Christmas Beef Roast

Beef Roast

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A mouthwatering Christmas roast is all we can ever hope for on a holiday dinner table. It truly tastes like Christmas! When making your Christmas beef roast recipe, you will need a rump roast though you can also use sirloin tip or round roast. These simple instructions are ideal for tougher cuts of meat because this particular recipe uses low heat, and so the roasting process takes time.

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Serving Size / Yield

10 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds beef rib roast
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp dry oregano
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp ground cayenne pepper grapeseed oil
  • 1 pint grape or cherry tomatoes
  • 1 head garlic with cloves peeled
  • 2 Tbs dry thyme
  • 4-5 Tbs extra virgin olive oil

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Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Season the beef roast with salt, oregano, pepper, paprika, and cayenne, rubbing all over the exterior. Using a large pan, add a few dribbles of grapeseed oil. Turn the heat up on the pan to medium/high and sear the roast on all sides. Once done, place the roast in a shallow roasting pan. Combine the tomatoes, garlic, thyme and olive oil and pour over roast, scattering around bottom of the pan. Place roasting pan in preheated oven, and roast uncovered for about an hour. If you like it cooked a bit more well, add about 20 more minutes roasting time. While roast is cooking, combine beef broth and port wine in pan that you seared the meat in. Bring to a boil, then cook over high heat until the liquid is reduced by half - usually about 30 minutes. Whisk in tomato sauce and set aside. Remove beef roast from oven, let rest for at least 10 minutes. Don’t slice in until ready to serve. 

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