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Pepper-Crusted Prime Rib Roast

Adapted from Food & Wine


8 to 10 servings

Prep Time

10 Minutes

Cooking Time

3 Hours

Adapted from Food & Wine

We gave a little barbecue inspiration to this easy oven-roasted prime rib. Smoky black pepper, flavorful Flat Irons Prime Rib Rub, and Black Dust Coffee & Spice Barbecue Sauce form the base of a seasoning paste that's rubbed all over the meat. Our unique 'Cue Glue helps the seasoning stick and form an amazing crust while the prime rib roasts.

Recipe Notes

*Savory's 'Cue Glue helps seasoning stick to your protein and creates a tender yet chewy bark. If you omit the 'Cue Glue, add 1/4 cup yellow mustard or Dijon mustard to the seasoning mixture instead.


Savory Spice ingredients in this recipe

  • Mayan Sea Salt

    Mayan Sea Salt has a clean appearance and flavor but is also an interesting tie to the ancient Mayan way of life. This sea salt was harvested off t...

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  • Flat Irons Prime Rib Rub

    Flat Irons is a prime rib rub that leans more toward the onion, pepper, and herb flavors. Season or fully encrust a rib roast to make a great prime...

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  • Whiskey Barrel Smoked Black Pepper

    Whiskey Barrel Smoked Black Pepper is one of our all-time favorite seasonings. These cracked peppercorns become smoked peppercorns at our Denver, C...

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  • Black Dust Coffee & Spice Barbecue Sauce

    This sauce is a thick, ketchup-based sauce flavored with a hint of hickory smokiness and the coffee and pepper notes of our signature Black Dust Co...

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  • 'Cue Glue

    'Cue Glue is a meat binder that's exclusive to Savory Spice. This "BBQ glue" helps stick your spices & seasonings to your grilled meats. As a b...

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  • Reduced Sodium Beef Style Broth Concentrate

    This beef stock concentrate by Kitchen Accomplice is low-sodium, gluten-free and all-natural. Use beef broth concentrate in your best soup & ...

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Rub the roast all over with Mayan Sea Salt and let sit at room temperature for 1 hour. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Mix Flat Irons Prime Rib Rub, Whiskey Barrel Smoked Black Oeooer, flour, garlic, and 1/4 cup Black Dust Coffee & Spice Barbecue Sauce together in a small bowl; it will be the consistency of a thick paste. (Tip: Leave the pepper cracked for a bigger pepper bite, or use a spice grinder to grind the pepper into a coarse texture if you want it to blend into the seasoning mixture more.) Brush the roast all over with 'Cue Glue then rub it all over with the seasoning paste. Set the roast fat side up on a rack in a roasting pan. Add 2 cups of the broth to the roasting pan and roast for 30 min. or until the outside of the roast is well browned. Reduce heat to 350 degrees, add 2 more cups of broth, and roast for 2 to 3 hours until the internal temperature of the roast reaches 115 degrees. Halfway through roasting, add the remaining 2 cups of broth to the roasting pan. If the roast is starting to blacken, tent it loosely with foil. Remove roast from oven and let it rest for at least 30 min. or until the internal temperature reaches 125 degrees for medium rare. Meanwhile, pour the juices from the roasting pan into a small saucepan and bring to a simmer. Add remaining 1/4 cup Black Dust Cofee & Spice Barbecue Sauce and simmer for about 10 min., skimming off any fat. Serve carved roast with the pan jus on the side.