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Rib Roast Recipes & Methods - Any suggestions?

It's Thursday afternoon and I have a 5lb boneless rib roast in the fridge for a Saturday cook. Trying to impress the in-laws on their first visit to see the latest additions to our family - The BGE & the BBQ Guru. [p]Anybody have a good recipe and/or cook method they'd like to share? [p]I'm tentatively planning slow, indirect, v-rack, & drip pan. But, as for the rest of the detail - I'm all ears.[p]Thanks in advance![p]Skip


  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    I did a pork rib roast a few weeks ago. If you did nothing but a little olive oil, kosher salt, and fresh pepper, you'll impress them.[p]toss a bit of your choice of wood on there for a little bit of smoke.[p]but i think 'slow' may not be the way to go. 350-375 seems right for a roast, i don't know how this cut would perform as a lo-and-slo. you might do a high temp sear, say 450-500, then back the egg down to finish out the roasting at 350.[p]one thing the egg cured me of was thinking i had to add-add-add to a recipe to make food interesting. the simplest things lately have yielded the most impressive results.[p]good luck. it is bound to win them over. i am considering prime rib for christmas, but i'm disappointed because it looks like christmas eve dinner and christmas dinner the next day will be at a non-egger's house....[p]almost worth inviting evreyone over OUR place.

    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • QBabeQBabe Posts: 2,275
    Skip,[p]Here's a link to how we do ours...low and slow has always been successful for us as prime rib is usually fairly fatty and not as lean as something like tenderloin. We've used "Kevi's King of the Roasts" recipe (posted by Stogie) multiple times, and it has always turned out wonderfully...[p]Good luck with your cook and let us know how it turns out...[p]QBabe

    [ul][li]Kevi's King of the Roasts Prime Rib by Stogie[/ul]
  • Skip,
    Here's one perfect for prime rib, rib roasts and beef tenderloin. Mix 3 packages of Knorr's (dry) Pesto Mix, 1/3 cup of EVOO (extra virgin olive oil) to make a wet rub. You can add fresh cut parsley and basil if so inclined. Smear this all over the roast, wrap in plastic and keep in the 'fridge for a couple of hours. I smoke mine just as you have described, with a v-rack, indirect heat, Jack Daniels Chips (or your preference), internal tmep at 325 - 350 degrees. Using a Polder to monitor temp, a nice med/rare in about 3 hours. I usually pull it at 135 - 140 wrap in aluminum foil to rest then enjoy. VERY, VERY GOOD.

  • One suggestion I have is to go easy on the smoke. The last one I did (a pretty small one) I used oak. The smoke flavor was almost overpowering. A lot of that one ended up going into chili. At least it was on sale that time.
  • JimEJimE Posts: 158
    Just out of curiousity, has anyone tried the reverse sear method suggested by Alton Brown? He proposes cooking at 200 degrees until the desired internal temp is reached and then searing at 500 degrees to crust the beast.

  • WessBWessB Posts: 6,937
    I just did 3 rib bone in 6#`r and made a documentary with photos on my website if it`s any help to you. It came out very good and was done on a small egg. Look in the cooks & recipes link.[p]Wess

  • Skip,
    This is one of our favorite cuts of meat and we cook it often. My favorite way to cook it is to let it sit at room temperature for an hour, cover it with your favorite rub and cook at around 220. We like Dizzy Pig's Cowlick rub but sometimes we just use salt, pepper and garlic powder. We pull the meat at 120 and let it rest while we get the Egg up to around 450 or so. We put the roast back on for about 10 minutes to get the outside sizzling and crusty. Let it rest for about 15 to 20 minutes after you remove it from the Egg. The whole cook is done indirect. I've got one in the fridge right now waiting to be cooked this weekend. This roast alone is a good enough reason to own a ceramic cooker.[p]Tony

  • JulieJulie Posts: 133
    Wow! Glad to hear this method works well. Was watching "Good Eats" this week, and Alton Brown roasted a rib roast in a terra cotta pot and saucer using this method of slow cooking first and then browning at 500 degrees. I thought this would work well on the Egg! I'm going to give it a try too!

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