Beef Rib Roast
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 tablespoons finely chopped garlic
1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh thyme leaves
4 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons pepper
1 cup beef-flavored broth (from 32-oz carton)
5 to 6 lb bone-in beef rib roast
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 – In small bowl, mix softened butter, garlic, thyme, salt and pepper. Set aside.
2 – Spray 6-quart slow cooker insert with cooking spray. Pour beef-flavored broth into slow cooker. Rub beef roast all over with vegetable oil. Heat 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Cook 4 minutes on ribs side, then turn and cook 1 to 3 minutes each on other sides, until browned, holding roast upright in skillet with tongs if necessary.
3 – Transfer to slow cooker, ribs side down. Rub butter mixture on top and sides of roast. Cover and cook on Low heat setting 3 to 5 hours or until desired temperature in center. For medium-rare, cook 3 hours 30 minutes to 4 hours, or until meat thermometer inserted in center reads 135°F. For medium, cook 4 hours 30 minutes to 5 hours, or until meat thermometer inserted in center reads 145°F. Transfer roast to cutting board. Cover roast loosely with foil; let stand 30 minutes before carving. Cut into slices.
Suggested: serve with creamy horseradish sauce.