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Easter Dinner = Prime Rib

For Easter dinner we decided to make prime rib (aka, a standing rib roast). This cut of beef is from the rib section of the cow, and happens to be one of the eight primal cuts of beef. The entire rib section come from ribs six through twelve and a typical standing rib roast can be anywhere from two to seven ribs. The one we ordered was a three rib roast and then we had the ribs removed (boneless rib roast). As you will see, we had the butcher season the prime rib with vegetable seasoning which was comprised of a variety of aromatic vegetables. This Prime Rib was way better than anything I’ve ordered at a steakhouse and cost a whole lot less. Prime Rib is currently sold at 10.99 a pound at most butcher shops. A short video of the cooking process is posted below. Thanks for watching!

Grilled Beef Roast

Have you ever grilled a beef roast before? If you are like me, I always used to cook roast beef in a croc pot or in the oven. I hated the croc pot method because the beef tasted like it belonged in a soup. The oven method was ok but I always seemed to over cook the roast. What a conundrum!

The solution?

Grill it!

I grilled my first beef roast a month ago and it turned out awesome! It was cooked perfectly, had tons of flavor, and only took about an hour to cook.

Compare that to the croc pot method where it has to sit all day long.

So let’s get to it.

You will need the following ingredients to pull this off:

4 – 5 pound bottom round beef roast
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Garlic Pepper Salt
Finely chopped fresh Dill (or herb of your choice)

Worcestershire Sauce

A1 Steak Sauce

A tin foil pan or oven safe pan that you can put on the grill

Rub the beef roast with all of the seasonings that you chose.

Put the beef in a bag or container and pour in a little bit of Worcestershire sauce (you want enough to coat the beef but not so much that it is swimming.)

Add an equal amount of extra virgin olive oil.

Let the beef roast sit in the cooler for about 2 to 3 hrs.

When the beef roast has marinated for 2 to 3 hours, go outside and fire up your grill. You want to use the indirect heating method here so only put the charcoal on one side of the grill.

When the coals are ready (gray and covered in ash) place the beef roast directly over the coals. You want to sear each side for about 2 minutes. Make sure you develop a nice crust.

After all sides have been seared, move the roast into your pan and to the other side of the grill. I like to put  about a ¼ cup of water mixed with some A1 Steak Sauce in the bottom of the pan.

Close the lid and leave it alone for approximately 30 minutes. After 30 minutes flip the roast over so that the top side can sit in the juice at the bottom of the pan.

Put the lid back on for another 30 minutes.

After this time, grab a meat thermometer and make sure your internal temperature is between 135 – 140 degrees (medium rare).

If it is at the temp that you like, take it off and let it rest for 5 – 10 minutes before slicing the beef.

There you have it! Watch the video and you will see how it’s done.

Enjoy!

Grilled Beef Kabobs

Its hard to believe that something that looks this good only took about 10 – 15 minutes to grill. Here is what you will need to make this happen:
2 lbs. top round, cut in 1-inch cubes
1/2 onion, cut in 1-inch squares
1 or 2 red peppers, cut in 1-inch squares
1 container of mushrooms, cut in half
1/2 cup of pineapple cubes
Your favorite seasonings… in this video we used fresh dill, salt and pepper
A few dashes of extra virgin olive oil

Thread onions, peppers, mushrooms, pineapple and beef alternately on skewers until you have 4 or 5 pieces of each on a skewer. Drizzle some extra virgin olive oil on the kabobs and then season.

Place the kabobs directly over the coals (or heat source) for 1 minute and then flip them over and grill for another minute. Once you have a little char on each side, move the kabobs to the other side of the grill and close the lid. Keep the lid on for 8 minutes and then remove the Kabobs if the beef is cooked to your liking.

This short video will explain everything in detail. Enjoy!!!

Grilling a Beef Roast Drives the Dogs Crazy! (Who Knew?)

One of the greatest quotes about beef comes from the Gangster Rapper, Ice Cube (Don Mega). He said in one of his songs, “These 32 teeth will give your ass grief – – Bite you like a Fat Burger if you got beef.”

Lets face it, the guy can rap.

I’ve actually never eaten anything from Fat Burger but if its good let me know.

Anyways,

I can’t rap about beef but I sure can cook it. And cook it we did…

Action Shot

We decided to grill a beef roast on the weber grill the other night and it turned out to be the best beef roast I’ve ever eaten. It was extremely tender and juicy…just how you want it. The days of cooking it in the crock-pot are over.

So as you will see in the video, we used a top round roast. We covered it in extra virgin olive oil  ( we really like Kirkland Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Costco…the Tuscano), seasoned it up, and seared it on all sides before moving it off of the coals.

Kirkland Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Costco

Once we moved it to the other side of the grill we left it alone for about an hour and twenty minutes.

It’s pretty funny that as soon as we started cooking it, the neighborhood dogs started going crazy… it smelled really, really good.

Alright, sit back and relax while you see how to grill a beef roast.