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Prime Rib with Horseradish Sauce Recipe

Prime Rib with Horseradish Sauce Recipe

To ring in the New Year, we invite friends for dinner. A menu featuring tender prime rib is festive, yet simple to prepare. A pepper rub and mild horseradish sauce complement the beef's great flavor. —Paula Zsiray, Logan, Utah
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Bake: 3 hours YIELD:6-8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 bone-in beef rib roast (4 to 6 pounds)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons coarsely ground pepper
  • HORSERADISH SAUCE:
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons prepared horseradish
  • 1 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

Directions

  • 1. Preheat oven to 450°. Brush roast with oil; rub with pepper. Place roast, fat side up, on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Bake, uncovered, 15 minutes.
  • 2. Reduce heat to 325°. Bake 2-3/4 hours or until meat reaches desired doneness (for medium-rare, a meat thermometer should read 145°; medium, 160°; well-done, 170°), basting with pan drippings every 30 minutes.
  • 3. Let stand 10-15 minutes before slicing. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the sauce ingredients. Serve with beef. Yield: 6-8 servings.

Reviews for Prime Rib with Horseradish Sauce

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TNbluffbaker
Reviewed Jan. 8, 2015

"Very good prime rib. My family would have preferred the horseradish sauce without the Worcestershire."

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pamsterhamster
Reviewed Sep. 10, 2014

"had this for Easter & was great. A little expensive but worth it."

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Tom Brezzy
Reviewed Jul. 29, 2013

"Outstanding! You can't go wrong with this recipe. One of our favorites."

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tomswit
Reviewed Feb. 3, 2013

"This is a very good recipe- BUT- your meat internal cooking temps are way off! You should start at 125 degrees for med rare. Also when you cook any expensive cut of meat you should let it get close to room temp before cooking. That way it will cook more even. When you remove the meat from the oven, tent it with some foil & let it rest for 15 to 20 minutes. In that period of time your roast will still continue to cook. And the meat internal temp will go up about another 8 degrees.

Gutpyle'
Brookfield , WI"

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califdreamin@nemont.net
Reviewed Jan. 29, 2013

"Even tho I didn't make this using this recipe, I do the same thing with wonderful results. Noting some of the variances some other have mentioned. I just wanted to add another way of making the horseradish sauce that came from my B.C. cookbook from the early 60's. I use 1/2 cup whipping cream, beaten until thick, add 1/2 tsp salt-and then 3 Tbsp well drained horseradish. This makes aout 1 cup. We like this even better than with the sour cream."

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CookieBaker811
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2013

"Haven't tried it yet. But, my son in law said he likes that kind of rib roast that has the bone in it, so this is what he will get on his birthday!"

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Seamus1993
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2011

"What a mess in my oven! Other sites recommend putting a tent lightly over the roast and using an oven temp of 500 degrees per pound of meat for 5-9 minutes, depending on how rare the meat should be. Don't open the oven door and turn off the heat and let the roast sit for an hour. While the roast and sauce was perfect the time spent cleaning was disappointing."

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CarmenK
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2011

"Have been making mine like this for years. However, at altitude of 6400 ft., I remove it from the oven at 120 deg. for rare and let it rest (lightly covered) for 15-20 min. M-m-m-m-m good!"

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darlajayne
Reviewed Dec. 10, 2011

"This horseradish sauce is excellent with prime rib. It is now "a must have" any time I make this type of roast. Yummy!"

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TetonWarrior
Reviewed Dec. 5, 2011

"Burp!"

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Padiwak
Reviewed Dec. 5, 2011

"I like my Horseradish sauce better...

1 small container of whipping cream
add 1 Tsp. coleman's mustard
Whip till stiff
Then fold in approximately 1 small jar of horseradish
This holds together better than using sour cream"

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jajm6
Reviewed Oct. 14, 2011

"I only made the horseradish sauce for a dinner party and everyone raved about it."

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cqdave
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2011

"Very good! I have made prime rib many times and this is easy. Only thing I changed is the cooking time so it wasn't quite so done. The sauce is excellent for those who do not like real horseraddish. I always serve both."

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baelliott
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2010

"It was good but quite dry for my taste."

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obxgoer
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2010

"Hubbies favorite. Have made several times. A sure fire winner!"

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Branwren
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2010

"Good recipe except for being cooked to long. I cook mine to rare which should read 125 degrees on the meat thermometer. It will continue to cook when you pull it out of the oven and sit it to rest reaching 130 finally. The ends of the roast will be Med to Med-rare with the center being rare. This allows for a serving of just about everyone to their satisfaction."

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luv2cookalot
Reviewed Dec. 26, 2010

"Great recipe! Will pass on to friends and family. Cooking instructions couldn't of been more precise. Did add garlic, rosemary and thyme along with the pepper. Thank you TOH!"

