Perfect Roast Beef in the Oven

I realize it’s almost summer and it’s HOT and you probably don’t want to use your oven. BUT. This roast beef? 110% worth it!

We had amazingly delicious roast beef while using the oven in the heat of summer and didn’t have to pay for the A/C to cool the house down. This is another one of those easy recipes I LOVE! It takes a while but it’s all hands off so there’s no sweat on your part. Literally. Ha.

Perfect Roast Beef in the Oven

Take your roast out of the fridge for 1-2 hours before cook time. You want it to be room temp. If it’s not fatty at all, drizzle a little olive oil over the top.

Place a baking sheet on the bottom rack of your 375 degree preheated oven. Stick the roast on the rack above it (yup, directly on the rack). This will help it cook evenly and the baking sheet will catch all the yummy juices. Now, here comes some math. Don’t worry, I can do it so it’s super simple. You want it to cook 15-25 minutes per pound. 15 minutes for rare, 20 for medium rare and 25 for medium. I usually do about 17 minutes per pound, I like my meat pretty darn rare.

  • 1 beef roast (Mine was 3.5 lbs sirloin roast)
  • Optional: 1 Tablespoon olive oil (only drizzle on top of roast if there’s no fat around your meat)
  • Trader Joe’s Everyday Seasoning OR Salt & Pepper, to taste
  1. Let your roast sit out for 1-2 hours. You want it to be room temperature before going into the oven.
  2. Once it’s room temp, Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  3. Pat the roast dry with paper towels. Rub olive oil over the roast (if using) and season with TJ’s Everyday Seasoning (one of my favs!) or salt and pepper.
  4. Place the roast directly on the middle rack (fat-side up) with a baking sheet on the rack beneath it, to catch all the drippings.
  5. Bake for 15-25 minutes per pound. 15 min/pound = rare, 20 min/pound = med rare, 25 min/pound = medium.
  6. Let rest for at least 15 minutes before slicing.

Eating a big ol’ slice of roast beef with some horseradish – oh yes. This is easy enough for a romantic din for two along with some leftover sandwiches the next day AND fancy enough for guests you want to impress. Plus, it comes out great every time!