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Roast Beef: the only recipe you’ll need to make this classic roast dinner

Total time: 2H15 + Resting time
Difficulty: Low
Serves: 8 people
By Cookist

Whether you're planning a traditional Sunday roast or preparing a holiday feast, nothing beats homemade roast beef. Tender, juicy, and coated in a mouthwatering garlic, fresh herb, and olive oil rub, roast beef is a phenomenal dish to serve when you're feeding a crowd. Roast beef is super simple to prep and cook, especially if you follow the golden rule for making the perfect roast: cook low and slow.

What's more, it goes with so many tasty side dishes. Serve it with mashed potatoes, roasted sweet potatoes, steamed or roasted veggies, or mac and cheese. The best part about homemade roast beef (besides how delicious and easy it is to cook) is that it makes top-notch leftovers. Leftover roast beef is irresistible in sandwiches, stir-fries, tacos, casseroles, soups, and stews.


Tips for Making Perfect Roast Beef

The best cuts for roast beef are top sirloin, top round, bottom round, and eye of round roast.

Remove any coverings on the roast and put it on a baking sheet in the fridge for one hour up to overnight. This will help it bake evenly.

No fresh herbs on hand? Substitute for one teaspoon of dried herbs for every tablespoon of fresh herbs.

Use and combination of herbs you like. In addition to rosemary and thyme, sage, tarragon, oregano, and herbs de provence are all delicious, too.

Use an instant-read meat thermometer to know when the roast beef has reached your ideal level of doneness. For medium-rare, it should read 145F; for medium, 160F; and for medium-well, the thermometer should read 170F.

Tent foil over the roast beef when it's resting to keep it warm.

How to Store Roast Beef

Cover the roast beef in tin foil and store in the fridge for up to 4 days.

round roast
1 4-pound
Extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup
Garlic, minced
3 to 4 cloves
Fresh rosemary, chopped
1 tbsp
fresh thyme leaves, chopped
1 tbsp
kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

How to Make Roast Beef

Preheat your oven to 450F.

Whisk the olive oil, garlic, rosemary, thyme, salt, and pepper in a small bowl.

Rub the marinade all over the beef.

Set a roasting rack in a roasting pan. Place the beef on the rack.

Cook for 10 minutes, then reduce the heat to 325F. Cook for 1 hour 45 minutes for medium or 2 hours for medium well to well done.

Take the roast out of the oven and leave it to rest for 15 to 20 minutes.

Slice and serve it. Enjoy!

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