Rosemary and Mustard Standing Rib Roast

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Recipe by Made By Mandy

Serves 5 (depending on number of ribs)

Prep/Cooking time 2 hours


2.5kg standing rib roast / prime rib, bone in

6 tbsp (110ml) extra virgin olive oil

2 tbsp wholegrain mustard

3 garlic cloves, minced

1 tbsp rosemary, finely chopped

1 tbsp thyme, finely chopped

2 tsp salt

1 tsp freshly cracked black pepper

Red Wine Gravy

300ml beef stock

500ml red wine

2 tbsp cornflour

8 sage leaves

4 thyme sprigs

4 rosemary sprigs

1 tsp salt

½ tsp cracked black pepper


  • 01

    Remove beef from fridge 2 hours before cooking to bring it to room temperature. Preheat the oven to 220°C.

  • 02

    In a medium bowl, combine chopped rosemary, thyme, minced garlic, olive oil, mustard, salt, and pepper. Mix well.

  • 03

    Halve the garlic and quarter the onion (keeping the skin on), then place in the roasting pan.

  • 04

    Set the beef in the pan atop the garlic and onion. Brush all over with half the mustard dressing, reserving the rest.

  • 05

    Place pan in the oven and roast for 20 minutes.

  • 06

    Take pan out, baste the beef with more dressing, then reduce oven temperature to 145°C. Roast for another 1.5 hours, basting every 30 minutes. Remove the beef from the oven when the internal temperature reaches 50°C. A meat thermometer will come in handy for this step. 

  • 07

    Once cooked, remove beef and loosely cover it with foil, letting it rest for 20-30 minutes.

  • 08

    Transfer the pan juices, onion, and garlic to a saucepan over high heat. Add wine, beef stock, sage, thyme, rosemary, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil for 10-15 minutes, or until reduced by approximately half. Then, lower heat to medium.

  • 09

    Mix cornflour with 4 tablespoons of water in a small bowl. Add to the saucepan, and continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened. Strain the gravy into a bowl. 

  • 10

    After resting, slice the beef and serve with the gravy.

About the Author

Made By Mandy

I love all things food and will use any excuse to get in the kitchen, from organising endless dinner parties and developing countless recipes. Over the years I have learnt how powerful food is. Not only is it a source of nourishment, but more importantly, it brings everyone together to provide a sense of unity and community. That’s where my love for styling and photography comes in - it allows me to tell a story and give the viewer a moment to think, to react, to feel and to understand all the beauty that food has to offer.