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What Is The Best Way To Season A Prime Rib Of Beef?

If you are one of those people who are asking “What is the best way to season a prime rib of beef?” then here are a few choices. These are great examples to pair with your favorite vegetables. Remember to check back for more recipes.


Crawford Farm Meats Ect.-Classic Roast Prime Rib of Beef au Jus


What Is The Best Way To Season A Prime Rib Of Beef?-Crawford Farm Meats Ect.

What Is The Best Way To Season A Prime Rib Of Beef?-Crawford Farm Meats Ect.


Total Prep and Cook Time: 3 hours 10 minutes

What You’ll Need:

One beef rib roast, standing (about four to seven ribs))
Fresh ground black pepper to taste
Large grain salt (kosher salt) about one half tsp per bone
Half tbsp of softened butter per rib
Roasting pan (large) with no less than three inch sides
Two tbsp of flour
One quart of beef broth (keep cold)

What To Do:

Take prime rib from fridge and put in pan. You will not need a rack because the rib bones make a natural one. Rub the whole surface of the roast with the butter, and then coat it evenly with you salt and black pepper.

Leave your prime rib at room temperature for two hours. Preheat oven to four-hundred and fifty degrees F. When oven is hot, put in roast and cook it for twenty minutes to sear outside of roast. After twenty minutes turn down oven to three-hundred twenty-five degrees F. Roast until desired internal temperature is reached (see the guide below). Medium-rare will take about fifteen minutes per pound.

Transfer in large platter, and let rib rest, loosely cover it with foil for thirty minutes before serving. If you cut into meat too early it will cause a loss of juice.

To Make Your “Au Jus” Sauce:

While rib is resting, pour off all but two Tbsp of the fat from pan and  then place on your stove top over med heat. Add some flour and cook, stir for five minutes to form roux. Pour in beef broth and whisk into roux. Scrape all caramelized drippings from bottom of the pan.

Turn heat to high, cook sauce for ten minutes until reduced and thickened slightly (will not be heavy sauce). Adjust seasoning as needed. Then strain and serve with the prime rib.

Internal Temperature Guide:

These are the temps to remove the beef, and not the final temp. Roast will continue to cook after it’s removed.

Rare: remove @ 110 degrees F. (final temp about 120)

Medium-Rare: remove @ 120 degrees F. (final temp about 130)

Medium: remove @ 130 degrees F. (final temp about 140) Roast Prime Rib of Beef au Jus
 Standing Rib Roast

What Is The Best Way To Season A Prime Rib Of Beef?-Crawford Farm Meats Ect.

What Is The Best Way To Season A Prime Rib Of Beef?-Crawford Farm Meats Ect.
















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Posted by mark - June 5, 2017 at 12:03 am

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3 Easy Side Dishes For Any Meal



Ever get this great idea on what to make for dinner then as you are preparing it you wonder what to serve with it? Well here are 5 easy side dishes you can pair with almost any meal. Don’t forget to check back for more side and main course recipes.



3 Easy Side Dishes For Any Meal



#1- Roasted Parmesan Garlic Asparagus

5 Easy Side Dishes For Any Meal- Roasted Parmesan Garlic Asparagus

3 Easy Side Dishes For Any Meal- Roasted Parmesan Garlic Asparagus

Total Time: 22 mins


One pound of fresh asparagus
Ten minced garlic cloves
Three Tbsp of olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
One quarter cup of freshly grated Parmesan



Heat the oil and garlic in small saucepan over a low heat until the garlic becomes a golden color, allow oil to cool.
Bend your asparagus gently and when it snaps, discard the end pieces.
Put asparagus on a roasting pan and toss them with olive oil and garlic, make sure to coat all pieces.
Line the asparagus up and push them together. Then season them with the salt and pepper, and sprinkle with grated Parmesan.
Roast the asparagus in a preheated oven at 400 F for about twelve minutes or until cooked how you like.
Serve and enjoy. Asparagus Roasted Asparagus


#2- Fried Cabbage With Bacon, Onion And Garlic

5 Easy Side Dishes For Any Meal- Fried Cabbage With Bacon, Onion And Garlic

3 Easy Side Dishes For Any Meal- Fried Cabbage With Bacon, Onion And Garlic

Total Time: 55 mins


Six slices of chopped bacon
One large diced onion
Two minced cloves of garlic
One large cored and sliced head of cabbage
Salt and pepper to taste
Half tsp of onion powder
Half tsp of garlic powder
One eighth tsp of paprika



