Herb-Dijon Prime Rib Rub

Herb-Dijon Prime Rib Rub
Sabrina S. Baksh/Regarding BBQ, Inc.
  • Total: 12 mins
  • Prep: 12 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: About 1/2 Cup (16 Servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
20 Calories
0g Fat
4g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: About 1/2 Cup (16 Servings)
Amount per serving
Calories 20
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 526mg 23%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Protein 1g
Calcium 38mg 3%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This herb and Dijon wet rub creates a flavorful crust over the prime rib as it cooks. This rub is perfect whether you bake, grill, rotisserie, or smoke the roast.  


  • 1/3 cup/80 mL mustard (Dijon)
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 2 tablespoons/30 mL oregano (fresh, finely chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon/15 mL marjoram (fresh, chopped)
  • 2 teaspoons/10 mL thyme (fresh)
  • 1 teaspoon/5 mL rosemary (fresh, chopped)
  • Optional: 1 tablespoon/15 mL mustard (stone ground)
  • 1 tablespoon/15 mL salt (use more if roast is large)
  • 1 teaspoon/5 mL onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon/5 mL black pepper (coarse ground)

Steps to Make It

  1. Combine all ingredients in a small bowl.  

  2. Apply wet rub all over prime rib roast and cook as directed.

  3. You can prepare this mixture, cover and let sit for 15 to 20 minutes before using. This allows the flavors to meld properly. Store mixture in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days after preparation. Double recipe if you are cooking a very large roast, otherwise, this amount works well for a four bone rib roast.