The Perfect Rib Eye Roast

The Perfect Rib Eye Roast

This perfect rib eye roast stays tender and juicy, and the crusty cracked black pepper and garlic coating flavors the beef deliciously.
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  • Serves: 8 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather ingredients.
  2. Step 2

    Place a seasoned cast iron skillet in the oven. Preheat the oven to 500 F. 
  3. Step 3

    In a small bowl, combine the black pepper, salt, and garlic. Rub the mixture all over the roast.
  4. Step 4

    Carefully, with potholders or oven mitts, remove the skillet to a metal rack. Put the roast in the skillet.
  5. Step 5

    Return the skillet to the oven and roast at 500 F for 25 minutes. Reduce the heat to 325 F and continue roasting for about 1 1/2 hours, or, for rare to medium-rare, until the roast reaches 130 F to 140 F on an instant thermometer or oven probe inserted into the center of the meat. 
  6. Step 6

    Remove from the oven, tent loosely with foil, and let the roast rest for 20 minutes.
  7. Step 7

    Carve and serve.
  8. Step 8