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Cooking Up Something for National Prime Rib Month

Since September is Prime Rib Month, why not expand your cooking skills and learn more about this roast?

A full prime rib (also known as a standing rib roast) consists of seven cow ribs, from shoulder to loin, which is about 15 pounds of beef. It’s considered enough to feed a group of 14 or more people—a serving of about two people per rib. If it has less than three ribs, it’s not considered a roast, but a steak instead.

Popular during the holidays, prime rib is considered a pricey, impressive meal. It’s also good for birthdays—particularly for male family members—retirement parties, and anniversaries. It’s also often a choice during hall reservations made for large gatherings (remember The Wedding Singer? “Always the prime rib… make them eat the fish!”).

Though the ribs do not have to remain attached for all to see (much like it always was when Fred Flintsone ate it—though, rather than from a cow, it was probably a brachiosaurus variety), some people like it displayed that way and even use them in the cooking process. Others separate the ribs from the meat and use them in another dish.

Here are some prime rib dishes you may want to try.

Simple Recipe: If you’re making your first standing rib roast, you may want to stick to this super simple recipe with the barest of ingredients.

Grilled Prime Rib: Try this recipe if you want to have some prime rib at your next barbecue. Mix in your favorite seasonings and sauces for a unique taste.

Prime Rib with Roasted Garlic and Horseradish Crust: With only four additional ingredients to your prime rib, you can create a meal that’s likely to be a popular one.

Basic Rib Roast: For a standing prime rib with all of the trimmings, try this recipe.

Prime Rib Sushi: If you like sushi, you might want to try this unique dish.

Sub Sandwich: Instead of hitting your favorite deli or sandwich shop, make your own homemade prime rib sub sandwich with your leftovers and your own au jus sauce.

Some great sides for prime rib include baby, baked, sweet or redskin potatoes, gravy, glazed carrots, tossed salad, Yorkshire pudding and freshly baked bread. Many people also like to serve their prime rib with rosemary Portobello mushrooms. Of course, you can always use your own recipes for dishes that you think will make it a hit.