sliced prime rib on wooden table

The Perfect Prime Rib Recipe

For years, My Family’s Seasonings in has been told “this is the best prime rib we’ve ever eaten.”  We finally decided to share our prime rib recipe with you and your family. Here’s the best part, it’s easy! Simply surround the entire prime rib with our appealing prime rib seasoning, place it in the oven, let it cook, and eat. To make it as simple as possible, we’ve included step-by-step instructions in every box!

Tips for Choosing a Prime Rib

Aged beef is obviously the best beef, but is very expensive. Prime is excellent, tender, and juicy, but expensive. Choice is found at most grocery stores and is very good, and less expensive. Select beef is less fatty, less tender, and less expensive. Any other grade of rib roast “prime rib” is not going to be as tender and juicy.

Making the Perfect Prime Rib Instructions

Whether for birthdays, anniversaries, holidays, or any special occasion, our prime rib seasoning will be the talk of the town. Your home will be filled with the most delectable aroma, creating a family tradition for years to come. Follow the steps below for the perfect prime rib:

Step 1 – Select: Select the grade and size of your prime rib roast (see below to learn how to select the right beef). For best results, we recommend “prime” or “choice” grade of rib roast. Ask your butcher to cut the ribs and tie them on. Do not use a net (seasoning will pull off when your remove net after cooking).

Step 2 – Prepare: Thirty minutes prior to cooking, remove the roast from the refrigerator and place in roasting pan. Pour seasoning packaging in small bowl and stir well. One package covers up to 15 pounds of prime rib. For roasts less than five pounds, only use a portion of the seasoning or roast will be too salty! Pour remaining seasoning back in package and place in zip lock bag. Seasoning will stay fresh for up to one year (it never really goes bad, it just loses some of its flavor). Surround entire roast with seasoning and pat or rub it on. Some seasoning will fall off. Simply scoop it up and pat it back on the roast until entire roast is covered. Make sure to top the roast with a little extra seasoning! Place roast fatty side up, ribs down. Cover and set aside for 30 minutes or so. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

Step 3 – Cook: Place uncovered roasting pan on center rack in oven. Cook approximately 14 to 17 minutes per pound for rare, depending on the size of the roast (for roast over 10 lbs., cook less time). In conventional household ovens, cooking times vary, so always check roast sooner than later. You cannot “uncook” but you can always cook longer! And remember, a prime rib roast must rest, under a loose covering of aluminum foil, between 15 and 30 minutes after you remove it from the oven. This allows the juices to seep in and the flavors to continue to blend. It also allows the roast to continue cooking. The roast will gain as much as 20 degrees while resting depending on the cooking temperature, size of the roast, and the length of its rest. This gives you plenty of time to make gravy and get the rest of the meal ready before it’s time to carve. Check center of roast for desired doneness using a meat thermometer. End cuts will be more done than center. Below are the FDA standards for meat temperature. We like ours rare. We cook a 12 lb. prime rib for 15 to 17 minutes per/lb. bringing internal temperature to 120 degrees. For our family, this is perfect. A little well on the ends and rare in the center! Ovens vary, so use a meat thermometer. Remove roast from oven and let rest 15 to 30 minutes before serving. Again, this allows juices to penetrate the roast. Enjoy with au jus, horseradish, and your family’s favorite accompaniments.

sliced prime rib with juices flowing on wood cutting board

Tri-Tip Cooking Instructions

Our tri-tip cooking is an ideal way to use our seasoning for a great meal. You’ll need the following ingredients:

  • 1 Package My Family Seasoning
  • 1 3-5 Pound Tri-Tip
  • 1 Tablespoon Oil


Set your oven to 425 degrees. Rub 1 tablespoon of oil on your tri-tip steak and then rub with My Family’s Steak or Prime Rib Seasoning. Heat some olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Once hot, place the tri-tip steak in the skillet, fat side down. Sear on all sides.  Place pan in pre-heated oven and roast for 10-15 minutes per pound. Using a meat thermometer, check the internal tempurature (126 degrees for medium rare, 135 for medium and 150 for medium well). Pull from oven and let your roast rest for 10 minutes. For best results, slice your roast against the grain by cutting it in half and then across the grain on each end and enjoy!

slicing tri-tip on cutting board with knife and fork
sliced top sirloin on cutting board

Top Sirloin Cooking Instructions

Because of its bold flavor and reasonable price, many barbecuers consider top sirloin to be superior to other cuts, and butchers often take these savory steaks home for themselves. Always preheat the barbecue to cooking temperature before you place the steaks on the grill. This will help prevent sticking and assure good grill marks (the badge of an expert griller). Use tongs to turn the steak. Never poke the steak with a fork because it lets the juice run out of the steak. The best way to know if it is done is to touch the meat: soft meat means it is medium rare; some resistance shows it is medium; and firm to touch shows that it is well done. Don’t burn yourself. Use a spoon.


Pour seasoning into a small bowl and mix well to get the full range of flavor (ingredients often settle in the package). Using a spoon, sprinkle seasoning on one side of the steak. Get the grill as hot as possible. Place steaks on the grill, seasoned side down. Sprinkle seasoning on the unseasoned side while steaks are on the grill. Char the steaks on one side, then flip them and char the other side. On average, four minutes on each side will cook a one to one-and-a-half inch steak medium rare, six minutes on each side should cook to medium well, but remember, your grill may vary. Serve your perfect steaks with your favorite accompaniments. Our family enjoys barbecued steaks with grilled, sweet white corn on the cob and a tossed green salad.