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A Spectacular Standing Rib Roast with Roasted Potatoes Recipe

Granted having a prime rib roast is not something many people do on a typical weekend anymore. It’s no secret how expensive prime rib can be and it is usually something I only make around the holidays if the price happens to be right. I had been shopping around the holidays and got great deals on some cuts of meat, including prime rib, and I was able to get one that was just the right size for the three of us and was a great price so I bought it and froze it to make after the holiday craziness had passed so we could have a fancy meal on one of the weekends afterwards. There are all kinds of great recipes for prime rib that you can find all over the Internet, but I just wanted to stick with something basic. I found two recipes I really liked, one from Martha Stewart and one from Ina Garten, but in the end I decided to go with the one from Martha Stewart because we wanted roasted potatoes that night too. This is a very simple prime rib roast  and I combined it with Ina Garten’s recipe for a flavorful mustard horseradish sauce on the side. There are only a few ingredients you need for the sauce and just salt and pepper for the roast to make this elegant dish.

Standing Rib Roast with Roasted Potatoes

1 standing rib roast (7 to 10 pounds) with 3 to 6 ribs

6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

2 teaspoons sugar

8 medium Yukon Gold potatoes (about 4 pounds)

For the Mustard Horseradish Sauce:

1 1/2 cups mayonnaise

3 tablespoons Dijon mustard

1 1/2 tablespoons whole-grain mustard

1 tablespoon prepared horseradish

1/3 cup sour cream

1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

Remove the standing rib roast from the refrigerator and allow it to come to room temperature, about one to two hours. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Whisk together the olive oil, all-purpose flour, 4 teaspoons of kosher salt, 1/2 teaspoon of freshly ground black pepper and the sugar in a small bowl until it is blended.

Boil the potatoes in a large pot of salted water until they are fork tender, about 10 to 12 minutes. Drain the potatoes and peel them, and then cut each potato in half crosswise. Place the roast in a roasting pan, ribs side down. Lightly score the fat on top of the roast. Rub the roast all over with the flour mixture. Place the roast in the oven and roast it for 15 minutes. Reduce the heat to 375 degrees and continue to roast, basting the roast frequently with the pan juices, for 1 hour more. Add the potatoes, tossing to coat them in the pan juices. Roast, flipping the potatoes and basting the meat occasionally, until the thickest part of the roast registers 135 to 140 degrees on an instant-read thermometer (avoiding the bone) for medium-rare, about 45 minutes more. The total cooking time should be about 2 hours. Transfer the roast to a cutting board, reserving the pan drippings if you plan to make Yorkshire pudding. Tent the roast with foil and allow it to rest for at least 20 minutes (or up to 1 hour) before carving. Carve the roast into slices and serve it with the mustard horseradish sauce.

For the mustard horseradish sauce, whisk together the mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, whole-grain mustard, horseradish, sour cream and salt in a small bowl until it is well blended. Refrigerate the sauce until you are ready to serve.

This is a very basic recipe but it turns out a very delicious roast. The roast is cooked perfectly and is nice and pink in the center, if you like it that way. Of course, you could always cook it a little longer if you prefer it to be more towards medium or medium-well, but a cut of meat like this is great when it is medium-rare like this. It just melts in your mouth and you can cut it with a butter knife. I really liked the sauce to go with it with the combination of the mustards, the heat of the horseradish and the tang from the mayonnaise and sour cream. It would also go really well with other cuts of beef if you are looking for a nice sauce to try on the side. I made this with some  maple glazed vegetables, which I forgot to take pictures of but I will post the recipe for them in another post. This dinner is an elegant treat, and I actually only made a 2-rib roast for just the three of us and plenty of leftovers for some prime rib steak sandwiches.

That’s all I have for today. Check back next time for another recipe. Until then, enjoy the rest of your day and enjoy your meal!

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Posted by on January 17, 2015 in Beef, Cooking, Dinner, Potatoes, Sauce

 

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Meals with Family and Friends, Part 2 – London Broil with Creamy Horseradish Sauce

This was actually a meal we made while my family was here visiting last week and it was the one I forgot to take a picture of. I wanted to make an easy dinner that could easily feed a crowd, and my brother generously offered up a couple of London broils he had in the freezer for us to use for dinner that night. I found this very easy recipe from Food Republic that is a very basic recipe with a nice marinade and it makes a great horseradish sauce to serve alongside the beef.

London Broil with Creamy Horseradish Sauce

For the London Broil:

3 cloves garlic, minced

2 teaspoons lemon juice

3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

1/2 cup red wine

1 tablespoon soy sauce

1 teaspoon honey

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

2 to 2 1/2 pounds top round London broil or flank steak

For the Creamy Horseradish Sauce:

1/4 cup prepared horseradish

1/2 cup sour cream

1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

Dash of Worcestershire sauce

1/4 cup red wine

1 tablespoon cider vinegar

Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh chives

To make the London broil, Mix together all of the ingredients except for the meat. Place the meat in a shallow dish and cover it with the marinade. Cover the meat with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 4 hours but no more than 24 hours.

Remove the meat from the refrigerator and bring it to room temperature before cooking. Preheat a grill to high, oil the grate, and set it 5 to 6 inches above the coals. If you are cooking the meat indoors, preheat the broiler to high and set a rack 5 to 6 inches below the heat source.

Remove the meat from the marinade and discard the marinade. Pat the steak dry with paper towels. Grill (or broil on a broiler pan) on each side for 6 minutes for rare or 7 to 9 minutes for medium-rare. Transfer the meat to a carving board and allow it to rest for 8 to 10 minutes. Slice the meat at a 45-degree angle across the grain and serve with the horseradish sauce.

