A rib eye roast is cooked with butter, minced garlic, and salt and pepper to taste. Total preparation time for a 4-pound rib eye roast with bone is about one hour and 40 minutes.
To make eight servings of rib eye roast, 4 pounds of roast with bone, one cup of softened butter, six cloves of minced garlic, and salt and pepper to taste are used. The oven is first heated to 500 degrees F. The butter and garlic are mixed together in a bowl. Holes are poked into the rib eye roast with a sharp knife, and then the butter and garlic mixture is spread onto the roast, as well as some salt and pepper as desired. The roast is then placed in a roasting pan with the fat side up. The roast is roasted at 500 degrees F for 20 minutes, and then the heat is reduced to 300 degrees F. The roast is then cooked for another 1 1/2 to 2 hours until it's juicy and reddish-pink at the center. A good way to tell when the roast is done is by inserting a thermometer into the center. The thermometer should read at least 145 degrees F at the center of the roast before its considered done. Prepared this way, a single serving of roast has 472 calories, 39.7 grams of fat and 26.8 grams of protein.