Roast Beef Rib

    2 hours 40 min

    A rib of beef roast is coated in a mixture made with flour, pepper, salt, paprika, onion powder, garlic granules and celery seeds, then roasted to perfection. Serve as an alternative to Sunday lunch or on special occasions.

    279 people made this

    Makes: 1 beef rib roast

    • 1 (6.3kg) beef rib roast (ribs cut off and tied to roast)
    • 100g plain flour
    • 2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
    • 2 teaspoons salt
    • 2 teaspoons paprika
    • 1 teaspoon onion powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon garlic granules
    • 1/4 teaspoon celery seeds

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:2hr  ›  Extra time:30min resting  ›  Ready in:2hr40min 

    1. Remove prime rib from refrigerator and allow the meat to come to room temperature, about 3 hours depending on the size of the roast.
    2. Preheat oven to 220 C / Gas 7. Line a roasting tin with foil.
    3. Unwrap the roast and place onto roasting tin; blot with kitchen towels. Sieve together flour, pepper, salt, paprika, onion powder, garlic granules and celery seeds into a small bowl. Coat the roast all over with the flour mixture.
    4. Roast in preheated oven until cooked to your desired degree of doneness; about 4 1/2 hours (20 minutes a pound) for medium-rare. Roast to an internal temperature of 49 degrees C for medium-rare; 54 degrees C for medium; or 60 degrees C for well done.
    5. When the roast has finished cooking, take it out of the oven and cover with foil. Allow to rest in a warm spot for 30 minutes to 1 hour before slicing.

    Recently viewed

    Reviews & ratings
    Average global rating:

    Reviews in English (350)


    I made a prime rib roast that weighed 9 pounds ( it was a 3 rib roast) As per these exact directions. I just wanted to make sure that I properly explained it. It came out great. It did not burn in the slightest. The seasoned flour that gets rubbed in seals the meat and crisps the fat on the top and bottom. I even used a rack to lift the roast off the pan, so that the under side would be roasted nicely. This procedure works like a wood fired oven . It seals the juices in while crisping up the fat . You will notice in the roasting pan after you pull it out from the oven that the only thing in there is the rendered fat that came off the top and bottom. There will be no beef juices. When You coat the roast in flour dont be afraid to really coat and press down the flour in to all of the meat as well as the fat. This coating will protect all those wonderful juices.This is how you get prime rib at all those great steak resturants.You can vary the spices in the flour mix last night I used herbs de provence. as well as salt and freshly ground white pepper. It cooked at 15 mins. a lb as instructed. and after taking it out at 120 and letting it rest it was 140 after about 30 mins of resting with a linen towel . So please give this recipe a try before you give a review. It took quite a few years and quite a few roasts to develop this manner of cooking this exact roast. You will be pleasently surprised.  -  29 Dec 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Okay I needed to cook a prime rib steak and saw the arguement here over this recipe so decided to try it and figure out who is correct. The results were wonderful and I followed the recipe exactly. The temperature of 425 degrees turned out to be perfect. I let the meat come to room temperature, I seasoned the meat as suggested, and put it into a 425 degree oven for 15 minutes. Now this is important, I was cooking one pound of prime rib, so I used only 15 minutes to cook it perfectly. The recipe is for 12 servings so while I assume that it is correct I can only attest to the one pound for one serving experience. And the results were as good as any restuarant. Which is particularly amazing because frankly I have always wondered how they were able to get the meat fully cooked in a restaurant without drying it out. And now I know. Thanks to the reviewers who persisted in insisting that the recipe was correct and to the woman who origionally posted it.  -  30 May 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I tried this recipe for my niece's graduation party. I cooked a 12 lb. prime rib at 425 for 15 minutes per pound. I planned on taking the "medium rare" roast out, cutting it in half, and putting half of it back in the oven, in order to have a "medium well" roast and a "medium rare" roast, so my guests could have their choice. However, when I removed the roast after 3 hours, it was "medium well." My guests had no choice between "medium rare" or "medium well." I was disappointed, but the roast was still a success. The flour mixture sealed all the juices in the meat, so even though it was cooked "medium well," it was still juicy and delicious. Today I am going to use the same recipe on an 8 lb. roast for Father's Day. I will cook it at 425 for 15 minutes per lb. because my immediate family likes "medium well." If anyone wants a "medium rare" roast, I have to agree with the other reviews, use a lower temperature. But if you like "medium well," this is GREAT recipe!  -  15 Jun 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)