Oven Roast Beef with Simple Sauce

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August 18, 2015

For busy mums, roast beef has to be the easiest meal to make. Just rub it all over with salt and pepper, pop it in the oven and the job is done! Use a meat thermometer to know when the roast is cooked and let it rest while you make a simple pan-sauce for the adults. To make the meal for baby, just trim off the seasoned outside edges of the cooked roast beef slices before you purée the meat.

  • Prep: 30 mins


1 Beef Oven Roast (Eye of Round, Inside Round, Strip Loin, etc)

Coarse sea salt and freshly ground pepper

6 to 8 cloves garlic, smashed

1 to 2 shallots, chopped

3 to 4 sprigs thyme (or ½ tsp dried thyme leaves)

½ cup (125 mL) red wine

1 tbsp (15 mL) corn starch

¼ cup (50 mL) cold water

2 cups (500 mL) low sodium beef stock or broth such as Campbell’s


Rub roast all over with salt and pepper. Place on rack in shallow roasting pan. Insert oven-safe meat thermometer into centre of roast, avoiding bone. Cook uncovered in 450°F (230°C) oven for 10 minutes.

Reduce heat to 275°F (140°C); cook until thermometer reads 160°F (71°C) for medium. Remove roast from oven and rest, covered loosely with foil on a carving board and make the Simple Sauce.

Skim off all but 2 tablespoons (30 mL) of fat from roasting pan and place over medium high heat. Add garlic and shallots and sauté 1 to 2 minutes. Add thyme and red wine to pan, stirring to scrape up browned bits from bottom of pan; simmer until wine is almost cooked dry.

Meanwhile, mix the corn starch and water together in a bowl, stirring until smooth; set aside. Stir beef stock into the roasting pan and simmer until reduced by half. Gradually stir in the corn starch mixture, cooking until sauce is slightly thickened.

Carve roast across the grain into thin slices and serve with sauce.

TIP: To make baked potatoes at the same time, place scrubbed whole potatoes on the oven rack when starting to cook the roast.


3 Reviews


January 8, 2018

Hi Real Canadian – Here is a chart that will help — keep in mind that these are guidelines only as the oven accuracy and shape of roast can change the doneness approximation. I hope you find this helpful:


December 16, 2017

Did you read the cookimg directions? It clearly states to insert an oven safe thermometer in to whatever cut or size into the roast. Cookong meats with a timetable os WAAAAAAYYYY less acurate. The size or weight is irrevocable due to the simple fact the oven safe thermometer determins doneness. IDIOT!!! LOL. This recipe is awesome and always comes out percect due the fact of the oven safe thermometer.

real canadian (not a selfie cdn)

December 9, 2016

How long at 250. Well okay 275.Where is the weight to time table? Recipe incomplete without meat cut and size to cooking time guide. I’m not going to stand over the oven with a thermometer all day.