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When it comes to holiday meals, you can’t go wrong with a classic Garlic Herb Butter Beef Roast. Perfectly cooked and packed with flavor, this herb crusted roast will be the perfect centerpiece for Christmas dinner.
Garlic Herb Butter Beef Roast
Five years ago, I decided I would start making a roast for Christmas. It was something I always enjoyed eating and wanted to master. It was actually much easier to make than I imagined it to be and since then I’ve made it every year. I make my roast very similarly to my Thanksgiving Turkey, with a garlic and herb butter coating and it really brings the wow factor!
Christmas Dinner Menu
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Here’s my Christmas dinner menu:
- Garlic Herb Butter Roast Beef
- Sour Cream & Chive Mashed Red Potatoes
- Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Cranberries
- Caramel Apple Walnut Pie – from the Von’s bakery!
- Moscow Reindeer Cocktails
Ingredients Needed for Christmas Roast
- Beef – We chose a USDA Choice Beef Top Loin NY Strip however you can use any cut you like best.
- Olive Oil – I use olive oil for searing my beef however you can also use vegetable or canola oil.
- Butter – to make the most delicious garlic herb butter coating!
- Garlic – fresh cloves of garlic. Powdered garlic will not be the same.
- Rosemary – fresh sprigs of rosemary.
- Kosher Salt – to season the meat
- Black Pepper – ground black pepper or peppercorns will both work as this will be put in the food processor.
How to Make a Beef Roast
- Let Meat Rest – let the meat rest at room temperature for about an hour for a 5-6 pound roast before beginning the cooking process. This is important because it helps the meat relax and results in a more tender and evenly cooked roast. Never cook beef ice cold from the fridge.
- Sear – drizzle roast with olive oil and sear in a hot pan on all sides about 1 minute per-side to get some nice color. This is an essential step for any roast because it helps lock in the meats natural flavors and create a beautiful and delicious crust.
- Herb Butter– make the garlic herb butter by pulsing together butter, garlic, rosemary, salt and pepper in a food processor. Coat meat with this mixture.
- Roast – roast until desired temperature is reached. This will vary based on how rare you enjoy your roast. Details in recipe card.
Making Garlic Herb Butter
In the bowl of a food processor combine butter, garlic cloves, rosemary, salt and pepper. Processes until the rosemary is chopped and the mixture becomes a paste. Spread all over the seared roast on all sides before roasting in the oven. This rub is heavenly!
Roasting Temperatures for Beef
Before you cook Christmas dinner, I highly recommend a meat thermometer. Take your roast out of the oven about 5-7 degrees before it is done and rest under tented foil. Your roast will continue to “carry over cook” which means the temperature will rise slightly and become more well done as it rests.
- MEDIUM RARE – to achieve a medium roast, you will want an internal temperature of 135 degrees.
- MEDIUM – to achieve a medium roast, you will want an internal temperature of 145 degrees.
- WELL DONE – to achieve a medium roast, you will want an internal temperature of 160 degrees.
Tips for a Perfect Beef Roast
- Season it well. When it comes to a roast, you really can’t be too heavy handed with the salt and pepper. The garlic herb butter makes this roast incredibly flavorful.
- Rest your meat! Before cooking to bring the meat to room temperature, and after roasting for the most tender and juicy, evenly cooked roast.
- Use a thermometer. There is really no other way to know if your meat has reached the proper temperature without one!
- Slice against the grain. When it’s time to carve the roast, make sure to slice across the grain. This makes the meat even more tender to chew.
I absolutely love this roast! The crust is crispy and packed with garlic and rosemary and the butter rub makes the most moist and delicious roast. This really is a classic.
Christmas dinner does not have to be complicated. A homemade roast, easy mashed potatoes, roasted Brussels sprouts and a bakery made pie from Vons. I love picking up dessert and freshly made bread or rolls from the Vons Bakery to dinners easy.
Dress up a store bought pie with fresh cranberries and sprigs of rosemary around the pie plate, and you have a beautiful and FAST dessert. I found this Caramel Apple Walnut pie at Vons and it was delicious. The perfect balance of tart and sweet. If you want a homemade pie recipe to try, my Great Great Grandma’s Transparent Pie!
Unsure of the cut you want? Ask your butcher for help! You can order your entire holiday meal and appetizer trays online through order ahead. Simply order online, pick up at the store, and re-heat when ready to serve.
I shopped at Vons in my local area, but you can also find quality Thanksgiving essentials at the Albertsons Companies family of stores, including Albertsons, Safeway, ACME Markets, Jewel-Osco, Randalls, Shaw’s Supermarket, Star Market and Tom Thumb. Vons also offers Grocery Delivery and DriveUp & Go™for convenient ways to shop!
I hope you and your family will enjoy this Christmas dinner menu and especially the Garlic Herb Butter Beef Roast. If you make this recipe, I’d love for you to come back and leave a comment and review in the box below! It’s so helpful to my readers and to me. Thank you for being here and for trying my recipes. Cheers, Leah
- 5-6 pound Bone in New York Roast
- olive oil
- 5 garlic cloves
- 2-4 large sprigs rosemary, leaves removed (1/2 cup)
- 1 stick salted butter, softened
- 1 tablespoon Kosher Salt
- 1/2 tablespoon black pepper
- Take roast out of the fridge 1 hour before cooking to rest on the counter top.
- In the bowl of a food processor combine butter, garlic, rosemary, salt and pepper. Blend until garlic and herbs are chopped and the mixture creates a paste. Set aside in a small bowl.
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Heat a large skillet (cast iron or stainless) over medium-high heat until very hot. Rub roast all over with olive oil and place in the pan. Do not move. Sear each side 2-3 minutes, flipping with tongs, until each side is a deep golden brown.
- Remove roast to a roasting pan or baking dish that is large enough to hold it. Rub all over with the herb butter coating all sides.
- Roast for 30 minutes at 450.
- Reduce oven temperature to 325 and continue to roast for an additional 30 minutes. Check the temperature. The cooking time will depend on the size of your roast and how well done you like your meat so I highly recommend a cook meat thermometer and to check regularly.
- Take your roast out of the oven about 5-7 degrees before it is done and rest under tented foil. Your roast will continue to "carry over cook" which means the temperature will rise slightly and become more well done as it rests. Tent loosely with foil and rest for 15-20 minutes before slicing.
Roasting Temperatures for Beef
Before you cook Christmas dinner, I highly recommend a meat thermometer. Take your roast out of the oven about 5-7 degrees before it is done and rest under tented foil. Your roast will continue to "carry over cook" which means the temperature will rise slightly and become more well done as it rests.
- MEDIUM RARE - to achieve a medium roast, you will want an internal temperature of 135 degrees.
- MEDIUM - to achieve a medium roast, you will want an internal temperature of 145 degrees.
- WELL DONE - to achieve a medium roast, you will want an internal temperature of 160 degrees.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1947Total Fat: 53gSaturated Fat: 31gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 62mgSodium: 1314mgCarbohydrates: 369gFiber: 10gSugar: 289gProtein: 15g