Spice-Crusted Prime Rib

Spice-Crusted Prime Rib Recipe
Photo: Annabelle Breakey; Styling: Robyn Valarik
Coated in a spicy, sugary mixture, this prime rib is simple to make but indulgent in every other way.


Serves 10 to 12
Total time: 3 Hours, 30 Minutes

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Recipe Time

Total: 3 Hours, 30 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 472
Caloriesfromfat 71 %
Protein 27 g
Fat 37 g
Satfat 14 g
Carbohydrate 5.8 g
Fiber 0.5 g
Sodium 621 mg
Cholesterol 99 mg


1 four-rib beef rib roast (about 7 lbs.)
1 tablespoon green peppercorns
1 tablespoon pink peppercorns
1 tablespoon white peppercorns
1 tablespoon black peppercorns
1 tablespoon whole allspice
1 tablespoon coarse salt
2 tablespoons flour
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
3 tablespoons packed light or dark brown sugar


1. Let beef come to room temperature 1 hour. Preheat oven to 500°. Set beef in a large roasting pan, rib side down, and roast 30 minutes to render off some fat.

2. Transfer beef to a platter and reduce oven temperature to 350°. Drain fat from pan, then return beef to pan, rib side down. Set aside.

3. Grind peppercorns, allspice, and salt in a spice grinder until coarsely ground. Put in a small bowl and mix with remaining ingredients to make a thick paste. Use a small spatula to spread paste evenly over top and sides of beef.

4. Cook beef until well browned and a meat thermometer inserted into thickest part reads 115°, about 1 1/2 hours for medium rare (temperature will rise to at least 135° as it stands). Cover beef loosely with foil and let stand about 30 minutes before slicing.

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

December 2010
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