Prime Rib from freezer to oven to table -no defrosting involved!


This sounds crazy but it works! If you decide at the last minute to make prime rib – you need 2.5 hours! However if you were going to defrost the meat you would need at least a day! So I decided to try this out and it worked! It was delicious and as you can see – not too rare or too over cooked. A miracle!


Prime Rib Roast from Freezer to Oven to Table


  • A 4 lb standing rib roast
  • Seasoning that you like -I use Max’ s seasoning which was in an earlier post or you could mix herbs plus kosher salt, paprika and brown sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 450 to 500 degrees
  2. Remove roast from freezer.
  3. Discard plastic cover, run under cool water and lightly wipe with clean cloth.
  4. Rub roast with any rub —
  5. Get a medium sheet pan and add a rack to it.
  6. Place the roast on the rack and put in the oven for 25-30 minutes. Keep an eye on it every 10 minutes because it’s going to get hot. You want a dark-brown crust to surround the meat. Don’t open the door; use the oven light to check it. Wait for the wonderful smell, about 20 minutes.
  7. After about 30 minutes, turn down the heat to 250-300 degrees, and keep cooking it for about 20-25 minutes per pound for rare and 30-35 minutes per pound for medium.
  8. A 4-pounder would cook for about 2 hours.
  9. Once it’s done, turn the oven off, remove the roast and let it rest for 15-20 minutes before cutting into it. ENJOY!


About Grandma

I have reinvented myself many times during my life -teacher, lawyer, business woman, CEO, Entrepreneur, Board member, Professor, Mom, Wife, Farmer, Chef, Musician, Author and now my best role of all - Grandma to multiple grandchildren, grandnephews and nieces worldwide.
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