Coffee Crusted Prime Rib with Red Wine Sauce 

Tender prime rib is crusted in a coffee seasoning and roasted just until perfect.  A red wine sauce is served on the side although this Coffee Crusted Prime Rib is perfect all on its own! 

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Servings: 1-2 lbs.


Coffee Crusted Prime Rib:
  • 1 – 3 lb. prime rib roast
  • 1 ½ Tablespoons coffee grounds
  • 1 Tablespoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1/2 teaspoon cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder

Red Wine Sauce:

  • 1/4 cup red wine
  • 2 Tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • 2 Tablespoons butter



  1. Allow the beef to come to room temperature for 1 hour. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Rub spice mixture over the beef and let rest. When oven is ready, roast beef for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 325 degrees and roast the beef for 15 minutes per pound or to the desired degree of doneness: 120 degrees for rare, 130 degrees for medium and 140 degrees for well done.
  3. Once the internal temperature reaches the desired degree, remove the beef and allow it to sit for 20 minutes.
  4. The roast will continue to cook and the temperature will rise during this time.


  1. Combine any beef drippings, 1/4 cup dry red wine, 2 Tablespoons water, 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce, 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar and a clove of minced garlic.
  2. Bring mixture to a boil, reduce heat and continue to cook until reduced by half.
  3. Remove from heat and whisk into 2 Tablespoons of butter.