Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and while many people enjoy the traditional turkey, some people prefer to mix it up. Turkey is certainly traditional, but there’s no rule that you have to eat it on Thanksgiving. If you’re looking to change things up this year, why not try roast beef? You’ll enjoy it on the day, and then your leftovers get to be roast beef sandwiches. You don’t have to guess why we’d be in favor of that!
Whether it’s the leftover roast beef sandwiches or just the change of pace that attracts you, here’s a roast beef recipe to try this Thanksgiving.
What You’ll Need
You only need a few ingredients to cook delicious roast beef at home. Here’s what you’ll need for this recipe:
- 3 pounds of your preferred cut; we recommend rump roast, but there are other options. Ask your local butcher for a recommendation.
- Kosher salt, to taste
- 2 tablespoons butter
- One 2-ounce package of dry onion soup mix
- 1 cup beef broth or stock
If you’d like more flavors, try using additional ingredients, including red wine, garlic, black pepper, and herbs like parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme. For an all-in-one meal, put some potatoes and carrots in with the beef.
How to Prepare
Allow the roast to come to room temperature while you preheat the oven to 300º F. Trim any excess fat from the meat and rub kosher salt into all its sides. Put the butter in a roasting pan or Dutch oven and melt it over medium-high heat. Sear the meat for about one minute on each side so your roast is brown all over. Next, sprinkle onion soup mix over the roast and pour beef broth over the roast and around the sides of the roasting pan. Cover the roast and put it in the oven for 3 hours or until it is tender and begins to fall apart. If your roast is over 3 pounds, add an extra 40 to 60 minutes per pound to the cooking time.
After removing the roast from the oven, keep it covered and let it rest for 10 to 15 minutes. Use a sharp knife to cut it into slices and serve!
Try the best roast beef sandwiches at Bill & Bob’s!
Roast beef is our passion at Bill & Bob’s Roast Beef. We think roast beef at Thanksgiving is a great idea, but if you’d like to stick with tradition, visit us for roast beef sandwiches any day! We have three locations, so we’re bound to have one near you.