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Prime Rib with Horseradish 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. —Paula Zsiray, Logan, Utah
  • Total Time
    Prep: 5 min. Bake: 3 hours
  • Makes
    8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 bone-in beef rib roast (4 to 6 pounds)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons coarsely ground pepper
  • HORSERADISH SAUCE:
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons prepared horseradish
  • 1 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 450°. Brush roast with oil; rub with pepper. Place roast, fat side up, on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Bake, uncovered, 15 minutes.
  • Reduce heat to 325°. Bake 2-3/4 hours or until meat reaches desired doneness (for medium-rare, a thermometer should read 135°; medium, 140°; medium-well, 145°), basting with pan drippings every 30 minutes.
  • Let stand 10-15 minutes before slicing. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the sauce ingredients. Serve with beef.
Nutrition Facts
4 ounces cooked beef: 325 calories, 21g fat (9g saturated fat), 7mg cholesterol, 115mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 31g protein.

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