How to Make Prime Rib Rub

by Sarah Dixon

A good mixture of spices can bring out the flavor in your meat.

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Items you will need

  • 4-to-6-lb. prime rib roast
  • 1 tsp. onion salt
  • 1 tsp. pepper
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tbsp. fresh rosemary, chopped
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • Small bowl
  • Spoon

Many red meat lovers will declare their appreciation for a juicy slice of prime rib coated in a tasty rub. Prepackaged meat rubs can be purchased at gourmet food and grocery stores and run the gamut in ingredients, including brandy and garlic and even coffee and brown sugar. Making a homemade rub can take a matter of minutes and adds a new dimension of flavor to your prime rib.

Step 1

Combine all of the ingredients in the bowl.

Step 2

Mix the ingredients so that the spices and oil are thoroughly combined.

Step 3

Rub the mixture into your prime rib, taking care to cover the entire surface of the meat. Cook as directed.


  • You can place your seasoned prime rib in the refrigerator for 1 to 2 hours before cooking. This will allow the seasoning to absorb into the meat.

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About the Author

Sarah Dixon began her professional writing career in 2007. She has been published in "In Good Company," "The Silver Quill," "CHARISM Connection" and on She has her B.A. in health care administration from Concordia College and her M.B.A. from North Dakota State University.