Add a kick of flavor to your beef with this homemade prime rib seasoning! Garlic, thyme, and sea salt give fantastic flavor, while paprika helps with gorgeous color and presentation.
This easy prime rib rub is that is the perfect accompaniment to any rib roast. I like to serve this for Christmas dinner and other special occasions. It's one of those homemade seasoning blends you can use on prime rib, filet mignon, sirloin steaks, or any other beef steaks for excellent results every time!
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Why this recipe
- Bold flavor. This homemade prime ribseasoning blend is full of flavor and will take your meal to the next level! Perfecto for a holiday season dinner party.
- Simple ingredients. This recipe uses pantry staples like sea salt, cracked black pepper, granulated garlic, paprika, thyme, and more to create a deliciously bold seasoning blend.
- Simple directions. Mix all the ingredients in a small bowl until thoroughly combined – it’s that easy!
- Storage friendly. Store this homemade seasoning in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a month without freezing.
- Versatile use. Use this seasoning on any type of steak or pork chops for amazing flavor! It’s also great as a dry rub if you plan to pan sear or grill your steaks.
Ingredients for this homemade Prime Rib Rub
- Sea Salt
- Cracked Black Pepper
- Granulated Garlic
Equipment and kitchen tools
- Mixing bowl
- Storage container
How to make the best Prime Rib Seasoning
Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and mix until thoroughly combined.
If not using immediately, store in an airtight container in a cool place. Ready to use? See my Easy prime rib recipe below.
Easy Prime Rib Roast Recipe
Preheat oven to 450° F.
When preparing a standing rib roast, place in a heavy shallow roasting pan with a rack with the fat side up.
Cover the entire roast with a layer of olive oil and then with the prime rib rub mixture. You will do the all sides of the meat.
Bake in a 450 degrees f oven for 15 minutes, then lower the temperature to 325° F.
Every half hour or so, baste the ends of the roast with the drippings.
Cook until internal temperature reaches preferred doneness using a a meat thermometer .,
Serve with horseradish sauce and au jus, if desired.
Cook the prime rib according to your preferred cooking method and desired level of doneness. Use a meat thermometer to monitor the internal temperature.
A general guideline for Cooking times for Rare 120:
3 Rib Roast (7-8 pounds) - 15 minutes at 450°, then 1-1 ½ hours at 350°f
4 Rib Roast (9-10 pounds) - 15 minutes at 450°, then 1 ½ - 2 hours at 350°f
5 Rib Roast (11-13 pounds) - 15 minutes at 450°, then 2 - 2 ½ hours at 350°f
6 Rib Roast (14-16 pounds) - 15 minutes at 450°, then 2 ½ - 3 hours at 350°f
You will need to cook a bit longer for medium doneness, noted below.
A Guideline for Doneness Temperatures
Rare: Remove from the oven at 120°F for a final internal temperature of 125°F after resting.
Medium-rare: Remove from the oven at 130°F for a final internal temperature of 135°F after resting.
Medium: Remove from the oven at 140°F for a final internal temperature of 145°F after resting.
Medium-well: Remove from the oven at 150°F for a final internal temperature of 155°F after resting.
Tips for best results
- If you want even more flavor, you can add a tablespoon of onion powder or dried onion. I almost ALWAYS add it.
- If you don’t have paprika, you can skip it, as it’s mostly for color more than anything. If you would like to add a smoky flavor with your paprika, use smoked paprika instead.
- Store in a sealed container in the pantry for up to a month. Do not freeze.
- If you like the herby vibe with your roast add a tablespoon of dried rosemary to the mix as well.
- For a kick of heat, you can add a teaspoon of red pepper flakes or cayenne pepper.
- If you do not have granulated garlic, you can substitute it with garlic powder.
- You can use kosher salt or table salt instead of sea salt if you prefer.
- Add other spices that you like, such as dried oregano or other fresh herbs. You could even add some ancho chile powder for a spicy kick.
- Keep your homemade prime rib rub in an airtight container like a mason jar. Store it in a spice cabinet away from direct sunlight and in a cool dry place.
How should I serve prime rib?
I like to serve it with side dishes such as cheesy or mashed potatoes, roasted asparagus, creamy horseradish and au jus. If serving for Christmas dinner, Yorkshire pudding is a classic side dish.
You will want to use approximately 1 tablespoon of seasoning per pound of meat. Adjust the amount according to your taste.
Dry the roast with a clean towel and then use your hands to add seasoning mix all over the meat, pressing it gently to adhere.
More great seasoning recipes
Homemade Prime Rib Seasoning
- 1 Tablespoon Sea Salt
- 1 Tablespoon Cracked Black Pepper
- 1 Tablespoon Granulated Garlic
- 1 Tablespoon Paprika
- 1 Tablespoon Thyme
- Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and mix until fully combined.
If you don’t have paprika, you can skip it as it’s mostly for color more than anything. If you would like to add flavor with your paprika, use smoked paprika instead.
Store in a sealed container in the pantry for up to a month. Do not freeze.
If you like the herby vibe with your steak, add a tablespoon of dried rosemary to the mix as well.