Prime Rib w/Horseredish Sauce

To ring in the New Year, we invite friends for dinner. A menu featuring tender prime rib is festive yet simple to prepare. A pepper rub and mild horseradish sauce complement the beef’s great flavor.

Prime Rib w/Horseredish Sauce

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  • 1 bone-in beef rib roast (4 to 6 pounds)

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 to 2 teaspoons coarsely ground pepper


  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream

  • 3 to 4 tablespoons prepared horseradish

  • 1 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper

  • ⅛ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce


Brush roast with oil; rub with pepper. Place roast, fat side up, on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Bake, uncovered, at 450° for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 325°. Bake for 2-3/4 hours or until meat reaches desired doneness (for medium-rare, a meat thermometer should read 145°; medium, 160°; well-done, 170°), basting with pan drippings every 30 minutes. Let stand for 10-15 minutes before slicing. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the sauce ingredients. Serve with beef. Yield: 6-8 servings.


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