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Classic Prime Rib with Red Wine-Blackberry Sauce

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Active Time:  20 Minutes
Total Time:  2 Hours
  8 Servings
Prime rib makes a holiday-worthy feast main. This classic recipe would be perfectly complemented with a side of Yorkshire pudding.
For the Beef:
One 6 1/2-pound prime rib beef roast, excess fat trimmed
2 garlic cloves, peeled, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons salt
1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper
For the Red Wine-Blackberry Sauce:
1 cup dry red wine
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/2 cup fresh or frozen blackberries
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups canned reduced-sodium beef broth
Other necessary recipes:
Yorkshire Pudding
Classic Prime Rib with Red Wine-Blackberry Sauce Recipe at
Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Using tip of small sharp knife, cut slits into beef and insert garlic into each slit. Sprinkle beef all over with salt and pepper. Place beef bone-side down in heavy medium roasting pan.

Roast beef 20 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 degrees F. Roast until meat thermometer inserted into center of beef registers 125 degrees for medium-rare, about 1 hour 20 minutes. Transfer beef to platter. Tent with foil to keep warm.

our pan juices into 2-cup glass measuring cup (do not clean pan). Freeze juices 5 minutes. Spoon fat off top of pan juices. Reserve juices; set fat aside for making Yorkshire Pudding.

Add wine to same roasting pan. Stir over medium-high heat, scraping up any browned bits from bottom of pan. Melt butter in heavy medium saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and saute until tender, about 4 minutes. Add blackberries and cook 3 minutes. Add flour and stir to blend; cook 2 minutes. Pour red wine from roasting pan, beef broth and pan juices into blackberry mixture. Simmer until sauces thickens slightly, about 5 minutes. Season sauce to taste with salt and pepper.

Carve roast and serve with sauce.

The internal temperature should read 110-120 degrees F. for rare, 120-125 degrees F. for medium-rare and 130-135 degrees F. for well done.

Recipe created exclusively for by Katie Brown.

Recipe reprinted by permission of All rights reserved.
Date Added: 01/01/2008
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Nutrition Facts per Serving
Yield:   8 Servings
Calories: 447
Fat. Total: 24g
Fiber: 1g
Carbohydrates, Total: 6g
Sodium: 1876mg
% Cal. from Fat: 48%
Cholesterol: 137mg
Protein: 44g
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Rating: 4
by: Jay, IA Reviewed: 12/18/2008
A better way to cook prime is in a 225 degree oven. A large roast may take 6-7 hours (for medium rare) but with a remote thermometer inserted into the center they will always come out perfect!
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