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Written by Will   

A rib roast (or prime rib if you can get USDA prime beef) is a real treat that many people break out on the holidays. The trick to a good rib roast is not the recipe, which cannot be simpler, but not overcooking it.

Rib Eye Roast Rib Eye Roast
Salt and Pepper Salt and Pepper
Olive Oil 2 tbs Olive Oil
Rib Roast Rib Roast

Preheat the oven to 250 degrees.

Tie the roast with a string to ensure that it doesn't pull apart during the cooking process. Season well with salt and pepper.

Heat the olive oil in a Dutch oven on the stove top on medium heat. Add the rib eye roast and brown thoroughly on all sides.

Stand the roast up in the pan with the bones down or transfer to a roasting pan with rack. Stick in the oven until the temperature of the meat reaches 130 degrees. That typically takes about 30 minutes a pound. Remove from the oven and loosely cover with foil. Let it stand for at least twenty minutes. Thirty minutes is better.

Carve the bones off of the roast and then cut steaks across the grain.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 2 hours

Total Time: 2 hours 30 minutes