A rib roast is a well-known dish often cooked for Christmas dinner. A rib roast is a great option when you're looking to feed a larger group of people. Weighting up to 25 pounds, this chunk of meat comes from the rib area. This meat is typically served by slicing it into individual steaks (known as ribeye) or by slicing it into thin slices. If you're looking to make a roast for your family or upcoming guests, here are the two best ways you can ensure you cook your rib roast perfectly.
Before oven-baking your roast, it's best to allow it to sit outside the fridge for an hour. While preparing your roast, heat the oven to 500 degrees. Adding spices to your rib roast is one of the most important parts of making this dish. Mix together oil and seasonings and liberally apply all over the roast. Place the roast in the oven fat side up, and cook for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, turn the oven down to 325 and cook the roast for 15 minutes per pound. So if you have a six-pound roast, you'll want to cook it for 90 minutes. After it's cooked for the allotted time, check that the roast has reached 125 degrees. Pull out of the oven, and let it rest for 15-20 minutes before serving.
- Preheat oven to 500 degrees.
- Season rib roast.
- Place in oven fat side up for 15 minutes at 500 degrees.
- Turn oven down to 325 degrees.
- Cook the roast for 15 minutes per pound.
- Check the roast is 125 degrees.
- Allow to rest for 15-20 minutes before serving.
Preparing your roast for the grill will be similar to preparing it for the oven. Combine oil and spices that you love and rub all over the roast. Allow the roast to marinate and rest at room temperature for two to three hours. Once ready, heat the grill to 250 degrees. Place the roast on the grill with the fat side up. You want the roast to reach 110 degrees which will take about 20 minutes per pound. Once at 110 degrees, keep the roast over indirect heat and turn up the grill to 400 degrees. Cook until the roast reaches 125 degrees. Once completed, remove it from the grill and let it rest for 30 minutes before serving.
- Season and marinate at room temperature for two hours.
- Heat grill to 250 degrees.
- Place roast on the grill with the fat side up.
- Cook until 110 degrees, 20 minutes per pound.
- Turn up the grill to 400 degrees and cook until 125 degrees.
- Allow roast to rest for 30 minutes before serving.
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