single serving of a crown roast paired with
horseradish sauce at Old Town Market in Lewisville,
Texas on Dec. 11, 2018.
Knowles, owner of Old Town Market in Lewisville, Texas, says
the crown rib roast is one of his favorite cuts of meat,
especially for the holidays.
rib roast is an elegant dish to serve at large parties, but
can be really intimidating for home cooks,” says the
Dallas finalist from Beef Loving Texans’ Best Butcher in
Texas competition. “However, it is probably one of the
easiest cuts to cook. You just have to trust your
The crown rib
roast uses the rib-eye cut, which has the best integrity,
flavor and consistency, he says. Ask your butcher to prepare
the roast by trimming the chine bones until they are flat,
and peeling the eye off the rib, then tying it back on with
butcher twine to create even slices all the way around the
large of a roast you need? Knowles says to plan on 1 pound
per person of bone-in rib roast. Grab your thermometer and
follow this simple recipe and temperature guide.
1 bone-in rib
roast (approximately 1 pound per person)
Market Famous Rub, or your own favorite rub
to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.
roast with the rub. Place it in a pan, bones down. This will
lift the meat off the pan and get even heat around the
Do not cover
the roast. Cook it open to get a crusted, seasoned surface.
conventional oven at 325 degrees Fahrenheit:
convection oven, which cooks more evenly, shorten the time:
thermometer! To determine doneness, use the following
temperature guide to take the roast out of the oven at just
the right time (the roast will still cook a bit when it’s
Rare: Cook to
130-135. Take it out when thermometer reads 125-128 and let
it rest for 15-20 minutes.
Cook to 135-140. Take it out of the oven when it reads
130-135 and let it rest for 15-20 minutes.
to 140-145. Take it out of the oven when it reads 135-140
and let it rest for 15-20 minutes.
Cook to 160-165. Take it out of the oven when it reads
155-160 and let it rest for 15-20 minutes.
Knowles and Beef Loving Texans