Cross Rib Roast with Garlic Herb Rub

  • 3 lb Cross Rib Roast 
  • Garlic Herb Rub (Recipe from The Grassfed Gourmet by Shannon Hayes)

Garlic Herb Rub recipe: 

  • 1 tbsp dried thyme
  • 1 tbsp dried rosemary
  • 2 tbsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp ground fennel (optional)
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 1/2 tbsp sea salt
  • 2 tsp fresh ground black pepper

Preheat oven to 450.

Rub roast with garlic herb mix.

Cook roast for 15-20 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 until meat thermometer reads 130 (rare) to 140 (medium), roasting time is approximately 20 minutes per pound. Remove from oven, tent and let stand for 15-25 minutes. Cut thin slices to serve. Serve with mashed potatoes and roasted carrots and onions. 

Tip: I always save my roast drippings to make gravy (de-glaze and make in the same roaster, no need for extra dishes!). I also keep the the strained potato water and add as needed instead of water or broth.   Delish!