sliced roast beef on a platter with mashed potatoes

Garlic Herb Roast Beef

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 hours
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x

This simple, delicious roast beef recipe is easy enough to make on weeknights and fancy enough to serve for holidays and Sunday dinners! Leftover roast beef is also amazing for sandwiches!



  • 44 1/2 pound top round roast
  • 2 tablespoons crushed or finely minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons fresh rosemary, chopped fine
  • Kosher salt and fresh black pepper
  • Olive oil


  1. Let the roast come to room temperature for 30 minutes before cooking.
  2. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Place the roast on a roasting rack over a foil lined baking sheet.
  3. Rub the garlic and rosemary over the tops and sides of the roast. Generously sprinkle with kosher salt and fresh black pepper, then drizzle with a light coating of olive oil.
  4. Cook the roast beef at 450 for 15 minutes then remove from the oven and tent with foil. Turn the oven down to 350 degrees, then return the roast to the oven and cook another 60-70 minutes or until a thermometer reaches 125 degrees.
  5. Remove the roast from the oven and place on a board. Tent the roast beef with foil and let rest for 15 minutes or until the temperature comes up to 135 for medium rare.
  6. Slice and serve.

Recipe Notes

Store: Store leftover roast beef in the refrigerator for 3-4 days. Keep the roast beef in an air tight container or in a resealable storage bag to keep fresh longest.

Reheat: Reheat roast beef in the microwave until just warmed through or in a low oven.

  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American