Christmas Prime Rib

You can't go wrong with prime rib for Christmas dinner or a special holiday meal. Try a marinated prime rib roast, ancho-rubbed prime rib with grilled papaya butter, or one of our other delicious prime rib recipes for an impressive Christmas main course.

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Prime Time for Prime Rib

When it comes to Christmas dinner, the goal is to dazzle your guests--and prime rib never disappoints. This cut is truly the creme de la creme of the cow. The secret to its amazing flavor and astonishing tenderness?

How to Cook Prime Rib

There are occasions that call for a champagne toast, holiday gatherings that all but require roast turkey or smoked ham, but when you're celebrating something so big you need to pull out all the stops, you'll want to know how to cook prime rib. Prime rib, sometimes called a standing roast, is the piece de resistance of beef roasts. It can be served with or without ribs and can satisfy a hungry crowd. But it's not inexpensive, so you'll want to make sure you get it perfect.

Prime Rib of Beef

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Total: 1 hr 50 mins

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How to Make Oven Cooked Prime Rib

Contrary to popular belief, learning how to make oven-cooked prime rib isn't difficult at all. Originally served at English holiday feasts, the traditional accompaniment was Yorkshire pudding and gravy. Today, prime rib is just as often served with roasted potatoes and carrots cooked in the same pan and basted with the drippings. Prime rib is the choicest cut of beef, imbued with a rich flavor. It does have more fat and cholesterol than other cuts of beef, but the flavor is so good that meat lovers are often willing to make the trade off (at least once in a while).

Ancho-Rubbed Prime Rib with Grilled Papaya Butter

Better Homes and Gardens

Prime rib is good on its own but we decided to spice it up for this simple dinner recipe. Give it a try!

How to Make Oven Roasted Prime Rib

Learning how to make oven-cooked prime rib isn't difficult at all and can be a great addition to a holiday meal. It can easily be served with roasted potatoes and carrots cooked in the same pan and basted with the drippings.

Three-Ingredient Prime Rib Roast

Food & Wine

Coffee and prime rib seem like unlikely partners, but Ryan Farr's recipe reveals they both have an earthy quality that makes them a natural match. Just be sure to scrape off any excess coffee rub from the meat before serving.

Total: 4 hrs

Slow-Roasted Prime Rib

Fine Cooking Magazine

A luxurious centerpiece for a holiday menu, this three-bone prime-rib roast gets heaped with a big pile of smashed garlic, butter, and fresh herbs, then slow-cooked it in a low oven for at least two hours, until the meat becomes meltingly tender, and the herbs and garlic infuse it through and through.

Total: 30 mins

Herbed Prime Rib with Two Sauces

Better Homes and Gardens

Be the hostess with the mostest -- indulge your guests with not one sauce for their succulent pepper-popped prime rib, but two. Both the Merlot Au Jus and creamy horseradish sauce are classic British accompaniments for roasts of this stature.

Oven-Roasted Prime Rib with Dry Rib Rub

Midwest Living

When life calls for a celebration, prime rib comes to the rescue. The homemade spice rub is delicious on the beef in this elegant entree, but it also complements more affordable cuts of beef, or even pork or chicken.

How to Make Prime Rib with Creamed Horseradish

This Prime Rib with Creamed Horseradish dish is great for special occasions and the holidays. Beautiful and full of great flavor, this is served with our gravy and creamy horseradish to finish the presentation.

Moroccan Rib Roast

Diabetic Living

Christmas Rib Roast

Better Homes and Gardens

For an elegant holiday meal, try this combination of rib roast, onions, apricots, and mustard.

Glorious Christmas Roast Beef

Why does Christmas always seem like the perfect time for roast beef? It's likely because we associate a hearty cut of juicy beef with luxury, and the holidays are the ideal time for over-the-top indulgence. Happily, it doesn't take a lot of skill or effort to produce a lovely roast beef.

Holiday Roasts: Know Your Label Lingo

Holidays used to be called "feast days," and feast days meant one thing: large cuts of juicy meat to carve and share. Whether for formal holiday feasts or casual open-house buffets, roasts are still stunning centerpieces for festive gatherings. Given how crowd-pleasing they are, roasts are also remarkably easy to cook. Not every cut of meat responds equally well to the dry heat of classic roasting, however, so check out the list below for descriptions of -- and tips for -- popular celebratory beef and pork roasts. And to school yourself even more, check out these other "Know Your Labelread more

Elegant and Easy Christmas Dinner Ideas

Holiday meals with all the trimmings, and all the homemade touches that set the stage for a very merry evening... It's easier than you think. And it's even easier when you plan ahead.

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