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Prime rib roast with coffee rub

Prime rib roast with coffee rub

I love to mix and match, and today is no different. I smoked a fantastic Black Angus rib roast to perfection with the help of an unusual dry rub.
A rib roast is a giant ribeye with a bone. It’s the best steak I could find, and I will make it even better with something else that I really love. I use a rub made with coffee and coffee made with a rub.

Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 25 mins
Resting time 20 mins
Total Time 2 hrs 5 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, American Barbecue
Servings 4 people
Calories 33 kcal


  • 1 piece prime rib roast
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 500 ml water hot

the rub

  • 2 tbsp coffee beans
  • ¼ part ground black pepper
  • ¼ part fine sea salt
  • part garlic powder
  • part onion powder


  • Grind down the coffee beans until it resembles the ground black pepper. Mix that with the ground pepper, salt, onion and garlic powder. Divide the rub into 2 parts.
  • Put some olive oil on the meat and sprinkle an even layer of the rub on all sides of the rib roast.
  • Mix the other half of the rub with the hot coffee or use my coffee machine method, as seen in the video. Pour the rub coffee into a spray bottle.
  • Start up your smoker to a temperature of 135°C/275°F and put the rubbed rib roast on the grates. Stick a thermometer in the meat and close the lid.
  • When the surface of the roast drys out, I start spraying the meat. I repeat this every time the surface dries out. This way I build up an extra layer of flavour.
  • When the meat reaches a core temperature of 52°C/126°F, I take it out of the smoker and let it rest for at least 20 minutes. While resting, the temperature rises till the meat is perfectly medium-rare.
  • After resting, I slice the meat in thick cuts.



Calories: 33kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 1gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 31mgPotassium: 2mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 1IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 4mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Beef Spray, Rib Roast, Smoke, Smoked, Spray
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