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Foolproof Prime Rib Roast with Au Jus. A sure-fire EASY method to cook a picture perfect rib roast every time.
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Foolproof Prime Rib Roast with Au Jus

Foolproof Prime Rib Roast with Au Jus is perfect for entertaining and any special occasion.


  • prime rib or standing rib beef roast
  • olive oil or vegetable oil for coating
  • 4-1-1 seasoning or just salt and pepper
  • drippings from prime rib roast remove as much grease as possible
  • 1 cup red wine
  • 4 cups beef stock


  • To cook the roast remove plastic wrap from roast and let dry in refrigerator overnight.
  • Remove from refrigerator and bring to room temperature before cooking. While the roast is coming to room temperature, rub with olive or cooking oil. Generously sprinkle with 4-1-1 seasoning.
  • Preheat oven to 500 degrees. Cook at 500 degrees for 5 minutes per pound.
  • Turn off oven for 2 hours. Do not open the door during the two hour period.
  • Remove from oven and carve.
  • Serve with au jus.
  • To make the au jus, remove most of the grease and place the roasting pan over a burner turned on high.
  • Add red wine to deglaze the pan. Stir to remove all the bits from the bottom of the pan.
  • Add beef stock. Continue to cook on high, stirring frequently, until the liquid as reduced by about 1/4 to 1/3.
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