Charcoal Grilled Prime Rib Roast

Prime rib is an impressive cut of meat to serve to your family and friends, but impressive doesn't have to mean complicated or difficult. Check out this video for easy, step-by-step instructions on how to grill the perferct Prime Rib!

Grilled Prime Rib
By Mike Lang

Beef Rib Roast - 3 bones, approximately 6-8 pounds
Olive oil
Kosher salt & freshly cracked black pepper
¼ cup fresh thyme
¼ cup fresh rosemary, chopped
4 garlic cloves, minced
Optional: For easier carving once the roast is done, cut away the rib bones and then reattach them with butcher twine.


1. Lightly cover the beef with olive oil, then generously rub in the salt, pepper, thyme, rosemary, and garlic.

2. Grill over medium-low heat (275-300°F) until the internal temperature of the beef reaches 120°F. Remove from the grill, wrap in foil, and allow to rest approximately 30 minutes.

3. Over indirect-high heat (500-600°F) return the beef to the grill and cook an additional 10 minutes.

4. Remove the beef from the grill. Allow to rest again. Remove the bones. Carve and serve.

What are your thoughts? (2)


michael s

man that looks awesome but i see so many variations in times as I'm trying to coordinate a turkey etc
I'm cooking a 24lb piece---is it gonna take more time??seems times vary from 1-1/2 to 4 hrs??


Mike Lang

Hi Michael -

Thanks! It sounds like you are getting ready to feast! For turkey times, I would use this guide here: and then balance it out with your prime rib times. Good luck!



Andrew B

The recipe for prime rib roast with just music is TERRIBLE. It would be really nice to have slowed it down and added some meaningful commentary. In case you don't know this, prime rib is extremely expensive so having a descriptive and meaningful bbq cooking instruction would really be helpful.


Mike Lang

Hi Andrew -

Thanks for the feedback! This video was a fun way of showing how to grill prime rib, but fortunately, not the only way. We have several other posts on the same topic. Let me know if these help: and here:



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