Roast Beef Recipes

Roast Beef Recipes
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The one dish that pops to mind when I think of roast beef is prime rib. It is interesting how different the flavors of a slow-roasted prime rib are from those of a grilled rib eye steak. Roasting meat tends to concentrate the flavors of meat while allowing for a gradual and even distribution of fat. The results are silky textures and intense beef flavors. 

Whether with a prime rib eye of round or rump roast, the common theme of soft texture and intense beef flavors are the hallmarks of roast beef. The wine you choose to pair with your roast beef should mirror these characteristics as best as possible. The texture calls for a mature wine or one with naturally moderate tannins, such as Zinfandel, Italy’s Negroamaro, or Grenache. I mention these three wines in particular because they are all also fairly richly flavored, as is roast beef.
When blended with Syrah and Mourvedre, as is this case in Chateauneuf-du-Pape and many Rhone blends, Grenache has all of the characteristics needed to make for a successful pairing with roast beef. The Grenache is soft and fruity, the Syrah is higher in the acid needed to balance the fat and often rich with savory and peppery notes, and the Mourvedre brings tannin and gaminess into the blend. Put together, it is almost an ideal pairing for many roast beef dishes.
Beef at its essence is particularly red wine friendly, so when its flavors are concentrated, it can be paired with almost any wine. That concentration of flavor and retention of juicy fat makes it particularly well suited to pairing with younger wines that may seem a bit too assertive on their own. If you want to try a young bottle of Bordeaux, for example, an intense roast beef preparation might be the perfect time. Roast beef is a red wine lover’s best partner for exploring young red wines, so don’t be shy. Get out there and explore some of the biggest, boldest wines available, like Aglianico from Italy, Mourvedre, and the increasingly popular red blends of Portugal. Your roast beef will help to temper the tannins and give you a glimpse of what each of these wines might develop into with additional bottle aging.


All Roast Beef Recipes

  • Americana Pot Roast
    Americana Pot Roast

    Preheat oven to 300°. Place a Dutch oven coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat until hot. Add roast, browning on all sides. Remove from p...

  • Anticuchos with Roasted Yellow Pepper Sauce (Peruvian Beef Kebabs)
    Anticuchos with Roasted Yellow Pepper Sauce (Peruvian Beef Kebabs)

    To prepare the beef, combine first 7 ingredients in a large bowl; toss well. Cover and chill 3 hours.To prepare the fiery rub, combine parsley, 1 t...

  • Artichoke-and-Beef Lettuce Wraps
    Artichoke-and-Beef Lettuce Wraps

    Place artichokes, beef, zucchini, chickpeas, Parmesan, basil, capers, lemon juice and oil in a bowl; add salt and pepper. Toss to coat. Wrap 1/4 cu...

  • Asian Beef-Noodle Salad
    Asian Beef-Noodle Salad

    Cover noodles with boiling water in a bowl. Let stand 15 minutes or until tender; drain. Combine beef, snow peas, and carrot in a microwave-safe bo...

  • Asian Beef Pinwheels
    Asian Beef Pinwheels

    Mix mayonnaise, terriyaki sauce and lemon juice together in a small bowl. Spread mixture evenly over one side of an 8 inch tortilla. Evenly cover...

  • Asian Meatball and Rice Toss
    Asian Meatball and Rice Toss

    1 Melt margarine in a 12-inch skillet over medium heat. 2 Stir in rice and vermicelli from box. 3 Cook and stir 2 to 3 minutes or until lightly b...

  • Aunt Suzi's Brisket
    Aunt Suzi's Brisket

    Preheat oven to 325°. Stir together first 4 ingredients; gently stir in beer. Place brisket, fat side up, in a large Dutch oven or roasting pan; pi...

  • Bacon and Spinach-Stuffed Rib-Eye Roast
    Bacon and Spinach-Stuffed Rib-Eye Roast

    Pulse bacon several times in a food processor to coarsely chop. Scrape into a large skillet; cook over medium heat, stirring often, until bacon is ...

  • Bacon-Wrapped Beef Tenderloin with Herb Stuffing
    Bacon-Wrapped Beef Tenderloin with Herb Stuffing

    Melt butter in large pot over medium heat. Add garlic; sauté 2 minutes. Add breadcrumbs. Sauté until golden brown, about 4 minutes. Remove from hea...

  • Balsamic Braised Pot Roast Recipe
    Balsamic Braised Pot Roast Recipe

    1. Sprinkle roast with salt and pepper. In an ovenproof Dutch oven, heat oil over medium heat. Brown roast on all sides. Remove from pan. 2. Add t...

  • Balsamic Pot Roast (Crock Pot)
    Balsamic Pot Roast (Crock Pot)

    1 In a large, heavy skillet, sear the beef in the oil until browned all over. Transfer the beef to your slow cooker. 2 Scatter the onion, carrots ...

  • Balsamic Pot Roast with Onions and Mushrooms
    Balsamic Pot Roast with Onions and Mushrooms

    *If this has not been done already, tie the meat around its "waist" with cooking twine so it doesn't fall apart during cooking. Heat oven to 350° F...

  • Banh Mi-Style Roast Beef Sandwiches
    Banh Mi-Style Roast Beef Sandwiches

    1. Heat a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle salt and pepper evenly over steak. Add steak to pan; cook 5 minutes on each side ...

  • Barbecue Beef Sandwich
    Barbecue Beef Sandwich

    Preheat oven to 275 degrees F. (Quantities in this recipe may be adjusted according to the numbers served.) On the stove top over medium high heat...

  • Barbecue Beef Sandwiches
    Barbecue Beef Sandwiches

    Cook bacon in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat 3 to 4 minutes; add onion, and sauté 3 to 5 minutes or until bacon is crisp and onion is tend...

  • Bbq-Rubbed Beef Roast
    Bbq-Rubbed Beef Roast

    Heat oven to 325°F. Combine BBQ Rub ingredients in small bowl. Reserve 2 tablespoons rub for potatoes. Press remaining rub mixture evenly onto beef...

  • Beef-and-Asparagus Bundles
    Beef-and-Asparagus Bundles

    1. Snap off and discard tough ends of asparagus. Cut asparagus tips into 3 1/2-inch pieces, reserving any remaining end portions for another use. 2...

  • Beef and Blue Sandwiches with Caramelized Onion
    Beef and Blue Sandwiches with Caramelized Onion

    BLUE CHEESE SPREAD: Beat cream cheese with an electric mixer until creamy. Add sour cream, Worcestershire sauce and hot sauce. Stir until blen...

  • Beef and Green Chile Chili
    Beef and Green Chile Chili

    Position an oven rack about 4 inches from the broiler and heat the broiler on high. Broil the chiles on a large, heavy-duty rimmed baking sheet, tu...

  • Beef Bourguignon
    Beef Bourguignon

    Before beginning, choose a 7-quart heavy, nonreactive (enameled cast-iron or stainless steel) braising pot. cut a round of parchment paper an inch ...

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