Roast Beef

I made my first roast beef and it turned out really good. For some reason I was worried about making one but I am so glad I did. It was much easier than I expected and it was cooked perfectly. I looked at several cookbooks and websites to get different ideas. Simply Recipes had a cool recipe and a very interesting way to cook the meat so it turned your oven into a convection oven, which means you don’t have to turn the meat while cooking. I was skeptical at first but delighted with the result! I seasoned the meat the way my Mom does, filled with garlic slivers and topped with a rub. I use Snider’s Prime Rib and Roast Seasoning. My Dad got me hooked on it a few years ago and keeps me well stocked – thanks Dad! This seasoning is great on all meat but I really love it on beef. I also followed my new meat thermometer, I finally bought a really good one and can’t believe it took me so long. I set it for the meat temperature I wanted and it beeped at me when it was done cooking. So simple. It was medium rare, tender and delicious. I served with fresh green beans and mashed potatoes and gravy. We all loved this meal, especially my kids.

  • 3 1/2 lb round roast
  • 4 cloves of garlic cut thin slivers
  • Snider’s seasoning (or your favorite steak seasoning)
  • Black pepper
  • Garlic powder
  • Sea salt
  • Olive oil cooking spray

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

With a sharp knife, cut slits all over the roast and place a sliver of garlic in each hole. Season the entire roast with steak seasoning, pepper, garlic powder and more salt if you desire then spray with olive oil cooking spray.

Place the roast (fat side up) on a roasting rack, directly on the oven rack. Put a drip pan beneath the roast to catch all the juices. It’s easy to clean up and there isn’t that much of a mess. It works great!! Bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes then reduce heat to 250 degrees (Simply Recipes says 225 degrees) I cooked it until the meat thermometer read 145. I removed the roast and let it rest for 15-20 minutes before slicing. Enjoy.

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27 Responses to “Roast Beef”

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    Manggy — September 4, 2008 @ 7:17 am

    Pam, that looks absolutely perfect, good job. My grandmother doesn’t like the taste of beef so we don’t prepare it here very often, but I do miss it. (especially now that you say it was tender and looks the part too… That’s long been my fear of cooking meat.) I think I’ll just roast a pork loin on the side for her ;)

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    recipes2share — September 4, 2008 @ 9:16 am

    This looks beautifully cooked – really succulent, well done!

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    hot garlic — September 4, 2008 @ 10:30 am

    It’s just beautiful! Once you’ve don’t it, don’t you find it is just so simple? It is one of my favorites!

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    Jessie — September 4, 2008 @ 1:03 pm

    Pam, that looks delish! I’m loving the photo as well. :)

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    Prudy — September 4, 2008 @ 1:20 pm

    I’d say that came out absolutely perfect. A Ten for sure.

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    HDMac — September 4, 2008 @ 1:30 pm

    Yum, that does look perfect! Makes me want to rush out and buy a roast and cook it! lol Would love to see a pic and hear more about your meat therm!

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    Kay — September 4, 2008 @ 1:35 pm

    I should not have seen this so close to the 4pm dip I always have … now I’ll be hungry til dinner time :)

    Absolute perfection.

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    Maria — September 4, 2008 @ 1:35 pm

    Looks like it is cooked to perfection!

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    Jenny — September 4, 2008 @ 1:39 pm

    Pam this looks like a winner! My husband would think I was the coolest if I made this for dinner, Thanks for sharing!!

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    Cathy - wheresmydamnanswer — September 4, 2008 @ 2:36 pm

    WOW Pam – This is off the charts – I have never made roast beef at home – I will have to make this for my meat and potato eating Hubby!!!

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    nicole — September 4, 2008 @ 3:48 pm

    Looks like it turned out perfect. Are roast beef sandwiches in the making now with the leftovers? :)

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    Jason — September 4, 2008 @ 4:34 pm

    I can’t stand it, this is making me so hungry! I think this is my favorite meal. Looks amazing, nice job!

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    lindaloohoo — September 4, 2008 @ 5:16 pm

    yes.
    ok.
    alright.
    if you insist.
    seconds?
    sure.
    please.

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    Grace — September 4, 2008 @ 5:53 pm

    that’s one huge hunk o’ meat. slice some up for me, would ya? cause right now, my experience with roast beef begins and ends with arby’s. :)

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    Adam — September 4, 2008 @ 6:16 pm

    So the thermometer beeps when it’s done? So cool :) I’d have to get one of those, because your beef looks perfectly done :)

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    JennDZ - The Leftover Queen — September 4, 2008 @ 9:14 pm

    I don’t think I have ever made a roast beef before. Maybe when I get some more of that grass-fed beef I’ll have to give it a whirl!

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    Marjie — September 4, 2008 @ 9:15 pm

    I love a good roast beef. Now, with fall on the way, I can make them again. Yours is picture perfect, all pink and pretty!

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    Jan — September 4, 2008 @ 10:45 pm

    I love roast beef, and yours looks cooked to absolute perfection.

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    Paula — September 5, 2008 @ 2:43 am

    Oh, look at how gorgeous your roast is! I’d never have guessed it was your first one … it’s perfect! I’m not familiar with that seasoning; I’ll be doing a search on it as soon as I’m done here!

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    Kevin — September 5, 2008 @ 2:44 am

    The roast looks good! I was a bit worried about my first roast but now I look forward to doing more roasts.

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    Nina Timm — September 5, 2008 @ 6:48 am

    Perfection on a plate!!!!!!!!

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    mikky — September 5, 2008 @ 9:24 am

    looks sooo juicy and tender… :)

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    Katherine Aucoin — September 5, 2008 @ 5:40 pm

    Your shrimp and scallops are to die for and your roast came out perfect. You did a great job, what time is dinner? ;-)

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    Hillary — September 5, 2008 @ 10:53 pm

    That is one PERFECTLY cooked roast beef. Mmmm!

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    Pam — September 6, 2008 @ 1:36 am

    Oh, this is making me crave some yummy roast beast!

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    chiff0nade — September 6, 2008 @ 2:16 am

    Overcooked in my opinion, and I am a professional chef.

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    jo — September 6, 2008 @ 7:21 am

    Yummy! Your roast beef looks very delicious and moist. How I wish I was having this for dinner tonite.

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