Google+ Cave Food Kitchen: Gourmet Beef Roast

Gourmet Beef Roast

Just in time for the Holidays, this is a classic roast recipe that will be a guaranteed success!

This roast will serve 4-6 people and will take +/- 2 hours to prepare.

Gourmet Beef Roast
1 3 lb all natural Chuck roast 
(I used beef by Wyoming Gourmet Beef for the recipe)

1 1/4 tablespoon olive oil 
1 teaspoons salt 
1 teaspoon ground black pepper 
2 teaspoons oregano 
2 teaspoons basil 
1/2 teaspoons crushed red pepper 
3 cloves of garlic, finely minced.

1. Combine the following seasonings and mix:  pepper, oregano, basil, red pepper flakes, salt,  and minced garlic. 

2. Place the oven rack in the middle position and preheat the oven to 250 degrees F. Use towel (cloth or paper) to dry excess moisture from the meat. Rub entire roast with a teaspoon of olive oil and evenly sprinkle the seasoning mixture to the entire roast.

3. Heat the remaining olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat until it begins to simmer and smoke. Add the prepared roast and sear until richly browned on all sides (including the sides and the ends) – approx. 3 to 4 minutes per side. 

4. Transfer the roast to a roasting pan lined with foil. Roast for about an additional  1 1/2 hours, or until the roast reaches your desired internal temperature. (130 degrees F for medium-rare or 140 degrees F for medium). Avoid cooking the roast past medium because it can cause the meat to become too dry.  For a medium-well, cook beef to 150 degrees F. 
For well done, cook beef to 160 degrees F. 
(Temperature typically will rise 5 to 10 degrees after removing from oven and attain desired finish).

5. Remove the roast from the oven and onto a carving board. Allow to cool for (at least) 15 minutes. 
Slice the meat and serve with vegetables of your choice. 
Use moderation if desiring anything of higher starch (potatoes, squash, etc).

Serve with roasted potatoes and carrots on the side for example. Enjoy!


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