Are you planning a dinner party? Do you have family visiting at the weekend? Why not serve them a delicious roast dinner with all the trimmings? We put together 15 roast beef recipes to suit any occasion. By the time you’re done trying all of them, your house will be packed every Sunday as friends and family line up for your experimentation with these roasts.
Before we get started, we have a few tips to share to allow you to cook the roast to perfection every time.
Do you own a crockpot or slow cooker – if not, search an online retailer and order one right away – It’s not that you need one, but it helps if you do.
Leave the fat on the meat – it absorbs more flavor to the meal.
Go for on-the-bone roasts where ever possible.
On to the recipes! Enjoy!
1. Slow Cooker Roast Beef
We love slow cooking out beef – it makes it so tender that it falls off of the bone and enhances the flavor so much more than conventional oven roasting or time on the grill. We recommend you use a crockpot or pressure cooker for this recipe.
5-lbs. Round beef chuck roast.
2-tablespoons coconut oil.
4-cloves garlic – chopped.
3-carrots – chopped.
2-stalks celery – sliced.
½-cup dry red wine.
2-onions – sliced.
2-cups beef bone broth.
2-tablespoons tomato paste.
2-tablespoons Worcestershire sauce.
3-sprigs fresh thyme.
2-dried bay leaves.
Himalayan pink salt and freshly cracked black pepper.
Pat the roast dry and season with salt and pepper. Place a slow cooker over medium-high heat and add the oil. When the oil shimmers, add the beef and sear on all sides – remove from the heat and set aside.
Add the garlic and onions to the skillet and cook for 5-minutes until soft. Add tomato paste and stir for 1-minute. Add the red wine and duce the heat to simmer for 4-minutes. Add all of the vegetables and place the beef on top. Cover and cook for 8-hours over low heat.
Remove the roast and leave on a cutting board to rest. Strain the liquid into a saucepan and simmer over low heat until thickened. Slice roast, cover with gravy and serve.