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smoked prime rib

Smoked Prime Rib

  • Author: Melissa Cookston
  • Cook Time: 3 hours
  • Total Time: 3 hours
  • Yield: 8 people 1x


Want to go the extra step to delicous-ness? Take that ribeye, rub it down and smoke it! It will be the meal you remember!


  • 1 8 lb ribeye roast (trimmed and peeled of extraneous fat)
  • 1/3 cup Melissa’s Grillin’ Shake
  • 1/3 cup Melissa’s Garlic Blend
  • 2 TBS fresh thyme (chopped)
  • 2 TBS fresh rosemary (chopped)
  • 1/3 cup olive oil


  1. Mix all rub ingredients together. Slather on Ribeye Roast.
  2. Prepare smoker to run at 250 degrees, with a good, pronounced wood, such as hickory or cherry (my favorite.)
  3. Rub loin and allow to sit at room temperature, lightly covered, for 30 minutes. Place in smoker with internal thermometer, such as a MEATER.
  4. Allow for 20-25 minutes per pound to smoke. Pull when the internal temperature is 3-5 degrees below the desired end. When resting, place in an aluminum pan and lightly cover with foil. Allow resting for at least 10 minutes.
  5. Remove loin from foil and slice. Use drippings from foil to drizzle over cuts on plates. Enjoy!
  • Category: Main Dish