How to Broil Prime Rib

A broiled prime rib is a delicious and tender meat dish, perfect for a special occasion or an everyday dinner. You can use a prime rib roast that comes with or without the bone. Because prime rib is such a flavorful meat, you don’t need to add very many spices. A little salt, pepper and garlic is perfect to enhance the juiciness of the prime rib. You can also broil the prime rib to fit the taste you prefer, such as rare, medium or well done.

Things You'll Need

  • Shallow roasting pan
  • Prime rib
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. pepper
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder

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Mix the salt, pepper and garlic together and rub into the meat. Be sure to rub the seasonings into all sides of the meat.

Put the prime rib into a roasting pan with the fat side facing up.

Broil at 550 degrees F. You will need to cook the prime rib for five minutes per pound for a rare prime rib, six minutes per pound for medium, and a well done prime rib needs to cook for seven minutes per pound.

Shut off the oven when the cooking time is up, but don’t open the oven door. Leave the prime rib in the oven for two hours. It is important that you don’t open the door during this time.

Remove the prime rib after two hours, slice it and serve.


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