Smoked Prime Rib Roast

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Smoked Prime Rib Roast

Prime rib is typically cooked in the oven, but once you try smoked prime rib, you’ll never go back to any other preparation method. It’s just that good! This Smoked Prime Rib Roast will be the crowning glory of any table.
Servings 10
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Resting Time 15 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes


  • Z Grills Pellet Smoker
  • Z Grills Hickory Wood Pellets


  • 10 pounds Prime Rib Roast (the bones cut off and tied back on)
  • 1/2  cup  horseradish mustard
  • tablespoons  Worcestershire sauce
  • cloves  garlic (minced)
  • Coarse ground salt and black pepper (to taste)


  • Preheat your grill to 225 °F.
  • Prepare your roast while the grill is heating. Trim any excess fat from the top of the roast down to 1/4 inch thick.
  • In a small bowl, combine the mustard, Worcestershire sauce, and garlic. Slather the entire roast with the mustard mixture and season liberally with salt and pepper.
  • Place the roast on the grill grate and close the lid. Smoke until the internal temperature of the roast reaches 120 °F for Rare or 130 °F for Medium. For a rare, bone-in roast, plan on 35 minutes per pound of prime rib.
  • Remove the roast to a cutting board, cover the roast with foil, and allow it to rest for 20 minutes.
  • While the roast is resting, increase the temperature of your grill to 400 °F.
  • Once the grill temperature reaches 400 °F, return the roast to the grill and sear until it reaches your desired internal temperature. Pull the roast off at 130 °F for rare, 135 °F for medium rare, 140 °F for medium. This process should go quickly, so keep an eye on your temperature.
  • Remove your roast to the cutting board and let the meat rest for at least 15 minutes.
  • Slice and serve.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Smoked

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  1. William Blunt says:

    5 stars
    Great recipe, flavorful juiciest roast I ever prepared

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