Grilled Prime Rib is the perfect holiday meal. Learn how to easily grilled this delicious cut of meat for a tasty meal idea.

Sliced grilled prime rib on a cutting board
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You are going to love this Juicy Prime Rib Recipe. It is loaded with delicious flavor and cooking beef on the grill has never been easier. It is the perfect cut of meat for a special occasions.

If you love the smoke flavor and the grill marks, make your next prime rib on the grill. It cooks perfectly with the juicy and tender center and crispy texture. You may also love this Grilled Bacon Wrapped Filet Mignon Recipe.

How Large of a Prime Rib do I need

When we serve prime rib, we usually serve with heavy sides so I tend to get a smaller prime rib. The rule of thumb that we go with is to make a prime rib for about 1 pound per person.

Ingredients 

Prime Rib ingredients - prime rib, olive oil, kosher salt, black pepper, rosemary, thyme, minced garlic
  • Prime Rib
  • Olive Oil
  • Kosher Salt
  • Ground Black Pepper
  • Fresh Rosemary
  • Fresh Thyme
  • Minced Garlic

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Variation Ideas

  • Spice – We like to use fresh spices to make this recipe, but you can use what you prefer. We have added smoked paprika, fresh oregano, and more to create a delicious flavor.
  • Prime Rib Roast cooking – We love the flavor that the gas grill gives the prime rib. But you can also use your charcoal grill, smoker, or your oven.
  • Horseradish Sauce – We have even spread horseradish sauce over the top of the prime rib for added flavor.

How to Cook Prime Rib on the Grill

  • Step 1 – Room Temperature – Let the prime rib sit at room temperature for 1-2 hours. Rest before cooking so that it can come to room temperature.
Combining the seasoning mixture in a bowl

Step 2 – Combine Seasoning – Mix together the olive oil with the seasonings in a small bowl.

Rubbing the seasoning mixture over the prime rib

Step 3 – Rub Seasoning – Rub the seasoning mixture on the outside of the prime rib roast. Preheat a grill to 250 degrees Fahrenheit.

Placing the prime rib in the grill

Step 4 – Place Prime Rib on Grill Place the prime rib on the grill grate over indirect heat, fat side up.

Cooked Grilled Prime Rib on a grilling pan on the grill grates

Step 5 – Grill – Close the lid on the grill and cook for 2-3 hours on the side of the grill. Grill until the prime rib reaches an internal temperature of 110 degrees Fahrenheit. 

  •  Step 6 – Increase Temperature – Increase the temperature on the grill to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. 
  • Step 7 – Continue Cooking – Cook for 30-40 more minutes. Grill until the beef reaches an internal temperature of 135 degrees Fahrenheit.  
  • Step 8 – Remove – Remove the prime rib from the grill.  Cover it with foil and let it rest for 30 minutes.  
  • Step 10 – Slice Prime Rib – Slice the roast against the grain is approximately ½ inch thick slices. Serve with your favorite sides and enjoy. 
Sliced grilled prime rib on a cutting board

Recipe Tips

  • Room Temperature – It is important to allow your prime rib to come to room temperature before grilling. We usually set out for about 1 to 2 hours.
  • Seasoning – Combine the seasoning and rub on the outside of the prime rib. This provides additional flavor to the roast.
  • Grilling the Prime Rib – Begin by grilling the meat on the fat side up. You will place the prime rib on the indirect heat to initially cook. This meat is best cooked slow so we do not recommend rushing the process.
  • Increase Heat – For about 30 minutes you want to cook the prime rib over increased heat. This allows for the perfect crust but still cooked perfectly in the center.
  • Resting Roast – Before slicing into the roast, it is important to allow the prime roast to rest for about 30 minutes.
  • Collect Drippings – If you would like to catch the drippings from the prime rib. Place a drip pan under the grill rack.
  • Cutting Prime Rib – We recommend cutting the prime rib with a sharp knife on a cutting board.

How Long to Grill Prime Rib

Grilling a prime rib all depends on the size. For the size of this prime rib, we recommend grilling for about 3 hours. This includes the initially cooking time on low heat. Then 30 additional minutes on high heat.

Make sure to allow the prime rib to rest for about 30 minutes covered with foil. Always use a meat thermometer to ensure your prime rib is cooked to the right temperature.

What is the Perfect Temperature for Prime Rib?

  • Rare – 125 degrees – Bright Red Center
  • Medium Rare – 135 degrees – Warm red to slight pink
  • Cooked Medium – 145 degrees – warm pink
  • Medium Well – 150 degrees – Slight Pink at the Center
  • Well Done – 160 degrees – Little to no pink Center

What to Serve with Prime Rib?

There are many different side dishes to serve with prime rib. These are some of our favorite that will leave your family coming back for more. These recipes are even delicious with standing rib roast.

  • Grilled Zucchini in Foil – Zucchini grilled in foil is a simple and easy side dish. That is great paired with many different meats. We love cooking our veggies in foil as it cooks the vegetables tender and tons of smoky flavor.
  • Grilled Mushrooms – I love this mushrooms recipe. The mushrooms are cooked directly on the grill with the skewers. These are the perfect mushrooms to serve over the top.
  • Grilled Sweet Potatoes – Sweet potatoes are one of our favorite side dishes. This healthy vegetable cooks perfectly on the grill without a lot of work.

How to Make Gravy for Prime Rib:

We love serving a gravy with our prime rib roast. The best to do this is by catching the drippings while the prime rib is cooking. Add in some vegetables for a delicious meal idea.

  • Prepare a pan by adding in onions, carrots, and celery with fresh herbs. Pour beef broth, water and red wine.
  • Place a rack over the pan with the prime rib on top.
  • When it is time to increase, remove the vegetables from the pan.
  • Then create a gravy with the prime rib drippings with a roux with 2 tablespoons of flour and butter.
  • Serve on the side to serve over your prime rib.
Sliced grilled prime rib on a cutting board

How to Store Leftovers:

Refrigerate the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 5-7 days. Grilled prime rib roast is even better the next day. The flavors and seasons really marinate in the roast for delicious flavor.

You can reheat the leftover prime rib in the microwave. Cover the dish with a paper towel to keep the steam in.

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Grilled Prime Rib

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Grilled Prime Rib is the perfect holiday meal. Learn how to easily grilled this delicious cut of meat for a tasty meal idea.
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 4 hours 30 minutes
Servings 12
Cuisine American
Course Main Course
Calories 834

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Let the prime rib sit at room temperature for 1-2 hours before cooking so that it can come to room temperature.
  • Mix together the olive oil with the seasonings in a small bowl.
  • Rub the seasoning mixture on the outside of the prime rib roast.
  • Preheat a grill to 250 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Place the prime rib on the grill over indirect heat, fat side up.
  • Close the lid on the grill and cook for 2-3 hours until the prime rib reaches an internal temperature of 110 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Increase the temperature on the grill to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Cook for 30-40 more minutes until the beef reaches an internal temperature of 135 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Remove the prime rib from the grill.  Cover it with foil and let it rest for 30 minutes.
  • Slice the roast against the grain is approximately ½ inch thick slices. Serve with your favorite sides and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Refrigerate the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 5-7 days.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 834kcal, Carbohydrates 1g, Protein 36g, Fat 75g, Saturated Fat 30g, Polyunsaturated Fat 3g, Monounsaturated Fat 34g, Cholesterol 160mg, Sodium 506mg, Potassium 600mg, Fiber 0.2g, Sugar 0.03g, Vitamin A 10IU, Vitamin C 1mg, Calcium 27mg, Iron 4mg

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