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Prime Rib for Two

User Rating 5 Star Rating (1 Review)


This simple and elegant recipe for Prime Rib for Two is perfect for a romantic dinner.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 40 minutes

Yield: 2 servings


  • 1 (2-1/2 pound) prime rib of beef
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 potatoes, scrubbed and pricked with fork


You may need to order the prime rib before hand from your butcher. The beef must also be frozen before cooking, so plan ahead! Take the rib out of the freezer, unwrap it and rub with garlic and then the olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.

Place the rib on a baking pan with two potatoes holding it upright. Roast at 400 degrees for 85 minutes for rare, 95 minutes for medium. The meat temperature should be at least 140 degrees F in the center for rare, 150 for medium. Make sure to let the rib stand for 5 minutes before slicing to let the juices redistribute. Serve with the potatoes, sour cream, and chives.

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 5 out of 5
Prime Rib for two, Member LorettaDeter

Excellent recipe. Follow it exactly! It works out just fine and you don't have to pay restaurant prices!

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