  1. Place bacon in large stockpot and cook it over a medium-high heat until it is nice and crispy. Add your onion and garlic. Cook and stir it until the onion gets soft. Then  immediately stir in your cabbage and continue to cook for another 10 minutes, keep stirring. Season with the salt and pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, and  your paprika. Reduce the heat to low, cover it, and let simmer. Keep stirring it occasionally for about 30 minutes more. Serve and enjoy. Cabbage And Bacon With Onion Cabbage With Bacon, Onion, And Garlic


#3- Parmesan And Garlic French Fries

3 Easy Side Dishes For Any Meal-Parmesan And Garlic French Fries

3 Easy Side Dishes For Any Meal-Parmesan And Garlic French Fries

Total Time: 60 mins


Four lg unpeeled potatoes, cut into Quarter-inch strips
One quarter cup of olive oil
Three minced cloves of garlic
Half tsp of ground dried thyme
1/4 teaspoon seasoned salt
Half cup grated Parmesan
Quarter cup of chopped parsley
Quarter cup of grated Parmesan cheese (keep separate)
Quarter tsp of seasoned salt



Preheat your oven to 425 degrees F. Place your potatoes in mixing bowl and drizzle them with olive oil. Season with thyme, salt and garlic. Toss it until evenly coated. Then take fries out of the bowl and place on a nonstick baking sheet in a single layer. Save your remaining oil in the bowl. Bake fries in preheated oven for thirty minutes, flip the fries halfway through baking. Return fries to the bowl with the olive oil, and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and parsley. Toss them to coat, and spread again on baking sheet. Put back in oven, and bake until the Parmesan melts. Sprinkle the fries with the remaining quarter cup of Parmesan and season with salt to serve. Fries Baked Parmesan French Fries




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Posted by mark - May 31, 2017 at 6:13 pm

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Omaha Beef Prime Dancers

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3 Best Chicken Stuffed Shells Recipes



Busy Mom on the Go? If you are looking for a quick easy meal for your family tonight, look no further! We’ve got 3 for you! Try any one of these 3 Best Chicken Stuffed Shells Recipes and you’ll have a happy faces after dinner tonight.



3 Best Chicken Stuffed Shells Recipes


I love just about any type of chicken pasta, but when I was shown you could put chicken IN pasta, I was floored! The best thing about chicken pasta is that you almost never have to eat it the same way twice (unless you want to)! The ingredient combonations are endless, but I thought I’d share with ya’ll what I think to be the 3 Best Chicken Stuffed Shells Recipes! Don’t forget to keep checking back here at Crawford Farm Meats for tasty ways to cook your quality meats I won’t keep you in suspense any longer, in no particular order here they are:



 3 Best Chicken Stuffed Shells Recipes #1

3 Best Chicken Stuffed Shells Recipes #1

 #1 Chicken Broccoli and Cheese Stuffed Shells


This recipe combines three glorious cheeses, chicken, broccoli and other great ingredients to make this rich tasting dish! Wanna know the best part? This specific recipe makes PLENTY for you to eat and still freeze moer than half for later!


Find this great recipe here: Mommy I’m Hungry










3 Best Chicken Stuffed Shells Recipes #2

3 Best Chicken Stuffed Shells Recipes #2

 #2 Chicken and Spinach Stuffed Shells


This stuffed shell recipe it a bit different, it has a marinara based sauce with spinach as the vegetable. Don’t the the word spinach scare some of you away though, this dish has a robust flavor that even a picky eater (like myself) would love! I really like how she has added notes to make the prep easy as pie! Also another great cook and freeze meal!


Find the recipe for this meal here: The Girl Who Ate Everything








3 Best Chicken Stuffed Shells Recipes #3

3 Best Chicken Stuffed Shells Recipes #3

 #3 Mexican Chicken Stuffed Shells


What hooked me on this recipe, is that it switches up the usual Italian based pasta dish with a Mexican kick! This is a deliciously filling meal that will jazz up dinner time. This colorful creation with all the red, yellow, green and orange bellpeppers looks beautiful and tastes just as great!


