How to Cook a Roast

How to Cook a Roast

By Casey Barber

The centerpiece of a classic holiday meal or special Sunday dinners, roasts take time in the oven but not a lot of hard work on the host's part. Whether a crown roast of pork, a beef rib roast, or a tied sirloin or pork loin roast, all cook with the same technique.

Rub your meat with your favorite spice paste or dry rub, then roast in the oven until a thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the roast registers 130˚ for beef and 150˚ for pork, estimating about 15-20 minutes cooking time per pound of meat. Let the meat rest for at least 15 minutes before serving to redistribute the juices and raise the internal temperature 10 more degrees.


3 1/4 lbs. beef top round
1 bulb garlic
2 medium onions
A small bunch fresh thyme, rosemary, bay or sage, or a mixture
2 carrots
olive oil
2 celery stalks
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Want to find out how to cook the most perfectly tender and juicy roast? Check out our slideshow above.

Pork Recipes: Chops, Ribs, Tenderloin and More!
90 Ways to Make Chicken: Try One Tonight!
30-Minute Dinners: Pasta, Chili, Burgers and More!
Easy One-Pot Meals: Stews, Casseroles, Soups!