Tried this recipe for the first time a few months ago and had it again for Christmas Eve dinner. It is easy to make as long as you have a meat thermometer. I fill the bottom of a large roasting pan with beef broth to make it moist while roasting. I didn't really care for the red wine gravy, and made my own instead with pan drippings mixed with 2 Knorr Beef Gravy packets. The most delicious roast I've ever had. It melts in your mouth if cooked to 150 degrees (medium) Restaurant quality at home.
Herb-Crusted Standing Rib Roast
LauriJC Posted: 12/27/09
carolfitz Posted: 12/26/10
Excellent flavors, easy prep. Removed rib roast from fridge two hours prior to seasoning, drying surface with paper towels. The herb crust came together superfast in the mini-chop and was rubbed on at last minute. But we roasted using our own system (preheat to 550, drop to 350 when the meat goes in, roast for 20min/pound for medium-rare, let rest for 20-30min prior to carving). Made au jus using brandy rather than wine (a hint from CL's beef tenderloin au jus). Served with CL's roasted brussels sprouts/chestnuts, CL's fresh thyme popovers, and smashed Idahos & carrots. Excellent Christmas dinner, with very little effort.
symorgan Posted: 12/26/10
Made this for Christmas dinner. It was wonderful..very flavorful and easy. Usually I make substitutions but not this time, followed it exactly. Highly recommended...even the au jus was good.
Becky54 Posted: 01/26/09
mrmacrae73 Posted: 12/25/09
The herb crust was fantastic and everyone loved the roast. However, after the temp hit 145 and I took it out of the oven, the heat continued to rise to over 160 and it ended up medium well!!!! This was my first roast so I have some learning to go, but next time I will cook it to rare and then take out, hopefully this will prevent over cooking. I used some of the drippings in place of the beef broth for the sauce - IT WAS FANTASTIC. Remember to drain the fat off first, though.
KimInOhio Posted: 12/18/08
This is the first time I made a standing rib roast, and it was sure a hit! the au jus was fantastic. Will be making again, soon.
snackcracker675 Posted: 01/04/10
Amazing! I made this for Christmas this year, and it was perfect. Didn't have a mini-food procesor, but chopping everything finely worked just great. As for the mustard, you don't taste it and it does wonders for the meat. My only change I'd make to anything about this is to say ONLY COOK UNTIL 125-130. I think that 145 is a mistake!!! Even my mom who doesn't like really rare meat thought it was plenty done at 125-130.
dawnlovestocook Posted: 11/19/09
This is the best rib roast recipe that I have ever made. I have made it periodically for a couple of years and everyone that tries it thinks it is amazing. I usually serve it with horseradish mash potatoes.
kcuervo Posted: 12/23/11
Amazingly good! The crust was particularly yummy! We skipped the wine sauce and went with a horseradish cream. Served it with CL's butternut squash and potato mash and green beans with bacon and shallots. The plates were all cleaned at the end of the meal!
debber Posted: 01/19/13
Savory Christmas dinner. I used dried rosemary as that was all I had on hand, otherwise, I followed the recipe to a tee for a medium rare outcome and it received rave reviews from everyone at the table. It's a keeper. Next time, I'll try the red wine gravy which I left out this time around. Served with pecan glazed brussel sprouts and mashed potatoes.
AliciaRB Posted: 12/26/13
So Simple and so delicious. The herb crust was easy to put together and made it fantastically tasty. I added the rub 2+ hours ahead of roasting and used the temperature guide for a perfect tenderness. I served with horseradish sauce. My family asked if we could always serve this for Christmas dinner, it was a hit.