Boneless Rib Roast Recipe (2024)

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Cook up an unforgettable holiday dinner with our easy Boneless Rib Roast Recipe! It only takes 5 minutes to prep and three simple ingredients: beef, salt, and pepper. This is the best boneless rib roast that's so simple to make and packed with flavor!

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Boneless Prime Rib Recipe

When I say this is one of the easiest rib roast recipes you will ever make, I mean it! This recipe is a showstopper and perfect when served over creamy mashed potatoes or instant pot mashed potatoes.

This boneless rib roast recipe is as delicious as it gets. Using just salt, pepper, and a beautifully marbled cut of beef, I will show you how to make the juiciest, most tender rib roast. It's perfect for serving at Christmas Dinner.

This was my first time making a boneless prime rib and it turned out perfectly. My family was so impressed. Thank you for the step-by-step recipe. I will never make it any other way!

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Boneless Rib Roast Ingredients

  • Boneless rib roast
  • Sea salt
  • Freshly cracked black pepper

The key to cooking a beautiful roast is picking a cut of beef with perfect marbling.

Marbling refers to the white lines of fat running through the beef. The better the marbling, the more flavor your roast will have! Look for fine, web-like marbling.

TIP—Remove your roast from the refrigerator 30 minutes before cooking it and allow it to come to room temperature. This way, it will cook evenly!

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How to Cook a Boneless Rib Roast

  1. Preheat your oven to 450°F and pat your boneless rib roast dry with paper towels.
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    Generously season your roast with sea salt and black pepper. Give it a good coating.
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  2. Place the roast fat-side up on a pan with a roasting rack. Add it to the oven and cook for 15 minutes at 450°F.
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  3. Reduce the temperature to 325°F and cook for an additional 1 hour and 40 minutes (4 lb. roast).
  4. Once time is up, move the beef to a cutting board and tent it with foil loosely. Allow it to rest for 15 minutes under the foil.
  5. After resting, carve the beef against the grain for the best results. Serve, and enjoy!
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I tried this method after looking at all the various methods to cook this expensive cut of beef, afraid I'd ruin it. It came out fabulous! Thank you!

Holly

Boneless Prime Rib Roast Tips

  • Use a meat thermometer! This is a must for roast beef recipes to achieve your desired degree of doneness every time.
  • Allow your roast to room temperature before placing it in the oven. This way, it will cook evenly throughout.
  • Use a roasting pan with a rack so air can circulate the whole roast.
  • Let your roast rest! Once it's done roasting, tent your beef with foil and let it sit for 15 minutes before carving.
  • Slice against the grain. This is vital! The grain refers to the lines running through the beef. Slice against the grain for the most tender slices.

Boneless Rib Roast Cooking Time Chart

Cooking time will depend on the size of the roast:

  • 4 lb. roast: 15-minute sear + 1 hour 40 minutes cook time
  • 5 lb. roast: 15-minute sear + 1 hour 45 minutes cook time
  • 6 lb. roast: 15-minute sear + 1 hour 50 minutes cook time

Boneless Prime Rib Roast Temperature

DonenessTemperatureAppearance
Rare120-125°FBright reddish pink throughout
Medium-rare130-135°FPink throughout
Medium140-145°FSlightly pink at the center
Medium-well150-155°FMostly brown throughout, with some pink
Well-done150-155°FBrown throughout

For best results, always use a meat thermometer to measure the internal temperature. Follow our prime rib temperature chart.

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How to Season Prime Rib

A rib roast is so flavorful that I keep our seasoning simple: just salt and pepper. We recommend using sea salt. The taste and texture of sea salt are perfect and give it the perfect crust. Our prime rib rub recipe works well, too. I especially love it on grilled prime rib.

How Long to Thaw a Boneless Rib Roast

Place your rib roast in a pan in the refrigerator for at least two days before you plan to cook it so it thaws completely. For larger roasts, allow an additional day. Bring it to come to room temperature, then follow the roasting instructions!

