Herb-Encrusted Prime Rib

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Prepped and ready to be put on the grill!

Prepped and ready to be put on the grill!

There isn't a better time of year than the holiday season!

A time to spend with family and loved ones celebrating the true purpose of life! A time with dinner parties, event and opportunities to bring fire, food and people together.

But, is being in charge of the centerpiece of the dinner make you nervous?

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That is why I am here to help! Follow my easy to use Herb-Encrusted Prime Rib recipe below and you won't be sorry!

This recipe helps you easily cook the beloved prime rib perfectly so that you can stop worrying about the grilling and spend more time with the things that matter. Plus, I recommend getting a Weber iGrill 2 when you try this recipe out! This amazing device will guarantee that your cook is perfect without you having to continually open and close the grill. It helps you become a master instead of an educated guesser.

So try my new Herb-Encrusted Prime Rib recipe on your Weber grill and make sure to get a Weber iGrill for this holiday season!

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Prime Rib is about to be done!

Prime Rib is about to be done!

Medium-rare with a little bit of a smoke ring.

Medium-rare with a little bit of a smoke ring.

Cooking Details

Yields: 6-8 Servings
Cook: 3 hours
Prep: 25 minutes


Herb-Encrusted Prime Rib Ingredients

  • 1 prime rib (4-5 bones and around 8lbs)
  • 1/2 cup of fresh thyme
  • 1/2 cup of fresh rosemary
  • 1/4 cup of olive oil
  • 3 tbsp of cinnamon
  • 4 garlic cloves (minced)
  • Salt and pepper (to taste)



  • When prime rib is at room temperature, lather with olive oil then season with minced garlic, fresh thyme, fresh rosemary, cinnamon, salt and pepper.
  • Using some charcoal, light fire in Weber Grill and let burn for 15-20 minutes. Once charcoal is white hot, make a crescent moon shape on one side of the grill for indirect grilling. OPTIONAL: Add some hickory or mesquite wood chunks to the top of the charcoal for added flavor.
  • Place prime rib on the opposite side of the charcoal for indirect grilling. Insert Weber iGrill into the side of the roast (fully submersed and not touching bone) and setup for a "prime rib, bone-in".
  • Close lid and let prime rib cook for about 3-3.5 hours on 250-275F or until internal temperature is 130F (medium-rare). Make sure to rotate every hour in order to cook evenly. Note: Add charcoal & wood chunks when needed.
  • Once the Weber iGrill reads 130F, place rib roast over hot coals for 1 minute in order to get a good sear.
  • After searing, pull off and let rest for 30 minutes.
  • Serve & enjoy the holidays with your family!


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