Classic Roast Beef with Gravy

3 reviews

A recipe that looks and tastes impressive - your guests will never know it's super easy to make! :-)


7 minutes

Prep time

2 h 20 min

Cook time

619 cal.

Per serving


Oven, Stovetop, Knife, Pot (large)


Thyme (fresh)

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 450ºF. Strip the thyme leaves from the stem by pulling in the opposite direction that the leaves are pointing.

Carrots (fresh)

Step 2

Wash & peel the carrots (optional). Then cut them into 2 inch pieces.

Fingerling potatoes

Step 3

Wash & cut the potatoes in half.

Yellow onion

Step 4

Peel & cut the onion into wedges.

Olive oil

Step 5

In a small bowl, add 1/2 of the thyme, a generous pinch of salt, pepper & any other seasonings you like (we suggest onion powder & garlic powder)! Add a drizzle of oil & stir.

Beef (roast)

Step 6

On a sheet tray with a wire rack (or a roasting pan with a rack), add the beef. Top the meat with the oil mixture & rub to fully coat. Add about 1/2 cup of the broth (for a serving of 4) to the bottom of the sheet pan. Place the roast in the oven & cook for 15 min at 450ºF.

Step 7

Remove the roast from the oven. Remove the beef & the rack from the sheet tray. Add a drizzle of olive oil & add the onion, carrots & potatoes. Toss the veggies in the oil & make room for the roast in the center.

Step 8

Place the roast back onto the center of the pan. Season the veggies with the remaining thyme, salt & pepper. Lower the oven temperature to 250ºF & roast for 25-30 min per pound of beef for medium rare. Cook for 35-40 min per pound for a more well-done roast beef.

Step 9

Remove the pan from the oven. Remove the roast & veggies from the sheet tray. Set them aside. Add another 1/2 cup of broth to the sheet tray. Using a spoon or spatula, loosen up any brown bits from the pan. Pour the liquid into a bowl & reserve for the gravy.

Worcestershire sauce
Butter (unsalted)
Flour (all-purpose)

Step 10

For the gravy: add the butter to a sauce pot & melt on medium heat. Add the flour & whisk. Cook for 1 min while whisking continuously. Next, pour the pan drippings through a strainer into the pot & whisk. Add the remaining broth & worcestershire sauce. Whisk until the gravy is thick. Season with salt & pepper, then remove from the heat.

Step 11

Thinly slice the roast beef & serve with the roasted veggies, potatoes & gravy. Enjoy!

Recipe tipHannah

Beef rump roast or a top round roast works best for this recipe!

- Hannah, Food Editor

Personal notes

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Nutrition facts

Average estimated amount for one serving

Energy619 cal.
Fat24 g
Carbohydrates34 g
Protein63 g
Fiber7 g

Values are based on an average estimate for one serving. All nutrition information presented on Jow is intended for informational purposes only. If you have any concerns or questions about your health, please consult with a health-care professional.

On average, one serving of the recipe "Classic Roast Beef with Gravy" contains 619 Energy, 24 g of Fat, 34 g of Carbohydrates, 63 g of Protein, 7 g of Fiber.

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