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sgosselin
Reviewed Dec. 26, 2010

"I forgot to add that I cut an X inbetween the strings and push 1/2 garlic clove in each hole. I still rub it all down with salt, pepper, garlic salt and bacon grease."

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sgosselin
Reviewed Dec. 26, 2010

"Great recipe. I use bacon grease instead of olive oil. I cook it at 350 @ 30 mins per pound so I can get Med rare slices in the middle."

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RoxannaJohnson
Reviewed Dec. 26, 2010

"ade this for Christmas dinner and it was amazing! Definitely a great recipe!"

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mshunter64
Reviewed Dec. 26, 2010

"the best recipe...my prime rib turned out "Fantabulous"!!!!"

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Jillianstere
Reviewed Dec. 26, 2010

"This is the best Prime Rib recipe I have ever used. It turns out perfect! Didn't change it at all. I have never had so many compliments."

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julie-locke1@hotmail.com
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2010

"I have been making this for Christmas Eve dinner for several years now. My family loves it and it has become a tradition. And I always come back to this recipe. The horseradish sauce is perfect! Enjoy!"

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TuckDi
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2010

"Excellent. Prepared for a special get together and everyone raved about it!"

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linsvin
Reviewed Mar. 28, 2010

"There is no way of making a mistake with this prime rib recipe. The horseradish sauce was not too hot as to enjoy the prime rib. I did use an electronic meat thermometer to let me know when it was cooked to perfection. Easy enough to make, impressive enough for dinner guests."

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FREDAGABLE
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2010

"I DO A FEW THINGS DIFFERENT; I RUB MY ROAST WITH OIL, GARLIC AND MONTREAL STEAK SEASONINGS, AND LOTS OF PEPPER. I COVER MY ROAST WELL WITH THESE SEASONINGS. THEN I PLACE ON RACK IN PAN FAT SIDE UP. PLACE MEAT THERMOMETER INTO CENTER OF ROAST. PLACE IN 425 DEGREE OVEN FOR 1 HR. TURN OFF OVEN, ITS STILL COOKING, DO NOT OPEN OVEN DOOR, NO PEAKING. LET SET IN OVEN 2 HRS...TIL THERMOMETER REACHES 140 MED RARE-150 DEGREES FOR MEDIUM, IS PINK IN CENTER. 160 FOR WELL DONE ITS ALL DONE AND YUMMMMY. ENJOY WITH AUJUS AND HORSERADISH. FLAVOR IS OUT OF THIS WORLD....TRUST ME ON THIS ONE. MY HUSBAND LOVED THIS FLAVOR....FREDA"

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Robby1
Reviewed Nov. 18, 2009

"I have been a subscriber to TOH and S & D for 10 years and have tried 100's of recipes during this time, all good. But this recipe, just as it is, is the most heavenly, fantastic and special meal you could ever make. This has become our Christmas Eve tradition. Invite your family, or your very best friends and enjoy!"

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suzannmc1219
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2008

"For Christmas Day I cooked a 6.5 pound Prime Rib for my family using this recipe as a guide. It was delicious! I made a few enhancements: First, I rubbed the prime rib with 2 T of Balsamic vinegar (a hint from a chef friend!). I increased the olive oil rub to 2 T and added minced garlic, along with 1 T of finely diced fresh rosemary and fresh thyme. (Be sure to line your roasting pan with aluminum foil or use a cooking spray to help with clean up!) Along with the delicious horseradish sauce in this recipe, I also served heated au jus sauce (packaged).

suzannmc"

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jbnd
Reviewed Aug. 31, 2008

"My family loves prime rib, but I had never made it at home. This last New Year's, I finally decided to give it a try. I used this recipe as a guide, and it came out wonderfully! I even made it again for my husband's birthday in April! Thanks for a great recipe!!"

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Allspice_Mo
Reviewed Aug. 4, 2008

"I love finding this recipe, I would like to make something very special soon for my DIL returing home from trip. Thanks for posting"

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oneryjane
Reviewed Mar. 4, 2008

"I have been looking for a recie like this.....I LOVE horseradish and am looking forward to making this. Thanks very much much!!!!!"

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jea726
Reviewed Feb. 3, 2008

"Thank you, I also check temps and times. I also needed a way to serve horseradish with this roast without it being too strong. I think my family will enjoy the sauce that accompanies this recipe."

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DENA2
Reviewed Dec. 13, 2007

"This sounds good. I will be making this for our Christmas dinner. I have never fixed a prim rib. Well report back."

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bkbk
Reviewed Dec. 10, 2007

"Thank you, Every year I have to check out oven temps and times."

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Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.