Classic Roast Beef is a timeless dish, perfect for a hearty family meal or a special occasion. It’s all about the simplicity of the ingredients and the method, yielding a tender, flavorful, and juicy roast.


  • 1 boneless beef roast (about 3-4 lbs, such as rump roast, sirloin tip, or rib roast)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste


  1. Remove the beef roast from the refrigerator at least 30 minutes before cooking to let it come to room temperature.
  2. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  3. In a small bowl, mix the olive oil, minced garlic, rosemary, thyme, salt, and black pepper to create a rub.
  4. Pat the beef roast dry with paper towels. Rub the entire surface of the beef with the herb-oil mixture, ensuring it’s evenly coated.
  5. Place the roast in a roasting pan. If you have a roasting rack, place the beef on the rack inside the roasting pan.
  6. Roast in the preheated oven for about 20 minutes per pound, or until a meat thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the roast reads 135°F (57°C) for medium-rare, or 145°F (63°C) for medium.
  7. Remove the roast from the oven and tent it loosely with aluminum foil. Let it rest for 15-20 minutes. The temperature will continue to rise slightly as it rests.
  8. Slice the roast beef thinly against the grain.
  9. Serve the Classic Roast Beef with your choice of side dishes, such as roasted vegetables, mashed potatoes, or a fresh salad.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

  • Calories: 350-400
  • Fat: 25g
  • Carbohydrates: 0g
  • Protein: 30g

Prep and Cooking Time

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes (plus time to bring roast to room temperature)
  • Cooking Time: 60-80 minutes (depending on the size of the roast)
  • Resting Time: 20 minutes


  • Serves: 6-8

Classic Roast Beef is a dish that never goes out of style. With its simple preparation and robust flavors, it’s a surefire way to impress your guests or treat your family to a delicious, satisfying meal. Enjoy the succulent slices of beef with your favorite accompaniments for a memorable dining experience.

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