Beef Roast - Its Whats for Dinner!

Beef roasts are an excellent way to serve beef for dinner. There are numerous tasty varieties of beef which are perfect for beef roasts. It should be noted that although large, tender cuts of beef such as the sirloin or rib taste great roasted, other varieties of beef that tend to be a lower grade make fantastic roast alternatives. These varieties of beef include rump, eye of round and sirloin tip.

Cooking a Roast
Preparing a roast is quite painless. You can set it in a pan in your oven or for those that truly want an excellent roast, lay your roast on wire rack with the fat of the roast (if there is any) resting on the top, and a shallow pan an inch or so below to catch any juices that fall.

Cooking times will vary by size of the roast and your preference on cooking (rare, medium or well done). It is important to utilize a thermometer to ensure your roast is completely cooked in the center. You can save much time and make sure your roast is delicious with this easy-to-use accessory. For a rare roast, the temperature should be about 125 degrees F. For a medium roast you should shoot for 140 degrees F and for a well done, anything greater than 155 degrees F is sufficient.

Most roasts are cooked with low to medium heat at about 300 to 325 degrees F. For a 5 pound roast cooked at 300 degrees, expect it to cook for at least 90 to 105 minutes. Below you will find a few of excellent beef roast recipes.

Rump Roast with Home Fries
-5 lb Rump Roast (remove layer of fat if desired)
-1 package of French onion soup mix (dry)
-2 pounds of whole potatoes
-Olive oil

If your rump roast has been refrigerated or frozen, let it thaw and rest at room temperature for at least 2 hours. Place rump roast on wire rack with a pan lined with aluminum foil right below it about an inch or so. Cook for about 90 to 110 minutes at about 300 degrees. Use a thermometer and the temperature listing above to decide how well you like your beef cooked. About 30 minutes before completion, pour 1 package of French onion soup mix contents on the meat. Yields about 4 servings.

For Home fries, cut the fries into thick home style slices. To a frying pan add olive oil and place potatoes slices in the hot oil. Yields about 4 servings.

Beef Roast on Toast Points
-2 to 3 lb sirloin tip
-1 clove garlic
- Pepper and salt
-4 garlic bread rolls
-1 stick butter for use on garlic bread

Let your roast thaw out and season to taste with garlic, pepper and salt or any of your favorite seasonings. Roast your sirloin tip in the oven at about 325 degrees for about 35 to 45 minutes, once complete slice into relatively thin strips placing them over sliced garlic bread toast points. This recipe makes about 4 servings.

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