Best Roast Beef Dinner

Recipe for Best Ever Beef Roast
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Ingredients

3 to 4 pound beef roast
2-3 cloves of garlic, sliced
olive oil
salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

First, take the roast out of the refrigerator and let it sit at room temperature for an hour. Preheat the oven to 325°F.

Place the roast in a pan, fat side up. Oil the top and sides. Make slits in the roast and place a piece of garlic in each slit. Season with salt and pepper.

Roast in the oven for 3 hours, adding 40 to 60 minutes per pound over 3 pounds. Use a meat thermometer, preferably the instant-read type, inserted into the thickest part of the flesh and away from bone and fat, to test the level of doneness. For rare meat, remove the roast at 120°F. For medium, 135°F. For well done, 150°F.

Before carving, let the roast stand for at least 20 minutes after you remove it from the oven to allow the flesh to reabsorb the juices.

Yield: 

Makes 6 to 8 servings (depending on size of roast)

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Roast

When is roast covered by foil?

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The Editors's picture

Hi, Albert. You do not cover the meat with foil for this recipe. A cover would make the meat steam rather than roast.

Questions about the Roast?

Hi, just a few questions. Are you slicing through the fat to insert the garlic? And, is there any type of cover over the roast while cooking? I thought perhaps the garlic, salt & pepper might be done before putting the roast in the pan. Thank you! It sounds wonderful.

best ever beef roast

The Editors's picture

Hi, Beth. You would not slice into the fat to insert the garlic. Place the slits anywhere else you fancy in the meat. And you do not cover the meat with foil for this recipe. A cover would make the meat steam rather than roast.