Garlic and Herb Prime Rib

Garlic & Herb Smoked Prime Rib

Delicious Prime Rib prepared in a Traeger Barbeque with Apple and Cherry Wood pellets.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword prime rib
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours
Marinating in the Refrigerator 15 hours
Total Time 23 hours
Servings 7


  • 8 LB Prime Rib
  • 1 tbsp Thyme
  • 1 tbsp Rosemary
  • 5 cloves Fresh Garlic
  • ½ cup Fresh Parsley
  • 5 cubes Bouillon
  • ½ cup Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp Balsamic Oil
  • ½ cup Red Wine Vinegar
  • 32 ounces Beef Broth
  • Salt Sprinkle To Taste
  • Pepper Sprinkle To Taste
  • Seasoning Salt Sprinkle To Taste
  • Montreal Seasoning Salt Sprinkle To Taste


  1. Mix all spices in a bowl (except salt, pepper and seasoning salt), chopper or food processor to grind into a paste. Add oil and a little water so that the entire mixture will coat the meat.

  2. Sprinkle salt pepper, seasoning salt and Montreal seasoning salt over the prime rib

  3. Once you have added the spices, marinate in the refrigerator for 15 hours.

  4. Take the prime rib out of the refrigerator and bring to room temperature, approximately 3 hours.

  5. Smoke for approximately 45 minutes at 450°

  6. Reduce temperature to 250° and continue smoking for 4 hours.

  7. Once your prime rib is cooked to your desired preference, remove from smoker and let rest for about 30 minutes before you slice to serve.

Recipe Notes

The key to this recipe is to prepare the garlic and herbs and marinate the prime rib for 15 hours. Then be sure to let the meat sit for 3 hours to bring to room temperature before putting it in the smoker.