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Yield: 10 servings | Serving Size: 2 slices | Calories: 532 | Total Fat: 17 g | Saturated Fat: 6 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 259 mg | Sodium: 738 mg | Carbohydrates: 4 g | Dietary Fiber: 0 g | Sugars: 0 g | Protein: 82 g | SmartPoints (Freestyle): 9
- 2 bulbs roasted garlic
- Kosher or sea salt to taste
- 1 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh rosemary leaves
- 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh thyme leaves
- 6 pounds beef ribeye, fat trimmed to 1/8” or less, grass fed preferably
- 1 1/2 cups red wine – add additional cup if making aus jus
- 1/2 cup beef stock (low-sodium), plus 2 more cups if making au jus, optional
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
- Separate the bulbs of roasted garlic into cloves and squeeze the peels to extract the roasted garlic. Then move the garlic to a small bowl and mash with the back of a fork until mostly smooth. Add 1 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon pepper, the rosemary and thyme, and stir until moderately blended. Rub the mixture evenly so that it adheres to the top and sides of the roast.
- Season the entire surface of the roast with the remaining 2 1/2 teaspoons salt and 1 teaspoon of pepper. With the roast in a roasting pan and add 1 1/2 cups red wine and 1/2 cup beef stock to the bottom of the pan. Roast a full 20 minutes. Bring the heat down to 350 degrees F and roast to the desired doneness, about 18 minutes per pound for rare and 22 minutes per pound for medium.
- Let stand 5-8 minutes before carving. Another nice touch for the more health conscious is the de-fat the resulting juices and serve alongside the beef.
- If making the optional au jus, place the roasting pan directly on the burners over medium-high heat. Add 1 cup red wine and scrape the browned pieces on the bottom of the pan using a wooden spoon. Add 2 cups beef stock and season with salt and pepper. Continue to cook until the wine reduces by half, about 5 minutes. Strain the sauce through a sieve to remove any solids before serving. De-grease as needed.