The Big Easy® Prime Rib Recipe

The Big Easy® Prime Rib Recipe

5 mins
1 hrs 30 min

The Big Easy® Prime Rib recipe delivers a medium-rare roast worthy of being featured as the highlight of your meal. Prime rib, also known as a standing rib roast, is prized for its tender and juicy flavor profile. But that prime cut often comes with a prime price – which is why it’s important to get it right the first time, every time.

Not just for turkeys, The Big Easy® Oil-Less Turkey Fryer makes cooking prime rib easy too. Just season with oil, butter or your favorite BBQ rub and The Big Easy does the rest. Powered by TRU-Infrared™ technology, The Big Easy requires no oil to operate.



  • 1 (5-pound) rib roast


  • 1 tablespoon sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper

Ingredient Tips

Most rib roasts come with a thick layer of fat on top. You can leave it on for more flavor or cut it down to a thinner layer.
Your rub and/or marinade should contain NO sugar. Sugar will cause your food to burn.


Step 1 Of 7
Power up The Big Easy® Oil-Less Turkey Fryer.
Hot Tip
The Big Easy was designed to be powered ON (all the way to the left) and OFF (all the way to the right). All recipes for The Big Easy are based on operating the fryer at full power.
Combine salt and pepper in a small bowl. Season the roast on all sides with the rub.
Place beef roast in the roaster basket. Lower the basket into the cooking chamber. Insert a meat thermometer into the center of the meatiest part of the roast so that the dial is easy to read when the basket is in the cooker.
Hot Tip
To minimize sticking, coat the wire frame of the cooking basket with oil before inserting roast.
Cook until the internal temperature of the roast reaches 110°F for rare or 115°F for medium-rare, about 1 to 1 ½ hours. Cook time varies based on weather conditions and the size of your roast.
Hot Tip
Cover the fryer with the wire mesh lid during the first or last 15 minutes of the cook for crispy skin, using infrared heat reflected back into cooking chamber. If used throughout cook, this heat can burn food before it is fully cooked.
Lift the roaster basket out of the chamber and set it on a shallow sheet pan. When the basket is cool to the touch, remove your prime rib roast.
Place it on a platter or tray. Cover with aluminum foil and a kitchen towel, leaving the meat thermometer in place. 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
The internal temperature continues to cook the roast, raising it to the target temperature. If someone insists on medium-well or well-done, grill their slices on the grill at 500°F to an internal temperature of 160-170°F after the roast is finished cookin
Serve with flavorful sides like grilled veggies and Hasselback potatoes.
Hot Tip
Call The Big Easy Hotline at 1-800-526-1065 with any questions you may have about cooking with The Big Easy. It’s available year-round, including Thanksgiving Day (8 am-4 pm EST).
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