Roast Prime Rib Of Beef

It was Sunday Lunch at my parents’ house, and for my dad’s birthday and we’d bought an absolutely incredible piece of meat from our local farmshop.   My favourite roast is Roast Prime Rib of Beef so we went all out and bought this beauty!Roast Rib of Beef by Emma Eats & Explores - SCD, Paleo, Glutenfree, Grainfree, Sugarfree, Dairyfree, Low CarbI love shopping in local stores rather than the supermarkets as you know where your meat has come from and especially at our farm shop, you know it is local!  We ordered three ribs of beef (which was probably enough for 6 hungry people) and set about preparing a beautiful roast dinner.

To start with you need to make sure the beef is at room temperature, so if you’ve had it in the fridge, take it out 30 mins before you want to cook it.  I preheated the oven to 240C and rubbed a mixture of mustard powder, salt and pepper all over the beef to add flavour and to help the fat crisp up in the oven.Roast Rib of Beef by Emma Eats & Explores - SCD, Paleo, Glutenfree, Grainfree, Sugarfree, Dairyfree, Low CarbPut the beef into the oven for 20 mins at 240C to sear the outside and then lower the oven temp to 160C and continue for the time necessary to cook the beef to your taste – 12 mins per 500g for rare beef, 15 mins for medium and 20 mins for well done.  Our joint of beef weighed 3kg so we cooked it for 70-75 minutes as everyone likes it to be really rare and very pink in the middle.

Once the cooking time is up you need to remove the beef from the oven, cover it with foil and a tea towel to keep the heat in and rest it for 10-20 minutes.  This is important as it allows the juices to re-distribute throughout the meat meaning the meat will be much juicier and more tender.

Well the beef was obviously the star of the show.  As Dad carved it you could see it was perfectly pink and juicy in the middle. The fat had crisped up nicely on the outside and the whole thing was a masterpiece – easy to slice, juicy and full of flavour.  A perfectly cooked Roast Prime Rib of Beef!

And a roast dinner is nothing without the trimmings!  While the others got the Yorkshire puddings and potatoes, I got the Roasted Root VegetablesRoasted Carrots with Honey, Thyme and Toasted Almonds and some Cauliflower Mash which I’d added a bit of grated horseradish to.

The beef was so full of flavour and so tender, I think, along with Slow Roasted Lamb, it’s definitely one of my favourite roasting joints of meat!  I’d rather have this than turkey for Christmas Lunch any day!

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Roast Rib of Beef by Emma Eats & Explores - SCD, Paleo, Glutenfree, Grainfree, Sugarfree, Dairyfree, Low Carb
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 90 minutes approx
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 90 minutes approx
Roast Rib of Beef by Emma Eats & Explores - SCD, Paleo, Glutenfree, Grainfree, Sugarfree, Dairyfree, Low Carb
  1. Make sure the beef is at room temperature before cooking.
  2. Preheat the oven to 240C and rub the mustard powder and salt and pepper all over the beef fat.
  3. Put the beef into the oven at 240C for 20 mins to sear it.
  4. Turn the oven down to 160C and cook for a further 12 mins per 500g for rare meat, 15 mins per 500g for medium and 20 mins per 500g for well done meat.
  5. Remove from the oven, cover and rest for 20mins
  6. Carve and serve with all the trimmings.
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Dietary & Allergy Information for Roast Prime Rib of Beef

This Roast Prime Rib of Beef is suitable for the following diets:

Grain-Free, Gluten-Free, Refined-Sugar Free, Dairy-Free, Paleo, Primal, Specific Carbohydrate Diet – SCD, Low Carb, LCHF, Whole30.

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47 Comments Add yours

  1. justaddgigi says:

    That looks so juicy and delicious. And now I’m hungry!

    1. emmaeatsandexplores says:

      That’s the problem with food blogging! I get hungry when I research recipes, when I cook, when I photograph, when I write the post and when I publish it!! Must stop eating lol!!

  2. Jenni Petrey says:

    Love a good roast, making me hungry!!

  3. kage2015 says:

    I have a butcher that give me the best cup of beef rib and roasting it is something we do for New Years Day. Always a big hit.

    1. emmaeatsandexplores says:

      That sounds like a tradition I should start up! Might steal that idea ?

  4. Dawn says:

    This is perfect. This is what we are having for Christmas dinner.

    1. emmaeatsandexplores says:

      I wish I was! Not a huge fan of turkey!!

  5. Rebekah says:

    Wow that looks amazing!! Yum!

  6. certifiedpastryaficionado says:

    Yummmm I love a good rib roast. I am making this for Christmas Eve so I’ll have to use your tips to make sure it comes out perfect!

  7. Roy Miller says:

    That looks delicious. Thank you for posting the recipe. The pictures were amazing too!

