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prime ribs of beef
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Classic Prime Rib

Classic Prime Ribs of Beef, recipe from the Time-Life Cooking Series, Cooking of the British Isles. Nutrition note: Since the calculation includes bones, I've calculated the values for 8 ounces of meat only, not including the bone. Actual caloric values will vary depending individual portion.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr 30 mins
Total Time1 hr 40 mins
Course: Entree
Cuisine: British
Servings: 12
Calories: 676kcal
Author: Cynthia


  • 1 6- pound standing rib roast
  • Kosher salt
  • Cracked black pepper


  • Preheat oven to 500 degrees F.
  • For best results, take out rib and let stand at room temperature for at least an hour. Rub roast generously with kosher salt and pepper. Place in a large roasting pan, fat side up. Roast beef undisturbed, in the middle of the oven, for 20 minutes.
  • Reduce heat to 350 degrees F. and continue to roast, without basting, for about 1 hour, or until beef is cooked to your taste. A meat thermometer with register 130-140 degrees F. when the beef is rare. 150-160 for medium.
  • Remove roast from the oven, (it will continue to cook and the temperature will rise, once it's out of the oven) and tent it with foil.
  • Allowing the roast to rest before carving, undisturbed for 20-30 minutes, will allow the juices to redistribute throughout the meat.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 676kcal | Protein: 31g | Fat: 60g | Saturated Fat: 25g | Cholesterol: 137mg | Sodium: 101mg | Potassium: 501mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 3mg