sliced prime rib next to holiday decorations and lights on a wood board

Pit Boss Holiday Prime Rib

Pit Boss Holiday Prime Rib

Category Beef Dinner Grill Christmas Thanksgiving New Year's Holiday Season
Servings 6
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours

Prime Rib + Pit Boss Grills, now that is a holiday meal to remember. Our special holiday prime rib recipe combines bacon, butter, 3-Pit Boss spices, and Pit Boss smoke to make an unforgettable meal. Your guests will be coming back for seconds, so be sure to hide some for yourself.

Pit Boss Kitchen
sliced prime rib next to holiday decorations and lights on a wood board


  • 1 Bone in Prime Rib Roast – 4-6 Bones – 6-12 pounds
  • 2 Tbsp Butter
  • Bacon fat for 6-8 pieces of bacon
  • Rosemary for garnish

Special Tools

  • Roasting pan to catch drippings


  1. Set your Pit Boss grill to 225°F.
  1. Combine the butter with the bacon fat and mix together. Add the Pit Boss Prime Beef Rub, Chophouse Steak Rub, and Boss Rub all together and mix into a paste.
  1. With the roast bone side down, apply the butter and bacon fat pasted to the entire surface of the prime rib - Use gloves, and apply the paste evenly.
  1. Place the roast in the grill, on top of a sheet pan to catch the excess drippings, or you can cook without the pan.
  1. Cook at 225°F for approximately 35 minutes per pound, or when the internal temperature reaches 125°F. At 125°F, remove the roast to rest for 30 minutes.
  1. Increase the temperature on your Pit Boss grill to 350°F and open the sear plate.
  1. Return the roast to the grill and sear to desired crust and temperature - Approximately 10 minutes for Rare to Medium Rare.  Use probe thermometer to verify your finished temperature.
  1. Remove and rest for 15 minutes before slicing.


Recipe Note

Serve with rosemary garnish, and potatoes or vegetables of your choice.