You can easily make au jus with drippings to use for this recipe. Follow these instructions to make your au jus: Best Au Jus for Prime Rib.

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Boneless Rib Roast Recipe FAQ

How long will prime rib last in the refrigerator?

It will last 5 to 7 days in the refrigerator. For best results, store with au jus or beef gravy drizzled over the top. This will help keep it moist.

What tools do I need to roast a prime rib?

You will need paper towels to pat the roast dry, a baking sheet with a roasting rack, aluminum foil, a cutting board and knife, and your oven to cook prime rib roast.

Best Way to Reheat a Prime Rib Roast

  1. Preheat your oven to 250°F.
  2. Add leftover rib roast to a roasting pan with leftover au jus, beef gravy, or beef stock, and cover with foil.
  3. Place in the oven for 10 minutes or until heated through.
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Prime Rib Sauces

  • Horseradish Sauce
  • Au Jus
  • Red Wine Reduction Sauce
  • Garlic Butter Sauce

Use the sauces to make a fantastic Leftover Prime Rib Recipe!

Prime Rib Recipes

  • Slow Cooked Prime Rib
  • Sous Vide Prime Rib
  • Air Fryer Prime Rib
  • Instant Pot Prime Rib Roast
  • Standing Rib Roast
  • Smoked Prime Rib

See my guide to Roast Beef Cuts to find the best roast for your meal!

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Boneless Rib Roast Recipe

My boneless prime rib roast recipe is easy, tender, and so delicious! A perfect holiday meal.

Prep Time5 minutes mins

Cook Time1 hour hr 40 minutes mins

Total Time1 hour hr 45 minutes mins

Course: Prime Rib Recipes

Cuisine: American

Keyword: boneless prime rib, boneless prime rib recipe, boneless rib roast, boneless rib roast recipe

Servings: 8 servings

Calories: 774kcal

Author: Isabel Laessig

Equipment

  • Oven

Ingredients

  • 4-6 lb. boneless prime rib roast
  • 1 Tbsp. sea salt
  • 1 tsp. black pepper
  • OR our prime rib rub
  • au jus

See our Beef Temperature Chart for helpful tips on cooking any cut of beef!

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 450°F and pat your boneless rib roast dry with paper towels. Generously season your roast with sea salt and black pepper. Give it a good coating.

  • Place the roast fat-side up on a pan with a roasting rack. Add it to the oven and cook for 15 minutes at 450°F. Once 15 minutes is up, reduce the temperature to 325°F and cook for an additional 1 hour and 40 minutes (4 lb. roast).

  • Once time is up, move the beef to a cutting board and tent it with foil loosely. Allow it to rest for 15 minutes under the foil. After resting, carve the beef against the grain for best results. Serve, and enjoy!

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Notes

Boneless prime rib cooking time:

  • 4 lb. roast: 15 minute sear + 1 hour 40 minutes cook time
  • 5 lb. roast: 15 minute sear + 1 hour 45 minutes cook time
  • 6 lb. roast: 15 minute sear + 1 hour 50 minutes cook time

Tips for cooking a perfect prime rib roast:

  • Use a meat thermometer! This is a must for roast beef recipes, and especially for prime rib recipes, to achieve your perfect desired degree of doneness every time.
  • Allow your roast to come to room temperature before placing it in the oven. This way, it will cook evenly throughout.
  • Use a roasting pan with a rack so air can circulate around the whole roast.
  • Let your roast rest! Once it’s done roasting, tent your beef with foil and let it sit for 15 minutes before carving.
  • Slice against the grain. This is vital! The grain refers to the lines running through the beef. Slice against the grain for the most tender sliced prime rib.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 774kcal | Protein: 51g | Fat: 62g | Saturated Fat: 25g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 29g | Cholesterol: 188mg | Sodium: 1015mg

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  1. Linda D Zuckerman says

    if you want to serve the prime rib at medium rare, what temperature do you remove it from the oven before covering it with foil to rest? thank you for your anticipated response!linda

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    • Em Beitel says

      Hi Linda! If you want to serve it at medium-rare, remove it from the oven at 125°F. We have a prime rib temperature chart that will help out with some more info as well. Thank you for your question and enjoy!

