Crown rib roast for a large gathering that has been dry rubbed with thyme, sage, seasoned salt, and black pepper for a classic flavor. Perfect for family get-togethers at Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and any other holiday or celebration your family enjoys together.
What is Crown Rib Roast?
Crown rib roast is two rib racks of beef, pork, or lamb with the loin attached. The racks are bent into a circular shape to form a circle and held together with twine. This creates a crown shape with the tips of the bones frenched and facing upward.
Where Do I Find a Crown Rib Roast?
If you have a butcher or meat department at your local grocery you will likely need to special order one with advance notice.
When I called our local grocery, they stated they could prepare one with 24 hours notice and it would cost $12.99/lb for a 20-22 lb roast.
We were not looking to have a roast that large and other groceries did not offer them at all. We found a web site that delivers 12-14 pound roasts: DeBragga. The roast arrived already arranged in a crown and was packed with ice packs. I am not affiliated with them in any way but personally recommend their roast.
I mixed my own dry rub for the roast with classic flavors of thyme and rosemary. There are a variety of flavors you can use and are not limited to these:
- Seasoned Salt
- Black Pepper
Some prefer to rub their roast with olive oil first or rub with garlic cloves while others prefer sage instead of rosemary.
Cooking a Crown Rib Roast
- Place the crown rib roast in a roasting pan big enough that the sides do not touch.
- Cook the roast in the oven until it reaches an internal temperature of 150 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature in the thickest part of the meat.
- Ensure the meat thermometer does not touch bone when you check the temperature.
Pork Internal Temperature
Medium-Rare: 145-150 Degrees Fahrenheit
Medium: 150-155 Degrees Fahrenheit
Medium-Well: 155-160 Degrees Fahrenheit
Well-Done: 165 Degrees Fahrenheit
How Many Servings Per Person
Depending on how thick each chop is, it can vary.
In the 13.3 lbs roast prepared in the photos, 1 chop per person was a decent proportion. Each chop was about 2 inches thick.
Crown Rib Roast Side Dishes
- Cheesy Potatoes
- Garlic Roasted Brussels Sprouts
- Air Fryer Baby Potatoes
- Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus
- Hawaiian Macaroni Salad
- Garlic Parmesan Roasted Carrots
- Ultimate Cheesy Au Gratin Potatoes
- Garlic Bread Stuffing
- Green Beans with Tomatoes
- Yorkshire Pudding