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Smoked Ribeye Roast (Cap-Off)

Meaty, melt-in-your-mouth-tender, and oh-so delish, Smoked Ribeye Roasts are about as good as good gets! Serve with all your favorite roast beef sides and dig into a deliciosu feast!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time2 hours 30 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: smoked, smoked beef, smoked prime rib, smoked rib roast, smoked ribeye, smoked ribeye roast, smoked standing rib roast, smoker, smoker recipes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 679kcal
Author: Chef Jenn



  • Remove the roast from the fridge about an hour before putting it on the smoker. This will allow the roast to warm up a bit, reducing the time it needs on the smoker.
  • Rinse the roast under running water to remove any bone chips, then pat it dry with paper towels.
  • Rub the roast all over with olive oil. With the cap removed, the roast needs a bit more fat and the olive oil will also help the rub stick to the meat.
  • Sprinkle the roast liberally with the Montreal Steak Seasoning.
  • Preheat your Traeger smoker as per the manufacturer's instructions (or whatever smoker you'll be using).
  • Place the well-seasoned roast onto the smoker at 180-F (or supersmoke) for about 30 minutes, then turn the heat to 225F and continue cooking until the roast reaches an internal temperature of 125-F for medium rare.
  • Remove the roast when the internal temp reaches 125-F and let it rest for at least 15 minutes before slicing.


Chef Jenn's Tips

  • Actual cooking time will vary based on the size of your roast, but on a Traeger smoker, a 3-bone roast will take about 2.5-3 hours at 225F.
  • Season your roast REALLY well! Some of it will fall off during the smoking process, and beef loves to be well-seasoned.
  • Resting is SO important. Your meat will stay hot - let it rest for at least 15 minutes before carving so all the juice doesn't come out.


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 679kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 61g | Fat: 48g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 24g | Cholesterol: 184mg | Sodium: 158mg | Potassium: 830mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 0.1g | Vitamin A: 122IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 6mg