Best-Ever Roast Beef

Posted: December 2

Time: 3 hours 10 minutes

Yield: 8 servings

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Roast beef is considered one of the great cultural and culinary cornerstones of England. This Best-Ever Roast Beef captures what makes this dish so endlessly captivating and delectable: a playful, almost minty, roasted crust surrounding a fatty, juicy, and pink interior. A slice of Best-Ever Roast Beef pairs excellently with roasted potatoes and other hearty fares, perfect for those cold winter nights. Placing this main course on the table is sure to add some pageantry to your dinner!


• 1 (4-pound) round roast • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil • 3 cloves garlic, minced • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, chopped • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves, chopped • 2 teaspoons kosher salt • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper


Step 1

Let the roast sit at room temperature for about 1 hour. This will greatly improve its cooking thoroughness.

Step 2

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.

Step 3

In a small bowl, combine the olive oil, garlic, rosemary, thyme, salt, and pepper.

Step 4

Rub the oil seasoning mixture over all the sides of the roast.

Step 5

Place the roast in a roasting pan fitted with a roasting rack.

Step 6

Roast the beef for 15 minutes, then reduce the heat to 325 degrees F and roast until medium, about 1 hour 45 minutes.

Step 7

Remove the roast from the oven and let it rest for about 15-30 minutes.

Step 8

Serve warm!

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