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Prime Rib of Beef

 Prime Rib of Beef
This roast made its debut a few years back at Christmastime, when I made it instead of our traditional turkey dinner. Now we have a new tradition everyone looks forward to.—Tim Buckmaster, Millsboro, Delaware
8-10 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 2-1/2 hours + standing


  • 1/3 cup each chopped onion, carrot and celery
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 bone-in beef rib roast (6 to 8 pounds)
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) beef broth


  • Combine onion, carrot and celery; place in a greased roasting pan.
  • Combine salt, pepper and garlic powder; rub over the roast. Place
  • fat side up over vegetables. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 2-1/2
  • to 3-1/2 hours or until meat reaches desired doneness (medium-rare,
  • 145°; medium, 160°; well-done, 170°). Let stand 10-15
  • minutes before carving. Skim fat from pan drippings; add beef broth,
  • stirring to remove browned bits. Strain, discarding vegetables.
  • Serve au jus with the roast. Yield: 8-10 servings.
Wine: Light-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.