If you are making a prime rib roast during the holiday season I have a special tip to make it super easy. I also have a delicious and colorful beet & horseradish sauce recipe that goes great with roast beef. This post is sponsored by the Certified Angus Beef ® brand in conjunction with a social media campaign through Sunday Supper LLC. All opinions are my own. #RoastPerfect #CertifiedAngusBeef
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This year we definitely wanted to have a prime rib roast for Christmas and I thought I would try my hand at making a beet & horseradish sauce to go with it. I’m so glad I did because not only does it taste great with roast beef but it’s a beautiful color and only takes 5 minutes to make!
Today is only the second time I’ve made a prime rib roast and it came out perfect again! Last year I made my first and was shocked at how easy it was. I have always been intimidated to make prime rib but I shouldn’t have because the free Roast Perfect app told me everything I needed to know.
How to make the perfect holiday prime roast
Making a prime rib roast is a big deal to me so of course I’m going to use the best meat I can and that is Certified Angus Beef ® brand. I buy mine at Giant Eagle because they have such a big selection and their butchers are very helpful.
Here are the steps to take to make the perfect roast.
Step 1 download the free roast perfect app
My biggest tip for making the best prime rib is to use the Roast Perfect app. It’s free and will tell you EVERYTHING you need to know.
This app will help you figure out what kind of roast you want to buy, what to look for when buying a roast, what size to buy, how to cook it, how to carve it and my favorite part is the roast timer.
Oh and did I mention there are tons of recipes as well as videos so really it has everything and it’s free. You can find the free Roast Perfect app here.
Below you can see the bone-in ribeye roast I decided on to feed 4 of us.
Step 2 Choose the recipe & prepare roast
The app also has tons of recipes to pick from. You can also find recipes on the Certified Angus Beef website.
Below you can see how I prepared the roast. The night before I rubbed the herbs and spices all over the roast. Then I wrapped it in plastic wrap and refrigerated overnight. I let it sit out on the counter for 1/2 hour before roasting and then I use the roasting timer.
Step 3 Cook your roast using the roasting timer
This is one of my favorite features of the app. The timer tells you what temperatures to use and times how long to do each step. I needed to sear my roast in a 450°F oven for 15 minutes. Then I lowered my temperature to 325°F for 2 hours and 4 minutes. Lastly I let it rest for 15 minutes before carving it.
The roasting timer takes into consideration the type of roast, how big it is and how you like your meat (rare, medium rare, well done, etc.) Below you can see the top arrow pointing to the step and temperature. The second arrow pointing to the middle section shows all the steps and total time based on your inputs of type of roast, weight and degree of doneness. Cool huh!
Above you can see what it looks like coming out of the oven and below is after I carved a few slices. It was perfect! By the way the app also advises carving against the grain and shows you how.
Making beet & Horseradish sauce for roast beef
This is the first time I’ve made beet & horseradish sauce. I learned about it from my brother in law who brought some over last year. I just loved the bright color and of course the flavor. The beets give it color and a bit of sweetness and horseradish is known to go great with roast beef.
This sauce only take 5 minutes to make and you can make it ahead of time. Just buy some fresh horseradish root, peel it and cut into big chunks. Then grate it using a food processor or hand grater. I used the food processor.
Now you want to add the beets, beet juice, vinegar, sugar and salt. If using the food processor you want to use the grating blade for the horseradish then switch to the standard blade for this step. It should look like the picture below.
That’s all there is to it. I would suggest you make this a day ahead of time so the flavors can develop a little. This recipe made a lot so you can keep it in a sealed container for a few weeks.
Prime Rib tips and notes
- Download the free Roast Perfect app to figure out what kind of roast you want to make, the right size, what to look for when buying a roast and for a recipe. Anything you want to know about roasting beef is in this app. Seriously.
- Call your butcher and ask them to order the type of rib roast you want. They can usually get it in a day or two . This is also a great time to ask your butcher questions. They are very helpful and love sharing their knowledge with you.
- If you have a nice selection of meat to pick from use the app to find out what to look for: coloring, marbling, uniformity and of course the Certified Angus Beef ® brand logo.
- Use the app to cook your meat to the right temperature. They have a nice visual aid to figure out the how you like your meat cooked (rare, medium, well done, etc.)
- Always let your roast rest to retain the juices.
- Cut against the grain for a tender piece of meat. The app shows you how to do this.
Well I wish you luck with making the perfect prime rib roast this holiday season. You have to try the beet & horseradish sauce with your roast beef; it’s so good! And download the Roast Perfect app because you can use it all year round and its really helpful. Happy Holidays!
- 8 oz horseradish root, peeled & cut into chunks.
- 1 can small whole beets
- 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 1/4 cup beet juice from canned beets
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon sugar
- Using a food processor with the grating blade, add the chunks of horseradish to grate.
- Switch to the standard S blade and add in all of the ingredinets including the horseradish and pulse until everythign is chopped and well combined.
- Refrigerate over night before using for maximum flavor. Store in a sealed container in the refrigerator.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 32 Serving Size: 1 tablespoon
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 8