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prime rib roast

Prime Rib Roast

Feb 27, 2023

Irlanda Fernandez



Compound Butter

8 tablespoons butter (unsalted, room temperature (1/2 cup or 1 stick))

2 teaspoons chilli powder 

1 teaspoon cumin (ground)

1 tablespoon thyme (chopped, fresh)

1 tablespoon rosemary (chopped, fresh)

3 cloves garlic (minced)

1 teaspoon salt (or to taste)

1 teaspoon salt (or to taste)

5 pounds Bonsmara prime rib

Prime Rib Roast

- 2 medium onions (quartered)

- 5 cloves garlic (peeled)

- 4 sprigs thyme

- 2 sprigs rosemary


- 1 cup dry red wine

- 1 cup beef broth (low sodium)

- 1 tablespoon cornstarch 

- 2 tablespoons water


1. Remove your roast from all its packaging and let it sit out at room temperature for one to two hours. Also make sure your roast is fully thawed, you do not want to cook a roast from frozen. Using paper towels, pat the roast completely dry.

2. Preheat your oven to 450°F for at least 30 minutes, while the prime rib comes to room temperature.

3. Preheat your oven to 450°F for at least 30 minutes, while the prime rib comes to room temperature.

4. With either a spatula or your hands, spread the compound butter mixture over the entire roast.

5. Place the onions, garlic, thyme and rosemary in a large skillet that will fit your roast. If you don't have a large enough skillet, use a roasting pan. Place the roast over the onions in the skillet.

6. Cook the roast for 15 minutes at 450°F, then reduce the oven temperature to 325°F. Continue to cook the roast until your meat thermometer reads 120°F. Estimate about 15 minutes of cooking time per pound of prime rib.

7. Once the thermometer hits 120°F, remove the roast from the oven and transfer it to a cutting board. Cover it with aluminum foil and let it rest for 20 minutes. The roast will continue to cook as the juices inside settle, raising the internal temperature to 130°F for a perfect medium-rare prime rib.

8. Slice and serve with gravy over mashed potatoes.


1. While to roast is resting, place the skillet with the onions, garlic and herbs over medium high heat. Add the red wine and beef broth and bring to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer for about 5 minutes. The sauce should reduce a bit.

2. Mix the 1 tbsp of cornstarch with 2 tbsp of water and to the skillet. Whisk it and continue to cook for a few more minutes. The sauce should thicken. Use more cornstarch if wanting a thicker gravy.

3. Strain into a bowl, then pour it into a gravy boat.



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