Time: 90 Minutes

Pesto-Rubbed Ribeye Roast

A Petite Ribeye Roast gets coated with jarred pesto and crushed red pepper for great Italian flavor. The recipe also includes a side of sautéed tomatoes and olives!


  • 1 beef Ribeye Petite Roast (1-1/2 to 2 pounds)
  • 1/4 cup basil pesto sauce
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons crushed red pepper
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes with onions, drained
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped Kalamata olives
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil or 2 teaspoons dried basil leaves - If using dried basil, combine it with tomatoes and olives in saucepan before simmering.
  • Quick Facts

  • 90 Minutes
  • 8 Servings
  • 229kcal Calories
  • 26g Protein
  • Cooking

    1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Combine pesto and red pepper; spread evenly onto all surfaces of beef roast.
    2. Place roast, fat-side up, on rack in shallow roasting pan. Insert ovenproof meat thermometer so tip is centered in thickest part of beef. Do not add water or cover. Roast in 350°F oven 50 to 65 minutes for medium rare to medium doneness.
    3. Meanwhile, combine tomatoes and olives in medium saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 3 to 5 minutes or until sauce is slightly thickened, stirring occasionally. Stir in fresh basil; cook 1 minute. Keep warm.
    4. Remove roast when meat thermometer registers 135°F for medium rare; 150°F for medium. Transfer roast to carving board; tent loosely with aluminum foil. Let stand 20 minutes. (Temperature will continue to rise about 10°F to reach 145°F for medium rare; 160°F for medium.)
    5. Carve roast into slices; season with salt and ground black pepper, as desired. Serve with tomato-olive mixture.


    Serv Size Calories Total Fat Cholesterol Total Carbs Protein
    8 229kcal 12g 76mg 4g 26g

    * The % Daily Value tells you how much of a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice. 3g Saturated Fat; 4g Monounsaturated Fat; Carbohydrates; 0.9g Fiber; 4.9mg Niacin; 0.4mg Vitamin B6; 3.4mcg Vitamin B12; 3mg Iron; 0mcg Selenium; Zinc; 0.3mg Choline;

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