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Beef prime rib

Recipe from Just Cooking in association with Fresh Living


Just Cooking

BBC Lifestyle



• 2 kg beef prime rib, on the bone
• 1 tbsp (15ml) English mustard
• 1 tbsp (15ml) wholegrain mustard
• 1 tbsp Dijon (15ml) Dijon mustard
• 1 fat clove garlic, crushed
• Vegetable oil
• Salt and milled pepper
• 1 large onion, sliced
• 1½ cups (375ml) beef stock

Port jus:

• 1½ cups (375ml) good beef stock
• ½ cup (125ml) port
• 2 sprigs thyme
• Salt and milled pepper

Preparation method


  1. Preheat oven to 220°C.
  2. Mix mustard, oil, garlic and seasoning together.
  3. If necessary, score the fat on the meat. Rub the fat with the mustard mixture.
  4. Roast for 20 minutes, reduce heat to 200°C and roast for a further 12-15 minutes per 500g. Remove from oven, wrap in foil and rest for at least 20 minutes.

Port jus:

  1. Place roasting pan directly on a hot plate and add port, stock and thyme.
  2. Bring to the boil and cook to reduce a bit (it is not supposed to thicken).
  3. Season, and serve with beef.