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Let Omaha Steaks help you create your holiday story by serving the best holiday dinner you’ve ever enjoyed. Omaha Steaks perfectly aged chateaubriand or prime rib beef roasts, reverse-seared for amazing results… clever, delicious toppings that we guarantee will get rave reviews from the whole family… easy gourmet sides and a holiday dessert where Omaha Steaks does all the work… creating a whole meal is simpler than ever. It’s all part of Christmas with Omaha Steaks.

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • Making a reverse-seared beef roast
  • Making beautiful holiday roast toppings
  • Using easy Omaha Steaks sides & desserts to complete the meal

How to Make a Reverse-Seared Roast

The Reverse Searing Method results in a stunning, well-browned holiday roast with an evenly cooked interior that’s tender and flavorful. The preparation is easy and forgiving, but it takes forethought. Here’s the basic idea:

  • A day before you cook, dry brine or season your roast and leave it uncovered in the fridge to develop crust and flavor. This dries the outside of the roast and forms a layer that allows even browning. The salt in the seasoning locks in moisture within the roast.
  • Place your roast in the oven at a low temperature the roast to cook evenly from edge to edge. Take it out at an interior temperature of 5 to 10 degrees below your desired finished temperature – it will cook a little more while resting and during the final step of searing.
  • Sear your roast at the end of the cook (hence “reverse searing”) in a broiler, grill, or a hot pan to create the perfect delicious crust.

Reverse Sear Holiday Roast Cooking Chart

Desired Temperature

Rare Medium Rare Medium Well Done
120°-130°F 130°-140°F 140°-150°F 160°-170°F

Weight

Roasted Internal Temperature

Chateaubriand Roast 2 lb. 110°-120°F 120°-130°F 130°-140°F 150°-160°F
Prime Rib Roast  4 lb. 110°-120°F 120°-130°F 130°-140°F 150°-160°F

4 lb. Bone-In Frenched Prime Rib Roast (Reverse Sear)

Instructions

ACTIVE TIME

30 MIN

TOTAL TIME

4 DAYS

SERVES

4-8 PEOPLE
Reverse-Seared Holiday Beef Roast Dinner

Step #1

Thaw roast completely in the refrigerator before cooking; allow 48-72 hours. Season the roast with Omaha Steaks Private Reserve® Rub 12-18 hours in advance and leave uncovered in refrigerator overnight.
Reverse-Seared Holiday Beef Roast Dinner

Step #2

When ready to cook preheat the oven to 225°F. Place the roast on an elevated rack in a roasting pan.
Reverse-Seared Holiday Beef Roast Dinner

Step #3

Roast for 3 hours and 15 minutes at 225° or to an internal temp between 120°F to 125°F.
Reverse-Seared Holiday Beef Roast Dinner

Step #4

Let roast rest for 30 to 45 minutes.
Reverse-Seared Holiday Beef Roast Dinner

Step #5

Sear in a hot skillet, 2 minutes on each side or until a delicious brown crust uniformly covers your roast.
Reverse-Seared Holiday Beef Roast Dinner

Additional Tip

For easier carving when the roast is hot and ready to serve, trim the roast free from the bones prior to cooking. Stand the rib roast on end so the ribs are pointed up. Using a sharp knife cut along the bone, careful not to cut into the roast. Tie the roast up with butcher’s twine to hold it together while cooking.
And don’t forget to check out the guide for cooking chateaubriand and learn to the best methods for smokingsous vide and sear roasting chateaubriand.

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4 lb. Bone-In Frenched Prime Rib Roast (Reverse Sear)

How to reverse sear a prime rib roast
Prep Time4 d
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time4 d 30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Prime Rib Roast
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Omaha Steaks

Instructions

  • Thaw roast completely in the refrigerator before cooking; allow 48-72 hours. Season the roast with Omaha Steaks Private Reserve® Rub 12-18 hours in advance and leave uncovered in refrigerator overnight.
  • When ready to cook preheat the oven to 225°F. Place the roast on an elevated rack in a roasting pan.
  • Roast for 3 hours and 15 minutes at 225° or to an internal temp between 120°F to 125°F.
  • Let roast rest for 30 to 45 minutes.
  • Sear in a hot skillet, 2 minutes on each side or until a delicious brown crust uniformly covers your roast.

2 lb. Chateaubriand (Reverse Sear)

How to reverse sear a chateaubriand
Prep Time4 d
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time4 d 30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Omaha Steaks

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Thaw roast completely in the refrigerator before cooking; allow 48-72 hours.
  • Season the roast with Omaha Steaks Private Reserve® Rub 12 – 18 hours in advance and leave uncovered in refrigerator overnight. When ready to cook preheat the oven to 225°F. Place the roast on an elevated rack in a roasting pan.
  • Roast for 2 hours at 225° or to an internal temp between 120°F to 125°F.
  • Let roast rest for 30 to 45 minutes.
  • Broil on high 2 inches from the broiler, 4 minutes on one side, 2 minutes on the other side or until a delicious brown crust uniformly covers your roast.

Figgy Onion Jam

A delicious and festive topping for your holiday beef roast
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Omaha Steaks

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 medium red onion peeled, cut into 1/4-inch dices
  • 1 cup dried black Mission figs de-stemmed
  • 1 cup water divided
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar divided
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Melt butter over low heat in a 4-cup sauce pot. Add onions. Cover and cook on low for 15 minutes until onions have softened.
  • Add figs, 1/4 cup of the water, 1/4 cup of the vinegar, sugar and salt to the pot. Cover and cook on low for another 15 minutes until figs have softened.
  • Remove the pot from the heat and add black pepper and vanilla extract. Pour into a blender or use an immersion blender to process until smooth. The final texture is up to you — add remaining water and vinegar to blender for a smoother jam or stop now to leave it chunkier.

“Not Your Mom’s” Toppings: The Perfect Complement to a Reverse-Seared Roast

You’re updating how to you cook a roast, so why not re-think the dollops that go along with it? The chefs in the Omaha Steaks Test Kitchen recommend these not-too-difficult twists on the traditional to accompany your reverse-seared chateaubriand or prime rib beef roast.

Omaha Steaks Sides

Omaha Steaks side dishes take almost all the work out of making a holiday dinner. We’ve come up with the recipes, we’ve done all the prep… all you need to do is put them in the oven and get ready to serve! Combined with an easy reverse-seared beef roast and a clever dessert, it’s a complete meal! We recommend these Omaha Steaks sides with a holiday meal:

Omaha Steaks Dessert: Sticky Toffee Pudding Cakes

The new Omaha Steaks holiday dessert is…. Sticky toffee pudding cakes! It’s as good as it sounds. These individually sized cakes are made only with real, premium ingredients – baker’s quality brown sugar, dates, cream, and butter. All you need to do is pop them in the oven straight from the freezer.

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