Tomahawk Prime Rib

Cook Time

240 Mins

Cooking Method






Prep Time

30 Mins


10 - 12


1 Stick of Butter

3/4 Cup Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

5 Garlic, Cloves

Pit Boss Sweet Heat Rub

2 Tablespoon Rosemary, Fresh

Tomahawk Prime Rib

2 cups White Wine

1 Cup Worcestershire Sauce

Cooking Instructions

The Tomahawk Prime Rib or (Tomahawk Steak...or Cowboy Steak, etc) has lately become one of the most popular steak cuts in the beef industry. Essentially, it is a ribeye with the long bone left uncut. It’s a very dramatic look and can make an already large plate of ribeye look even more epically delicious. In this recipe, we’ll show you how to roast it prime rib style and then sear for a crunchy and flavorful crust.

How to Reverse Sear a Prime Rib

In order to reverse sear a prime rib, you must first slowly cook the meat at a low temperature. Then, once your steak has reached a desired internal temperature, heat up the grill and sear the outer crust for 3 minutes on each side.

Tomahawk Prime Rib Rub

This recipe uses both a wet and dry rub for ultimate flavor. The wet rub consists of white wine, Worcestershire sauce, rosemary, butter, and garlic. The dry rub is our own Sweet Heat Rub seasoning.

Note: It is recommended to use Mesquite hardwood pellets with this recipe.

  1. Cook the baste. Melt 1 stick of butter in saucepan with 2 cloves garlic. Add 2 cups white wine of your choice with enough Worcestershire Sauce to make a brown iced tea color.
  2. Start your Pit Boss on SMOKE Mode with the lid open. Let the pellets catch fire in the burn pot, close the lid, and heat your grill to 250°F.
  3. Apply the baste all over the prime rib and smoke at 250°F until it reaches an internal temp of 120°F.
  4. Apply the dry rub – Blend: 2-3 cloves of garlic, 2 tbsp fresh rosemary, ½ cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil, ¼ cup of Pit Boss Sweet Heat Rub. Pour over prime rib and rub all over.
  5. Raise grill temp to 425°F, open the Flame Broiler Plate and sear until the meat reaches an internal temperature of 125°F-135°F.

Bigger. Hotter. Heavier. Tip

Apply a generous amount of seasoning for a more pronounced, seared crust.

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