A great prime rib rub makes a world of difference in your resulting prime rib roast and takes an amazing holiday dinner to new heights! This easy-to-make seasoning blend is just what you need to make everything just that much more special!
Elevate your prime rib dinner with this simple but flavorful homemade rub!
We all know that enjoying a prime rib dinner is an amazing treat, whether it's Christmastime or any other holiday. Maybe it's a special occasion. Either way, you want the seasoning on the roast to complement the hearty beef flavors!
This flavor-packed rub combines all of my favorite herbs and spices that are the best to pair with prime rib and beef cuts in general. Just remember to be generous when seasoning your boneless prime rib or standing rib roast - you'll be glad you did!
This easy-to-make seasoning blend uses a blend of pantry staple herbs and spices. This makes it super convenient too!
- Kosher Salt
- Coarse Ground Pepper
- Garlic Powder
- Ground Sage
- Dried Rosemary
- Dried Thyme
- Smoked Paprika (or regular paprika)
- Dried Oregano
- Onion Powder
🔪 Step-by-Step Instructions
- Measure and combine. In a small bowl combine all ingredients. Add 3 tablespoons Kosher salt, 2 tablespoons coarse ground pepper, 1 tablespoon garlic powder, ½ tablespoon each of ground sage, dried rosemary, dried thyme, and smoked paprika, plus 1 teaspoon each of dried oregano and onion powder.
- Store. If not using right away, transfer to an airtight container like a spice jar.
*Optional - If you want a fine seasoning blend, use a spice grinder, mortar and pestle, or coffee grinder to break up the herbs.
How To Apply The Rub On Prime Rib
To apply the rub to the prime rib, first, make sure your prime rib has been rinsed and patted dry.
Next, use the 'wet hand/dry hand' method to apply the rub. In your non-dominant hand, hold the bowl of seasoning and sprinkle it over the prime rib. Use your other hand to rub the seasoning into the surface of the roast.
Repeat this until the entire prime rib has been coated thoroughly, turning to coat all sides.
If desired, you can use a binding agent like olive oil or Dijon mustard as a base to hold the prime rib rub. However, it is not necessary.
🧂 Use This Rub On
- Prime rib
- Roast beef
- Steak cuts like porterhouse, ribeye, NY strips, etc.
- Pork roasts
- Mix it into meatloaf for a fantastic flavor.
The rub will store in an airtight container for up to 3 years. I do find that with seasoning blends and rubs, that using your excess spice blends within 6 months to a year tends to be best.
Placing your storage containers of spices in a cool, dark cabinet will help them to store longer. If you cannot store the spice blend away from sunlight, use a tin to keep the light from reaching your prime rib rub.
Note that the freshness of any spice blend or seasoning mix will vary greatly depending on how old the spices and herbs were, to begin with!
🍖 More Great Recipes For Your Prime Rib Dinner
- Prime Rib Au Jus
- Red Wine Au Jus
- Fondant Potatoes
- Yorkshire Puddings
- Sides For Prime Rib
- Leftover Prime Rib Recipes
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Prime Rib Rub
- 3 tablespoon Kosher salt
- 2 tablespoon coarse ground pepper
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- ½ tablespoon ground sage
- ½ tablespoon dried rosemary
- ½ tablespoon dried thyme
- ½ tablespoon smoked paprika (or regular paprika)
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- In a small bowl combine all ingredients.3 tablespoon Kosher salt, 2 tablespoon coarse ground pepper, 1 tablespoon garlic powder, ½ tablespoon ground sage, ½ tablespoon dried rosemary, ½ tablespoon dried thyme, ½ tablespoon smoked paprika, 1 teaspoon dried oregano, 1 teaspoon onion powder
- If not using right away, transfer to a airtight container.
Angela is an at home chef that developed a passion for all things cooking and baking at a young age in her Grandma's kitchen. After many years in the food service industry, she now enjoys sharing all of her family favorite recipes and creating tasty dinner and amazing dessert recipes here at Bake It With Love!