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Spicy Rib Roast with Black Bean Salsa
Elegance with a Southwestern flair.


Prep: 1 hour
Cook: 1-1/2 to 2 hours
Servings: Serves 16
1 beef rib roast (8-10 lbs. bone in), fat trimmed to 1/8-inch thick
2 Tbsp. chili powder
2 tsp. ground cumin
2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. ground red pepper
1 can (15 ounces) black beans, drained and rinsed
1 medium tomato, chopped
1 small red onion
3 Tbsp. fresh cilantro, chopped




Build a medium-low fire in a covered grill. Add coals every 45 minutes as necessary to maintain heat during cooking. Or preheat oven to 325F if roasting indoors.
Mix chili powder, cumin, salt and red pepper. Reserve 2 tsp. for salsa. Rub roast with remaining seasoning.
Cook roast, bone side down, 4-5 inches from heat for 2-1/2 to 3 hours or 16-20 minutes per pound in covered grill.
Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, combine black beans, tomato, onion, cilantro and reserved seasoning mix.
Check doneness with meat thermometer inserted in center not touching bone or fat. Remove roast when temperature reaches 135F for medium-rare or 150F for medium doneness. Let roast stand tented with foil for 15 minutes before carving.
Serve sliced roast with the black bean salsa.