Smoky Prime Rib


One prime rib roast

Montreal steak seasoning


Rub prime rib liberally with Montreal steak seasoning. Put it on heavy. Place prime rib in a plastic bag and refrigerate overnight.


Remove from refrigerator 1 hour before serving.

Fire up your grill and set to high. Let the grill preheat for 15 minutes.

Place prime rib on the grill fat side up and cook on high for 30 minutes.

After 30 minutes, turn grill down to medium heat (225°–250°) and cook for 3 hours.

Monitor internal temperature at thickest part of prime rib with a meat probe thermometer.

To figure out the total cooking time, allow about 13 to 15 minutes per pound for rare and 15 to 17 minutes per pound for medium rare. The actual cooking time will depend on the shape of the roast, the outside temperature and your particular grill.

Cook the prime rib until thermometer registers 115° to 120° for rare, or 125° to 130° for medium.

Remove from grill, slice and serve. Don’t forget the horseradish!

I recommend using mesquite wood chips for prime ribs.