Prime Rib Recipes So Succulent You'll Make Them Over and Over Again

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Herbed Prime Rib with Two Sauces
Photo: Kritsada Panichgul

So posh yet so simple, prime rib recipes are perfect to share with guests at a dinner party or over the holidays because they don't require much hands-on time. But our best prime rib recipes prove that they're even often easy enough for a Sunday family dinner. With a variety of spices, dry rubs, and sauces, you're likely to find your new go-to prime rib dinner here.

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Standing Rib Roast

Ancho Prime Rib with Grilled Mango Butter
Jacob Fox

Seasoned simply with salt and black pepper, this slow-roasted prime rib is a superb beef rib roast recipe for newbies. It's as easy as season, roast, rest, and serve, and during the beef's shift in the oven, you can whip up one of our suggested sides. The only tough decision will be which to try first: Yorkshire puddings or roast potatoes?

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Herbed Prime Rib with Two Sauces

Herbed Prime Rib with Two Sauces
Kritsada Panichgul

This classic prime rib roast recipe is sure to impress. Choose either the Merlot au Jus or creamy horseradish sauce—or try both and pick your favorite!

Test Kitchen Tip: A trick you can use for any prime rib recipe here: Remove them from the heat source at 135°F for medium-rare or 150°F for medium, allow to rest for 15 minutes and test the temp again. The prime rib should register 145°F for medium-rare doneness or 160°F for medium doneness

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Ancho Prime Rib with Grilled Mango Butter

Ancho Prime Rib with Grilled Mango Butter
Jacob Fox

Cut down on cooking time by opting for boneless prime rib steak instead of a bone-in roast. Using a prime rib rub recipe made with cocoa powder and ancho chile pepper ensures that even the boneless cut is loaded with irresistibly rich, sweet-and-spicy flavor. Decadent mango butter is the perfect sauce to pair with this succulent prime rib dinner. (Seeking to really seal in those juices and score a restaurant-quality crust? Try reverse searing prime rib steaks with this same recipe.)

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Sunday Beef Rib Roast

Sunday Beef Rib Roast
Andy Lyons

This is the best prime rib recipe for those who agree that almost everything is better with bacon. Fresh thyme, rosemary, and crispy, savory bacon make a dreamy seasoning blend for this mouthwatering main course. No additional side dishes are required—just perhaps a basket of bread so everyone can snag a slice to soak up all the pan juices.

05 of 08

Holiday Rib Roast with Grain Mustard Sauce

Holiday Rib Roast with Grain Mustard Sauce
Andy Lyons

Fresh thyme, cracked black peppercorns, and garlic cloves make a flavorful rub for this easy roast. Everyone around the table will be clamoring for seconds, especially when each slice is paired with the zesty horseradish-mustard sauce. But if you're lucky enough to have leftover prime rib, try it thinly-sliced and tucked inside a breakfast sandwich the next morning.

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Ancho-Rubbed Prime Rib with Grilled Papaya Butter

Ancho-Rubbed Prime Rib with Grilled Papaya Butter
Blaine Moats

Calling all barbecue fans: Smoked prime rib and grilled prime rib are just as succulent (and even more flavorful) than oven-roasted prime rib. Once the meat has time to rest and the juices can redistribute, slice out individual portions of the spice-rubbed grilled beef and slather each with sweet papaya butter. This is one meal that will practically transport your taste buds to the islands.

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Christmas Rib Roast

Christmas Rib Roast
Colleen Duffley

Introducing: Quite possibly the best prime rib roast recipe ever for your Christmas dinner menu. Featuring flavors of figs, oranges, pears, and anise seeds, this roast essentially takes all the cozy flavors you recognize from mulled wine and infuses them into a savory meat entrée.

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Moroccan Rib Roast

Moroccan Rib Roast
Mike Dieter

Seasoned with coriander, lemon, and cumin seeds, this roast recipe will make you feel as if you're dining at a bistro in North Africa. If you're pressed for time, you can even prepare the roast ahead and chill for 24 hours before grilling. One you've mastered this prime rib recipe, try it with a leg of lamb—a more common meat choice in Morocco—to see which you prefer. (We can't pick a favorite!)

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