traeger RECIPE

Smoked Traeger Prime Rib

Smoking prime rib on a Traeger results in perfectly juicy, tender meat every time. It’s presentation and wonderful flavor make it perfect for any special occasion meal!

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This guide shares how to make Traeger Prime Rib and includes all of my top tips and tricks for working with this cut of beef!


1. Gently pat the prime rib dry using fresh paper towels. Set the prime rib on a wire rack, resembling a cooling rack, and position the rack over a clean plate or baking pan. Ensure there is no contact with anything else. Refrigerate the prime rib, along with the rack and plate, leaving it uncovered for 2 to 3 days.


2. After dry aging your prime rib for up to 3 days, mix together the prime rib rub and coat the meat with it. (Depending on your taste preferences, you may have some rub leftover. As such, use a clean spoon to scoop it out of the container so you don’t contaminate it with raw meat.)


3. Return the prime rib to the fridge (on a platter or large plate) and let sit for an additional day – that’s 3 to 4 days total of dry aging before smoking the prime rib.

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