Simple Oven Roasted Beef Recipe

  • Author: FillMyRecipeBook
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 1 hr
  • Total Time: 1 hr 10 min
  • Yield: 6
  • Category: Roast
  • Method: oven baked
  • Cuisine: English
  • Diet: Gluten Free


1. plus- minus 2 kg (4 lb) round beef cut (or topside)

2 onions

4 bulb of garlic cloves (cut in half left together with skins on)

1/4 cup of olive oil

1 tsp salt

1 tsp pepper

1Tbsp of rosemary

1 Tbsp of Thyme

1 Tbsp of Sage

1 Tbsp of Worcestershire sauce


Preheat oven to 240 Deg. C (475 Deg. F)

The beef cut should be brought to room temperature at least 30 minutes before roasting.

Cut the garlic bulb in half leaving the bulb of garlic with skins on. The two halves should be places face down in the roasting pan. Peel and cut the onions in rings or slices.

Add the herbs to a bowl and mix them up. (fresh or dried) Place the onions and garlic cut bulb and herbs in the middle of the roasting pan, Drizzle with some olive oil. Rub oil and salt and black pepper on the beef cut. Place the beef on the onions and garlic, herbs and roast in the oven.

Once the beef is in the oven, you then turn down the oven temperature to 200 Deg. C (400 Deg. F) and roast for 1 hour. (basting the beef with some oil half way)

Roasting for an hour gives you a medium roast beef. For medium rare 45 min. For well done 1 hr 15 min.

Take the roasted beef out once you are satisfied with the roast, let it rest on a board covered with foil and a cloth for at least 15 minutes.

Tips:  I you wanting to roast some potato with the beef then add them to the roasting pan at about 15 minutes into the roast.

Once the beef is resting make the gravy or sauce to serve with the beef.


Dairy Free and Gluten Free.

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