“How long to cook prime rib at 250?”
You might end up searching for this after trying many smoking recipes, recommending that you keep the smoker between 225 to 250 degrees. Yet, ribs do not taste and look perfect as your expectation. Such a daunting cooking task!
Then, time is of the essence. And, the time depends on parts of the ribs, the pounds, your preference, and ways to marinate the meat, etc.
Here I reveal some useful tips, stealing from smoked prime rib rub recipes of famous chefs.
How Long to Cook Prime Rib at 250?
250 degrees are ideal for a low-temperature smoking method, in which heat is spread evenly from the center to the outer edge of the ribs. The meat will be juicy and tender rather than drying out like when you cook at a high temperature.
Even more, the prime rib features a nice brown color.
What to do:
Step 1: Prepare the prime rib
You should always defrost the rib at least one hour before smoking it.
Accordingly, take the prime rib roast out of the fridge and bring it to room temperature.
Step 2: Preheat the oven to 250 degrees
Set the rack lower to the middle position with a heavy-bottomed roasting pan on it. Then, bring the heat to the medium-high.
Next, sear the roast on the hot pan. Sear all sides for 2 minutes each, except for the bones side. This helps develop the appetible color and flavor.
Step 3: Season the meat to taste
Simply season the prime rib with salt and pepper.
Set a wire rack in the center of the pan with the fat side of the roast up on the rack. Then cook uncovered.
Step 4: How long to cook prime rib at 250? – to your preference
In accordance with the size of the rib roast, it might take 25 to 30 minutes to cook per pound.
If you want the meat to be medium-rare, then set the temperature of 135 to 140 degrees. In my case, I often smoke the prime rib at 140 to 150 degrees so that the meat is medium-cooked. The finished meat is tender and juicy.
Step 5: Serve the prime rib
Tent the prime rib with foil after removing it from the oven. Let it rest for 20 minutes so that juices can redistribute evenly.
Cut into thick slices crosswise and arranges them on the platter with some drinks, like Tequila.
The prime rib is all ready to be served.
How to Choose Perfect Meat for Prime Rib?
Prime rib is commonly ordered in the steakhouse in case of celebrations and special occasions, which are praised for its rosy and juicy meat. Now that you know how to choose the prime rib, no doubt that you can bring a 5-star taste to your kitchen.
You can choose bone-in or boneless prime rib, but to save the carving process, you had better ask the butcher to cut the rib off the bone and tie the meat back on. Also, if the large roast is too much to eat, you can also ask him to cut it down.
- Ribs 6 to 9 (Chunk end) feature more big fat chunks because they are closer to the shoulder. Meanwhile, the ribs 10 to 12 (Loin end) are more tender and leaner.
- One bone-in rib of 2 to 3 lbs is generously for two diners. Thus, you can serve eight with a four-bone roast.
How to Season The Prime Rib Roast?
Besides the meat itself, the seasoning recipe is important because the prime rib is often large and expensive. Thus, you must season it properly to ensure every thickness of the cut contains a generous amount of juicy seasoning.
However, you also do not need to pack the rib with too many spices. Only salt, dried herbs, and chopped garlic will do.
Here comes a delicious recipe revealed by Tasty.
Or, you can try a secret I steal from my Granny.
What to prepare:
- A sharp knife, a mixing bowl, and a baking pan
- Some salt and black pepper
- Garlic cloves
- Fresh herbs, Dijon mustard, and lemon zest
Now, let’s start:
Step 1: Peel several cloves of garlic. Wash them off any dirt and place them into the bowl. Mash the garlic into a paste.
Step 2: Chop the fresh herbs into small pieces and also place into the bowl
Step 3: Mix the pasted garlic with 2 tsp. of salt and 1 tsp. of pepper. Add the chopped herbs, some mustard, and drops of lemon zest. Mash the mixture until they are mixed thoroughly.
Step 4: Carve long slices cross the fatty side of the rib, using the sharp knife. Then, stuff the slits with the mixture so that the season can penetrate into the roast.
Step 5: Use the rest of the seasoning to coat the surface of the prime. Finally, sprinkle additional pepper and salt onto it.
Step 6: Let the coated prime rib rest for 15-20 minutes before cook the prime at 250 as I instructed you right above.
Tonight, Treat Your Family with The New Recipe
To make perfect prime rib is definitely not difficult as you might think. I hope that what I shared is helpful.
Try it right for the very next dinner.
Just one thing to remind before you go: Always position the fatty side of the prime rib facing up to avoid drying out. Also, neither add water to the pan or cover it!