I make this every time rib eyes are on sale. Easy and delicious; there are never any leftovers! We usually cook ours medium-rare!

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
1 hr 30 mins
total:
1 hr 40 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat an oven to 500 degrees F (260 degrees C).

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  • Beat butter and garlic together in a bowl. Poke several holes in roast with a sharp knife. Rub butter mixture all over roast and season meat with salt and black pepper. Place roast, fat-side up, in a roasting pan.

  • Roast in the preheated oven for 20 minutes, reduce heat to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C), and continue cooking until roast is reddish-pink and juicy in the center, 1 1/2 to 2 hours. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read 145 degrees F (63 degrees C).

Nutrition Facts

472 calories; protein 26.8g; carbohydrates 1.3g; fat 39.7g; cholesterol 185.9mg; sodium 256.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
12/25/2014
This is great. I added my own usual routine... some rosemary, beef broth I'm the bottom of the dish, maybe a few other things if I'm feeling it. Cooked at 500 for 20 minutes then 1 hour, then 20 more minutes after checking it. (I check it by cutting, because I don't trust using only a thermometer). Just cook it longer the more done you want it. Easy p easy and super delicious. Thanks for helping with my cook time and such :). Cooked with mashed sallys spinach mashed potatoes, a salad, and au jus gravy with mushrooms and buscuits. Crab dip for an appetizer and apple crisp for dessert. Happy Christmas eve! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
05/29/2015
I followed this recipe step-by-step. Mine came out extremely burnt. I noticed it was looking burnt and took it out of the 375° Oven after 35 minuets. It was extremely over done and the butter and garlic were burnt. I was using really thick ribeyes. It was extremely over done and the butter and garlic were burnt. I was using really thick ribeyes I will not be trying this recipe again. Read More
(39)
173 Ratings
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  • 4 star values: 18
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
12/25/2014
This is great. I added my own usual routine... some rosemary, beef broth I'm the bottom of the dish, maybe a few other things if I'm feeling it. Cooked at 500 for 20 minutes then 1 hour, then 20 more minutes after checking it. (I check it by cutting, because I don't trust using only a thermometer). Just cook it longer the more done you want it. Easy p easy and super delicious. Thanks for helping with my cook time and such :). Cooked with mashed sallys spinach mashed potatoes, a salad, and au jus gravy with mushrooms and buscuits. Crab dip for an appetizer and apple crisp for dessert. Happy Christmas eve! Read More
(159)
Rating: 5 stars
01/23/2016
An awesome recipe, with perfect directions for a ribeye roast! Ideal for a nice hearty meal with the family. Flyinghippy: You obviously arent competent enough to read the directions and follow them accordingly which is why your roast was garbage. Firstly, after searing it at 500 degrees, the oven temperature is supposed to drop to 325, not 375 like you posted. Secondly, the recipe calls for a roast of 4 lbs, so the cook time will need to be adjusted if your roast was smaller. Im guessing your roast was around 3 lbs, so it only needed about 1 hour after the 20 minute searing for a rare cut. Follow the recipe closer next time for great results. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/20/2016
FlyingHippy, of course yours burnt. This recipe is for a RIBEYE ROAST--not ribeye steaks. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/26/2016
Easiest Christmas meal ever! I combined 2tsp thyme, 1 tsp salt, pepper, 10 cloves of garlic, and 3 tbsp of olive oil in a bowl and poured this mixture over the roast. I left the 10 lb rib eye roast sit at room temperature for 75 minutes. Cooked initially for 500 degrees for 20 minutes and then 14 minutes per pound at 325 degrees. Once internal temperature reached 137 degrees, I removed from the oven and tented it with aluminum foil for 30 minutes. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/02/2016
The timing and temperature here is pretty spot on. I had a 5 lb boneless ribeye roast and used some herb butter on the top of it prior to cooking. (1 stick soft butter plus fresh thyme and rosemary) sprinkled with garlic powder, salt and pepper. Came out awesome!! Served with creamy horseradish sauce found on this site (1/2 c sour cream, 3 tb horseradish, 1 tb oil) and twice baked potatoes, sautéed portobello mushrooms, steamed green beans tossed with bacon bits and sautéed onions...chocolate pots de creme for dessert. I believe we've found our New Years meal tradition! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
05/28/2015
I followed this recipe step-by-step. Mine came out extremely burnt. I noticed it was looking burnt and took it out of the 375° Oven after 35 minuets. It was extremely over done and the butter and garlic were burnt. I was using really thick ribeyes. It was extremely over done and the butter and garlic were burnt. I was using really thick ribeyes I will not be trying this recipe again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/04/2016
Can't go wrong with simple salt and pepper seasoning. The butter on the outside creates a "crust" (I used lots of pepper and kosher salt over the butter) once it's in the very hot oven. Most recipes ask you to brown the meat. This is much easier! Delicious recipe! Thank you. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/27/2020
Best recipe for this roast! Always turns out perfect! I don’t use the butter and garlic and it’s perfect. I noticed some mentioned it’s burned. My oven always runs hot so I turn it down an extra 25 degrees. Just a thought. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2018
For those EXTREMEMY stupid like flyinghippy, this recipe is for a ribeye ROAST, not steaks. The turn down temperature also is 325, not 375. So much for following the recipe precisely. Read More
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