Herbed Rib Roast

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Bake: 2 hours + standing


10 servings

Updated: Aug. 17, 2023
The aromatic mixture of herbs and garlic turns this tender roast into a real treat. Our children and grandchildren look forward to feasting on it at Christmastime. —Carol Jackson, South Berwick, Maine


  • 1 beef ribeye roast (4 to 5 pounds)
  • 2 to 3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram


  1. Cut 15-20 slits in beef roast; insert garlic. Tie the roast at 1-1/2-in. to 2-in. intervals with kitchen string. Combine salt, pepper, basil, parsley and marjoram; rub over roast. Place fat side up on a rack in a roasting pan. Bake, uncovered, at 325° for 2 to 2-1/2 hours or until meat reaches the desired doneness (for medium-rare, a thermometer should read 135°; medium, 140°; medium-well, 145°). Let stand 15 minutes before slicing.

Nutrition Facts

4 ounces cooked beef: 397 calories, 29g fat (12g saturated fat), 107mg cholesterol, 319mg sodium, 0 carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 32g protein.