Standing Rib Roast Recipe

Need an idea for Christmas Dinner? How about a juicy flavorful Standing Rib Roast Recipe with a crusty exterior and pink center?

Standing Rib Roast Recipe #holiday #roast #beef #christmas #dinnerparty

Christmas dinner means a lot of things to a lot of people.

To us, Christmas dinner is always something we don’t have very often throughout the year. Something that takes care in preparation. Something that makes all who partake feel special.


The kids usually want a rich and comforting dish like lasagna or gnocchi, but Lt. Dan and I, we want lobster or beef.

Good beef…. really good beef.

Fool-Proof Standing Rib Roast Recipe #holiday #roast #beef #christmas #dinnerparty

My Standing Rib Roast Recipe is a perfect meal for Christmas.

The crispy exterior is bold and salty with an herb and whole grain mustard crust. While the interior stays pink and juicy with a rich beefy flavor.

Standing Rib Roast is essentially a large cut of bone-in rib eye steak, so the fat is marbled throughout, creating an ultra luxurious taste and texture.


Making Fool-Proof Standing Rib Roast Recipe #holiday #roast #beef #christmas #dinnerparty

When you buy a standing rib roast at the butcher, sometimes they have already trimmed it for you so the bones stick out the top. If not, you can cook as-is or trim it yourself. It’s very easy.

If you have a friendly butcher, you can ask him/her to trim it for you as well.

Then rub it down with a zesty concoction made of whole grain mustard, herbs, and bacon grease and roast it in the oven.

Simple Standing Rib Roast Recipe #holiday #roast #beef #christmas #dinnerparty

The reason I consider this method “fool-proof” is that I leave an oven-safe thermometer in the center of the roast. Once it reaches 125 degrees F, remove it from the oven and allow it to rest so the juices redistribute.

Using a leave-in meat thermometer eliminates the chance of over cooking this Standing Rib Roast Recipe.

No-Fail Standing Rib Roast Recipe #holiday #roast #beef #christmas #dinnerparty

It also helps to place the standing rib roast in a hot oven so the exterior starts to form a crust, but then lower the heat so it cooks slowly and evenly for a perfect pink every time.


Our Standing Rib Roast Recipe is juicy, pink, and packed with flavor. Just right for holiday meals.

Amazing Fool-Proof Standing Rib Roast Recipe #holiday #roast #beef #christmas #dinnerparty

Try serving this with:

Brussels with Bacon and Beer

Roasted Squash with Blue Cheese Pear Streusel

Pumpkin Spice Latte Yeast Rolls

Spicy Mesquite Twice Baked Potatoes

And/or Savory Orzo Stuffing.

Or take a look at our Slow Cooker Beef Tenderloin for something just a little different!

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19 comments on “Standing Rib Roast Recipe

  1. Taylor @ Food Faith Fitnessposted December 8, 2014 at 6:52 am Reply

    Holy moly! That is one GORGEOUS piece of meat! I can’t say that I’ve made a standing rib roast, but with the show-stopper quality of this, that needs to change! Pinned!

  2. Jenny Flakeposted December 8, 2014 at 6:56 am Reply

    What a perfect Holiday meal! Love this Sommer :)

  3. Erin | The Law Student's Wifeposted December 8, 2014 at 9:00 am Reply

    What a beauty Sommer! I love that you can see all the herby goodness on the outside crust too.

  4. Cookbook Queenposted December 8, 2014 at 10:08 am Reply

    Never had one but now I’m thinking it needs to go on my Christmas menu!

  5. Nancy Longposted December 8, 2014 at 11:33 am Reply

    Beautiful – I’ve made a standing rib roast for the past few Christmas’s and hubby was looking forward to it again, it seems we’re going home for Christmas this year. Will have to do it for him when we get home

  6. Loretta Hallposted December 8, 2014 at 10:36 am Reply

    What size do I need for about six or seven people this will be my time making this standing rib

    • Sommerposted December 8, 2014 at 9:20 pm Reply

      Hi Loretta, I’d still buy 4-5 pounds. They bones account for 8-12 ounces.

  7. Meagan @ A Zesty Biteposted December 8, 2014 at 11:19 am Reply

    Oh WOW this roast is beautiful and my family would LOVE it.

  8. Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountainposted December 8, 2014 at 1:51 pm Reply

    Mmmmmmm……love me some rib roast! One of my favorite dishes to make during Christmas!!

  9. Carol at Wild Goose Teaposted December 8, 2014 at 3:29 pm Reply

    I wish I hadn’t read this blog. Your roast looks so picture perfect! I really really am in the throes of a major craving. It’s one of my favorite dishes. I haven’t had any for far tooooooo long.

  10. Gabyposted December 8, 2014 at 4:19 pm Reply

    WHOA, this looks fantastic!!!

  11. Marla Meridithposted December 8, 2014 at 5:21 pm Reply

    Now thats one heck of an elegant holiday roast!! Pinned :)

  12. Jersey Girl Cooksposted December 8, 2014 at 10:31 pm Reply

    This is exactly what we have for Christmas dinner. Love the rub on this roast!

    Rating: 5
  13. Amandaposted December 9, 2014 at 8:04 am Reply

    This is great! Love this :)

    Rating: 5
  14. Jenny @ The Peachy Pairposted December 9, 2014 at 3:25 pm Reply

    This is sure to impress, but looks so easy!

  15. Jennifer @ Show Me the Yummyposted December 9, 2014 at 5:13 pm Reply

    Wow! This looks incredible! We usually do ham for Christmas dinner…but you may have just changed my mind ;)

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