How to Make the Perfect Roast Beef
I found this amazing piece of beef at the grocery store and decided it was the perfect time to make some delicious roast beef. Making a perfect roast is super-easy—just make sure you get a good cut of beef, season it properly, and pay attention to your oven temperature, and it will come out great. I always sear my roast in a skillet before baking it—I love it crispy on the outside and I think it really helps trap the juices inside.
Be sure to use an oven thermometer to make sure the beef is cooked to the appropriate temperature. Don’t rely just on the given oven times—everyone’s ovens are different, and you want to slice into a perfect roast. I love roast beef au jus, with horseradish sauce and my very easy Traditional Yorkshire Pudding—perhaps it’s my British ancestry, or maybe I’m just a traditionalist.
- for the roast:
- rump roast - 2 lb
- olive oil - for drizzling
- salt and pepper - to taste
- thyme - 2 tsp
- new potatoes - 1 lb, halved
- onions - 2, peeled and chopped
- carrots - 3, peeled and chopped
- celery - 2 sticks, roughly chopped
- garlic - 1 bulb, in cloves, peeled
- bay leaves - 2
- for the au jus:
- pan drippings from roast
- red wine - 1/2 cup
- beef stock - 2 cups
- butter - 1 tsp
This recipe is part of a series I am doing for Parade’s Community Table:
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