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Christmas Rib Roast

Makes: 12 servings
Prep 30 mins Roast 325°F1 hr 45 mins Stand 15 mins
Christmas Rib Roast
  • 1 6  pound  beef rib roast
  • 1  tablespoon  anise seeds, lightly crushed
  • 3  tablespoons  olive oil
  • 3  tablespoons  Dijon-style mustard
  • 3  cloves garlic, minced
  • 3  cups  dried figs, apricots, and/or pears
  • 1/4  teaspoon  ground black pepper
  • 12  red boiling onions, peeled and halved
  • 2 1/3  cups  orange juice
  • 3  fresh pears, cut into wedges
  • 1  tablespoon  all-purpose flour

1. Preheat oven to 325F. Trim fat from beef. In bowl, combine anise, oil, 2 tablespoons mustard, garlic, 3/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper; set aside 3 tablespoons oil mixture. Place beef on rack in a shallow roasting pan. Spread remaining oil mixture on top and sides. Roast 1-1/3 to 2-1/4 hours for medium-rare (135F internal) or 2-1/4 to 2-3/4 hours for medium (150F).

2. Meanwhile, combine dried fruit, onions, 1/3 cup juice, and reserved oil mixture. Fold 18x36-inch heavy foil in half to 18-inch square; place fruit mixture in center. Doublefold opposite foil edges, leaving room for steam. The last 1 hour of roasting time place packet beside roast. The last 30 minutes place pears in pan beside roast; stir once.

3. Transfer roast and pears to platter; cover, let stand 15 minutes. Remove foil packet from oven; set aside. Reserve 1 tablespoon fat in roasting pan; whisk flour into fat. Whisk 2 cups juice with 1 tablespoon mustard; add to pan. Place pan over two burners on medium-high heat. Whisk until thickened and bubbly, scraping up browned bits; whisk 1 to 2 minutes more. Strain; serve with beef,fruits, and onion. Garnish with rosemary. Serves 12.

Nutrition Facts (Christmas Rib Roast)
  • Servings Per Recipe 12,
  • cal. (kcal) 397,
  • Fat, total (g) 15,
  • chol. (mg) 75,
  • sat. fat (g) 5,
  • carb. (g) 38,
  • Monounsaturated fat (g) 7,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 1,
  • fiber (g) 5,
  • sugar (g) 27,
  • pro. (g) 28,
  • vit. A (RE) 21,
  • vit. C (mg) 15,
  • sodium (mg) 312,
  • calcium (mg) 91,
  • iron (mg) 4,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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