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"I cooked this recipe for Prime Rib and it was, by far, the best tasting Prime Rib I've ever cooked"
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Smoked Prime Rib Recipe

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Yield: 4 - 6 servings

You'll find that this Smoked Prime Rib is the best way to cook Prime Rib on a grill. The mild flavor of hickory smoke, and my dry rub make this method of cooking a prime rib on a grill, hard to beat.

There are 4 grades of meat, Prime, Choice, Select and Standard. If your grocery store doesn't specify the grade of meat, and it's on sale, the chances are you'll be buying one of the lessor grades. If you're spending the Big Buck for this great piece of meat, plan on spending a little more, and get one that's Choice, or Prime. It'll make a big difference in the finished roast.

When purchasing a Beef Prime Rib at your local butcher or grocery store, look, or ask, for the meat that comes form the 7 - 10 bone. After much cooking a bunch of prime ribs, over the years, I've found this one to be the most tender. Whether your cooking this cut of beef as Rib Eye Steaks, or an Oven Roasted Prime Rib, you'll get the best results by purchasing this cut of beef, and cooking it over medium heat.

As much as I love using my small charcoal grill, it's sometimes even nicer to be able to use a gas grill. This is one of those times, because I wouldn't be able to cook over indirect heat the way I did for this recipe.

After you place it on the grill, about the only thing that you might have to do is rotate the meat once or twice during cooking, and replace the wood chips about 1/2 way through.

Because the prime rib didn't smoke for 6 - 12 hours, at 225 degrees I didn't get the smoke flavor buried deep in the meat. This ended up to be a good idea, because I think that we would have gotten tired of the taste if it was only the hickory smoke. Instead, the smoke settled into the outer 3'4" of meat, and was a nice surprise as you got to that part of your slice of meat. This ended up a great alternative to cooking a roast in the oven.

This goes real well with Cajun Corn, or Grilled Asparagus, along with Garlic Roasted Potatoes, Rosti Potatoes, or Baked, Smashed Potatoes.

Oh, and one more thing:
This is next to impossible to try to cook to everyone's preference. The key is slow, and if you place it under the broiler, or try to coninute cooking a slice in beef broth, as I use to re-heat leftovers, it won't be as good.

Restaurants that serve a lot of Prime Rib, cook a bunch of them to different temperatures. When you order one, they'll cut from one that's been cooked to your liking, then reheat it in beef broth the way I do for leftovers. That's why they'll sometimes tell you that they're out of a particular doneness.

  • Hickory Chips, Soaked

  • 6 Pounds, Prime Rib, Bone In, a 3 rib roast

  • Vegetable Oil, as needed

  • 3 Tablespoons, Kosher Salt

  • 1/4 Cup, Butt Kickin' Blacken, American Steakhouse Blend

Uncooked, and Tied Prime Rib Picture

1.    Soak the Chips the morning you plan on cooking the roast.

Of course, cooking anything on the grill requires a "Sammy", or 12, to help enjoy the day!
Spiced Prime Rib Picture

2.    Prepare the roast, by first oiling it, then rubbing the spices all over. Don't be afraid that you may think that you're using too much of anything, because most of it will cook off. Add more oil after the meat is coated too make sure that it has a real oily surface.
Smoking the Prime Rib on a Gas Grill Picture

3.    Heat the grill, then turn off all the burners, but one on one side, and leave that one on high. Place the chips, in a box over the one burner that's on, then place the roast on the other side of the grill. Close the lid and let it start smoking.

4.    Cook for about 1 hour for a 6" diameter roast. and 1 1/2 hours for an 89" diameter roast at an approximate grill temperature of 300 degrees. check to the temperature of the roast, and cook until an instant read meat thermometer reads 110 - 115 for rare, or 120 - 125 for medium. don't ruin a great piece of meat by cooking this well done, it'll become real tough.
Plated picture of a Smoked Prime Rib

5.    Take it off the grill, place on a platter, and cover with aluminum foil. Let the roast "rest" this way for at least 15 minutes, but as long as 45 minutes if you need the extra time to prepare your side dishes.
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"Your Spice Blends were recommended by a freind along with this recipe. I ordered your Steakhouse Blend, and smoked a roast as per your instructions. It was perfect, and the Steakhouse Spice really made it great. Thanks, "
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Leftover slices can easily be heated up in hot beef broth. Get the Beef Broth simmering, then add the sliced Prime Rib, and let it soak for about 30 - 45 seconds.

Remember, it's already cooked, so don't keep it in the broth too long, or it'll countinue cooking.

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