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Rosemary Garlic Roast Beef Recipe

This easy roast beef recipe has slivers of garlic and fresh rosemary for amazing flavor.  With only a handful of pantry ingredients, you're just few steps away from whipping up this wonderful, mouth-watering roast beef dinner!

Blue: 6   Green: 6   Purple: 6   Freestyle: 8
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Resting Time 30 minutes
Total Time 3 hours
Servings 10 servings
Calories 294 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 (3 to 4 pounds) round roast, fat trimmed off
  • 4 cloves garlic, each clove cut in 3 slivers, longwise
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1/2 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme leaves
  • 2 teaspoons salt, or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon fresh cracked pepper, or to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 450˚F.
  2. Prepare a roasting pan with a rack set over it; set aside.
  3. Take the roast out of the fridge at least 1 hour before cooking, and up to 2 hours before cooking.
  4. Pat dry the meat with paper towels.
  5. Using a sharp knife, cut slits in the roast and insert the slivered garlic evenly around the whole roast.
  6. In a small bowl combine olive oil, rosemary, thyme, salt, and pepper; mix until thoroughly incorporated.
  7. Rub the rosemary mixture all around the roast.
  8. Place roast on top of the rack that is set over the roasting pan.

  9. Stick an ovenproof meat thermometer into the center of the meat.

  10. Put prepared meat in the oven and roast for 15 minutes.

  11. Reduce heat to 325˚F and continue to roast until internal temperature reaches 130°F for rare, 140°F for medium rare, and 150°F to 155˚F for medium to well done. This can take anywhere from 1 hour and 20 minutes to 2 hours, depending on the size of the roast and desired doneness.

  12. Remove from oven and let roast rest for at least 20 to 30 minutes before cutting.
  13. Cut and serve.

Recipe Notes

WW FREESTYLE POINTS: 8
NET CARBS: 0
NOTES:
  • Two important things to remember for the most perfect roast; use an ovenproof meat thermometer and let the roast beef rest for at least 20 minutes before cutting.
Nutrition Facts
Rosemary Garlic Roast Beef Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 294 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Cholesterol 112mg37%
Sodium 567mg24%
Potassium 624mg18%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 40g80%
Vitamin A 6IU0%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 39mg4%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.