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Norris City Old Timers Recipe

Norris City Old Timers Recipe

Lori Walker, MS, RD
If you love to eat the rib roast, you must be familiar with Norris City Old Timers! It’s an old family recipe from the town of Norris City, Illinois. The meat is slow-cooked with various aromatic vegetables and spices, giving it a unique and delicious flavor.
Prep Time 8 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs 8 mins
Total Time 2 hrs 15 mins
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 8 people
Calories 459 kcal


  • Oven
  • roasting pan
  • bowl


  • 4 pounds of Prime Rib Roast
  • 1 tbsp Salt
  • 1 tbsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tbsp Black Pepper


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Make a marinade mixture using salt, garlic powder, black pepper and 1 teaspoon of water.
  • Apply it to the roast. Rub the roast with the spices, making sure to cover it completely.
  • Place roast in a shallow roasting pan and cover tightly with aluminum foil.
  • Roast for 90 minutes or until the roast’s internal temperature registers 130-135 degrees F on a meat thermometer.
  • Remove the roast from the oven, and let it rest for 10 minutes before slicing.
  • Slice the roast and serve with your favorite sides!


• Be sure to monitor the roast’s internal temperature closely, as overcooking can lead to a tough end product.
• For added flavor, consider adding herbs and spices to the rub before baking.
• Let the roast rest for 10 minutes before slicing. This allows the juices to redistribute throughout the meat.
• For a sweeter version of this recipe, use brown sugar instead of white sugar.
• To add some crunchiness, mix in some chopped walnuts or almonds into the batter before baking.
• For a more unique flavor, try adding some orange peel or dried cranberries to the batter.
• To make the recipe vegan-friendly, use melted non-dairy butter instead of regular butter.
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