Cranberry Crusted Prime Rib Roast

A perfectly tender and flavorful beef roast to impress family and friends.
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword beef roast recipe, Christmas dinners, gluten free dinners, holiday dinners, low carb dinners, paleo, prime rib roast
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 342kcal
Author Brianne @ Cupcakes & Kale Chips


  • 4 pounds Certified Angus Beef ® prime rib roast (or the size that you need based on our number of guests)
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup chopped fresh cranberries
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • Cranberry sauce chutney, or relish (store-bought or homemade)


  • Preheat oven to 450ºF.
  • Rub roast with garlic. Season roast generously with salt and pepper.
  • Combine cranberries, parsley and lemon zest. Press mixture firmly on to the roast. Place bone-side down on rack in shallow roasting pan.
  • Place beef in oven and roast 15 minutes. Turn heat down to 325ºF and continue roasting about 1 1/2 to 2 hours until cooked to medium (when thermometer placed in center of roast registers 140ºF before resting) or until desired doneness. Because roast sizes vary, figure 12-15 minutes of roasting time per pound after initial sear.
  • Transfer roast to cutting board; loosely tent with foil and let stand 15 to 20 minutes. Slice roast across the grain.



Serving: 4oz | Calories: 342kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 68mg | Sodium: 51mg | Potassium: 268mg | Vitamin A: 160IU | Vitamin C: 3.6mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1.7mg