For the horseradish sauce, Whisk all the ingredients together until the mixture is smooth and creamy. Place the sauce in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours to allow the flavors to meld. Serve in a ramekin beside the meat.

This is a very simple recipe that produces a great tasting steak. The marinade really helps to break down some of the toughness of the meat and gives it fantastic flavor. I also really liked the horseradish sauce as a side dish and it goes really well with any kind of steak or beef meal that you make. We served this with mashed potatoes and asparagus, but baked potatoes would go really well with this as well and any steamed vegetable would be an ideal side. I wish I had remembered to take a picture of this one as it was a good one that is easy to make for any night of the week.

That’s all I have for today. Check back next time for another recipe. I still have a simple pan seared rib eye steak with a nice red wine sauce, some fall vegetable risotto, and a simple sautéed spinach among other recipes to share. Until next time, enjoy the rest of your day and enjoy your meal!

 

 
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Posted by on October 18, 2013 in Beef, Cooking, Dinner, Grilling, Sauce

 

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Sunday Dinner on a Saturday, Part 1 – Sunday Slow-Roasted Chuck Roast

For many families, having a roast on Sunday is something of a tradition. I can remember having the meal as a child either at my parents’ home or at my grandparents’ home fairly regularly. Unfortunately, really good cuts of beef for roasts have gotten very expensive, making the roast something that does not happen very often. Even just getting a cut like an eye round or top sirloin can be quite expensive unless it happens to be on a good sale. The chuck eye roast is not one I typically buy because it is quite fatty. it’s fine if you are going to cube it up for a beef stew or even use it to grind for your own hamburgers, but it can be tough to turn a quality roast dinner into this cut of beef. That is why when I saw this recipe in the latest issue of Cook’s Country magazine, it intrigued me enough to want to give it a try. They take the chuck roast and transform it into a tender roast fit for a Sunday meal.

Slow-Roasted Chuck Roast

1 (5- to 6-pound) center-cut boneless beef chuck-eye roast

5 teaspoons kosher salt

2 teaspoons pepper

2 teaspoons onion powder

2 teaspoons granulated garlic

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

1/4 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 cup red wine

1 1/2 cups beef broth

1 1/2 cups chicken broth

1/2 cup heavy cream

1/2 cup sour cream

1/3 cup prepared horseradish, drained

1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

1 garlic clove, minced

1/2 teaspoon pepper

Pat the roast dry with paper towels. Separate the roast into two pieces along the natural seam of the roast and trim the fat to 1/4-inch thickness. Tie kitchen twine around the larger roast at 1-inch intervals. Cut the smaller roast into 1-inch cubes. Combine the salt, pepper, onion powder, and granulated garlic in a bowl. Rub the surface of the tied roast evenly with half of the spice mixture and wrap it in plastic wrap. Transfer the beef cubes to a 1-gallon zipper-lock bag; add the remaining spice mixture to the bag, seal, and toss to coat the beef cubes. Refrigerate the tied roast and the beef cubes for at least 6 hours and up to 24 hours.

Adjust an oven rack to the lower-middle position and heat the oven to 300 degrees. Heat 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat until just smoking. Brown the tied roast on all sides, about 10 to 12 minutes total; transfer to a plate.

Return the now-empty skillet to medium-high heat, add the remaining 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil and heat until just smoking. Add the cubed beef and brown on all sides, about 10 to 12 minutes. Sprinkle the flour over the meat and cook, stirring constantly, until the beef is evenly coated, about 1 minute. Add the wine and cook until the pan is dry, about 1 minute. Add the beef and chicken broths and bring to a boil, scraping up any browned bits. Cover, transfer the skillet to the oven and cook for 1 hour.

Uncover the skillet and place the browned roast on top of the cubed meat. Return the skillet to the oven and continue to cook, uncovered, until the cubed meat is fork tender and the roast registers about 150 degrees, about 1 hour longer. Transfer the roast to a carving board, tent loosely with aluminum foil and allow to rest for 20 to 30 minutes.

Using a potato masher, mash the cubed meat until it is shredded into rough 1/2-inch pieces. Transfer the shredded and gravy to a separate dish to cool completely and use for another meal.

While the roast is resting, make the horseradish sauce. Whisk together the heavy cream, sour cream, horseradish, Dijon mustard, garlic and pepper until it is smooth.

Remove the twine from the roast and slice thin. Serve the roast with the horseradish sauce.

There are a couple of things about this recipe. The cubed meat and gravy can be used for another recipe that I plan to make tomorrow that is included with this recipe in Cook’s Country. It is for roast beef po’boys and is simple to make. I did save 4 tablespoons of the drippings and also used that to make a side dish of Yorkshire pudding, the recipe I will post tomorrow. Even at rest at 150 degrees, the roast when sliced was still pink in the center and juicy and flavorful. While this is a little bit hotter temperature than usual for a medium-rare, with this cut of beef it does help to make the beef flavorful and not chewy. The twine does help to hold it together for slicing nice roast slices instead of it falling apart.It is a nice Sunday recipe to try with an inexpensive cut of beef to help save you some money and you do get extra meals out of it as well. I served this with a braised cauliflower, roasted potatoes and the Yorkshire pudding. I’ll be posting the recipes for the cauliflower and Yorkshire pudding tomorrow.

That’s all I have for today. Sadly, I forgot to take a picture of the roast after I took it out and sliced it, so I don’t have one of it to show. I apologize for that. Check back next time for the other recipes from this meal. Until then, enjoy the rest of your day and enjoy your meal!

 

 
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Posted by on October 6, 2013 in Beef, Cooking, Dinner, Sauce

 

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