Smoked Prime Rib

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Pamela Rappaport

By
@Pamelalala

My family loves this and, while it looks time-consuming, it's very easy! You're just waiting for it to cook. This is also how I smoke New York strip loin roasts.

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The entire Kitchen Crew loved this prime rib recipe. Cooking low and slow results in a fantastic prime rib. Smoking adds tons of smokey flavor and cooked the roast to perfection. The meat is tender and succulent. We used tri-color peppercorns and they gave the roast a beautiful color. Using a smoker also frees up the in-demand oven. If you like horseradish, the sauce is a delicious addition.

Note: We smoked this prime rib in an electric smoker which made it super simple to prepare. It took about 25 minutes per pound to cook to medium-rare in our smoker. The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
2 to 8
Prep:
24 Hr
Cook:
7 Hr
Method:
Smoke

Ingredients

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2-5 bone prime rib roast (standing rib roast)
olive oil or other cooking oil
sald and freshly ground pepper

HORSERADISH SAUCE

1/2 c
sour cream
2 Tbsp
prepared horseradish (or to taste)
dash salt

How to Make Smoked Prime Rib

Step-by-Step

  • 1Lay the prime rib on the cutting board. You want a good cap of fat left on the meat, 1/4 to 1/2 inch, can trim off excess.
  • 2Rub the entire surface with cooking oil.
  • 3Sprinkle generously with salt and pepper.
  • 4If you have the time, it is ideal to place it uncovered in the fridge for 24 hours. This allows the salt to penetrate and is called a dry brine.
  • 5Take it out of the fridge about an hour before cooking to take the chill off.
  • 6Prepare you smoker and set the temperature at 225 degrees.
  • 7Place the rib roast directly on the cooking rack bones down.
  • 8Insert a meat thermometer so you can determine when to take it out.
  • 9Add your chips or pellets for the smoke. Cherry, apple or any lighter flavored wood is good. Smoke it for at least the first 2 to 3 hours.
  • 10Continue cooking in the smoker until the internal temperature is 135 to 140 for medium rare.
  • 11Total cooking time can take from 5 to 7 hours depending on the size of roast/number of bones.
  • 12Remove to a platter and immediately tent with foil and let rest for 30 minutes. Longer if it's a really big one.
  • 13While it's resting, mix everything for the horseradish sauce. Taste and adjust. Some people like a squeeze of lemon juice or dash of Worcestershire. Make it yours.
  • 14Slice between the bones and serve. Sometimes I cut the meat from the bones in one piece so that I can slice it thinner. Then I slice the bones apart and put them on the platter and the family fights over them!

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About Smoked Prime Rib

Course/Dish: Beef
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American
Collection: Christmas Recipes




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