  8. EG III says:

    For years I’d been just pulling meat out of the icebox and cooking it directly, but letting it sit at room temperature makes such a huge difference. Your roast and recipe look absolutely delicious…I’m salivating right now!

  9. Yummy! in a word, a nice presentation! Thanks you writer, thank you designer.

  10. momknowsbest15 says:

    My husband would love a roast like this. He has been asking for for some meat for dinner.

  11. pinkoddy says:

    That beef looks absolutely perfect. I have never had cauliflower mash or roasted almonds with it though.

  12. Ana De-Jesus says:

    This joint looks so well cooked and my friend who is with me is practically salivating! Yum x

  13. Joely Smith says:

    Pinned so I could make it at a later date. Yours looks so tender and moist! Your complimenting suggestions sounds delicious too!

  14. Amy Jones says:

    That looks so well cooked and juicy! I wonder how many calories it has

  15. Sarah Bailey says:

    Another mouth-watering beef post you have there. Thanks for sharing some of the ways to keep it as tender and juicy as seen on the image.

  16. Amber says:

    Mmm….I need to try and make this. It looks SO delicious. I’m a huge fan of meat.

  17. Chloe says:

    Oh this looks soooooo tasty! I love a good roast! I wish the internet produced the food I looked at haha

  18. We love a good roast. You yummy photos are irresistible. We are craving a roast so bad.

  19. Kim says:

    Wow this looks super delish! Such easy to follow directions… I’m going to have to make this soon 🙂

  20. Elizabeth O. says:

    I don’t really eat beef anymore but it’s nice to have recipes like this around, it’s really going to be useful when we host parties at home. This is going to be a huge hit with my family!

  21. Oh my! That looks wonderful. I can almost taste it. 🙂 Do you make other beef roasts this way too?

  22. Anne Yedlin says:

    This looks like a very yummy meal! I never knew that you should take a roast out 30 minutes before cooking. Learn something new everyday. Thank you I will be trying this out very soon!

  23. Maryanne says:

    ummmmm looks so yummy!! thanks for sharing the recipe!

  24. Karlyn Cruz says:

    This is really looks so good and fantastic! I wanna grab it from my screen

  25. Victoria Heckstall says:

    What a fantastic recipe! I always love trying new fantastic recipe like this

  26. This looks and sounds amazing! Sadly my hubby doesn’t like juicy meat. He likes it when it’s very dry. Ugh! But this looks wonderful just the same. Makes me hungry looking at the pictures!

  27. I love cooking meat and trying new cuts!! I have not tried this one before, but it looks like it turned out heavenly!

  28. Amer Phils says:

    OMG! My husband will love a roast beef. Excellent recipe. I can probably do this on valentine’s day. he’ll be happy.

    1. emmaeatsandexplores says:

      It’s a great valentine’s meal – and definitely one to impress the men!

  29. Julie Porter says:

    This looks absolutely fantastic, and done just the way I like it, nice and pink in the middle. It’s lunch time here, and now I am starving and want some nice roast beef!

  30. bethany1980 says:

    Wow this looks amazing. WOuld make a great Sunday lunch or dinner! Cant’ wait to try it.

  31. Oh this looks delicious! I love Roast Beef! Thanks for sharing!

  32. Tami @ ThisMomsDelight says:

    I did not realize it needed to be at room temperature before cooking it. I will have to make sure I do this next time.

    1. emmaeatsandexplores says:

      It just allows you to be able to control the end result and timings better. if the middle is much colder than the outside you’ll need to cook it for longer to get the same result.

  33. Dhemz says:

    Oh, my goodness! Now I’m drooling like a dog. That piece of meat looks really fresh. Yum! Thanks for sharing.

  34. Lacey says:

    We recently decided to go vegan, but beforehand my husband would have loved this! It’s hard to find a great recipe for tricky meats like this!



  35. utahcoupondeals says:

    My husband would love this. It looks great cooked just how he likes it. Thanks for sharing.

  36. Hrakaridi says:

    That looks so juicy and delicious!! i must try it 🙂

  37. Kati says:

    Oh my, it looks absolutely delicious! I seriously must try it – pinned for later 😀

  38. Lisa Rios says:

    I love anything that is roasted and beef is my favorite meat anytime. The roasted beef looks absolutely delicious & mouth watering that I would want to try it right away!

  39. Angela Milnes says:

    This looks so tasty. Now I want to cook a roast. I am so in such a mood for please type meal. Thanks of inspiration.

  40. Aziel Morte says:

    Omg! This is absolutely looks delicious and I’m so glad that you share this recipe with us, I should try this

  41. Made Adayasa says:

    Hii You just make me hungry in this early morning after reading your blog article .

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