Grilled Rotisserie Prime Rib

Grilled Rotisserie Prime Rib


Nothing says special occasion quite like Grilled Rotisserie Prime Rib with a basic black and white rub. This expensive cut of meat can be intimidating but it's actually quite simple to grill, especially with a rotisserie unit. Rotisserie cooking is one of the oldest and time-tested methods to bring out exceptional roasted meat flavor. The continual...

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Serves 8-10
For the prime rib
(5-pound) rib roast
salt & pepper to taste


Prep: 20 Minutes, Cook: 2 Hours

Remove upper cooking racks and preheat grill to 300°F.


Pat roast dry with paper towels and liberally season with salt and pepper.


Push the long central spit of the rotisserie through the roast from end to end, as close to the center as possible. Slide the rotisserie's forks into place to grip the roast tightly. Rotate the shaft to check its balance.

Hot Tip: The meat must be balanced on the rotisserie to ensure it cooks evenly and doesn’t overwork the motor.

Place spit on rotisserie unit, turn on and close the lid.


Cook to an internal temperature of 110°F for rare or 115°F for medium-rare doneness (approximately 10 to 15 degrees below your desired doneness), about 2 hours.

Hot Tip: To check temp, raise the lid from time-to-time and insert an instant-read thermometer into the roast, avoiding fat, bone and the metal spit.

Remove and place on plate or tray, cover with aluminum foil and a kitchen towel. Allow the roast to rest until it reaches 120-129°F for rare or 130-134°F for medium-rare, about 20 minutes.

Hot Tip: Giving your meat the time it needs to rest allows juices to redistribute, retaining moisture for tender meat. The internal temperature will continue to rise 10 to 15 degrees until it levels out and then begins to fall.

Slice and serve with grilled hasselback potatoes and grilled asparagus.

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  • Special Kay | Oct 1, 2019

    145 degrees is NOT, I repeat, is NOT medium rare. Do not listen to the above. You guys seem to know what you are doing. Medium Rare is 125 degrees. if you want medium rare meat please cook to an internal temp of 112-117 degrees then remove from oven. Then let rest even after removing from oven the meat will continue to cook. TRUST ME! While resting internal temp will rise to about 125 degrees. The ends will be more well done and the middle be rare-medium rare ?

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  • Steven Edward | Dec 25, 2019

    Cook time? Hello?

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    • Char-Broil | Feb 14, 2020

      Hello Steven...this one was just updated and we included the estimated cook time. Thanks for asking!

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  • Scott | Dec 25, 2019

    While this is good information, it gives us no idea of how long this takes. Is it an hour or 5 hours? Any approximations?

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    • Char-Broil | Feb 14, 2020

      Hi Scott, Thanks for asking. We updated this recipe and included approximate cook time.

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