Sunday, September 16, 2007

Easy No-Fail Roast Beef Recipe


Using this recipe at Allrecipes.com: Restaurant-Style Prime Rib Roast , I made a really delicious Sunday roast. I made it from a roast I had in the freezer, that was probably not a prime rib roast as I usually buy whatever is reduced in price. It still came out well.

I think the trick is making sure you cook it at the correct temperature for the correct amount of time, 20 minutes per pound at 425 degrees for medium rare. The recipe has other directions for medium and well done. Also leaving it covered for a while after you take it out of the oven makes it more juicy. I used a oval casserole dish for my three pound roast, and instead of foil, I covered the casserole with the lid after I took it out of the oven. I let it sit on top of the stove for about 45 minutes, and it was still warm when we cut into it.

Such a simple recipe, and yet it made all the difference between a dry roast and a really juicy one. I did tweak the recipe a little by adding steak seasoning instead of pepper.

I served this roast with some rice, peas and carrots. One cup of rice, two cups water, bring to a boil with a little oil and salt, add half a bag of frozen mixed peas and cubed carrots. Cover and cook on low for about 30 minutes. Easy! Instead of salt I use Adobo seasoning that is basically garlic salt with tumeric.


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8 comments:

a soldier's wife said...

Thank you for this recipe. I think I'll try it this week :)

Alexandra said...

You're welcome. :)

Kandy Seaton Smith said...

great recipe...I printed it out and added it to my "book". I'll try it one day when I don't have time to do my crock pot roast (I work so my roast usually has no choice but to be a crock pot roast). I've been wanting to try an oven roast though...thanks for the recipe!

SAHMmy Says said...

Sounds great--I'm like Kandy and usually do the crockpot thing. Much prefer the oven-roasted flavor, though--will try, thanks!

Mrs. Brownstone said...

I can't wait to try this. Roast is the one thing that always gives me a little trouble.

Thanks for the tip!

Alexandra said...

Thanks for visitng. :)

Dawn Reynolds said...

stumbled upon your site whilst looking for tips on how not to ruin a roast beef dinner. Just want to say, how warm and inspiring your site is. will let you know how I get on with the beef! Thank you :D
D. From Hackney, London

Alexandra said...

Thank you. :) I hope it turned out well!