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The Perfect Roast Beef

The Perfect Roast Beef

Roast beef might sound fancy and complicated to make, but it's actually quite simple! With a good piece of meat and some simple herbs, you can have roast beef that's way more tender and flavorful than the store-bought kind.

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Quick and easy dinner ideas for tonight

The recipe can be found in this article

Quick and easy dinner ideas for tonight

Ingredients

number of servings
6

Ingredients

  • 1.4 kg round roast or the roast of your choice around pounds or at room temperature Added to
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme Added to
  • 1 teaspoon Dried Rosemary Added to
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper Added to
  • 1 teaspoon salt Added to
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic Added to
  • olive oil Added to

For the Gravy

  • 2 tablespoon unsalted butter Added to
  • 2 tablespoon whole-wheat flour Added to
  • 34 cups beef stock juices from the roast Added to
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Directions

85 min.
1. Step

Preheat your oven to 500 degrees F or 260 degrees C.Line a metal baking tray with aluminum foil.Place the thyme, rosemary, pepper, salt, and garlic into a small bowl and mix until well combined.

The Perfect Roast Beef - preparation step 1
2. Step

Rub the top of the roast with olive oil and message the spices in. Do the same for the other side.

The Perfect Roast Beef - preparation step 1
3. Step

Place the roast in the oven and bake for 5 minutes per pound.Turn the heat off (do not open the oven door) and allow to roast for an additional 15 minutes per pound.

The Perfect Roast Beef - preparation step 1
4. Step

Remove the roast from the oven and allow to rest for an additional 15 minutes.

The Perfect Roast Beef - preparation step 1
5. Step

To Make the Gravy:

6. Step

While the roast is resting, add the butter to a pan over medium heat and allow it to melt down. Put the flour in and whisk until a roux forms. Keep whisking until desired level of brownness is achieved.

The Perfect Roast Beef - preparation step 1
7. Step

Add in the juices from the roast and the beef stock. Whisk until well incorporated and the gravy thickens.

The Perfect Roast Beef - preparation step 1
8. Step

Slice the beef, pour the gravy over, and serve with the vegetables of your choice.

The Perfect Roast Beef - preparation step 1

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