smoked prime rib roast on pit boss wood pellet grill

Perfectly Smoked Prime Rib

Perfectly Smoked Prime Rib

Category Holiday Season Thanksgiving Christmas Beef Smoke
Servings 16
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 2.5 Hours

A simple smoked recipe that's sure to get you a few 'oohs' and 'ahhs' this Holiday season, this Prime Rib is the perfect centerpiece for any celebration. Take the mess and stress out of the kitchen when you use your Pit Boss grill instead of your oven this year and watch as you become everyone's favorite host.

Pit Boss Kitchen
smoked prime rib roast on pit boss wood pellet grill


  • 1 12–16-lb. Bone-in Prime Rib
  • Pit Boss Prime Beef Rub

Special Tools

  • Butcher's Twine
  • Butcher's Knife
  • Meat thermometer


  1. First, peel the fat cap away from the rib loin.
  1. Next, use a boning knife to “french” the prime rib: Slice the meat off the bones and scrape the remaining meat and fat off using the back of your knife.
  1. Once your rib loin is frenched, truss between each bone using butcher's twine.
  1. Once your prime rib is trussed, rub it with olive oil, then season with Pit Boss Prime Beef Rub on all sides.
  1. Preheat your Pit Boss Grill to 250°F
  1. Once your smoker is preheated, place the rib loin on the center rack of the grill and cook to an internal temperature of 115°F.
  1. When your rib loin has reached the correct internal temperature, rest at room temperature for 1 to 1 1/2 hours.
  1. Then, carefully carve the bones off the loin and slice into portions as thick as you’d like.
  1. Enjoy with friends and family!


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