Honey Herb Marinated Rib Roast

I just made this honey herb-marinated Rib Roast for the whole family and it was delicious. In fact, I actually followed the cooking instructions featured on the Today Show. I am glad that our oven has one of those built-in thermometers because it reached our desired temperature about an hour and a half ahead of schedule. If you follow these cooking instructions, be sure to monitor your meat. The roast, despite being done early, was absolutely delicious. I simply wrapped it in foil, and believe it or not, it was still warm at dinnertime. Phew. This was a huge 7-rib roast. We have big eaters. The average size rib roast is more like 3 ribs.

Honey Herb and Garlic Marinated Rib Roast in the oven

How to Make Herb Marinated Rib Roast

  • Combine all ingredients in a glass bowl
  • Whisk until emulsified
  • Rinse and dry roast and cover with marinade
  • Bring roast to room temperature (could take a few hours)

As a matter of fact, everyone really enjoyed this rib roast marinated in honey and herbs. The honey helped to bring up the beautiful color as the meat roasted. In any case, this size roast was enough for 13 people. However, there were only 10 guests and one doesn’t eat meat. I served this dinner with Honey Mustard Roasted Carrots and it went very nicely together.

Honey Herb and Garlic Marinated Rib Roast the after show

Adapting this Marinated Rib Roast

As you know, a recipe is not truly perfect until you’ve added your own touch to it. We encourage you to Bee Inspired in every aspect of your life. Let your inner chef come out. Play with your food and change up this recipe. Here are some ideas:

  • Use your favorite rub with honey, olive oil and fresh chopped garlic, emulsify with a whisk before pouring over the roast
  • Try making this rib on the grill, on very low heat, and be sure to monitor your internal temperature
  • Try this marinade on fish or chicken and enjoy it every bit as much
  • Follow cooking instructions here, but watch your temperature, it may take much less time.

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Feeds up to 4 people for a small roast and 10 with a large roast.

Honey Herb and Garlic Marinated Rib Roast as it marinates

Honey Herb and Garlic-Marinated Rib Roast

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 20 minutes
Servings: 20
Calories: 992kcal
Start off your main course with this delicious Rib Roast. Made with a glaze of herbs and Eastern Shore Honey, it develops a beautiful color and stays juicy and flavorful. It's perfect served alongside roasted vegetables and crusty bread.

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  • 5 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. Waxing Kara Honey
  • 6 garlic cloves minced
  • 3 tbsp. fresh rosemary minced
  • 2 tbsp. fresh thyme minced
  • 2 tbsp. fresh sage minced
  • 3 tsp. pepper
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 16 lb prime rib roast


  • Combine all ingredients in glass bowl
  • Whisk until emulsified
  • Rinse and dry roast and cover with marinade
  • Bring Roast to room temperature (could take a few hours)


Follow cooking instructions here, but watch your temperature, it may take much less time.


Calories: 992kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 43g | Fat: 88g | Saturated Fat: 36g | Cholesterol: 192mg | Sodium: 238mg | Potassium: 741mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 139IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 5mg

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Kara waxes about the bees, creates and tests recipes with her friend Joyce, and does her best to share what she’s learned and continues to learn about the bees, honey, ingredients we use and more.

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