Roast beef might sound fancy and complicated to make, but it's actually quite simple! With a good piece of meat and some simple herbs, you can have roast beef that's way more tender and flavorful than the store-bought kind. Below, we break down what's most important to know when preparing this classic dish.

Prep/Total Time     : 2 hours 10 mins

Servings                : 8


·         1 (4-lb.) round roast
·         1/4 c. extra-virgin olive oil
·         3 cloves garlic, minced
·         1 tbsp. chopped fresh rosemary
·         1 tbsp. chopped fresh thyme leaves
·         2 tsp. kosher salt
·         1 tsp. freshly ground black pepper


1.   Preheat oven to 450°. In a small bowl, combine oil, garlic, rosemary, thyme, salt, and pepper. Rub all over roast.
2.   Place roast in roasting pan fitted with a roasting rack. Roast for 15 minutes, then reduce heat to 325° and roast 1 hours 45 minutes more for medium, or  2 hours for medium well done.
3.   Remove from oven and let rest 15 to 30 minutes before serving.

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