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What is the proper cooking time for a 6-pound rib roast?

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Proper cooking time for a 6-pound rib roast varies with preferences for meat that is rare or well done. For meat that is rare, the roast should be cooked 15 to 16 minutes per pound and reach an internal temperature of 125 degrees Fahrenheit.

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For meat that is medium rare, a roast should be cooked 16 to 17 minutes per pound and reach an internal temperature of 130 to 135 degrees Fahrenheit. A roast that is medium done should be cooked 18 minutes per pound and reach an internal temperature of 140 degrees Fahrenheit when done. Medium to well-done roasts require 19 minutes of cooking per pound and finish at a temperature of 150 degrees Fahrenheit. A roast is well done when it is cooked for 20 minutes per pound and reaches an internal temperature of 160 degrees Fahrenheit.

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