Standing Rib Roast

Total Time

Prep: 5 min. Bake: 2-1/4 hours + standing


10 servings

Updated: Jun. 30, 2023
This standing rib roast recipe is practically foolproof. Treat your family to tender slices of standing rib roast or use the seasoning blend on a different beef roast for a hearty, delicious main dish. I love to prepare this recipe for special occasions. —Lucy Meyring, Walden, Colorado


  • 3 teaspoons lemon-pepper seasoning
  • 3 teaspoons paprika
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 bone-in beef rib roast (6 to 7 pounds)
  • 2 cups beef stock


  1. Preheat oven to 325°. In a small bowl, mix the first 5 ingredients. Place roast in a roasting pan, fat side up; rub with seasoning mixture.
  2. Roast 2-1/4 to 2-3/4 hours or until meat reaches desired doneness (for medium-rare, a thermometer should read 135°; medium, 140°; medium-well, 145°). Remove roast from oven; tent with foil. Let stand 15 minutes before carving.
  3. Meanwhile, pour drippings and loosened browned bits from roasting pan into a small saucepan. Skim fat. Add beef stock to drippings; bring to a boil. Serve with roast.
Standing Rib Roast Tips

What should you look for when buying a rib roast?

Look for a rib roast with a nice fat cap as this will ‘baste’ the beef as it roasts. Good marbling throughout the meat also provides amazing flavor. Simply put, standing rib roast is another name for prime rib. There are different grades of beef, which will affect the quality, flavor and cost of the rib roast. It's always helpful to consult with your local butcher with any questions!

How can you make sure your standing rib roast stays juicy?

Roasting the beef with the bone in helps regulate the temperature of the beef as it cooks, which keeps the meat juicy in addition to adding flavor. Additionally, do not overcook the rib roast! Closely monitor the temperature with an instant read thermometer for best results. Once it's done cooking, be sure to allow the roast to rest before carving, as this allows the juices to be reabsorbed and also helps keep the meat tender.

What can you serve with standing rib roast?

Mashed potatoes, au jus or gravy, and roasted vegetables are classic sides with beef dinners. But there are endless options for amazing side dishes!

Josh Rink, Taste of Home Food Stylist

Nutrition Facts

4 ounces cooked beef with about 3 tablespoons jus: 322 calories, 18g fat (7g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 438mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 37g protein.