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easy top round roast beef recipe garnished with fresh herbs and on a plate of caramelized onions
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Easy Top Round Roast Beef Recipe

This Easy Top Round Roast Beef Recipe is going to become a regular in your house after you see how easy it is to make. Our fail proof cooking method leaves you with a flavorful and tender roast that you prepared in five minutes.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Resting Time10 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: how to cook roast beef, roast beef, roast beef recipe, top round roast beef recipe
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 384kcal
Author: Lisa Longley


  • 3 pound top round roast
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 2 cloves fresh garlic minced


  • Preheat your oven to 450 degrees.  Fit a rack in a roasting pan and set aside.
  • Rub the top round roast with the olive oil.  Then spread the salt, black pepper and garlic over it. Do your best to cover not only the top and bottom but the sides.
  • Place the seasoned roast on the rack in roasting pan.  Roast (uncovered) in the oven for 15 minutes.  Then reduce the heat to 325.  Roast for another 45 to 60 minutes or until the a thermometer reads between 135 and 140. Please note that roasts that are less than 3 inches thick will take less time to roast. I highly recommend investing in an instant read thermometer so you know the exact moment to pull it out of the oven.
  • Remove from the oven, loosely tent with foil, and allow the roast to rest for 10 minutes.  Slice thin, and enjoy. See post for details about reheating and left over ideas.



Calories: 384kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 50g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 150mg | Sodium: 701mg | Potassium: 21mg | Vitamin A: 100IU | Vitamin C: 2.5mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 3.8mg