Beef Recipes

Quick Roast Beef


Quick Roast Beef

 

The sight and smell of roast beef as it comes fresh from the oven is bound to stimulate your taste buds in anticipation of a succulent meal.

I make roast beef at least 1-2 times monthly in my house because it’s pretty simple to make and we all love it.  For me, roast beef dinners bring back memories of family meals on special occasions from when I was growing up.  I like to serve the roast beef with chopped up carrots and quartered potatoes that have been sitting in chicken/beef stock for a number of hours.  Left overs are great the next day.  It can also be made into a sandwich or po-boy with all the special sandwich dressings.  This roast beef made in less than an 45 minutes will not disappoint!

 

1 beef fillet (2.6 lbs or 1.2kg), trimmed
2-3 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
1-2 teaspoons peppercorn, ground
a few thyme springs, fresh
Serve with:
French Bread
Baked Potato
Carrots

 

Preheat oven to 480 degrees F fan-forced or hottest setting on conventional oven and place a large baking tray in oven to heat.  Prepare roast; Rub beef with 2 teaspoons olive oil, fresh thyme and season to taste.  Place on tray and roast, turning once, until cooked to your liking (20-25 minutes for medium-rare), then set aside to rest (10 minutes).  If preparing fresh vegetable, prepare while roast is in the oven.

Serve roast beef with baked potatoes, glazed carrots and french bread.

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Quick Roast Beef

The sight and smell of roast beef as it comes fresh from the oven is bound to stimulate your taste buds in anticipation of a succulent meal. I make roast beef at least 1-2 times monthly in my house because it's pretty simple to make and we all love it. For me, roast beef dinners bring back memories of family meals on special occasions from when I was growing up. I like to serve the roast beef with chopped up carrots and quartered potatoes that have been sitting in chicken/beef stock for a number of hours. Left overs are great the next day. It can also be made into a sandwich or po-boy with all the special sandwich dressings. This roast beef made in less than an 45 minutes will not disappoint!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 beef fillet (2.6 lbs or 1.2kg), trimmed
  • 2-3 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1-2 teaspoons peppercorn , ground
  • a few thyme springs , fresh

Serve with:

  • French Bread
  • Baked Potato
  • Carrots

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 480 degrees F fan-forced or hottest setting on conventional oven and place a large baking tray in oven to heat. Prepare roast; Rub beef with 2 teaspoons olive oil, fresh thyme and season to taste. Place on tray and roast, turning once, until cooked to your liking (20-25 minutes for medium-rare), then set aside to rest (10 minutes). If preparing fresh vegetable, prepare while roast is in the oven.
  2. Serve roast beef with baked potatoes, glazed carrots and french bread.

 

photography by gourmet traveller, recipe adapted

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