Find your bit of Mexican spice here: Busy At Home




My absolute FAVORITE thing about these recipes is that they were adapted by your typical woman; working, busy mom, ect. They have given you tips on they best ways to go about making these dishes and the process is pretty quick and painless (who doesn’t love that?). Also these stuffed shell meals can all be made in bulk and frozen for one of those nights where you get home late & don’t have time to cook a meal from scratch….pull this out the freezer and viola’! instant happy faces! Try these recipes out and you won’t be dissapointed! Make sure to come back and leave a comment to let me know how everything went!

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Posted by Laura - May 15, 2017 at 10:47 am

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Great Prime rib in the bay area?

Have already tried House of prime rib and Broadway Prime.
Beef its whats for dinner!!!
Thanks for the advise.

Sundance Steak House in Palo Alto. It’s on El Camino, across the street from Stanford University.

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Posted by mark - May 14, 2017 at 9:12 am

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Low Fat Spinach Dip Recipe

Need a great dip for your next get together? Looking for something to top your bland meal with? Well here is the recipe you needed! With this Low Fat Spinach Dip Recipe the possibilities are endless!

Low Fat Spinach Dip Recipe


I don’t know about ya’ll but not only am I a dip FANATIC but I just LOVE to “top” my food with something yummy. With our increasingly health conscious society, I’m sure some of you are wagging your fingers at me while silently wishing you could do the same. Well I’ve got a surprise for you, you can have your cake and eat it too! (figuratively speaking) This Low Fat Spinach Dip Recipe is the answers to your prayers. Not only is it Low Fat, but because of the great ingredients it is high protein as well!

Take your spinach dip a step further by making it a meal! Try it on top of a chicken breast or even in a panini with some roast beef! Also if YOU have any other suggestions on what you can pair this great recipe with LET ME KNOW! Don’t forget to keep checking back here for more great recipes!



Low Fat Spinach Dip Recipe

Low Fat Spinach Dip Recipe



What You’ll Need:

Skinny Spinach Dip (3-4 servings)

6-7 oz of fresh spinach (can also use frozen)

1/3 cup of fat free Greek yogurt

1 clove of garlic (finely sliced)

2 minced green onions

1/4 cup of shredded Parmesan

1/2 cup of skim shredded mozzarella

pepper or red chili flakes


What to do:

If using frozen spinach, totally thaw out your spinach and  squeeze as much liquid out as you can. Make sure to press between a couple paper towels to remove as much moisture as you can.

Now, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and spray a 4×4 dish with some non-stick cooking spray. Get a med bowl and combine together all the ingredients, making sure to mix them well.  Put your mix in the baking dish and bake it for 25-30 min. You’ll want the dip to be bubbling and have the cheese starting to brown around the edges.

Serve it hot with chips or on top of your favorite quality meat! Enjoy!


Resources: Spinach Dip Spinach Dip

TwoFoodies&APup~Skinny Spinach Dip


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Posted by mark - May 9, 2017 at 2:47 am

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Korean grilled pork belly BBQ (“samgyeopsal”)

How to make this popular BBQ dish – the full recipe is on my website

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High Quality Pork and Beans

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Prepare A Prime Rib Roast

If you are looking for a meal that will impress but won’t cause you too much stress. This article talks about preparing a prime rib roast. There are some additional links at the end that will help.

How To Prepare A Prime Rib Roast


Prime Rib Roast, Holiday Meals

Three Tips For Cooking A Prime Rib Roast


I don’t know about you, but a good prime rib is hard to beat. You can eat a prime rib roast anytime of year, either as the main meat for the holidays or part of a weekly meal. Still for many people, cooking a prime rib roast can be a little intimidating, especially when you are cooking for others. Still we are offering you some simple tips to help make your prime rib meal less stressful.


A nice prime rib roast alone can make the meal. This means that you really don’t have to get too fancy with your sides. A green bean casserole, mashed or even scalloped potatoes, creamed spinach plus a bowl of buttered dinner rolls will do the trick. The prime rib will make some nice au jus which if you have some horseradish you will be set.


