Top 10 Prime Rib Recipes

The Best Prime Rib Recipes for the Grill or Smoker

Prime rib (or more accurately standing rib roast) is nearly the most expensive cut of beef you can buy so you want to master the secrets to making it right. Grilling prime rib or ​smoking prime rib is a great way to prepare this greatest of roasts. These prime rib recipes will help you make the most of your investment and put a lot more flavor into your roast. 

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    Prime Rib Roast
    Prime Rib Roast.

    This is the classic prime rib recipe for the grill. The secret is to grill this roast indirectly at a low temperature to get it cooked through to the middle before increasing the heat to caramelize the surface to perfection. Once you have tried this recipe you won't be putting a rib roast in the oven again. 

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    Slow-Roasted Prime Rib of Beef
    Slow-Roasted Prime Rib of Beef. Regarding BBQ, Inc.

    The smoker can add so much flavor to a prime rib roast. The secret is to give it just a kiss of smoke and to make sure that that smoke can reach the meat. Slow roasted to perfection this is certain to become a new favorite. 

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    Prime Rib Roast
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    What more is there to say except it's prime rib and that means it's delicious. You can top off this dish with a nice blue cheese or horseradish sauce.

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    Rotisserie Prime Rib Roast
    Rotisserie Prime Rib Roast. Regarding BBQ, Inc.

    A delicious and convenient way to prepare a prime rib roast using the rotisserie unit on your grill. This continually bastes the prime rib roast in its own juices for hours. Juicy, tender and perfect and the drippings will make the perfect gravy.

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    Grilled Herb Butter Prime Rib
    Grilled Herb Butter Prime Rib. Regarding BBQ, Inc.

    A simple yet delicious way to prepare prime rib for any occasion. Remember that you have to grill this rib roast on indirect heat.

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    Whiskey Smoked Prime Rib
    Whiskey Smoked Prime Rib. Frank Schiefelbein/EyeEm/Getty Images

    This prime rib is delicious and tender. It's a little time-consuming being slow-smoked, but well worth the wait.

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    Smoked Standing Rib Roast
    Smoked Standing Rib Roast. Phillip Jones/Getty Images

    Few things are better than a good prime rib. This standing rib roast is smoked for several hours and has the great flavor of the prime rib mixed with a mellow smokiness.

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    Grilled Dijon Rib Roast
    Grilled Dijon Rib Roast. Debbie Smimoff/Getty images

    This is a delicious recipe for a prime rib roast. The combination of Dijon mustard, herbs, and sour cream gives this roast a unique flavor. Enjoy with your favorite grilled sides.

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    Citrus Prime Rib
    Citrus Prime Rib. Rick Donovan/Getty Images

    The orange marinade in this recipe not only tenderizes the prime rib roast but also adds a lot of delicious flavor to it.

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    Garlic Dill Prime Rib Recipe
    Garlic Dill Prime Rib Recipe. Michael Westhoff/Getty Images

    If you love garlic, then give this recipe a try. Get the garlic, herbs, and olive oil mixed into an even paste to release the flavors.