Updated: Aug 21, 2021
So my husband really wanted to try making roast beef on Christmas, being at home with the pandemic.
In his excitement, he went to the store a couple of days in advance and that was not the best move. The key to moist roast beef starts way before cooking it.
First, buy the beef as close to the cooking time as possible. Avoid refrigerating it for more than a day.
When storing in the refrigerator, make sure that the cut is stored on the on the same plane as the stove; not stored "standing up" or "diagnonally".
Finally, before starting the roast, make sure to take out the beef from the refrigerator and bring the roast to room temperature.
4 lb Top Round Cut
1 tsp Salt 1/2 teaspoon Pepper
2 teaspoon minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon parprika
1/2 teaspoon cumin powder
3-4 springs oregano
1-2 spring rosemary olive oil
ESSENTIAL COOKING EQUIPMENT:
Preheat oven to 350.
1. Start with roast at room temperature.
2. Make a paste with the minced garlic, salt, pepper and the paprika. Rub it all over the beef. 3. Strip the oregano and rosemary sprigs and chop finely. Add two tablespoons olive oil in a bowl. Mix the oregano/rosemary in the olive oil.
4. Rub the oil mixture onto the meat.
5. Place the meat in a roasting pan and cook for 1 1/2 - 2 hrs depending on how you like it cooked. (Insert thermometer. This cut here was cooked medium rare. This was cooked till the internal temperature 140 degree F)
6. Take it out of the oven and let it rest for 30 minutes.
7. Take out the roast and and place on the cutting board.
8. Use the drippings in the pan to make the gravy. Check out the recipe here (coming. shortly :)
s 9. Slice and serve! Check out recommendations for roasting time here
10. If you have leftovers and by chance you fell like you want to reinvent the roast, check out meatballs recipe here (coming shortly)!
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