Roast Beef

Roast Beef is a beef dish cooked by roasting in an oven. The beef is simply coated with olive oil and sprinkled with salt and pepper before roasting. Natural juices from the meat is the main source of flavor ; drippings are also used to make the sauce (or gravy).

The taste of this dish is exceptionally superb yet the ingredients and cooking procedure are basic. All we need here is some patience (it takes quite some time to roast) and some tools (roasting pan and meat thermometer) in order to make the perfect roast beef.

This dish is great for Noche Buena or any special occassion. Though Yorkshire pudding is the best side for this dish, you might also want to pair this with baked potatoes or even rice.

Try this Roast Beef recipe.

Roast Beef


3 to 4 lbs beef bottom round roast

4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

4 cloves garlic, divided into 3 to 4 parts (lengthwise)

2 teaspoons salt

3 teaspoons ground black pepper

1 cup red wine

1 piece beef cube

1 cup water

2 tbsp cornstarch (diluted in 4 tbsp water)

Watch the cooking video:

Cooking procedure:

1. Remove the meat from the refrigerator and let it sit for an hour (or until it reaches room temperature).

2. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

3. Make some slit on the meat using a knife and insert each sliced garlic clove

4. Spread the olive oil on the meat then sprinkle some salt and pepper.

5. Place the meat on a roasting rack (with dripping tray/pan) and bake for 30 minutes.

6. Reduce the heat to 250 degrees Fahrenheit then continue baking for 2 to 2.5 hours (or until the inner temperature of the meat reaches 140 degrees Fahrenheit).

*Note: Do not remove from the oven right away. Let the juices from the meat drip some more so that you will have enough drippings for the gravy.

7. Remove the roasted meat from the oven and allow it to rest for at least 15 minutes.

8. Slice the meat into serving pieces and transfer to a serving plate.

We also need to prepare the sauce. The following steps will help you make a good one.

9. Take the dripping pan out of the oven and place it on the stove then apply heat.

10. Pour-in the red wine and deglaze the drippings then transfer to a saucepan.

11. Add water and bring to a boil.

12. Add the beef cube and cook until well diluted then put-in the cornstarch. Stir continuously.

13. Transfer the sauce to a serving bowl.

14. Serve the Roast beef with the sauce on the side.

15. Share and enjoy!


  1. katarina says:

    can i use a oven toaster?

  2. Can I use rosemary, along w/ melted butter & crushed garlic? I’ve used this for standing rib roast in the past, but I don’t know it it’ll work with regular beef roast.

  3. what is the 2 cooking time you’ve mentioned kanina sa video. can you please share it to me the required time and the required heat of the oven. thank you very much and more power…

  4. There are no non-alcohol substitute for red wine, irene. You can try making this without it although there will be a big difference in taste.

  5. maribeth, you can also try cooking this without wine; there might be a small difference in the taste but it is still tolerable.

  6. luvubae says:

    thanks Panlasang pinoy for this recipe..i requested this recipe for our Noche Buena..and here you granted my request!Thanks so muchhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!Have a Blessed Christmas to you and more power!

    jaz frm. Toronto

  7. It’s a perfect recipe for this coming Christmas!

  8. kakagutom naman dito yum yum yum

  9. good for mashpotato! thanks a lot

    • Migraine Boy says:

      Ano ang balak mong putahe sa Noche Buena, Jackie?
      Korean Beef? Korean Kimchi?

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