Rib Roast With Chipotle Bleu Sauce
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8 celery ribs
1 standing rib roast (4-5 lb)
2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 1/2 teaspoons coarsely ground pepper
5 oz Deli soft-ripened blue cheese, cubed
3 1/2 tablespoons herb garlic butter (1/2 stick), cubed
1 cup yogurt blue cheese dressing
2 teaspoons chipotle pepper sauce
1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Coat medium-size roasting pan with spray. Cut celery into 7-inch ribs; lay across center of pan. Place roast on top of celery (wash hands); sprinkle salt and pepper over roast. Bake 20 minutes or until roast has browned.
2. Reduce oven to 350°F; cook 2 more hours or until roast is 145°F (medium-rare) up to 170°F (well-done). Use a meat thermometer to accurately ensure doneness. Transfer roast to cutting board; let stand 10-15 minutes before slicing.
3. Cut cheese and butter into small cubes. Place both in medium saucepan on medium heat; cook and stir 2-3 minutes or until melted. Stir in dressing and pepper sauce; remove from heat when sauce is bubbly. Serve roast with sauce. (Makes 8 servings.)
CALORIES (per 1/8 recipe) 750kcal; FAT 63g; CHOL 165g; SODIUM 920mg; CARB 3g; FIBER 1g; PROTEIN 41g; VIT A 10%; VIT C 4%; CALC 15%; IRON 25%