Anchor dinner with a festive rib roast. For great color and flavor, sear it first in a skillet, then rub the meat all over with minced garlic and rosemary before popping it in the oven.

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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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  • Adjust oven rack to center position and heat oven to 250 degrees F.

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  • Heat a large (12-inch) skillet over medium-high heat. Rub roast on all sides with oil, salt and pepper. Turn on exhaust fan, add roast to hot skillet and brown on all sides, about 10 minutes total. Transfer roast to a plate. When cool enough to handle, rub garlic and rosemary all over.

  • Meanwhile, pour off all but 2 Tbs. of the beef drippings. Add mushrooms to hot skillet and saute until well browned, about 8 minutes. Mix broth, wine and mustard; add to mushrooms and simmer to blend flavors and reduce slightly, about 3 minutes. Pour mushroom sauce into a bowl; set aside.

  • Set a wire rack over the skillet and set roast on rack. Slow-roast in oven until roast reaches an internal temperature of 135 degrees F for medium-rare and 140 degrees F for medium, 2 1/2 to 3 hours.

  • Transfer roast to a cutting board; remove rack from skillet. Pour off excess fat, if any. Set skillet over medium-high heat; return mushroom sauce to pan heat to a simmer. Add cornstarch and continue to simmer until sauce thickens slightly, about a minute. Carve meat and serve with the sauce.

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Copyright 2005 USA WEEKEND and columnist Pam Anderson. All rights reserved.

Nutrition Facts

354.6 calories; 36.4 g protein; 6 g carbohydrates; 98.6 mg cholesterol; 1151.2 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
01/08/2006
Upped the amounts significantly because my roast was more than 11 pounds. Also added thyme. Incredible taste. The sauce was average and probably wouldn't fool with it again but the beef was delicious and so tender. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/11/2006
Followed recipe to the letter. Family complained that the meat was to cold even though i roasted it for the 21/2 hours. The flavor though was great!!! The sauce I didnt care for but everyone else really liked! I will make this again but I will cook it at a higher temp then the 250. Read More
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111 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 83
  • 4 star values: 21
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
01/08/2006
Upped the amounts significantly because my roast was more than 11 pounds. Also added thyme. Incredible taste. The sauce was average and probably wouldn't fool with it again but the beef was delicious and so tender. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/16/2006
Looks fancy and tastes extremely expensive but is fairly easy to put on the table. I cut slits into my roast put a sliver of garlic and a few leaves of rosemary into the slit instead of simply rubbing the outside of the roast. The flavor is much stronger than simply rubbing the top. I didn't mess with the mushroom sauce at all until the very end. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/17/2008
I really wanted to impress my husband with a wonderful romantic dinner in our new home and this recipe did the trick. Two hints that really helped me, let the meat come up to room temp before you roast it just like the recipe says, and invest in thermometer, also let it rest for 15-30 minutes after you take it out of the oven, it will continue to cook...you really can't go wrong then. The ajus was out of this world! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/29/2007
I have made this the last two years for Christmas dinner. All the generations rave about it. Easy to make but you feel like you are eating the most elegant meal. Will make it evey year for years to come. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/04/2010
Oh my am I happy. I had an approx. 2 lb single bone rib roast. Still made the entire sauce amount without scaling since I wanted sauce for not only the meat but mashed potatoes and Yorkshire Pudding. Oh MAN was this good. I did not understand the point of making the sauce after browning and then saving it for later I just made the sauce after the meat was done and resting. Worked great and saves steps and items to cleanup. Also added some fresh thyme in addition to the rosemary. This is the way I want to cook this cut from now on the entire roast was very uniformly cooked. PLUS that sauce is freaking delicious. Oh I used beef stock instead of chicken and cabernet sauvignon for the wine. Sensational thank you. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/11/2006
Followed recipe to the letter. Family complained that the meat was to cold even though i roasted it for the 21/2 hours. The flavor though was great!!! The sauce I didnt care for but everyone else really liked! I will make this again but I will cook it at a higher temp then the 250. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/18/2007
We made this for Christmas and it was a hit! I was nervous as it was my first time making a prime rib but it turned out great. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/11/2007
This is excellent! Just made it again and one of my guests commented they would never order Prime Rib from a restaurant again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/06/2011
I have made this roast twice. Once to practice for Christmas dinner and once for the real thing and now am in the process of making for the third time. The first time I made it I use the garlic and rosemary and the roast turned out delicious. For Christmas we forgot the fresh rosemary when we went to the grocery store so I just used salt pepper and olive oil. I think the real winning tip here is to remember to leave the meat out to get to room temperature and also to brown it before roasting. I have only been "on meat" for about a year since I am a former vegetarian of 15 years and not super experienced in cooking meat yet. Both of my brother in laws said that the roast was cooked perfectly (which apparently is hard to do?). I also thought the roast was very tender and tasty. A couple more things. I thought the perfect doneness was achieved around 145 degrees and I added more corn starch to my mushroom sauce because I prefer my sauces a little thicker. If you want something to make for a special occasion or maybe you picked some prime rib up because it was on sale this recipe is a real treat! Read More
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