Prime rib is undoubtedly one of the most popular cut of beef. Usually seared and then slow cooked to make the meat tender and juicy, this cut is sure to be the star of the BBQ party. However, considering a prime-grade prime rib costs about $17 a pound, you might consider the more affordable poor man's prime rib version.
Like the name implies, the poor man's prime rib recipe is a great alternative to the classic prime rib cut as it uses chuck roast instead. Not to worry though as it will provide the same juicy taste you so enjoy without loosing anything in terms of quality.
Trust the barbecue experts, it's time to take Prime Rib to a whole new affordable level with this Poor Man's Prime Rib. Two Chuck Roasts tied together to bring you the flavor you know and love!
Poor Man's Prime Rib
It's time to take Prime Rib to a whole new affordable level with this Poor Man's Prime Rib. Two Chuck Roasts tied together to bring you the flavor you know and love!
Using a meat tenderizer, pound out the chuck roasts to 2” thickness. Season all sides generously with Prime Time.
Lay the two roasts side by side with the longer edges next to each other, then pull together to overlap the two roasts by 2”.
Starting with the piece that lays on top, roll the meat inward to make the large roast.
Tie together with butcher’s twine.
Place the roast on a rack lined roasting pan.
Allow to rest at room temperature for 30 minutes while the smoker preheats to 500 degrees.
Place the roast on the smoker for 20 minutes and then decrease the temperature down to 300 degrees.
Smoke until the internal temperature of the roast reaches 120 degrees.
*Be sure to take temperature from multiple location on the roast. Since it is rolled together, there can be some inconsistency in density and temperature.
Rest the roast for at least 20 minutes before removing the twine and slicing to serve.