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Dec 25, 2013 01:59 PM

Help! My prime rib is cooking faster than expected ..

My nearly 11 pound prime rib is almost to temperature after 30 mins at 500 and 2.5 hours at 250. I expected this roast to take closer to 5 hours to cook. I have turned the oven off and I have two different probe thermometers in the roast, one (side entry) is reading 126 degrees and the other (bask center) is reading 119 degrees. I am not even expecting my family to arrive for another two hours. If I pull this roast at temperature, tent with foil and let it rest until guests arrive am I creating a food hazard? Should I let it stay in the now turned off oven? What would you do?

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  1. Take it out and cover loosely with foil... put it back in for 20 min at like 250 right before you eat. It will still be fine if you take it out now.