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How to fit 2 - 14 lb Prime Rib Roasts in one oven?

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  • haw77 Dec 16, 2013 05:18 PM
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Hi, I need to cook 2 (14 pounds each) Prime Rib standing rib roasts (bone-in) in one oven. We are having a large gathering for X-mas dinner and this is my first time making prime rib. Can this be done? I know that I cannot fit two standard roasting pans in the oven.

I was hoping someone might have a good idea. I am going to have each 14 pound roast cut in half. I do have a roaster oven. Should I cook one of the roasts in the Roaster oven? Or will this make the meat too moist?

I would prefer to cook both in the regular oven, I just don't know how to make both roasts fit in one oven. I might be able to make it work with a cookie sheet, but I understand the juices will overflow over the pan's sides.

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  1. It's hard to answer your question without seeing the actual roasts and the knowing the dimensions of your oven....

    The only possible way I can see this being done in a home oven is if you is if you stand the rib roasts on their edge and criss cross the bones, so they are pointing up. To hold the ribs upright tie them together. I seem to recall in a past post on Prime Rib....one poster, Katie808, did so using double throwaway roasting pans and crunching one up to hold the roasts in place

    I found the the post here... very detailed descriptions and instructions with a picture.

    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/8249...

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    1. re: fourunder

      Thank you so much for your response. I think you solved my problem! I hadn't thought about standing them upright and tying them together. I think I can make this work. Thanks again.

    2. Here's information on how someone else used a Nesco Counter-Top to make their Prime Rib...

      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/4666...

      1. Last year my neighbor had the same problem at Christmas with two huge turkeys. Solution, she asked to use my oven for the second turkey and invited me to dinner.

        1. Ask a neighbor if you can use their oven. BTW - I would not recommend cutting the roasts in half before cooking.

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          1. re: treb

            Why not, treb? Just making four 7-pound roasts which are still quite good sized.

          2. I don't know if this is an option for you, but I always use my Weber in almost any kind of weather and leave my oven for everything else I have to cook. I find low and slow on the Weber with a high heat finish produces a lovely roast.I do the same with Thanksgiving turkey and Christmas goose.

            1. If your cookie sheet has ~1/2" raised edges it should suffice to catch the dripping juices.

              1. Can you cook the first one 90% done, then cook the second one all the way thru.
                While the second one rests the first goes back to the oven to warm thru and finish cooking......