      Reply

  2. Karen Halemano says

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    Came out perfect medium rare. Son in law enjoyed it.

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    • Em Beitel says

      That's awesome, Karen! Thank you so much for your comment - we're so glad to hear it!

      Reply

  3. Cindy Robert says

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    AWESOME!!!!!!!!! You are THEE best! Thanks so much for helping me out this Thanksgiving 2022 with my Prime Rib! DELISHIOSO!!!!!!!

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    • Em Beitel says

      This is so awesome, Cindy! We're so glad you enjoyed it! Have a great holiday season!!

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  4. Tom says

    I'm looking at the cook times and after the 15 sear @ 450 it appears as though you add 5 minutes to cook time for each additional pound over 4#. So am I wrong in the thinking that a 10lb boneless prime rib should be cooked for approximately 2hrs 10 minutes? Also are the rub ingredients and quantities based on a 4# roast as well?

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    • Em Beitel says

      Hi Tom! Thank you for your question! That's right - 15 minute sear at 450, then I would say approximately a 2 hour 10 minute cook time at 325 for medium rare.
      The rub quantities are based on a 5 pound roast (our smoked prime rib), but if you hover over the "6" in the quantity of the rib rub recipe, you can change the servings to be larger and it will automatically calculate the results for you.
      Enjoy!

      Reply

  5. Mike says

    I just found a standing rib roast for $3.99 a pound bone in. I had the butcher cut it up take the bone part out and then tie it back up for me. I consider myself a good cook but I never make the standing rib roast. If you have a United groceries outlet close to you that's where I got it.

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    • Em Beitel says

      That's a great tip! Thanks, Mike! And, enjoy!

      Reply

  6. Cyndy says

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    This recipe finally gave me the ability to roast a RARE Boneless Rib Roast. Thank You so much

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    • Isabel Laessig says

      This is wonderful to hear, Cyndy. I am so pleased you enjoyed it!

      Reply

  7. Mike Cooper says

    Will this work for other types of beef roasts? I have a big rump roast. For other types of roasts I usually slice thin.
    Thanks

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    • Isabel Laessig says

      Hi, Mike! Yes, it will work! You'll want to adjust the time slightly. Sear as instructed, but I would cook for about 1 hour and 53 minutes for a 6 pound bottom round/rump roast. Check at the 1 hour and 30 minute mark with a meat thermometer to make sure, as it might be done sooner than that.

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FAQs

Is boneless rib roast the same as prime rib? ›

Commonly found at steakhouses, rib roasts and prime rib are two of the most luxurious and expensive cuts of beef. Both rib roast and prime rib come from the ribs of the cow, but one difference is that the whole rack of ribs makes up a standing rib roast, while only the ribs near the loin are cut and sold as prime rib.

How long does it take to cook boneless prime rib at 350? ›

In a 350 degree F oven:
  1. Medium-rare: 15 to 20 minutes per pound.
  2. Medium: 20 to 25 minutes per pound.
  3. Medium-well: 25 to 30 minutes per pound.
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How long does it take to cook a rib roast? ›

However, as a general rule of thumb, you can use the following guidelines for cooking a rib roast: For a rare roast, cook at 425-450°F (220-230°C) for 13-15 minutes per pound. For a medium-rare roast, cook at 425-450°F (220-230°C) for 15-18 minutes per pound.

Is a rib roast as good as a prime rib roast? ›

They tend to have a bit more connective tissue and can be a little chewier, but they typically have more fat than the rest of the prime rib section, which results in more flavor.

