Sunday Beef Rib Roast

Many happy family memories center around a classic Sunday rib roast like this one. Roasting beef on the bone creates imbues the beef with more intense, pure beef flavor.

Sunday Beef Rib Roast
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
30 mins
Roast Time:
1 hr 45 mins
Stand Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
30 mins


  • 1 recipe Herb-Bacon Topper, recipe below

  • 1 4 pound beef rib roast (chine bone removed)

  • 1 teaspoon cracked black peppercorns

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 pound baby carrots with tops, trimmed

  • 1 pound small red potatoes (halve any large potatoes)

  • 3 cup baby spinach

  • 1 15 ounce can butter beans, rinsed and drained

Herb-Bacon Topper

  • 4 slice bacon

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme

  • 1 ½ teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary


  1. Prepare Herb-Bacon Topper. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Sprinkle beef roast with cracked pepper, salt, and half of the Herb-Bacon Topper (refrigerate remaining topper and reserved bacon pieces until ready to use). Place meat, bone side down, in a shallow roasting pan. Insert an oven-safe meat thermometer into center of roast.

  2. Roast, uncovered, for 45 minutes. Arrange carrots and potatoes around roast and toss to gently coat. Roast 1 to 1-1/4 hours more or until meat thermometer registers 135 degrees F for medium-rare. Sprinkle meat with remaining Herb-Bacon Topper; cover and let stand for 15 minutes. Temperature of meat after standing should be 145 degrees F. Push meat and carrots to one side of pan. Stir spinach and beans into drippings in other side of pan; sprinkle with reserved bacon pieces. Makes 10 servings.

Herb-Bacon Topper

  1. Cook bacon until crisp; drain on paper towels. Chop half the bacon; stir in thyme and rosemary. Break remaining half of the bacon into pieces to sprinkle into the spinach and beans before serving.

For added garlic flavor:

Cut 3 garlic cloves into slivers. Before roasting, cut shallow slits all over meat; insert garlic slivers into slits. Roast as above.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

492 Calories
32g Fat
19g Carbs
32g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 492
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 32g 41%
Saturated Fat 13g 65%
Cholesterol 91mg 30%
Sodium 468mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 32g
Vitamin C 12.4mg 62%
Calcium 70.7mg 5%
Iron 3.8mg 21%
Potassium 999mg 21%
Folate, total 24.2mcg
Vitamin B-12 4.4mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.6mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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