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Prime Rib on a Gas Grill

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If you haven’t tried cooking a prime rib on a gas grill, today is your lucky day. This comprehensive recipe guide will walk your through how to create a delicious crust on your rib roast that and elevate the natural beef flavor of the meat!

Grilled Prime Rib, carved

Grilling a prime rib on a gas grill is easier than you might think, and the results are absolutely fantastic. With our tips and tricks, you can achieve a perfectly grilled prime rib with a flavorful crust on the outside and juicy, tender meat on the inside. So, fire your gas grill and get ready to impress with this show-stopping beef roast! While this recipe was developed specifically for gas grill owners, you can add a little smoke flavor if desired.

Ingredients

Grilled Prime Rib Roast Recipe
derrickriches.com

How to make prime rib on a gas grill

  • Place rib roast onto a large cutting board. Trim the fat cap to 1/4″ thick. Remove any loose pieced of meat.
  • Combine rub ingredients in a small bowl and thoroughly coat prime rib roast with mixture. Let meat stand at room temperature for 30 minutes before grilling.
  • Preheat your gas grill for a 325-degree indirect cook. Set a drip pan filled with 1 cup of water underneath the grates of the indirect side. Doing this will help catch the drippings for gravy. Refill pan with extra water as needed, about 1/2 cup at a time.
  • Place rib roast on the grates over the drip pan. Close lid and cook prime rib for 13-15 minutes per pound or 1 1/2-2 hours for medium-rare doneness. 
  • Rotate roast occasionally for even cooking. Once roast reaches an internal temperature of 125-130 degrees F (medium rare to medium), remove it and the drip pan from grill. Rest the prime rib for 25 minutes before carving.
  • Remove the bone section first, and carve the eye of the roast into 3/4″ thick slices.
  • Serve with smoked garlic sauce, horseradish, or blue cheese butter.
Raw prime rib

How do you pick a good prime rib roast?

Look for a well-marbled rib roast. USDA Prime is usually your best bet, but Choice can work too if obtained from a reputable source. If possible, look for grass-fed but grain-finished beef, Wagyu, or dry-aged.

Using the prime rib drippings

Strain the dripping contents to collect any herbs that may have separated during the cooking process. Use the strained liquid in your favorite recipe. It will have a concentrated flavor, so we recommend pairing it with low-sodium beef broth to make gravy.

Storing leftovers

Store leftover grilled prime rib in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Freeze for up to 2 months. Rewarm meat in a skillet over medium-low heat. Thaw frozen prime rib in the fridge overnight before rewarming it.

Prime Rib Roast Recipes

Grilled Prime Rib Roast Recipe

Prime Rib on a Gas Grill

Learn how to make grilled prime rib roast on your gas grill. It's a simple process that just requires a few key steps.
5 from 7 votes
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Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: beef prime rib, grilled prime rib, rib roast
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours
Servings: 8
Calories: 869kcal
Author: Derrick Riches

Equipment

  • Gas Grill
  • 1 Aluminum Drip Pan

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Place rib roast onto a large cutting board. Trim fat cap to 1/4 " thick.
  • Combine rub ingredients in a small bowl and thoroughly coat prime rib roast with mixture. Let meat stand at room temperature for 30 minutes before grilling.
  • Preheat your gas grill for a 325-degree indirect cook. Set a drip pan filled with 1 cup of water underneath the grates of the indirect side. Doing this will help catch the drippings for gravy. Refill pan with extra water as needed, about 1/2 at a time.
  • Place rib roast on the indirect side. Close lid and cook for 13-15 minutes per pound or 1 1/2-2 hours for medium-rare doneness.
  • Rotate roast occasionally for even cooking. Once roast reaches an internal temperature of 125-130 degrees F (medium rare to medium), remove roast and drip pan from grill (see notes). Rest the prime rib for 25 minutes before carving.
  • Remove the bone section first, and carve the eye of the roast into 3/4″ thick slices.
  • Serve with smoked garlic sauce, horseradish, or blue cheese butter.
  • Store leftover grilled prime rib in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Freeze for up to 2 months.
    Rewarm meat in a skillet over medium-low heat. Thaw frozen prime rib in the fridge overnight before rewarming it.

Notes

Using the prime rib drippings
  1. Strain the dripping contents to collect any herbs that may have separated during the cooking process.
  2. Use the strained liquid in your favorite recipe. It will have a concentrated flavor, so we recommend pairing it with low-sodium beef broth.

Nutrition

Calories: 869kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 77g | Saturated Fat: 32g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 34g | Cholesterol: 172mg | Sodium: 1492mg | Potassium: 648mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 38IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 4mg

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