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Christmas Roast Beef Recipe (Perfect Holiday Dinner)

Indulge in the ultimate festive feast with this Christmas Roast Beef Recipe. Tender, juicy and seasoned to perfection, it makes the perfect holiday dinner!

Christmas Roast Beef Recipe

As far as I’m concerned, nothing says Christmas quite like meals together with family. Whether it’s a turkey dinner, a special movie night with appies, or breakfast and presents around the tree on Christmas morning, good food is an integral part of the holiday season around here.

Eating together is such a great way to connect with the people we love. This year, save the turkey and enjoy this delicious roast for your holiday dinner instead.

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When it comes to the main dish that is served at Christmas dinner, a lot of people stick to a traditional roasted turkey. Some cook up a Christmas ham or pork tenderloin.

Some even serve roast goose, though we haven’t tried that one yet. We like to switch up the main course at our holiday meal though. Today, I am sharing a mouth-watering Christmas beef roast recipe with you that I highly recommend you try this year.

Christmas Roast Beef Recipe

Christmas Roast Beef Recipe:

This juicy roast takes a lot less time to prepare and cook than a turkey. The meat is studded with fresh garlic and coated in a flavorful rub, then roasted to perfection.

Serve it up with classic sides like Yorkshire pudding, roast potatoes, and green beans, a wonderful horseradish sauce, and, of course, gravy. Or switch things up with your family’s favorite side dishes.

Christmas Roast Beef Recipe

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Equipment:

Christmas Roast Beef Recipe

Ingredients:

  • Prime rib roast, boneless – eye of round roast can also be used.
  • Beef roast rub – store bought is great, but this homemade rub version is our favorite.
  • Garlic cloves
Christmas Roast Beef Recipe

Directions:

  1. Completely defrost the roast beef.
  2. Drain and pat the roast dry with paper towel.
  3. Cut each garlic clove into thirds. Cut slits into the beef, about one inch deep and several inches apart. Push the garlic gloves into each slit.
  4. Cover the entire roast in the dry rub. Be sure to coat the top, bottom, and sides of the roast.
  5. Insert an oven-safe meat thermometer fully into the roast beef.
  6. Place the roast into a roasting pan with a tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil or cup of beef stock (if desired).
  7. Cook at 300 F for about 75 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 145 F.
Christmas Roast Beef Recipe

Tips and Tricks:

  • Ribeye roast, rump roast, boneless chuck roast, and rib roast are tougher cuts of meat, but may be used for this recipe.
  • Red wine or beef broth can be combined with the pan drippings to make a gravy later.
  • Our homemade beef rub is super easy to make, with a delicious combination of spices, like coarse black pepper, onion powder, and garlic powder. You should definitely try it!
Christmas Roast Beef Recipe
  • It is always a good idea to confirm that the internal temperature of your meat has reached a safe level before you eat it. One of the best ways to do this is by using an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center of the roast.
  • When it comes to cooking roasts, the size of roast will determine how long you need to cook it for. The general rule of thumb is 20 minutes of cooking time per pound of meat.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge.
Christmas Roast Beef

FAQ:

  • What is the best cut of beef to use when making a roast? We love to use a prime rib roast for this recipe, sirloin tip roast works too!
  • What is the best sauce to serve with roast beef? We love this garlic aioli and alabama white sauce.
Roast Beef Recipe for Christmas

This year, try a Christmas roast as the centerpiece of your holiday table. The whole family will love it!

We have plenty of delicious roast beef side dish recipes on the blog. And check out these leftover roast beef recipes to use the next day.

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Christmas Roast Beef Recipe

Christmas Roast Beef

Yield: 4
Cook Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

Indulge in the ultimate festive feast with this Christmas Roast Beef Recipe. Tender, juicy and seasoned to perfection, it makes the perfect holiday dinner!

Ingredients

  • 2-3 pound Prime rib roast, boneless
  • 1/2 cup beef roast rub
  • 3 garlic cloves

Instructions

  1. Completely defrost the roast beef.
  2. Drain and pat the roast dry with paper towel.
  3. Cut each garlic clove into thirds. Cut slits into the beef, about one inch deep and several inches apart. Push the garlic gloves into each slit.
  4. Cover the entire roast in the dry rub. Be sure to coat the top, bottom, and sides of the roast.
  5. Insert an oven-safe meat thermometer fully into the roast beef.
  6. Place the roast into a roasting pan with a tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil or cup of beef stock (if desired).
  7. Cook at 300 F for about 75 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 145 F.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 916Total Fat: 54gSaturated Fat: 21gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 25gCholesterol: 347mgSodium: 205mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 100g

All values are approximate and based on ingredients used by the recipe writer. Always calculate your own individual nutritional values for the most accurate calculation.

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I'm an active mom of twin boys who is always looking for opportunities to inspire creativity through fun crafts, do-it-yourself projects and delicious recipes. This blog has been an integral part of supporting my little family and I am so grateful to have you become a part of our journey! Let's create together... Read more...

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