Garlic Butter Prime Rib Recipe

Garlic Butter Prime Rib Recipe

How To Make Garlic Butter Prime Rib

Impress a big crowd with this savory prime rib for your next big party! It’s perfectly roasted in the oven for a more flavorful meat dish.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 1 hour 30 minutes
Total: 1 hour 40 minutes



For Prime Rib:

  • 6lbsstanding rib roast,or 4 bone rib roast
  • 2garlic heads,unpeeled, halved horizontally

For Garlic Butter:

  • ½cupunsalted butter
  • 5garlic cloves,minced
  • 1tbspcoarse salt
  • 1tspblack pepper

For Red Wine Jus:

  • 3cupslow sodium beef stock,or broth
  • 2cupsred wine
  • 1tbspcornstarch,or corn flour, optional


  1. Take prime rib out of the refrigerator at least 2 to 3 hours before cooking to bring to room temperature. Pat dry all over with paper towel.

  2. Preheat the oven to 460 degrees F.

Garlic Butter:

  1. Mix together the butter, garlic and ½ tablespoon of salt in a small bowl until combined. Set aside.

Prime Rib:

  1. Arrange garlic halves in a heavy-based pan or cast-iron skillet.

  2. Spread 2 tablespoons of the garlic butter on the underside of the beef or the bone-side to completely coat.

  3. Place the roast, bone-side down, in the pan on top of the onion and garlic halves.

  4. Spread another 2 to 3 tablespoons of garlic butter on the top and sides, rubbing into the flesh. Coat well, then season with remaining salt and pepper.

  5. Roast for or 20 to 30 minutes or until the roast has nicely browned.

  6. Carefully remove the roast from the oven, then spread the remaining garlic butter on top.

  7. Reduce the temperature to 250 degrees F.

  8. Cover with foil, then continue to slow roast for 1 hour to 1½ hours, basting every 20 to 30 minutes with the pan juices, until reaching the desired preference.

  9. Internal temperature should read 118 degrees F for medium rare.

  10. Allow to rest for 20 minutes. The roast’s residual heat will increase the internal temperature to 130 degrees F for a perfect medium-rare prime rib.

  11. Transfer the roast to a serving plate, tent loosely with foil.

  12. Let rest for 20 to 30 minutes. Internal temperature will rise to 125 degrees F for medium rare.

Red Wine Jus:

  1. Place the skillet with the pan juices and the cooked garlic halves left in the pan on the stove top over high heat.

  2. Stir in 2½ cups of the beef stock and all of the wine.

  3. Bring to a fast simmer for 10 minutes until the liquid has reduced by roughly half.

  4. Reduce the heat to medium, then whisk the cornstarch into the remaining beef stock.

  5. Whisk half of the mixture into the red wine jus. The sauce will begin to thicken.

  6. Whisk in the remaining cornstarch mixture for a thicker jus.

  7. Strain the jus into a bowl, pressing the garlic juices through the strainer. Pour jus into serving jug.

  8. Serve the prime rib with the red wine jus, and enjoy!


  • Calories: 1284.97kcal
  • Fat: 106.69g
  • Saturated Fat: 46.49g
  • Trans Fat: 0.47g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 43.92g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.91g
  • Carbohydrates: 8.52g
  • Fiber: 0.40g
  • Sugar: 1.01g
  • Protein: 58.48g
  • Cholesterol: 272.04mg
  • Sodium: 1073.94mg
  • Calcium: 74.01mg
  • Potassium: 1215.54mg
  • Iron: 6.66mg
  • Vitamin A: 97.14µg
  • Vitamin C: 4.48mg
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