Rotisserie Prime Rib Roast Recipe

Rotisserie Prime Rib Roast
Sabrina S. Baksh
Ratings (50)
  • Total: 4 hrs 20 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 4 hrs
  • Yield: serves 6
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
1255 Calories
90g Fat
10g Carbs
97g Protein
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

A delicious and convenient way to prepare a prime rib roast is by using your rotisserie unit. This recipe calls for a flavorful herb rub that adds a nice crust to the roast as it cooks. This dish is perfect for the holidays and special occasions.


  • 1 (4 to 5) pounds bone-in rib roast
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 tablespoon sea salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried tarragon
  • 1 teaspoon mustard powder
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 drip pan (a disposable aluminum pan works well)

Steps to Make It

Place prime rib roast onto a large cutting board.

Combine seasoning ingredients and slather all over roast. Make sure it is well coated.

Prepare grill for rotisserie cooking following the instructions in the grill manual.

Place the rib roast bone side down. If you are using a boneless rib roast just place it on its side. Lift the roast from the ends and rotate it to find its approximate center.

Using a long, thin blade knife, cut through the center end to end.

Run the rotisserie skewer through the hole and loosely secure with the rotisserie forks.

Place roast on grill and adjust to center. Tighten forks.

Remove from grill and preheat to a high temperature. Place an aluminum drip pan under the space where the roast will sit.  Add about a cup of water to the drip pan if you intend to make gravy with the rendered juices.

Using heat-resistant gloves, return roast to grill.

Leave the grill on high for 20 minutes, then reduce the temperature to medium-low. Continue cooking until the internal temperature reaches 120 F (140 F for medium done). The total cooking time should between 3 to 4 hours, depending on the grill. It is important to monitor the internal temperature, however. Make sure, when testing the temperature to stop the rotisserie motor and check in a place near the center of the roast but away from the rotisserie rod which will be very hot.

Remove from grill and rotisserie rod, cover with aluminum foil, and allow to rest for 15 to 20 minutes.

Carve and place onto a platter.

Serve with your favorite sides and enjoy!