With a flavorful crust on the outside and perfectly tender meat on the inside, this bone-in rib roast is surprisingly easy! Made with only a couple of ingredients and with simple cooking instructions.
This bone-in rib roast recipe is sponsored by Certified Angus Beef® Brand in conjunction with a social media campaign through Sunday Supper LLC. All opinions are my own.
Bone-In Rib Roast Recipe
Hands up if you’ve ever felt intimidated by the thought of cooking a large, beautiful piece of beef, such as a bone-in rib roast.
My hand is up, because I used to be intimidated, but now I am intimidated no more!
With the help of the free Roast Perfect app created by Certified Angus Beef® Brand, I’m brimming with confidence.
Once you get the hang of roasting beef, it will become your go-to dinner dish. You might be surprised to learn that cooking a beef roast is practically “set it and forget it!”
It’s so simple, in fact, that not only is it perfect for big holiday affairs like Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter, but it’s a lovely weekend meal when you just feel like throwing something in the oven and then chilling out on the couch (my favorite cooking method).
Using the Roast Perfect app, I was able to view suggested cuts of beef, find a location to buy, calculate cooking times, and get thoroughly tested recipes for roasting.
If apps aren’t your thing, you can also check out the Certified Angus Beef® Brand website to learn about beef cuts for roasting and get roasting instructions, too. Learning how to cook a bone-in rib roast was much easier than I thought it would be.
I was even able to look up where to buy Certified Angus Beef®, the highest quality of beef on the market, at local stores and restaurants.
A beef roast makes the perfect centerpiece for all the most memorable meals of the year. Not only are beef roasts easy to prepare, but they taste delicious and look spectacular, too.
Pair your roast with a favorite side dish to make your meal complete, then sit back and wait for the compliments to roll in!
Tips for Cooking Bone-In Rib Roast
- In my recipe, I give the roast a good rub with sea salt, freshly ground black pepper, and salt free steak seasoning, but there is certainly plenty of room to get creative. Check out the Certified Angus Beef® Brand Roast Perfect Pinterest Board for lots of different seasoning ideas.
- No roasting rack? No problem. Crunch up a long piece of aluminum foil into a loose coil and place it in your roasting pan. Voila: instant roasting rack!
- If you have an old-fashioned oven safe meat thermometer, you can actually put it into the meat before you start roasting. Then you don’t have to worry about poking the roast later and letting the juices run out, because the meat will seal around the thermometer as the roast cooks. A quick peek in the oven is all you’ll need to do to check the temperature. Once it reaches 135-140F, the roast is a perfect medium.
If you like roasting beef, be sure to try my New York Strip Roast recipe!
Bone-In Rib Roast Recipe
- 8 pounds bone-in rib roast
- Sea salt
- Black pepper
- Salt free steak seasoning
Preheat the oven to 425 F and line a roasting pan with foil for easy cleanup. Place a rack in the roasting pan. (If you don't have a rack, crunch up a long piece of aluminum foil into a loose coil and place it in the roasting pan.)
Sprinkle all sides of the roast with sea salt, black pepper, and steak seasoning, pressing the seasonings gently into the roast as you go. If you have an oven-safe meat thermometer, you may insert it into the thickest part of the roast now, before it goes in the oven.
Place the seasoned roast fatty side up on the roasting rack. Roast for 15 minutes at 425 F.
Reduce the temperature to 325 F and continue cooking for about 2 hours and 45 minutes, or until a meat thermometer reads 135-140 F.
Remove roast from oven and let rest 15 minutes. Slice across the grain to serve.
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Great roasting tips! Your rib roast looks perfect—now I’m wondering if I need another for Christmas 🙂
I know how you feel! I’m thinking “beef roast” for Christmas, too!
What a great tip about the foil rack! Your roast looks fantastic!
Thank you! It really works!
Your roast looks delicious. I love this app too! #RoastPerfect!
I truly had no idea how to cook a beef roast, but that app made it very simple. A great asset!
