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Old 06-04-2011, 08:47 PM   #1
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Prime rib dry? hmm

today was my first time roasting beef prime rib. I rubbed it with dry rub first and then smoked on the bbq rack (no aluminum foil), for 7 hours. here's the resulting picture:



the fatty part is delicious, but the lean part is a bit dry and disappointing. when it eat it it makes me want to have a sauce to go with it. what did I do wrong?

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Old 06-04-2011, 10:28 PM   #2
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You seriously overcooked it. You need to use something a little tougher in "low and slow" cooking so that when it breaks down it hits tender and wonderful when you're done. Prime rib needs fast, hot cooking and will be melt in your mouth delicious.
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Old 06-05-2011, 01:58 AM   #3
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agreed, alix. larger, bone-in roasts can afford a longer cook, though, still at roasting temps.
i'd also guess that the lean eye wasn't marbled with fat to any degree.
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Yes, it is definitely overcooked.
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Old 06-05-2011, 06:34 AM   #5
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Yep, overcooked.

Prime Rib (or Standing Rib Roast) does not need a long cook-time. I cook mine low and slow in the oven at 325 until it is about 10 - 15 degrees under what I want. I then take it out, let it rest for 20 minutes, covered with foil. While resting kick the oven temp up to 450 degrees. After 20 minutes take off the foil and put the roast back in the oven to crisp up the fat. Let rest again for @ 10 - 15 minutes, slice and eat!!
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Old 06-05-2011, 07:44 AM   #6
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does look a bit overdone - but on the happy side, nice looking bark! (g)

just to demonstrate the ole adage: "It Takes All Kinds"

I do prime rib, dry aged 21 days, bone in. typically about 10 lbs.

I do it uncovered at 275'F in an electric oven. takes 4-5 hours to get up to internal temp.

then I jack up the oven to MAX and make the crust.
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Old 06-05-2011, 07:48 AM   #7
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Over cooked. Don't go by time, go by temp. I've done many low and slow prime ribs, 225 range, but I pull them at about 140.(yep, we like med rare to med).

A fix might be to slice thin, cross grain, and put in hot au jus for french dips.
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Old 06-05-2011, 07:52 AM   #8
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lol, you're right, dcsaute. If that was a smoked pork butt, they'd be grinning.


This is how I cook my prime rib. Perfect every time.
YouTube - ‪Perfect Prime Rib - Easiest Prime Rib Recipe Ever! - Holiday Prime Rib of Beef‬‏
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I guess I'm weird or something. My prime or standing rib goes into the oven for 1/2 hour per lb. Then it rests for about 15 and I crisp the outside as Dave does. Perfect medium rare every time.
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Old 06-05-2011, 02:23 PM   #10
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I guess I'm weird or something. My prime or standing rib goes into the oven for 1/2 hour per lb. Then it rests for about 15 and I crisp the outside as Dave does. Perfect medium rare every time.

You know what they say. 'There's more than one way to skin a cat.' The end result is all that matters.

Of course, I've never skinned a cat, but that's what they say.
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