Is a boneless rib roast as good as bone in? ›

Bone-in or Boneless Prime Rib? We prefer bone-in prime rib because the bone insulates the meat as it cooks and produces more flavorful and tender results, but we suggest buying the type that is called for in the recipe you are using. The primary benefit of getting boneless is ease of carving.

Does boneless rib roast cook faster than bone in rib roast? ›

How long does it take to cook boneless prime rib? One of the advantages of a boneless rib roast is the shorter cooking time. On average, it takes about 12 minutes per pound to cook it to medium-rare. A bone-in roast typically takes 15 minutes per pound.

Is it better to cook prime rib at 325 or 350? ›

Start by cooking your prime rib at 500°F for 15 minutes and then lower the oven temperature to 325° F and cook for 10-12 min per pound for rare, or 13-14 min per pound for medium rare, or 14-15 min per pound for medium well. A meat thermometer is essential to ensure you cook it perfectly!

Do you cook prime rib covered or uncovered? ›

Do you cover prime rib roast when cooking? You can cover rib roast when cooking after searing it to help it retain some of its moisture, but it's not necessary. For the best results, leave the roast uncovered until you remove it from the oven or grill and place it at room temperature for resting.

How do restaurants make prime rib so tender? ›

How do restaurants make prime rib so tender? The secret to restaurant-style prime rib is cooking the meat super slow at low temperatures. I recommend cooking prime rib at no higher than 200 degrees F. This cooks the meat very slowly, turning the fat into butter and rendering the proteins juicy and soft.

Should I sear a rib roast before roasting? ›

Searing is an important part of roasting a prime rib. Searing the roast first will kill the surface bacteria, which is a nice touch, especially when you are roasting at lower temperatures.

What is the secret of cooking a prime rib roast? ›

It's no secret that roasts need to cook slow and slow, but for that killer crust on a prime rib the secret is to hit it with a lot of heat first. Like our other prime rib recipes, this rosemary-rubbed prime rib cooks at 450F for 20 minutes before cooking for another 60 to 90 minutes at 350F.

How to cook boneless prime rib per pound chart? ›

- At an oven temperature of around 325°F to 350°F (160°C to 175°C), a boneless rib roast can take approximately 15-20 minutes per pound for medium-rare doneness. For example: - A 4-pound boneless rib roast might take roughly 60-80 minutes. - A 5-pound boneless rib roast might take around 75-100 minutes.

Is prime rib better cooked slow or fast? ›

A low and slow start delivers perfectly evenly cooked medium-rare doneness all the way from edge to center. Blasting the prime rib with heat just before serving gives you a crackling-crisp, browned crust.

What is a prime rib called at the grocery store? ›

When you're shopping for prime rib, ask for a standing rib roast. That's the name you'll see at the butcher counter. The standing rib roast unsurprisingly comes from the rib section of the cow.

Which is better rib roast or ribeye roast? ›

In reality, they come from the same part of the cow. Ribeye gives you the best part of the cut in a smaller portion; the prime roast gives you a larger cut that contains the ribeye area as well. Both are incredible cuts you'll want in your steak arsenal.

What is another name for boneless rib roast? ›

Prime rib goes by several different names such as Boneless Ribeye Roast, Bone-in Ribeye Roast, Standing Rib Roast, Boneless Rib Roast, Boneless Prime Rib, Beef Bone-in Rib Roast, or any combination of those names.

What roast is closest to prime rib? ›

Top loin roast is a great alternative to prime rib.

What is a boneless prime rib roast called? ›

Both Prime Rib and Beef Ribeye Roast are the same cut of meat (also called a standing rib roast, boneless prime rib, or boneless rib roast). The only difference is that Prime Rib is typically roasted bone-in, but boneless Prime Rib often called a Beef Ribeye Roast.

What can I use instead of prime rib roast? ›

If a roast of beef is important to your holiday gathering, but you just can't get behind paying $150+ for a prime rib, we'd like to recommend that you try a roasted eye of round. This economy cut has all the beefy flavor that you want, but at a fraction of the price of prime rib.

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