This week’s meat of the week at The Gourmet Meat & Sausage Shop is..PRIME RIB! And here’s the rub…no really, here is a recipe for a garlic rub that is simple and will make this mouth-watering piece of meat melt in your mouth. 

Easy Garlic Prime Rib Rub Recipe:


3 tbsp olive oil 

3 minced garlic cloves

1 tbsp onion powder

1 tbsp garlic powder

2-3 tbsp sea salt 

1 tbsp black pepper 

1 tbsp dried rosemary 


In a small mixing bowl combine your ingredients (minus the minced or sliced garlic) and until well-blended. This recipe will work for a prime rib roast or prime rib steaks. In fact, it’s a good rub for any type of steak or red meat

Once your ingredients are well blended apply to your prime rib by brushing the top of your meat. You want to make sure you evenly coat it properly. 

This marinade/rub should be applied at least 4 hours before you plan on grilling or broiling your prime rib. For the minced or sliced garlic, cut tiny slits into your prime rib and put your garlic in the tiny slits. We mentioned 3 minced garlic cloves but if you are not big on garlic you can cut that amount in half depending on preference. 

There are a plethora of options for how to cook your prime rib.

Cooking prime rib in the oven 

Cooking prime rib in a castiron skillet 

Cooking prime rib on an outdoor grill 

Now that you have your rub and cooking instructions…get grillin’!