Marinated Prime Rib


Allow your roast to sit in the delicious herb-infused prime rib marinade up to 24 hours to develop the most flavor. Serve the ultra-tender slices of prime rib with your favorite sides (we love mashed potatoes and roasted carrots) for the ultimate comforting feast.

marinated prime rib sliced and plated with rosemary

BHG / Crystal Hughes

Prep Time:
10 mins
Marinate Time:
6 hrs
Roast Time:
2 hrs
Stand Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
8 hrs 25 mins


  • ¾ cup dry red wine or beef broth

  • ½ cup chopped onion

  • ¼ cup water

  • ¼ cup lemon juice

  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 ½ teaspoon snipped fresh rosemary or 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed

  • ½ teaspoon dried marjoram, crushed

  • ¼ teaspoon garlic salt

  • 1 4-6 pound beef rib roast


  1. For marinade, in a small bowl stir together wine or broth, onion, water, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, rosemary, marjoram, and garlic salt.

    marinade for marinated prime rib

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  2. Place meat in a self-sealing plastic bag set in a shallow dish. Pour marinade over meat. Seal bag. Marinate in refrigerator at least 6 hours or up to 24 hours, turning bag occasionally.

    placing prime rib meat in plastic bag

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  3. Drain meat, discarding marinade. Place meat, fat side up, in a large roasting pan. Insert a meat thermometer into center without touching bone.

    prime rib meat with meat thermometer in the center

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  4. Roast in a 325 degree F oven to desired doneness. [Allow 2 to 2-1/2 hours for rare (140 degrees F) or 2-1/4 to 3-1/4 hours for medium (155 degrees F.] Transfer meat to a cutting board. Cover with foil and let stand for 15 minutes before carving. (The temperature of the meat will rise 5 degrees during standing.) If desired, garnish with additional fresh rosemary.

    roasted marinated prime rib

    BHG / Crystal Hughes

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

162 Calories
9g Fat
18g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 162
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 53mg 18%
Sodium 67mg 3%
Protein 18g
Vitamin C 1.2mg 6%
Iron 2mg 11%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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