Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Prime Rib Heating

I was so nervous preparing Prime Rib for the first time because of it's cost, but with these directions, it turned out perfectly.  I've made Prime Rib several times now, purchasing it precooked to rare, from GFS.  The package directions call for baking the Prime Rib at 250 degrees, but this lower temperature will not heat the roast to a safe internal temperature of 145 °F, (mine are still rare in the center).  If possible, select a roast that is evenly cut or about the same thickness throughout.  Prime Rib made this way is easy and makes a very impressive entree.      

Prime Rib Heating

Place roast on baking rack in pan.  Add 2-3 cups Aus Jus (seasoned beef broth) to pan.  Cover and bake at 325 degrees for 20 minutes per pound.  Let stand 15 minutes before slicing.

Note: These are general heating instructions, check the internal temperature while cooking your roast for desired doneness.  The minimum internal temperature for safe eating is 145 degrees, from the USDA website, USDA , United States Department of Agriculture:

"Beef, Pork, Lamb, and Veal
Cook all raw beef, pork, lamb, and veal steaks, chops, and roasts to a minimum internal temperature of 145 °F as measured with a food thermometer before removing meat from the heat source. For safety and quality, allow meat to rest for at least three minutes before carving or consuming. For reasons of personal preference, consumers may choose to cook meat to higher temperatures. A consumer would not be able to determine if a roast that was pink in the center had reached the safe temperature of 145 °F without a food thermometer."

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