Perfectly Smoked Prime Rib

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Smoked prime rib will have neighbors peeking over your backyard fence, wondering what the tantalizing aroma is. Put them out of their misery and invite them over. This recipe is very versatile. Substitute any of our amazing rubs and skip the marinade for a completely different, but equally delicious flavor.



Preparation Time: 

6-7 hours

Estimated Smoke Time: 

5 hours

Smoke Temp: 


Try these wood chips: 

Cherry, hickory or mesquite


  • 5 lb. prime rib roast, well marbled
  • 1 recipEverything Basting Sauce
  • 1 ½ Tbsp onion powder
  • 1 ½ Tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp kosher salt
  • 1 Tbsp black pepper, coarsely  ground


1 Using a clean paper or kitchen towel, pat-dry the roast.

2 Place the roast in an aluminum pan and inject the Everything Basting Sauce into all surfaces of the roast.

3 Place the roast in the refrigerator for at least 6 hours. For best results, refrigerate it overnight.

4 Remove the roast from the fridge, and discard any remaining marinade from the pan.

5 In a separate bowl, mix together all rub ingredients.

6 Pour the rub onto the roast and use your hands to coat the meat evenly.

7 Let the roast sit at room temperature while preheating the smoker to 230°F.

8 Set the roasting pan on the smoker grate.

9 Smoke the roast until the internal temperature reaches 135°F for medium rare, 145°F for medium.

10 Allow the roast to rest, covered for 30-45 minutes.

11 Carve the roast and serve with pan drippings poured over the meat.

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