So here are out Top Three Tips For a Great Prime Rib Roast Meal


Tip #1 For Great Prime Rib Roast – Know Your Butcher


Look around your area and find a butcher who will work with you and help you out. A great butcher can make your life so much easier. Check with your butcher in advance and he will let you know when is the best day of the week to order or pick up your prime rib. You should plan on 1/2 to 3/4 pound per person. A bone in is going to offer the best flavor. In many cases, the butcher will offer to prep the prime rib roast for you. This means that your new butcher friend should trim your roast, leaving about one inch of fat and tie it for you.


Tip #2 For Great Prime Rib Roast – Give Your Prime Rib Roast A Rub


You can go with a simple salt and pepper rub or you can get a little fancier with some additional seasonings that will make the skin crispy and delicious. Adding the rub a least two hours in advance is sufficent but if you really want to get the flavor into the meat apply the rub the night before.


I would recommend rubbing the roast with a generous coating of olive oil all over the roast. Here are some different rub combinations:


  1. A classic salt and pepper rub will make a nicer crust if you use Kosher Salt instead of regular salt. All you need is a mixture of 1/4 cup of both black pepper and kosher salt.
  2. Mix black pepper, kosher salt and light brown sugar 2 tablespoons cup each along with 1 tablespoon of both dried oregano and either smoked or sweet paprika
  3. Take 2 large garlic cloves and mince them. Add 2 tablespoons Herbes De Provence along with 2 tablespoons of both black pepper and kosher salt.
  4. This mixture adds the taste of 2 lemons plus a tablespoon of dry mustard. Mix with 2 teaspoons of fresh thyme, if available, or 1 tablespoon of dried thyme along with the standard 2 tablespoons of black pepper and kosher salt.
  5. Our final mixture has 2 large minced cloves of garlic, 2 tablespoons of fresh rosemary and then, you guessed it, 2 tablespoons of black pepper and kosher salt.


I prefer to season in advance and put the seasoned prime rib roast in the refrigerator, uncovered, overnight. Before cooking, allow the prime rib roast to rise to room temperature.


Tip #3 For Great Prime Rib Roast – Serve No Prime Rib Roast Before It Reaches The Right Temperature


When you are cooking a prime rib roast a digital mean thermometer and preheating the oven are your best friends.


Preheat the over to 450F and maintain that temperature for 30 minutes before putting the roast in the oven.


Place the roast in a pan with the bone side down. You can use a high sided pan.


Cook the roast at 450F for 15 minutes then reduce the temperature to 325F. Cook until the digital meat thermometer reaches 110F. Allow 15 minutes per pound of cooking time. Once the roast reaches 110F, remove the roast and allow it to sit for 20 minutes. This should raise the internal temperature to 130F. Snip the tied bones and serve.





Prime Rib Dinner – Best Sides For A Prime Rib Roast


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Posted by mark - April 29, 2017 at 3:55 pm

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Are rib-eye steaks and prime rib the exact same beef, but simply cut, cooked, and served differently?

I wanted to make prime-rib at home for one or two people, but did not want to make a whole prime rib. It’s just too much food and I don’t want it to be leftover. Someone told me I could get a really big rib-eye steak and bake it at 400 for 20 minutes, then lower the heat to 200 until the meat was 120 F inside, and it would be pink and perfect just like a prime rib and that it was the same meat.

I have a hard time believing this but I don’t actually have any idea if it’s true or not.

Can anyone confirm or deny this for me?

Wow. Talk about fast response. Yahoo won’t let me pick an answer yet, and I’ll probably have to flip a coin w/ all these good ones, but I’m looking forward to french dip sandwiches, prime rib at home w/ horseradish and au jus, and also, hitting it with some cold mesquite smoke (far end of the smoker – small fire) for a touch of outdoor flavor. This is going to be wonderful. I love prime rib but didn’t know it was feasible to make a small amount at home for a reasonable price.

Ribeye and Prime Rib are from the same cut of meat… if you are wanting to do a small prime rib (boneless) then just ask butcher at most grocery stores to cut you a 2-3 lb boneless Prime Rib. Most will do it no problem,and they will usually tie up the roast as to not get mis shaped. Ribeye, although from the same loin, is usually cut from the fat cap end, meaning it is more marbled than what you may fine in a prime rib. That or just do a whole prime rib, use the left overs, for beef stew, stroganoff, endless options there:) Good luck,

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Posted by mark - April 27, 2017 at 1:21 am

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