Easy Ribeye Roast: A Delicious Prime Rib Recipe

Boneless beef rib eye roast cooked in the background with a slice on a plate with green beans and mashed potatoes.

Are you ready to tantalize your taste buds with a mouthwatering ribeye roast? Look no further! Rowdy Hog Smokin BBQ has the perfect recipe for you. Whether you’re a cooking enthusiast or a seasoned chef, this easy-to-follow guide will help you create a delectable prime rib that will impress your family and friends.

Boneless Ribeye Roast vs Standing Rib Roast

Both boneless and bone-in ribeye roasts are prime beef cuts that stand tall when cooked. Some may refer to it as prime rib ribeye roast, while others know it as a crown rib roast. The crown rib roast is created by connecting a large bone-in roast to form a circular shape, resembling a “crown.”

The butcher often detaches the rib bones for your convenience, then ties them together to create a standing rib roast. You can choose to cook with or without the bones, as they add both flavor and cooking time to the prime meat.

Shortcuts for a Hassle-Free Cooking Experience

Here are a few shortcuts to simplify the cooking process without compromising the flavor:

  • Opt for a boneless rib roast to skip the step of “Frenching” the bones.
  • Start with a high temperature and then reduce it to speed up cooking time while achieving perfectly seared, browned edges on the outside.
  • Use garlic salt and onion salt to infuse loads of flavor into the meat without the need for additional ingredients.
  • Ask your butcher to detach the bones for easy slicing, giving you the choice to cook with or without them.
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Ingredients You’ll Need

To create a delicious beef ribeye roast, gather the following ingredients:

  • Boneless or bone-in ribeye roast
  • Salted butter
  • Garlic salt
  • Onion salt
  • Black pepper

Feel free to customize the recipe by making substitutions or variations based on your preferences.

How to Cook Ribeye Roast in the Oven

Regardless of whether you choose a boneless or bone-in ribeye roast, you can use the same cooking technique and ingredients. Here’s how to prepare the perfect roast:

  1. Remove the roast from the refrigerator and let it stand at room temperature for 1 1/2 hours. This allows for even cooking.
  2. Sprinkle the roast with garlic salt, onion salt, and pepper.
  3. Slather the roast all over with butter. You can also mix the garlic salt and onion salt with the butter for added convenience.
  4. Place the seasoned roast on a rack in a foil-lined roasting pan or large baking pan. Insert an internal meat thermometer in the center of the roast, avoiding contact with bone or fat.
  5. Bake the roast uncovered, following the baking time guide provided below. Cooking times may vary based on roast size, bone-in vs. boneless, and desired doneness.
  6. Once cooked, remove the roast from the oven, cover it with foil, and let it rest at room temperature for 20 minutes. The temperature will continue to rise by 5 to 10 degrees while resting.

Pro Tip: To prevent overcooking, remove the ribeye roast from the oven 8 to 10 degrees below the desired internal temperature, as the temperature will continue to rise after removal.

Uncooked beef ribeye roast on wooden cutting board seasoned on top.

Ribeye Roast Cooking Time: Boneless and Bone-In

Everyone has their preferred level of doneness when it comes to prime rib. Below is a guide to help you achieve the desired degree of doneness for both boneless and bone-in ribeye roasts:

  • Rare: 120-125°F – Cool red center
  • Medium Rare: 130-135°F – Warm red center
  • Medium: 140-145°F – Warm pink center
  • Medium-Well: 150-155°F – Slightly pink center
  • Well-Done: 160-170°F – No pink in center
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Please note that according to the USDA, beef should be cooked to at least 145°F or above. Cooking times are based on removing the roast from the refrigerator and allowing it to stand at room temperature for 1 1/2 hours.

Substitutions & Variations

Feel free to make substitutions or variations to add your own personal touch to the recipe:

  • Substitute garlic salt with 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder and 1/2 teaspoon table salt.
  • Substitute onion salt with 1/2 teaspoon onion powder and 1/4 teaspoon table salt.
  • Omit garlic salt, onion salt, and black pepper, and use 2 teaspoons of Montreal steak seasoning instead.
  • If you’re using unsalted butter, add an additional 1/4 teaspoon of table salt.
  • Create herbed butter by stirring in 2 tablespoons of chopped fresh thyme, rosemary, or basil. Substitute 2 teaspoons of dried Italian seasoning for fresh herbs.

Bone-in ribeye roast on wooden cutting board with one piece sliced.

Helpful Information

Wondering what to serve with a standing rib roast? Baked potatoes are the classic choice, but you can also pair it with sweet potatoes, rice, a green vegetable, and a light salad. Here are a few side dish ideas:

  • Hasselback Sweet Potatoes with Maple Pecan Butter
  • Candied Roasted Sweet Potatoes
  • Easy Fresh Green Beans with Bacon
  • Instant Pot Fresh Greens with Bacon
  • Halfway Homemade Black Raspberry or Blackberry Vinaigrette

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Please note that nutritional information provided on Rowdy Hog Smokin BBQ is an estimate and can vary based on the products used. For precise calculations, please consult with a registered dietitian or use an online nutrition calculator.

So, fire up your oven and get ready to indulge in a succulent ribeye roast that will have everyone asking for seconds. With Rowdy Hog Smokin BBQ, you’re guaranteed to impress your guests and create unforgettable culinary experiences. Happy cooking!