Perfect Roast Beef (One Pot)

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Learn how to make old fashioned, classic, easy and perfect roast beef in oven, in one pan, from scratch with simple ingredients. It’s homemade with garlic, Italian herbs, black pepper. You will have delicious, tender, melt in your mouth slices every time.

The holidays are coming, and nothing says family and comfort food like a juicy, tender slice of roast beef. This recipe is simple and delicious, and the leftovers are so versatile! This Easy Pot Roast Recipe (Stovetop & Oven) and Italian Pot Roast (One Pot) will also help bring flavor and comfort to this season.

How to Make Perfect Roast Beef From Scratch In The Oven?

  1. Add olive oil, butter, salt, pepper, Italian seasoning, red chili flakes, garlic in dish or roasting pan– Mix it together into a thick paste.
  2. Place the roast in the baking dish– Coat it well with the garlic herb mixture.
  3. Bake uncovered– In a preheated oven for 2.5-3 hours, at 325 degrees F.
  4. Use a meat thermometer to check for desired doneness– before removing roast from oven.
  5. Once your remove the dish from oven– Cover lightly with foil paper and let the meat rest for 15-20 minutes.
  6. Cut slices– Enjoy!

Roast Beef Gravy

Take the drippings from the roast after it is cooked, and simply add a corn starch slurry to it in order to thicken it.

What Sides to Serve With Homemade Roast Beef Recipe?

Potatoes are a classic choice to serve alongside roast beef. Try my Creamy Mashed Potatoes Recipe (One Pot), Mashed Sweet Potatoes (One Pot), , or this Garlic Mashed Cauliflower (One Pot) as a healthier version with the same feel.

Roasted vegetables are another perfect pairing. Try my Oven Roasted Vegetables (One Pan), Oven Roasted Carrots (One Pan), Oven Roasted Cauliflower (One Pan), Oven Roasted Broccoli (One Pan), Oven Roasted Green Beans (One Pan), or Oven Roasted Asparagus (One Pan).

Casseroles are always a great side too. Make this Green Bean Casserole (One Pot), Easy Sweet Potato Casserole (One Pan), or Cheesy Hashbrown Casserole (One Pan).

Storage

Refrigerate– In a sealed container for up to 3 days.

Can you freeze roast beef?– Yes, you can store cooked roast beef in the freezer in a freezer safe container or bag for 2-3 months.

Reheat– Thaw, if frozen, and then reheat in the microwave. It will become more done when you reheat it, so make sure to cook to your liking.

Variations

Roast beef sandwich– Use leftover sliced beef cold in sandwich the next day.

Italian roast beef– Add basil and oregano for more Italian flavor.

Add wine– Add red wine while cooking for a deeper flavor.

Add balsamic vinegar- This will add flavor and help tenderize the beef.

Add onions– Such as vidalia, sweet, white, or yellow onions. They add lots of flavor.

Add vegetables– Such as potatoes, carrots, or celery.

Use as an add-on- On pizza or salad, in soup, in a hash, in wraps.

Add seasoning– Such as thyme, rosemary, basil, or fennel.

Add more spice– Add more red chili flakes or cayenne pepper to increase the heat.

Tips And Techniques

What is a good cut of meat for roast beef? Bottom round roast, top round roast, ribeye roast, beef tenderloin roast, sirloin roast.

How long should you roast beef for ( roast beef cooking time)? The USDA Website states that it should be cooked at 325 degrees for 30-35 minutes per pound. Use a meat thermometer. The USDA recommends steaks and roasts should be cooked to 145 degrees (medium doneness) and then rested for at least 3 minutes.

How do I cook a roast beef without drying it out? Leaving the fat on it will help retain moisture, and making sure not to cook if over 145 degrees (medium doneness).

Why did my roast beef turn out tough? Typically cooking the meat any higher than 145 degrees (medium doneness), will start making the beef tough and chewy.

Do you put water in the pan when cooking roast beef? No, I do not. Water will dilute the delicious juices that develop around the roast, and make it have less flavor.

Should you sear beef before roasting? Some people like to sear the roast. I did not find it necessary for this dish, but you can if you prefer.

Do you cook with the fast side up or down? Cook with the fat side up allowing the fat to melt and run down, into, and around the beef giving it maximum flavor and tenderness.

Don’t trim fat– It drips down during roasting and adds extra flavor and juices. Plus it keeps the meat moist.

Should you cover roast beef with foil when roasting? You do not need to cover the roast with foil for this recipe. I found that step unnecessary.

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One Pot Roast Beef

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
2 hrs 30 mins
 

Learn how to make classic, easy, perfect roast beef in oven from scratch with simple ingredients. It's homemade with garlic, Italian herbs, black pepper.

Servings: 10 People
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: homemade roast beef
Calories: 184 kcal
Author: Abeer Rizvi

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 tbsp Butter Unsalted, Melted
  • Salt To taste, I usually add 2 tsp but add more or less based on your preference
  • Pepper To taste, I usually add 1.5 tsp but add more or less based on your preference
  • 2.5 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp Red chili flakes Optional
  • 6 cloves Garlic Finely minced
  • 4 pounds Round roast Boneless

Instructions

  1. Add olive oil, butter, salt, pepper, Italian seasoning, red chili flakes, garlic in large baking dish or roasting pan (9×13). Mix it together into a thick paste. You can also do this separately in a small bowl but I didn't want to make another dish dirty.

  2. Place the roast in the baking dish and coat it well with the garlic herb mixture, using your clean hands.

  3. Bake uncovered in a preheated oven for 2.5-3 hours, at 325 degrees F.

  4. Use a meat thermometer to check for desired doneness before removing roast from oven.For rare doneness (cool red center), remove roast from oven when it reaches 125 degrees F. For medium-rare doneness (warm red center), remove roast from oven when it reaches 135 degrees F. For medium doneness (slightly pink center), remove roast from oven when it reaches 145 degrees F. For well done roast (little or no pink), remove from oven when the meat reaches 150-160 degrees degrees F.

  5. Once your remove the dish from oven, cover lightly with foil paper and let the meat rest for 15-20 minutes. Temperature will continue to rise while resting. Some people recommend removing toast from oven when thermometer registers 5-10 degrees F lower than desired doneness.

  6. Cut slices and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

  • Read all my tips above.
  • Leftovers can be stored in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 3 days and reheated in the microwave. 
Nutrition Facts
One Pot Roast Beef
Amount Per Serving
Calories 184 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Sodium 103mg4%
Potassium 678mg19%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 36g72%
Vitamin A 12IU0%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 16mg2%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

How long should you cook roast beef for? The USDA Website states that it should be cooked at 325 degrees for 30-35 minutes per pound. Use a meat thermometer. The USDA recommends steaks and roasts should be cooked to 145 degrees (medium doneness) and then rested for at least 3 minutes. Typically, anything higher than this temperature will start making the beef tough and chewy.

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