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Smoked Prime Rib with Horseradish Butter cream

Smoked Prime Rib Recipe with Horseradish Compound Butter

Slowly smoked and then seared with a high heat, this Prime Rib is tender, and juicy. Finish with a horseradish compound butter as an extra flavor element.
Course dinner, Holiday, Main Course
Cuisine American, barbecue, bbq
Keyword Ahi Tuna Ceviche, butter prime rib, compound butter, horseradish compound butter, horseradish prime rib, horseradish sauce for prime rib, horseradish sauce recipe for prime rib, how to smoke prime rib, prime rib rub with butter, reverse seared prime rib, smoked prime rib
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Resting Time 30 minutes
Total Time 3 hours
Servings 6 People
Calories 160kcal
Cost $150


  • horseradish sauce recipe for prime rib


For the Horseradish Compound Butter

  • 1 stick unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons extra hot horseradish
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt


  • Prepare Prime Rib by trimming excess fat. Pour and coat roast with Worcestershire sauce. Liberally apply the beef rub. This can be done the day prior to cooking or as early as an hour before.
  • Preheat smoker to 250 degrees Fahrenheit using a fruit wood like cherry or apple. Place the roast on the smoker with a wireless instant read thermometer. Smoke at 250 until the internal temperature is 110 degrees Fahrenheit if shooting for rare.
  • Increase internal temperature of smoker to 400 degrees Fahrenheit (or the oven) and cook for additional 30 minutes or until the internal temperature is 120 - 125 degrees F. Remove and let the roast rest covered in foil for 30 minutes and prepare the compound butter.
  • Slice the roast in 1/2 inch slices and serve with a dollop of the compound butter on each steak.

Horseradish Compound Butter

  • In a bowl, combine all ingredients and combine. Layout on plastic wrap and roll into a log. Slice evenly into small tablespoon portions to place over the rib roast.



Calories: 160kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 524mg | Potassium: 131mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 582IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 2mg