English Roast Beef

"SOURCE Shadows An 18th century flavor treat."
English Roast Beef created by Chef Shadows
Ready In:
2hrs 20mins




  • Salt and pepper roast well.
  • Place the butter in your pan and melt it over medium heat.
  • Brown the roast on all sides in this butter.
  • After browning add 1/2 cup water to the pan.
  • Put sage and mint on the roast.
  • Cover pan.
  • Roast at medium heat ( 325 -350 ) for 3 hours if you like well done or 2 hours for rare.
  • Every hour or so look to make sure there is at least 1/2 cup liquid in the pan.
  • When done to your liking remove roast to a plate and keep warm.
  • GRAVY: Melt butter in a clean fry pan over medium heat.
  • Add flour to melted butter.
  • Stir until well mixed with the butter.
  • Remove from heat and add 1/2 cup cold water,
  • The water must be cold, not hot, or the flour and butter will become lumpy.
  • Mix until a smooth paste is formed.
  • Place the pan back on medium heat.
  • Add sage and mint.
  • Now add all the liquid from the roasting pan and mix it well.
  • Stir all the time and let it boil slowly until thickened.
  • Remove from heat and serve over roast.
  • OPTIONS: The onion, garlic, seasoned salt and crushed red pepper are added to the roast before cooking. Red wine can be used instead of water while roasting (use water only in the gravy).

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  1. rswotring
    I've always stayed away from this lean cut of beef, but according to these reviews I'm willing to try this recipe. Do you think it would adapt to a slow cooker???
  2. Raul M.
    It was delicious.
    • Review photo by Raul M.
  3. kathryn.see
    This was a good recipe for a tougher cut of meat. I had to omit the mint because I did not have any on hand. I'm looking forward to trying it the next time. Also, because I like gravy, I added 1 cup water for a 3 1/2 pound roast. Worked out well. I also added 1 medium onion. The next time I will add a couple more...they were delicious. The roast did come out moist and tender. Thanks for the recipe!
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    English Roast Beef Created by Chef Shadows
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    English Roast Beef Created by Chef Shadows



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