Perfect roast beef recipe
This timeless roast beef recipe is ideal for a family meal, hearty Sunday lunch and winter entertaining.
Roast beef sounds easy but there are few tips and tricks to mastering this classic recipe. RACV City Club Executive Chef Jason Camillo says using a meat thermometer and resting the roast for half your cooking time will give you the best results.
Ideally, if you are able to, the roast should be trussed. If you have a friendly neighbourhood butcher, get them to tie it for you. This will allow the roast to keep its shape.
In this roast beef recipe, Camillo infuses the beef with the flavours of rosemary, thyme and garlic, as well as a bit of pizazz with orange zest.
"This roast beef recipe always brings back memories of my Nanna’s Sunday roast," Camillo says. "She used dripping in the bottom of the pan, and potatoes and onions as vegetables–just cut in half–and these would be crispy on the bottom but soft on the inside.
"She also made gravy but with a packet mix, which was the only thing I didn’t love!"
Camillo's roast beef recipe includes a lovely sauce made with caramelised meat juices, red wine and orange juice.
Once perfected, this dish is a destined to become a hot favourite with families, especially during winter. Complement the meal with our best-ever classic apple crumble recipe for dessert.