Coffee-Rubbed Ribeye Roast

Prep Time

5 min

Cooking Time

2 hours




  • 1 whole Rib Eye Roast Beef Roast, boneless (about 4-5 pounds)
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp freshly ground Coffee, preferably organic
  • 1 Tbsp Sea Salt
  • 1 Tbsp Ground Fresh Black Peppercorns
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 2 Tbsp Unsalted Butter, for cooking


Preheat oven to 325C and place a rack in the middle of the oven.

Grind the coffee beans and peppercorns and mix with the salt and dried garlic to make the dry-rub. Rub the seasoning all over the Ribeye Roast with your hands.

Heat a skillet on medium heat for several minutes until very hot. Add the butter and let it melt, coating the whole bottom of the skillet.Carefully add the roast and brown for 1:30 minutes at a time on each side,using a pair of tongs to turn it. Do not move it other than to turn it.

If using an oven-proof skillet, transfer the skillet directly to the oven. Otherwise, transfer the roast to a shallow pan previously heated in the oven (no deeper than 2 inches, so the heat circulates optimally).Roast the rib eye for 25 minutes per pound. For a 5 pound roast, you'll want to roast it for about 2:05 hours.

Once done, remove roast from the oven, transfer to a cutting board and cover it loosely with a sheet of aluminium foil. Let rest for at least 20 minutes before slicing so as to allow for the juices to settle and distribute.


Ribeye roast is a tender cut of meat that is succulent when slow-roasted at low temperature in the oven. Fresh-ground coffee is an incredible dry-rub ingredient to season meat as it gives it a smoky, deep flavor without overpowering the natural taste of the meat. This roast recipe is great for a Sunday dinner and is sure to please any palate!

In order to get a tender result, it’s important to leave the roast at room temperature for 1 to 2 hours before handling it. Placing a refrigerator-cold roast directly into the oven will make the meat fibers tense.Also important, let the roast rest for at least 20 minutes after cooking under a sheet of aluminium before cutting into, otherwise you will lose all the juices.