Best Sauces for Prime Rib (Easy, Flavorful, Delicious!)

Wondering what sauces go well with prime rib besides horseradish and au jus? I’ve got you covered with this handy guide.

Prime rib is always a favorite for special occasions (this is my favorite prime rib recipe). A beautiful standing rib roast makes the perfect table centerpiece.

But how do you elevate things even further?

Add a great sauce!

Sliced prime rib on plate next to small bowl of horseradish sauce.

The BEST Sauces for a Prime Rib Roast

These are some of my favorite sauces to serve with prime rib or beef tenderloin:

  • Bearnaise Sauce – A classic sauce with a good tang, creamy texture and fresh herbs.
  • Creamy Horseradish Sauce – The perfect sauce when you’re serving roast beef.
  • Steak Diane – Made with dijon, heavy cream and cognac.
  • Chimichurri Sauce – The bold flavors in this sauce are the perfect match for a grilled, or smoked prime rib.
  • Bordelaise Sauce – Take your beef to the next level with this flavorful sauce that’s similar to a red wine reduction.
  • And, let’s not forget about Compound Butter. It’s simple, but so delicious!

Pick one of your favorites from the list below, add a couple prime rib side dishes, and you’re guaranteed an amazing prime rib dinner!

Don’t forget about the best wine with steak options too. And, be sure to try my prime rib rub!

Sauces to Elevate Your Prime Rib Feast

The very best prime rib au jus is an important part of serving an amazing prime rib dinner for Chirstmas or holiday meals!
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Bearnaise sauce in small black bowl.
Perfect to be paired with prime rib, this Bearnaise Sauce Recipe is flavored with fresh cracked blacked pepper and tarragon leaves.
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Bordelaise sauce drizzled on sliced filet mignon.
Learn how to make Bordelaise sauce with this easy recipe. A classic French sauce that is tangy and flavorful. Perfect to drizzle on top of a rib roast or beef tenderloin.
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Ladle pouring beef gravy onto bowl of mashed potatoes.
Learn how to make beef gravy with beef drippings or beef broth! With only 10 minutes of hands-on work, it’s surprisingly simple and yields rich and beefy brown gravy every time. Perfect for french fries, meat, potatoes, and more!
Beef Gravy
Creamy Horseradish Sauce rivals the best Steakhouse sauce! Excellent paired with prime rib, beef tenderloin or steak. Learn how to make Horseradish Sauce.
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SIDE VIEW OF BOWL OF GREMOLATA NEXT TO LEMON AND GARLIC CLOVES.
Learn to make Gremolata, a zesty Italian condiment that always adds fresh, vibrant flavor to prime rib. All you need is fresh parsley, lemon zest, and garlic. Bonus: customize it with more add-ins or use olive oil to transform it into a marinade!
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Sliced steak diane on plate with sauce.
Classic Diane Sauce is made with cream, cognac, shallots, beef stock, dijon mustard, and Worcestershire sauce.
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This creamy Mushroom Sauce is luxurious yet incredibly simple to make.
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Side view of sous vide ribeye steak in cast iron skillet topped with compound butter.
This delicious compound butter is AMAZING on beef!
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This Creamy Peppercorn Sauce tastes amazing with prime rib.
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Sweet, tangy and savoury, this Worcestershire sauce recipe packs a huge punch of umami flavour!
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Chimichurri sauce in small jar with spoon.
This Chimichurri Sauce recipe is packed with flavor and easy to make with simple ingredients & your blender or food processor. It tastes amazing with a grilled or smoked prime rib.
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Put those pan juices to work with this amazing red wine jus. It’s tangy, rich and decadent. The addition of beef stock ensures it stretches far enough that everyone has plenty!
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What to Serve with Prime Rib

Also, be sure to check out the best wine pairings for beef.

Sous vide prime rib arranged on platter with roasted potatoes and rosemary sprigs.

12+ BEST Sauces for Prime Rib

These are the BEST Sauces for Prime Rib. Choose one of your favorites to serve with this Sous Vide Prime Rib Roast.
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 6 hours 10 minutes
Seasoning Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 7 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 6 people

Ingredients

Garlic Herb Butter:

  • 1 stick salted butter (softened)
  • 2 Tablespoons garlic powder
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh rosemary (finely chopped (1/2 Tbsp dried))
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh thyme (finely chopped (or 1/2 Tbsp dried))
  • 1 Tablespoon coarse ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons herbs de provence

For Serving:

  • Horseradish

Instructions

  • Generously season the roast with kosher salt and place in the refrigerator, uncovered, for at least one hour (and up to overnight). This is a good time to let your butter soften as well.
  • Set sous vide to 132-degrees (for medium rare).
  • Place the roast in a large vacuum bag or two ziploc bags (doubled up), seal, and place in the water bath.
  • Sous vide for 6 – 10 hours. (8 – 12 hours if the roast is frozen.)
  • Remove the beef from the bag, reserving the cooking liquid, and pat dry.

Finishing:

  • Preheat oven to 550 degrees.
  • In a small bowl, combine butter with garlic powder, rosemary, thyme, pepper and herbs de provence. Coat the top and sides of the roast with the garlic herb butter and place in a roasting pan.
  • Roast the prime rib for 8-10 minutes, until the crust is golden (keeping a close eye on it).
  • Remove from the oven and let rest.
  • While the roast rests, make the au jus. In a large skillet, bring the sous vide cooking liquid and broth to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer until reduced by half. Skim off any solids that rise to the top.
  • Serve sliced prime rib with au jus and horseradish on the side.
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Equipment

Sous Vide Machine

Nutrition

Calories: 157kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 426mg | Potassium: 354mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 548IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg

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