Prime Rib - Traeger Style

Prime Rib - Traeger Style

Cooking a fantastic prime rib is easy on the Traeger and will be sure to impress your guests. The wood smoke on a Traeger grill brings out an intensity of flavor like you have never tasted. Buy a roast with a layer of fat on it – this keeps the meat tender and forms a crust. Ask the butcher to cut off a portion of the fat cap to expose the end of the bones. We highly recommend the use of a meat thermometer to accurately measure the internal meat temperature.

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  • 1 whole prime rib, 5-7 bones
  • Traeger Prime Rib Rub


Coat the roast with Prime Rib rub, wrap it in plastic and let sit in the refrigerator for 24 hours.

Start grill on Smoke with lid open until fire is established (about 5 minutes) then switch setting to 375 degrees (or High) for 15 minutes to pre-heat.

Place Prime Rib fat side up on grill and switch setting to 300 degrees (or Medium). Close lid and cook 3 – 4 hours or until done for your taste. Internal meat temperature will read 130 degrees for rare, 145 degrees for medium and 160 degrees for well done.

Remove from grill, let rest under foil for 15 minutes before carving and serving.