Awesome Roast Beef

"This is how I usually make roast beef. It makes a lovely flavoured gravy, and everyone loves it."
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Ready In:
1hr 50mins




  • Pat roast dry with paper towel.
  • Mix remaining ingredients together.
  • Slather all over roast I use a silicone brush.
  • Let sit a few (2 -3) hours at room temperature.
  • Roast in a preheated oven set at 500F for 10 minutes.
  • Without opening oven reduce heat to 325F and roast to desired doneness. about 20 minutes per lb. or to a an internal temperature of 125F for rare.
  • When done place roast on a platter and cover with Aluminum foil for about 15 -20min.
  • Meanwhile add 1/2 cup red wine to roaster and deglaze over medium heat. ( scrape up all crusty brown bits).
  • Place this in a saucepan and add 2 cups beef broth, and 1 1/2 Tbsp cornstarch mixed in about 1/4 cup cold water. Bring to the boil and stir till nicely thickened.
  • Check for seasoning.

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  1. Just made this tonight and it was like the recipe says "Awesome". I followed to a T but only had a Chuck Roast so used it. The only thing I didn't know (why I gave it four stars) is if you cover the roast or not. Because I was unsure, I did not cover for the first 1/2 hour or so but it started to smell like it was burning so I covered it for about an hour then took off for about another 20 minutes or so. When we took it out to put on a platter we thought it was going to be tough but covered with foil for about 10-15 minutes while the gravy was being made. (I did end up using more cornstarch and water due to the amount of juice in the roasting pan-was quite a bit so I am guessing now that I should not have covered it while cooking.) When it was cut against the grain it was exactly how I like a beef roast - not falling apart, not tough and chewy but like you would get at a good restaurant. Could cut it with a fork and it was not stringy from being to tender. The flavor is great. Will be making this again.


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