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Pepper Crusted Prime Rib

Discussion in 'Beef' started by Preacher Man, Mar 13, 2019.

  1. I love me some prime rib, but I've never eaten one smoked and I've never made one myself...'til now.

    Started with a 4.77 lbs rib roast (bone in) and diamond scored the top.
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    I hit it with a layer of my fine grain SPOG and wrapped it up in saran wrap for an overnight spa treatment.
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    The next morning I mixed up a butter paste to spread on top of the roast while it's smoking:
    1/2 c (1 stick) Softened Butter
    2 Tbsp Worcestershire
    1 Tbsp Fine grain SPOG
    1 Tbsp Course Black Pepper
    A Spoonful of Horseradish
    Get a fork and mix that all together
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    Meanwhile (as the above flavors melded) I took out the rib roast and massacred it with course black pepper all over. Really push the pepper into the meat to get the grains to stick in it.
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    Carefully spread the butter paste on top of the roast. You don't want to wipe off the pepper crust you just made. I found that a fork did a really good job of getting it on there.
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    Put it on a smoker at 225º. I used a AMNZPS Tube filled with mesquite.
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    (That's a pastrami next to it.)

    Smoke until your desired doneness. I took it to 130º IT which took around 4.5 hours.
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    After a 30 minute rest, I took off the ribs and sliced into it. (Que angelic chorus)
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    Here was supper.
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    And the ribs for desert.
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    Last edited: Mar 13, 2019
  2. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Group Lead OTBS Member

    Beautiful, Preacher Man!!
    It just doesn't get any better!
    I'm about due for another one of those, but I think I'll wait for warmer weather.
    You're making me Hungry now!!

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  3. SmokinVOLfan

    SmokinVOLfan Master of the Pit

    Damn that looks great! And even better on the price. I don’t think I’ve ever seen prime rib that cheap around here
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  4. 73saint

    73saint Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    I was going to say, not only is it beautiful but what a steal! Never see standing rib roast around here for that!

    Nice work!
  5. Preacher another pow...Ribs looked cooked to perfection and I bet they were so good tasting with that crust.
  6. motocrash

    motocrash Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Amen Brother.
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  7. smokerjim

    smokerjim Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    that's some good looking beef
  8. weedeater

    weedeater Smoking Fanatic ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Oh man that looks so good. Got one in the freezer I’ve been saving since Christmas. Think it’s time to thaw that rascal. Like!

  9. Was there any drippings, enough for gravy? My wife must have gravy with Prime Rib otherwise she would never let me smoke a Prime Rib.
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  10. Thanks for the feedback everyone! It was a dangerous first time smoke for me, because now I want to eat it everyday. And I just might if it was that price again. I had never seen it that low, but my 8 year old daughter is the one who found this one and said, "Uh, dad, you might want to take a look at this one."

    We ate about half of it and vacuum packed the rest for leftovers on a rainy day.
    Last edited: Mar 13, 2019
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  11. I just realized I left one major component out of my butter rub ingredient list: Horseradish.

    It's fixed now.
  12. yankee2bbq

    yankee2bbq Master of the Pit

    Looks good Preacher Man!
  13. gary s

    gary s SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster OTBS Member

    Great Job, Looks Fantastic You can't beat Prime Rib smoked that is

  14. SmokinAl

    SmokinAl SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Mighty fine looking meal there Sir!!
  15. TomKnollRFV

    TomKnollRFV Master of the Pit Group Lead

    Lordie does that look amazing..!
  16. seenred

    seenred Legendary Pitmaster Group Lead OTBS Member

    Holy Cow...That looks terrific!! And great find on the price too! If I could find a rib roast for $6.99/lb., I’d be doing one of these tomorrow! Sure is hard to beat a smoked PR...

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  17. hoity toit

    hoity toit Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    You did a great job on that. POINTS !
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  18. wbf610

    wbf610 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Outstanding job!!
  19. Awesome job, that looks so good!
  20. normonster

    normonster Meat Mopper

    Looks great. Pepper......mmmmmm.