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Amazingly Juicy Grilled Prime Rib

Learn how to grill prime rib so delicious, you'll want to make it this way every year! My grilled prime rib recipe with coffee rub is so juicy and simple to make.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time2 hrs 45 mins
Resting time35 mins
Total Time3 hrs 25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: grilled prime rib, grilling prime rib, prime rib on the grill
Servings: 6
Calories: 940kcal



  • 4 Pound Prime Rib
  • 3 Tablespoon Brown Spicy Mustard
  • 2 Tablespoons Ground Coffee
  • 2 Tablespoons Paprika
  • 2 Tablespoons Granulated Garlic
  • 2 Tablespoons Minced Onion
  • 1 Tablespoon Brown Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Black Pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon Salt


  • Let your rib roast come to room temperature, just under 2 hours or so.
    4 Pound Prime Rib
    ingredients for prime rib roast on a white surface
  • Preheat the grill to 275-300 degrees Fahrenheit. Rub every inch of the prime rib with the spicy brown mustard.
    3 Tablespoon Brown Spicy Mustard
    rubbing prime rib roast with mustard
  • In a small mixing bowl, combine the remaining ingredients. Whisk well.
    whisked ingredients for coffee rub
  • Rub the coffee mixture over the entire prime rib and then let it set for about 20 minutes.
    2 Tablespoons Ground Coffee, 2 Tablespoons Paprika, 2 Tablespoons Granulated Garlic, 2 Tablespoons Minced Onion, 1 Tablespoon Brown Sugar, 1 Tablespoon Black Pepper, 1 Tablespoon Salt
    patting coffee rub onto rib roast
  • Place on the grill and cook for about 2 hours and 45 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 130 degrees.
    prime rib on the grill
  • Remove from the grill and allow to rest for about 15 minutes.
    Cooked prime rib roast before slicing
  • Slice, serve, and enjoy!
    slicing a prime rib roast


  • Your focus should be less on time and all on the internal temperature of the meat. This means, you can have any weight, as far as the meat is concerned, as long as it’s 130 degrees before it comes off the grill. This may take more or less time, depending on the size.
  • You’ll want to skip using the burners in the middle of your grill and use the two burners on the sides. Start them at low and then work your way up to the desired temperature.
  • Don’t try to rush the cooking of this cut of meat, on a grill. It needs to cook slowly as it’s very thick. If not, it will cook unevenly.
  • If you want to skip the grill, you can cook it the same exact way, at the same exact temperature, in the oven.


Calories: 940kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 42g | Fat: 81g | Saturated Fat: 34g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 35g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 183mg | Sodium: 1388mg | Potassium: 803mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1160IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 5mg