Smoked Prime Rib

Southern Living
12 servings


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1 (10-pound) beef rib roast (6 ribs)
2 tablespoons kosher salt
3 tablespoons freshly ground pepper
6 garlic cloves, minced
Hickory chunks


Rub rib roast with salt, pepper, and garlic; cover and chill at least 8 hours.

Soak wood chunks in water 1 hour.

Prepare charcoal fire in smoker; let burn 15 to 20 minutes.

Drain chunks, and place on coals. Place water pan in smoker; add water to depth of fill line.

Place rib roast on the lower food rack, and cover with smoker lid.

Cook 5 hours or until a meat thermometer inserted into thickest portion registers 145° (medium). Let roast stand 10 minutes before slicing.

Created date

October 2003