Do you love to eat roast beef, but are not sure exactly how to do it? Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned chef, this blog contains ideas you will want to try!
Roast beef is a dish of beef that is roasted, (not complicated, eh?) generally served as a main dish of a meal. Mashed potatoes, Yorkshire puddings, or roasted potatoes are standard side dishes. Sliced roast beef is also sold as a cold cut, and used as a sandwich filling. Leftover roast beef may also be minced and made into hash. We’re here to help you make some amazing tasting meals and will be providing you with recipes for a wonderful, yet simple, dinner!
We’ve heard many people say that they are comfortable cooking steaks, chops, cubes, and ribs, but are unsure how to cook a full roast beef. It’s not as complicated as it may look – so let’s give it a try. We’re going to go back in time to just the way Grandma used to make a roast. Simply put – we call this recipe “The Forgotten Roast”.
For this recipe, you will need to have onion soup mix, condensed cream of celery soup, and a fresh 4 lb beef roast. Start by drying off the roast and place it in a piece of heavy-duty aluminum foil. Sprinkle the packet of onion soup mix all over the top. Open the can of cream of celery soup and spoon blobs of it over the top of the entire roast. Next you wrap the roast up tightly and put it inside of a roaster (or a dutch oven). Then into the oven it goes at 275 degrees Fahrenheit for 4 – 5 hours.
After the cooking time, simply open the foil, slice using a knife, and then use tongs to arrange the meat on a serving dish. You will be amazed at how tender the roast beef is. And the extra surprise, the gravy is already made as well with the drippings and ingredients you used to coat the beef. You can strain the gravy to get rid of the chunks of celery from the soup if you prefer. Then all you need to do is make sure you have the side dishes ready to serve and call the family to the table.
We love this recipe and it pairs so well with roast beef. Cream cheese mashed potatoes are a bit fuller and richer than traditional spuds. Perfect to top with the gravy you have made while roasting the beef!
Prep Time: 10 min
Cooking Time: 20 min
Ingredients: 3 lbs Russet or Yukon Gold potatoes, 3 cloves of garlic, 8 oz cream cheese (softened and cut into cubes), 1/3 cup salted butter, 1/2 cup milk or cream, salt and pepper to taste.
Yorkshire pudding is baked pudding made from a batter of eggs, flour, and milk or water. A common English side dish, it is as vertitile food that can be served in numerous ways depending on its size and the accompanying components of the meal. As a first course, it is great served with gravy!
Prep Time: 10 min
Cooking Time: 30 min
Ingredients: 3 eggs, 1 cup milk, 1 cup all-purpose flour, 2 T butter
One of the lessons in cooking is to realize that often the simplest of things can bring the most joy. High on our list is the warm crunch and creamy insides of oven roasted potatoes.
Prep Time: 15 min
Cooking Time: 55 min
Ingredients: 1 1/2 lbs potatoes, scrubbed with peels on, cut into 1 inch pieces, 6 whole cloves of garlic peeled, 2 T extra virgin olive oil, 3/4 tsp kosher salt (divided), 1/4 tso ground black pepper, 1/2 tsp dried rosemary or 1 T finely chopped fresh rosemary
If there happens to be left over roast beef – you’re in for another treat! Why not try this recipe for a quick and simple lunch. This Roast Beef, Arugula and Shaved Parmesan Sandwich is sure to please. The recommended time to keep cooked roast beef in the fridge is 3 – 4 days. If you need to, cooked roast beef can also be frozen and will stay tasting fresh for 2 to 3 months.
Roast beef isn’t just a dinner food, it can be served up in this delicious Roast Beef Hash and Eggs recipe that is sure to be a family favorite. There are many ways to cook hash, so experiment, try your own favorite ingredients and see what you can come up with!
Roast beef is so versitile – enjoy it for breakfast, lunch and dinner! We would love to hear how you have incorporated roast beef into your family menu. We hope you have enjoyed this blog and would love you to share it with others who would like to know how to cook roast beef for beginners.