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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- 4 lbs top-round roast beef at room temperature
- ½ cup butter (softened)
- 1 ½ tbsp freshly chopped rosemary
- 1 ½ tbsp fresh thyme
- 1 tbsp kosher salt
- 1 tbsp freshly ground pepper
- preheat oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
- pat the roast with a paper towel until dry
- mix fresh chopped herbs and salt and pepper with the softened butter.
- spread butter mixture over entire roast and place it into roasting pan.
*Vegetables can be added around the roast at this time if wanted.
- 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℉.
- remove roast from oven and let the meat rest for 15 minutes before slicing.