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I’ve never made a bone-in rib roast before, but with your tips, I feel I can do it successfully! (and with the help of the #roastperfect app!)
I’ve never made a bone in roast but this recipe makes it sound so easy!
David @ CookingChat
looks like you cooked yours just right! That app is definitely helpful.
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A perfectly cooked bone-in roast, Katie! The app is so helpful!
That #RoastPerfect ap is super helpful! I’ve botched one too many expensive roasts. Yours came out perfectly! Making me drool.
And that was my very first beef roast! I couldn’t have done it properly without the #RoastPerfect app.
Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious
It’s OK to eat that for breakfast, right? Because it’s 6 a.m. here and I WANT THIS RIGHT NOW!
Brianne @ Cupcakes & Kale Chips
Those are completely perfect slices of Certified Angus Beef!
That roast looks juicy and delicious!
Prime rib claims center stage during holiday season for a very good reason. It is the king of beef cuts. It s called a standing rib roast because to cook it, you position the roast majestically on its rib bones in the roasting pan. Beautifully marbled with fat, this roast is rich, juicy, and tender—a feast for the eyes and the belly.
The most important piece of advice I can give you regarding cooking a prime rib roast is to use a good meat thermometer! I recommend this ChefAlarm by ThermoWorks .
Jennifer K @ the Certified Angus Beef brand
Your photos make our mouths water! Thanks so much for sharing your holidays seasons with us!
My pleasure! I’m proud to work with Certified Angus Beef Brand. 🙂
Certified Angus Beef ® brand Kitchen team
We’re so glad the Roast Perfect app was helpful. What a beautiful roast!
how long does a 5 lb roast take? the above recipe is for a 8 lb one. thanks
If you download the Roast Perfect app, it will calculate the cooking time for you based on cut and weight. You can also simply go by temperature; when the roast reaches 135-140 F in the middle, it’s done.
after you’ve had it in on high for 15min, do you cover it while its cooking for 2hrs on 325?
No, don’t cover it. Covering it would make it steam-cook, which is not what you want. Leave it uncovered the whole time.
Made this for dinner last night and it was a HUGE hit. Thanks for the easy recipe!
So glad you enjoyed it! If you like this, try my New York Strip Roast recipe some time. It’s my favorite roast. 🙂
We likely have a larger bone in rib roast than needed. So I was wondering how to proceed – Cut the roast to the size that we think we may need, or cook the whole thing and freeze leftovers? If we freeze them, will they microwave well for reheating?
Also, the color of the font is gray, which is VERY hard to see. Please fix and use black.
Thanks, and have a very merry Christmas!
The cooked meat will freeze just fine, but I would hesitate to microwave to reheat any good roast or steak. It will overcook it and make it tough. If you decided to freeze the leftovers, I would defrost in the refrigerator, then wrap in foil and gently warm them in the oven, just enough to get hot, not enough to cook them. Or, if you think you can divide the rib roast before cooking, and cook the rest later, you could do that. The remaining piece just has to be big enough to be a “roast,” if you understand what I’m saying. If it’s too small or too flat it might not cook the same as it would when it’s a nice, big, even shape.
The gray font is strange – I’ll have to look into that! 🙂
This simple and scrumptious recipe saved my butt in a pinch at Christmas, thank you! I’d asked my husband to pick up a brisket for 16 people, and I hadn’t checked until Christmas Eve that he’d gotten an 11 lb bone-in rib roast! There were a lot of complicated recipes out there that included veggies and other crap, but I just needed the meat. This was so easy, and I didn’t need to pick up any extra ingredients. I have a ChefAlarm meat thermometer, so I can set an alarm by temp instead of time (135 degrees was perfect). SO EASY and turned out perfectly. I received many compliments. Thanks again!
Yay! I’m so happy you liked it!
Great receipe came out perfect medium rare the only thing I added was rosemary and garlic to the rub perfect!!