Typically refers to a method of preparing a less expensive cut of beef to mimic the flavors and tenderness of a prime rib roast.
One common approach is to use a cut like chuck roast and cook it in a way that produces a roast with similar qualities to prime rib.
“Poor Man’s Prime Rib”: Ingredients: 3-4 pounds of beef chuck roast Salt and pepper to taste Garlic powder (optional) Onion powder (optional) Dried herbs like thyme or rosemary (optional) Olive oil or vegetable oil Instructions: Preheat your oven to 325°F (163°C). Pat the chuck roast dry with paper towels.
This helps achieve better browning during cooking. Season the roast generously with salt and pepper. You can also add garlic powder, onion powder, or dried herbs for extra flavor. Heat a heavy oven-safe pan or skillet over medium-high heat. Add a bit of oil to the pan. Sear the chuck roast on all sides until it develops a nice brown crust. This step helps to lock in the flavors. If your pan is oven-safe, transfer it directly to the preheated oven. Otherwise, transfer the seared roast to a roasting pan.
Roast the chuck roast in the oven for about 20-25 minutes per pound, or until the internal temperature reaches your desired level of doneness. For medium-rare, aim for an internal temperature of around 135°F (57°C). Remove the roast from the oven and let it rest for about 15 minutes before slicing. This allows the juices to redistribute and keeps the meat moist. Slice the roast against the grain into thick slices.
Serve your “Poor Man’s Prime Rib” with your favorite side dishes. Remember, while this method won’t perfectly replicate the taste and texture of a true prime rib roast, it can still result in a flavorful and tender beef roast at a more affordable cost. Adjust the seasoning and cooking times to suit your preferences and the size of your roast.