Recipe for Hickory Smoked Prime Rib. Making a full ribeye roast into a succulent, smoked prime rib is a lovely thing. The finest Christmas present you can give your friends and family is this recipe, which you can make quickly on your smoker.

Hickory Smoked Prime Rib

This recipe is perfect for holiday that you can share with your friends and family and it’s easily accomplished on your smoker.
Cook Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Resting Time 20 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American


  • Butcher Twine
  • Probe
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Hickory Wood
  • Smoker/Grill


  • 18 Lbs Whole Ribeye Roast
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1/4 Cup Killer Hogs AP Rub
  • 1 Tablespoons Killer Hogs Hot Rub
  • 1/2 Cup Killer Hogs Steak Rub
  • 6 Cloves Garlic minced
  • 1 Tablespoon Rosemary (chopped fine)
  • 1 Tablespoon Sage (chopped fine)
  • 1 Tablespoon Thyme (chopped fine)
  • Creamy Horseradish Sauce (Recipe Below)

Creamy Horseradish Sauce

  • 12 Oz Mayonnaise
  • 4 Oz Creamy Horseradish
  • 1 teaspoon Prepared Horseradish
  • 1 teaspoon Killer Hogs Hot Sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Killer Hogs AP Rub


  • First, you need to trim the fats. Then tie it using the butcher twine to hold the shape during cooking.
  • Drizzle olive oil on top then flip it over to do the other side. Put AP Rub seasoning and pat it after, and apply hot BBQ Rub or your favorite seasoning.
  • Mix ground steak rub, sage, thyme, rosemary and garlic to make the herb seasoning.
  • Put the mixture over the prime rib. Flip it over and apply the seasoning on the other side starting with the AP rub, then the BBQ Rub and the herb mixture. Let it rest while preparing the smoker.
  • Set the smoker's temperature for about 275 degrees to 300 degrees and use couple chunks of hickory for smoke flavor.
  • Set the prime rib right on the center of the rack. Close the lid. After about an hour start watching the internal temperature.
  • Stick the probe right down in the middle, and watch it to stop at about 120 to 122 degrees. Close the lid and watch for the temperature to climb.
  • Once it match on the right temp, remove the prime rib from the pit and place it in a platter. Cover it loosely with aluminum foil to rest for about 15-20 minutes. Total cooking is about 2 1/2 hour.
  • After it rested, it slice it and partnered with the creamy horseradish sauce, it's perfect for your taste!

Creamy Horseradish Sauce

  • Combine all of the ingredients in order to produce the smooth sauce.



This recipe was created by HowToBBQRight on YouTube.
Keyword Beef, Ribs, Sauce