Easy Rib Roast

You will need:
1 (5 pound) standing beef rib roast
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon italian seasoning

Before you get started preheat the over to 375 degrees.

Let the roast come close to room temperature before you put it in the oven. It is quicker for the roast to get to the desired temperature if it starts closer to room temperature.

Heat up a skillet with a tablespoon of oil. Then when the skillet is screaming hot you can sear the roast in the oven. This will give it a lot of extra flavor to the mix and it will help get the roast started as well.

Combine all the dry ingredients in a small cup or bowl. Put the roast on the rack fatty side up. Do not cut all the fat off, this will render in the oven and provide a lot of great flavor. spread all the seasoning over the roast and then put it in the preheated oven.

The roast should cook for about an hour. After an hour turn the oven off and just let the roast come up to temperature without any extra heat. Be sure to leave the door shut as much as possible so any extra heat does not get out. 30 minutes before serving turn the oven back on to finish a nice crust on the roast. When you take the roast out of the oven let it sit for about 10 minutes so all the juices can redistribute evenly. The internal temperature you are looking for is around 145 degrees.

If you want to make a gravy you can take the drippings from the bottom of the roasting pan and you can heat them in a skillet. You can then vigorously stir in a tablespoon of flour at a time until it is all mixed in until you get a gravy consistency.

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