Holiday Standing Rib Roast

Perfect prime rib with a delicious crust.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
3 hrs 10 mins
Additional Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
4 hrs
8 servings


  • 1 (4 pound) beef rib roast

  • 2 tablespoons ground black pepper

  • 2 tablespoons kosher salt

  • 2 tablespoons packed light brown sugar

  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano

  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika


  1. Remove roast from the refrigerator 30 minutes before you want to start cooking.

  2. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees F (95 degrees C).

  3. Mix pepper, salt, brown sugar, oregano, and paprika together in a small bowl until well combined. Rub seasoning mix all over the roast to completely cover it. Transfer to a roasting pan.

  4. Roast in the preheated oven for 3 hours (45 minutes per pound), until the internal temperature reads exactly 125 degrees F (52 degrees C). Remove from the oven and cover with aluminum foil. Let rest for 15 minutes.

  5. Increase the oven temperature to 550 degrees F (288 degrees C).

  6. Remove foil and put the roast back in the oven until the crust gets crispy, 6 to 8 minutes. Cut and serve immediately.

Cook's Note:

You can use regular paprika instead of smoked.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

315 Calories
21g Fat
5g Carbs
25g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 315
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 21g 27%
Saturated Fat 9g 43%
Cholesterol 81mg 27%
Sodium 1505mg 65%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 25g
Vitamin C 1mg 4%
Calcium 32mg 2%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 384mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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