Roast beef is a British classic, at the heart of many a Sunday meal. It can be tricky to get right – but a self-taught chef has shared her tip for the one thing you need to get a tender and tasty piece of beef.

Cooking the perfect roast beef can be a challenge, especially if you have a hungry family waiting for their dinner. Kit, of Kit's Kitchen, has shared a recipe for roast beef that 'melts in your mouth'.

Kit promised that this roast will be "the most tender roast beef recipe you've ever had". She said using a meat thermometer helps to determine when the meat is done, removing any doubts from the process.

The cook wrote: "You're going to want to take the beef roast out right at 115ºF for medium-rare. During the resting time it will rise to about 130ºF, which will give you the perfect warm, red center without being overdone."

Roast beef recipe


  • 4lb beef roasting joint
  • Two tablespoons fine sea salt
  • Two tablespoons freshly ground black pepper
  • Six garlic cloves
  • Two tablespoons butter
  • Half a cup beef broth
  • Half a cup dry red wine
  • Three sprigs rosemary
  • One onion, thinly sliced


  1. Take the beef out of the fridge about two hours before you start to cook. This allows it to come closer to room temperature.
  2. Mix salt and pepper in a small bowl.
  3. Make three slits on one side of the meat that are about two or three inches deep. Fill the slits with a garlic clove in each, then add the salt and pepper.
  4. Turn the meat over and repeat the process on the other side before rubbing any remaining salt and pepper over the outside of the beef.
  5. Preheat the oven to 275ºF. While it is preheating, melt butter over a medium heat in a skillet that can go in the oven. Sear each side of the beef until it is brown – this will take about 15 minutes. Put the meat on a plate and add the broth and wine to the pan.
  6. Put the beef back in the pan and arrange onion slices and rosemary around it.
  7. Place in the oven and cook until you get a reading of 115ºF on the meat thermometer. It normally take 12 to 15 minutes per pound of beef, so will take about an hour for a 4lb piece.

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