Prime Rib of Beef Never-Fail Oven Roast
with Horseradish and Au Jus Sauce recipes  
I use this same roasting technique for all my Beef Roasts, they come out perfect 
every time


How long to roast beef in the oven? That's easy. Follow these simple instructions
and it will always produce a perfect outcome no matter what size you are preparing.
Serve with my succulent horseradish and au jus dipping sauces.

prime rib roast
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Total Time: 2 hr 10 min    Prep Time:10 min    Cook Time:2 hr    Serving size: 1/4 to 1/2 pound per person


Prime Rib roast, bone-in preferred but not necessary,
room temperature, very important!
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
2 teaspoons dried thyme
6 cloves garlic, minced
Salt and pepper to taste

Au Jus recipe below
Horseradish sauce below

(3 easy steps to prepare Prime Rib Roast)

Preheat oven to 500 degrees F.

In a small bowl combine Dijon mustard, thyme and garlic. Spread generously on the roast, add salt and pepper. Place in roasting pan, do not add water and do not cover!

How long to cook in the oven? That is easy!

This method is foolproof AND very accurate, it will always be perfect! Multiply the total poundage by 5 minutes. Be as accurate as possible.
Example: the total weight of the meat is 5.53 pounds. Multiply 5.53 (pounds) times 5 (minutes) which equals = 27.65. This means it will cook in the oven for 27.65 minutes or almost 28 minutes at 500 degrees. After 27.65 minutes, immediately turn oven temperature off, set the timer for 2 hours and do not let anyone open the oven door for 2 hours, the roast is still cooking.

Roasting your prime rib or ANY BEEF ROAST with this method will produce the perfection you are looking for, rare to medium rare, the way it should be with a crispy outer crust. If you prefer more well done, leave meat in the oven a little longer. Serve with the au jus and horseradish sauce.

Au Jus recipe
(I created this recipe because I wanted an easy delicious quick dipping sauce)
10-1/2 ounce can French Onion soup
10-1/2 ounce can Beef Broth
1 can cold water
1/2 teaspoon white granulated sugar
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1/8 teaspoon salt

Bring ingredients to a boil in saucepan; strain, discard onions. Serve au jus dipping sauce hot in small containers if desired alongside a slice of perfectly cooked meat. Can be made 2 days ahead.
Makes 3-1/2 cups.
(Use this dipping sauce for French Dip Sandwiches also).

Horseradish Sauce recipe

(I created this easy and delicious recipe because I like it zesty)
1/2 cup sour cream
3/4 cup prepared hot horseradish
1 teaspoon salt

Combine ingredients in a medium sized bowl, cover and refrigerate to develop flavors. Serve in small containers if desired alongside a slice of this delicious cut of meat. Can be made 2 days ahead.
Makes 1-1/4 cups.

wine bottle Wine recommendation: Merlot; Cabernet Sauvignon;

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