Roast Beef with herb butter
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Roast beef

Cooking a delicious roast beef doesn’t have to be complicated.   A good top-round cut of beef makes a wonderful dinner and you don’t have to spend the entire day in the kitchen making it.   With the right roast beef recipe, a few simple ingredients, and a little planning, you can have a perfectly cooked roast.

When cooking a roast,  always use a good digital thermometer, like the iGrill2 by Weber. By placing the thermometer right in the center,  or the thickest part of the roast you can get a perfect rare to medium rare center.   This allows cuts of meat with varied doneness for different preferences.   Rare to medium-rare in the middle, well done on the ends.

Fresh butter, thyme, rosemary,  salt and pepper make a simple, yet delicious roast rub.  I’m sure you will love it!

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  1. 4 lbs top-round roast beef at room temperature
  2.  ½ cup butter (softened) 
  3. 1 ½ tbsp freshly chopped rosemary
  4.  1 ½ tbsp fresh thyme
  5. 1 tbsp kosher salt 
  6. 1 tbsp freshly ground pepper


Pat dry
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  • preheat oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. 
  • pat the roast with a paper towel until dry
Roast Rub
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  • mix fresh chopped herbs and salt and pepper with the softened butter.
Rosemary and thyme spice rub
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  • spread butter mixture over entire roast and place it into roasting pan.

*Vegetables can be added around the roast at this time if wanted.

Roast and Vegetables
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  • place roast in a preheated oven and then immediately turn heat down to 325℉
  • cook for about 1 hour and 15 minutes, or to the desired cooking temperature

* This roast was removed when internal temperature had reached 135℉. 

Herbed roast beef
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  • remove roast from oven and let the meat rest for 15 minutes before slicing. 

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Hello, I am Susan and creator of I live in the beautiful state of New Hampshire. I love to cook and all that it entails, including finding that perfect recipe, gathering the ingredients, then adding my personal flare. I have many passions and cooking is one of them. I also enjoy hiking, biking, trail running and travel but most of all spending time with my family and friends in that all time favorite place to gather, the kitchen. Preparing food for the ones I love is pure joy!


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