Growing up I never had a love for roast beef and I would only eat it doused in ketchup because it was so dry. Once I discovered how to cook the best roast beef recipe, I realized it was delicious! You’ll love my juicy and flavorful Roast Beef Perfection – just try it and see!
You don’t need a slow cooker for delicious beef roast. This oven cooked recipe will have your family joining you for dinner every time you bring it to the table!
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Roast Beef Perfection Ingredients
We absolutely love garlic around here so if you are not a huge garlic fan you can reduce the amount used and drop the garlic pepper if you like. If you love garlic, then continue on as directed below; it’s delicious!
- Beef roast (whichever cut you prefer)
- Head of garlic
- 5-6 carrots
- 3-4 stalks of celery
- 1-2 onions
- 2-3 bay leaves
- 2-3 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
- Montreal steak seasoning
- seasoning salt
- salt & pepper
- garlic pepper
Roast Beef Supplies
- Roasting Pan or glass Pyrex dish
- Meat thermometer
- Cutting Board with drip slot or a cookie sheet under regular cutting board.
- Aluminum foil
Roast Beef Perfection Steps
- Preheat oven to 475℉
- Prep time: 25 minutes
- Cooking time: Approx. 1hr10-1hr30
The roast beef should be thawed and not frozen. If previously frozen ensure it has completely thawed.
Rinse, if needed, with cool water and set on a plate. Your roast should not be fridge-cold when placed in the oven so let it stand on the counter during your prep.
Gather your supplies and ingredients. I don’t know about you but I like to gather everything up and have it all in front of me and ready to go so I’m not running all over the place.
Prep the vegetables
Wash carrots and chop in half then quarter them. You do not need to peel your carrots. Once chopped, add to pyrex cooking dish or roasting pan.
Wash celery. Cut lengthwise and then into 2 or 3’s to make celery sticks and add to pyrex dish.
Tip – To keep celery fresh and crisp for weeks chop off ends, wash under cool water, then wrap in a paper towel and aluminum foil tightly. Store in crisper.
Peel and chop onions into large chunks then add to pyrex cooking dish.
Peel entire head of garlic. Add approximately half the garlic to veggies in pyrex pan then place the remainder of garlic aside.
Add 2-3 bay leaves to veggies in the pyrex pan.
Lightly drizzle with oil.
Prepare the Roast
Take the remainder of the garlic and cut it into lengthwise pieces. Depending on the size usually in half works. Using a paring knife make holes into your roast beef by gently inserting blade and twisting then push a piece of garlic into each hole. Repeat for the bottom and top sides of roast beef.
Place roast beef on top of the bed of veggies in a pyrex pan.
Drizzle roast with Worcestershire sauce and a bit of oil.
Mix together Montreal steak spice, seasoning salt, garlic pepper, black pepper and salt then rub all spices into roast beef.
I actually found amazing garlic pepper at Dollar Tree. It is phenomenal! So amazing to add to mashed potatoes too!
Cook the roast beef
Place Pyrex pan with veggies and roast beef into the preheated oven and immediately turn down to 400℉.
Allow roast to cook for 30-40 minutes. Then add enough water to cover the bottom of the pan to prevent the vegetables from burning. In my oven that is at the 40-minute mark, your oven maybe sooner. Continue to cook.
Determine your degree of doneness
I prefer to cook by thermometer when preparing roasts. It allows you to ensure perfection no matter what size your roast is. My favorite type of thermometer to use is an oven-safe digital thermometer with programmed presets and a timer. These are amazing for cooking on the barbecue too!
Depending on the size of the roast and the preferred degree of doneness your cooking time will need to be adjusted. Ours usually takes 1 hour and 10 minutes to get to an internal temperature of 145℉ which is medium-rare.
If you want Yorkshire pudding, now is the time to prepare that as well. It is absolutely amazing and turns out great!
Remove Roast & Let Stand
Once you have reached your preferred degree of doneness remove roast from oven. Place on the cutting board. Your roast will leak so ensure you have something to catch your drippings if your cutting board does not have a drip catch.
Sometimes I place it on a cookie sheet to catch the extra fluid.
Cover your roast with aluminum foil and a clean dish towel so that it can finish its last bit of internal cooking. Let stand 15 minutes while covered. Then slice and serve.
Save your roast drippings to make your gravy. The veggies taste amazing served alongside the roast beef.
Our garlic roasted mashed potatoes taste amazing with beef dripping gravy. These mashed potatoes are simple to make and a delicious side dish that won’t cost you extra time in preparation since you can make them during the roast cooking time!
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This meal is one of our absolute favorites and we make this for Sunday dinner 2-3 times a month. There are so many great meals that can be made with the leftovers as well.
Make sure to save your leftover veggies and roast. They make a great stew in just a few minutes.
Our Philly Cheesesteak is an awesome way to utilize leftover roast beef! This quick meal can be made in under 30 minutes and is a perfect weeknight meal for busy moms with a busy family always on the go.
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