhe

Prime rib roast is a cut of meat that can hold between 2 and 7 cow ribs. It is one of the 8 basic cuts of beef. When sliced, it will form several rib eye steaks. Prime rib roast is most commonly seasoned with a meat rub and dry roasted in an oven or grill. This recipe can be used to barbecue a prime rib roast of any size.

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Step 1

Wet both hands with cold water, and then press ½ cup rock salt and 3 tbsp. minced garlic into the entire surface of the prime rib roast. Preheat a gas grill to high heat and cook the prime rib roast for 4 minutes on each side to sear.

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Step 2

Move the prime rib roast to the upper grill rack and place a drip pan beneath it on the lower rack. Cover the surface of the meat with chopped garlic cloves for flavor.

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Step 3

Insert a meat thermometer into the roast and allow it to cook for 25 minutes per lb. Remove the roast from the grill when the meat thermometer reads 130 degrees F for rare or 150 degrees F for medium well. Move the prime rib roast directly to a cutting board and cover with aluminum foil. The internal temperature of the meat will increase an additional 10 degrees while under the foil.

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Step 4

Remove the aluminum foil from the meat. Carve with a sharp knife. Serve immediately for ideal flavor and texture. Serve with barbecue sauce or steak sauce, if desired.