Garlicky Herb Cross Rib Roast Recipe


This Garlicky Herb Cross Rib Roast is very flavorful and full of fresh herb goodness.  As the recipe calls for Balsamic Vinegar, make sure you use a good-quality aged balsamic vinegar.  I used regular balsamic vinegar in this recipe, but you could also use fig balsamic or a garlic balsamic.  This cross rib roast is excellent served with Greek Potatoes with Lemons and Oregano and a beautiful Tomato Salad.

This very flavorful Garlicky Cross Rib Roast recipe, comments, and photos were shared with my by Karen Calanchini, Food Stylist and Photographer, of Redding, CA.


Garlic Cross Rib Roast


More delicious Beef Recipes using various cuts of beef.


Garlicky Herb Cross Rib Roast Recipe:
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Garlicky Herb Cross Rib Roast Recipe
Servings: 6 servings
  • 1 (3 to 3 1/2 pound) Cross Rib Roast*
  • 3 tablespoons Balsamic Vinegar (good quality)
  • 3 tablespoons garlic, fresh, finely-minced
  • 2 tablespoons thyme leaves, fresh, removed from stems and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons rosemary leaves, fresh, removed from stems and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon coarse salt or sea salt
  • Black pepper, freshly-ground, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil (I used garlic-infused olive oil)
  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.

  2. Brush the cross rib roast with the balsamic vinegar, making sure the balsamic vinegar gets into all the nooks of the roast.  Make a paste of the minced garlic, thyme leaves, rosemary leaves, salt, pepper, and oil oil.  Rub paste mixture well all over the roast.

    Garlic Cross Rib Roast Ingredients
  3. Garlic Cross Rib Roast oven ready
  4. In a large roasting pan, cook the prepared roast for 15 minutes.  Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees F. and cook an additional 50 to 60 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 125 degrees F. on your instant-read digital meat thermometer

  5. Remove roast from oven and cover the roast loosely with aluminum foil and let stand for approximately 15 to 20 minutes.  Remember, the roast will continue to cook as it sets. The temperature will rise approximately 5 to 10 degrees.  So, pay attention to how long you let the cooked roast sit before cutting and serving.

  6. Makes 6 servings.

    Plated Garlic Cross Rib Roast
Recipe Notes

Uncooked Cross Rib Roast* Cross Rib Roast is also know as Beef Shoulder, Chuck, Shoulder Clod, Boston Cut, and/or English Cut Roast.  

My roast was covered with a string netting to hold the meat together during cooking.   I removed it because I did not want to put the seasoning over the top of the netting, only to have it all come off when removing it prior to slicing.   I seasoned the roast then tied one string around the roast to help hold it during cooking.

Source:  Original recipe is from the The Complete Meat Cookbook, by Bruce Aidells and Denis Kelly.


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Comments and Reviews

16 Responses to “Garlicky Herb Cross Rib Roast Recipe”

  1. Patti Dunne

    This recipe was very easy to make and is delicious! I would highly recommend this to others. Great job!

  2. Deborah Belliveau

    The roast turned out excellent. It was 5#, juicy, moist and as tender as this cut of meat can be. Very happy with the recipe. Spot on!!! Thank you.

  3. Thelma Davis

    EASY TO PREPARE ! Outstanding delicious result. A++++
    Thanks for prep & cooking directions.

  4. Alexsandra

    I added parsley to this and made it in my crock pot. Low for 6 hours. It was one of the best roasts I have ever had. Thank you!

  5. Terri

    This roast turned out quite well. We used leftovers to make some delicious roast beef sandwiches.

  6. Tricia Adamson

    This was an excellent recipe for this roast turned out MR & Rare to suit all of my guests.

  7. Carole MacDonald

    Do you cook this roast uncovered or with a lid on it, also do you put any liquid in the pan.?

  8. Bill Tippin

    When you say Preheat oven and cook at a specific degrease, is that on Bake setting or roast setting
    Thank you

    • Whats Cooking America

      Most ovens do not have a setting option to choose between “baking” or “roasting”. Baking is the reference used for cooking baked goods like cookies, cakes or breads, where roasting refers to cooking vegetables and meats. For roasting the beef, you need to pre-heat the oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.

  9. Kristine Howard

    I tried the slow cooker and at only 4 1/2hrs it was way over done, not sure how someone did six. I wish i would have just roasted it.

  10. Brent Coriaty

    This recipe is simple and delicious! The first time, I used a fig balsamic and it turned out amazing. 2nd variation was a pomegranate balsamic and cooked on the grill instead of the oven, and it was very good. This time I tried a Bordeaux cherry balsamic and used a tri-tip in the oven…wow!
    Thank you!

  11. Tami

    This was delicious. And the house smelled great while it was roasting. And we have enough left for French dips tomorrow!


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