Prime Rib Roast Au Jus Perfect Every Time! No Fail
Blue Ribbon Recipe
Prime rib is an expensive cut of meat so having a foolproof method of cooking it is key. Follow Deb's instructions and you'll have a tender, succulent roast your family will love. There are no fancy seasonings in this recipe - just salt and pepper. The true flavor of the meat shines bright. The simple Au Jus is the perfect touch. This easy to follow roast recipe will be delicious for a special occasion. The Test Kitchen
How to Make Prime Rib Roast Au Jus Perfect Every Time! No Fail
- Place meat on a rack fat side up in a shallow roasting pan. Make sure the sides of the pan are not too high. Maybe 2-3 inch sides or the meat will not brown properly. Also, make sure the roasting pan is only slightly bigger than the roast itself. This will allow the juices to accumulate and not evaporate! DO NOT COVER; DO NOT ADD WATER.
- Put roast in oven; cook for just one hour at 375. It will crackle and get a beautiful layer or crust to it. After one hour, turn off heat, but DO NOT open oven door at any time until ready to serve. (You can do this step early on and let the oven cool down completely before turning on the oven again.)
- Regardless of the length of time meat has been in the oven 30 - 40 minutes before serving, TURN OVEN ON again. Reset temperature to 375 degrees and set a timer for 30 minutes. Once the oven comes up to temperature (this may take up to 15 minutes), test the temperature of the meat. If not cooked to desire temperature, cook for the remaining 15 minutes or until desired temperature is reached. If your roast is a bit smaller, you can check the temperature around 20-25 minutes. You want around 120 degrees, because it will continue to cook as it rests (130 degrees for medium rare).
- To Make the Au Jus Sauce, while the prime rib is resting, pour off all but 2 tablespoons of the fat from the pan. Place on the stove top over medium heat. Add the flour and cook, stirring, to form a roux. Pour in the beef broth and whisk into the roux, scraping all the caramelized beef drippings from the bottom of the pan. Turn heat to high and cook the sauce for 10 minutes until it reduces and thickens slightly (this is not a gravy, so don't expect a thick, heavy sauce). Adjust seasoning, strain and serve alongside the prime rib.
- The meat will be very brown and crisp on the outside. Carve into slices. You'll find it beautifully pink all the way through, juicily oozing the succulence which proves that the meat is a medium rare.
NOTE: If you do not like medium rare meat, please do not make this roast! Prime rib should never be cooked to medium. It will end up like the bottom of your shoe! Leave the medium and well done meat for other cuts of your choice.