Rib Roast with Dijon-Sour Cream Sauce

This classic rib roast is seasoned with rosemary and marjoram and served with an incredibly simple--yet divine--mustard and sour cream sauce.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
8 hrs
Total Time:
8 hrs 25 mins
8 servings


Dijon-Sour Cream Sauce

  • 1 (8 ounce) container light sour cream

  • 2 tablespoons Dijon-style mustard

  • ½ teaspoon sodium-free lemon-pepper seasoning

Rib Roast

  • 1 4-pound beef rib roast, trimmed of fat

  • ¾ cup dry red wine or lower-sodium beef broth

  • ¼ cup lemon juice

  • 2 teaspoons dried rosemary, crushed

  • 2 teaspoons dried marjoram, crushed

  • ¼ teaspoon garlic salt


  1. Prepare Dijon-Sour Cream Sauce: Stir together sour cream, mustard and lemon-pepper seasoning in a small bowl. Cover and chill until serving time.

  2. Prepare Rib Roast: Place meat in a large resealable plastic bag set in a shallow dish. For marinade: In a small bowl, combine wine, lemon juice, rosemary, marjoram and garlic salt. Pour over meat. Seal bag; turn to coat meat. Marinate in the refrigerator for at least 6 hours or up to 24 hours, turning bag occasionally. Drain meat, discarding marinade.

  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place roast, fat side up, in an ungreased 13x9x2-inch baking pan or 3-quart baking dish. Insert an ovenproof meat thermometer into the center of the roast. The thermometer should not touch the bone.

  4. Roast, uncovered, until desired doneness. Allow 1 3/4 to 2 1/4 hours for medium rare (135 degrees F) or 2 1/4 to 2 3/4 hours for medium (150 degrees F). Cover with foil; let stand 15 minutes. The temperature of the meat after standing should be 145 degrees F for medium rare or 160 degrees F for medium. Carve roast and serve with Dijon-Sour Cream Sauce.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

258 Calories
13g Fat
2g Carbs
30g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Serving Size 4 ounces cooked beef and 1 1/2 tablespoons sauce
Calories 258
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 30g 60%
Total Fat 13g 16%
Saturated Fat 6g 28%
Cholesterol 80mg 27%
Vitamin A 93IU 2%
Vitamin C 1mg 1%
Folate 12mcg 3%
Sodium 263mg 11%
Calcium 52mg 4%
Iron 3mg 14%
Magnesium 30mg 7%
Potassium 517mg 11%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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