Perfect Prime Rib Au Jus

This method of cooking the perfect, paleo prime rib will give you the delicious, melty meat you’re mouth has been watering for. Ingredients do not include dairy or grain.
Prime Rib Au Jus {grain-free; dairy-free}

Paleo Prime Rib Au Jus Recipe

Have you ever found yourself patiently waiting in a long line at a buffet waiting for your turn to get a slice of fresh prime rib and a ramekin of au jus for dipping? It was likely the highlight of your dinner plate, with all other meats paling (literally) in comparison.

Prime Rib Au Jus {grain-free; dairy-free}

As with most anything, I prefer to DIY everything I can. Not only is it satisfying to be able to successfully make something that you would otherwise have to buy at the store, but you have more control over what your family is using and consuming. And generally speaking, it’s almost always cheaper as well.

Prime Rib Au Jus {grain-free; dairy-free}
Prime Rib Au Jus {grain-free; dairy-free}
Prime Rib Au Jus {grain-free; dairy-free}

Another benefit is that there’s no wait to get what you need (or in the case of prime rib, what you want). Can you even imagine prime rib on demand?! No lines, no expensive restaurant, no tipping the server (though I imagine a kiss for the home chef wouldn’t be a bad idea), just delicious prime rib any day of the week in the comfort of your own home.

Our household is divided on whether our meals should be spicy, so we compromise and I make non-spicy food and the spicy eaters add hot sauce. The mustard rub for this prime rib has optional spiciness added (via crushed red pepper flakes) so add them at your own risk (or add more if you like it hot).

Prime Rib Au Jus {grain-free; dairy-free}

Best Prime Rib Recipe Ever

This method of cooking a prime rib will give you perfectly cooked meat. Don’t be worried if you see smoke coming out of the oven at first, or hear sizzling, crackling sounds. And when you finally get to peek into the oven and see some black charring on the outside (as shown in the photo above), don’t think that all is lost. You’re cooking a big chunk of beef at 500°F, it’s bound to get a little toasty in there. The meat will still be perfectly cooked and those charred bits can be discarded.

Prime Rib Au Jus {grain-free; dairy-free}
Prime Rib Au Jus {grain-free; dairy-free}
Prime Rib Au Jus {grain-free; dairy-free}

Let It Rest

Cutting into a prime rib for the first slice is a little like Christmas, seeing that perfectly cooked medium-rare meat, swirled with melt-in-your-mouth fat that is just loaded with flavor. Just be sure that you give the prime rib a chance to rest after you take it out of the oven. If you cut into it right away, you’ll release all those juices that make the meat so tender and flavorful. While the meat is resting, that’s the perfect time to make the au jus.

Prime Rib Au Jus {grain-free; dairy-free}

We like to serve our prime rib au jus with a side of green veggies (typically Crispy Bacon Broccoli) or a salad, some mashed potatoes, and Yorkshire Puddings. It has the feel and flavors of a 5-star restaurant, but littered with kids and dishes that you have to clean afterward…

How to Cook Prime Rib

Information listed in recipe details below (as well).

  • Remove the ribeye from the refrigerator and let it rest at room temperature for 4 hours. Don’t skip this step. Cooking meat at such a high temperature straight out of the fridge will result in tougher meat.
  • Preheat oven to 500°F.
  • Combine all the ‘Prime Rib Rub’ ingredients in a bowl. Coat all sides of the ribeye with the rub mixture. Place the ribeye, fat side up, in a roasting pan (or on a rack set in a rimmed baking pan/sheet).
  • Cook in the preheated oven for 5 minutes per pound (so a 5 pound ribeye would cook for 25 minutes).
  • Turn off the oven and leave the door closed (seriously, no peeking!!) for 2 hours. After the 2 hours is up, insert a thermometer in the center of the roast. It is done when it reads 135°F – 140°F. If it’s not quite there, turn the oven on to 375°F and cook until it reaches the desired temperature.
Prime Rib Au Jus {grain-free; dairy-free}
Prime Rib Au Jus {grain-free; dairy-free}

Perfect Prime Rib Au Jus {grain-free; dairy-free}

Prep Time: 4 hours
Cook Time: 2 hours 50 minutes
Total Time: 6 hours 50 minutes

This method of cooking the perfect, paleo prime rib will give you the delicious, melty meat you're mouth has been watering for. Ingredients do not include dairy or grain.

Ingredients

  • 4-5 lb Boneless Ribeye Roast

Prime Rib Rub

  • 1/4 cup Spicy Brown Mustard
  • 2 Tbsp Avocado Oil
  • 2 Tbsp Soy-Free Worcestershire Sauce
  • 6 Cloves Garlic
  • 1 tsp Smoked Paprika
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Fresh Ground Black Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Crushed Red Pepper Flakes, optional

Au Jus Sauce

  • Pan Drippings
  • 1/2 cup Red Wine
  • 3 Tbsp Soy-Free Worcestershire Sauce
  • 2 cups Beef/Bone Broth

Instructions

Prime Rib Roast

  1. Remove the ribeye from the refrigerator and let it rest at room temperature for 4 hours. Don't skip this step. Cooking meat at such a high temperature straight out of the fridge will result in tougher meat.
  2. Preheat oven to 500°F.
  3. Combine all the 'Prime Rib Rub' ingredients in a bowl. Coat all sides of the ribeye with the rub mixture. Place the ribeye, fat side up, in a roasting pan (or on a rack set in a rimmed baking pan/sheet).
  4. Cook in the preheated oven for 5 minutes per pound (so a 5 pound ribeye would cook for 25 minutes).
  5. Turn off the oven and leave the door closed (seriously, no peeking!!) for 2 hours. After the 2 hours is up, insert a thermometer in the center of the roast. It is done when it reads 135°F - 140°F. If it's not quite there, turn the oven on to 375°F and cook until it reaches the desired temperature.
  6. Remove from oven and let rest while you prepare the au jus.

Au Jus

  1. Pour the roasting pan drippings into a medium saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a simmer.
  2. Whisk in the red wine and Worcestershire sauce. Bring back up to a simmer and let it reduce slightly.
  3. Pour in the beef broth and bring it back to a simmer, stirring occasionally. Let it reduce a little bit more.
  4. Pour through a fine-mesh sieve to remove and lumps.

To Serve

  1. Slice the prime rib into 1/2" - 3/4" slices. Serve the au jus in a small dish for dipping the prime rib into.
Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 528
Use this method for a fail-proof prime rib au jus. This recipe is both grain-free and dairy-free and it perfect for holidays and special occasions. #paleo
1 comment
  1. 5 stars
    I made the prime rib today and it was a huge hit! Hands down the best prime rib we’ve ever had. The meat was so tender and juicy. I followed the recipe exactly as written. Thank you so much for such a great recipe that will be used year after year.

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