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How to Cook a Roast to Perfection - EVERY TIME

We all need to know how to cook a roast to the perfect tender, juicy consistency every time. Here's a recipe and all they things we might not get quite right (or skip altogether) and why those steps are important.
Prep Time2 d
Cook Time35 mins
Resting Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Keyword: Beef, Roast Beef, rump roast, Sirloin Roast

Equipment

  • Plastic Wrap
  • Paper Towel
  • Wire Rack
  • Rimmed pan
  • Skillet - 12 inches
  • Instant Read Thermometer

Ingredients

  • 1 boneless Sirloin Roast (3 ½ to 4 ½ pounds) Eye or Round, Rump or Tri-Tip all work great for this recipe
  • 4 ts teaspoons kosher salt or 2 teaspoons table salt This is a common mistake people make - Know your salt and use the appropriate amounts
  • 2 tbs Olive oil
  • 2 ts black pepper

Instructions

  • Sprinkle all sides of roast evenly with 4 teaspoons kosher salt or 2 teaspoons table salt
  • Wrap with plastic wrap and refrigerate 18 to 24 hours
  • Adjust oven rack to middle position and heat oven to 225 degrees
  • Pat roast dry with paper towels and rub roast with 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • Sprinkle all sides evenly with 2 ts pepper
  • Heat remaining oil in a 12 inch skillet over medium-high heat until the oil starts to smoke
  • Sear roast until well browned in all sides, 3-4 minutes per side
  • Transfer the roast to a wire rack set in a rimmed baking sheet
  • Roast until instant-read thermometer inserted into center of roast registers 115 degrees for medium-rare, 1 1/4 to 1 3/4 hours, or 125 degrees for medium, 1 3/4 to 2 1/4 hours.
  • Turn oven off
  • Leave roast in oven until instant-read thermometer inserted into center of roast registers 130 degrees for medium-rare or 140 degrees for medium, 30 to 50 minutes longer.If roast does not reach desired temperature after 50 minutes, heat oven to 225 degrees for 5 minutes, shut it off, and continue to cook until roast is done.
  • Transfer the roast to a cutting board and let it rest for 20-30 minutes. Slice meat crosswise as thinly as possible and serve.