Prime rib is as easy as roasting a turkey. This recipe will serve 20 guests, so if you have a crowd coming for the holidays, think about trying a rib roast.
Roast Prime Rib of Beef
1 standing rib roast, about 14 pounds
2 cloves garlic, cut in half
Heat oven to 450 degrees. Rub meat and bones with garlic; season with salt and pepper. Insert a meat thermometer so tip is in center of thickest part of meat, away from the bone. Place meat rib side down on rack in roasting pan. Bake for 15 minutes, then reduce heat to 350 degrees. Bake until meat thermometer registers 125 degrees, about 2 hours. Remove from oven. Let stand covered with foil for 20 minutes before serving. Makes 20 servings.