This is the recipe I use to make an inexpensive roast taste like prime rib.
You do not have to spend a fortune on an expensive roast to create an awesome roast for your dinner. I spent only $2.47 a pound on boneless beef chuck cross rib roast and made a roast that rivaled prime rib. How did I take an ordinary roast and make it taste like prime rib? And so tender we barely needed a knife to cut it? I cooked it in the same way I cook prime rib!
Frugal Holiday Roast Beef Recipe
First I picked a roast that had some fat in it. We often buy lean roasts forgetting that marbling and fat add flavor. You will want to pick a roast that has a thin layer of fat on it. I choose a boneless cross rib roast and even though it has some fat, it was still less than prime rib usually has on it.
Then I pretended I was cooking a standing rib roast (prime rib) and cooked it like prime rib: High heat for a short time to lock in the juices then low and slow until it is cooked all the way through.
Once you coat the roast with spices make sure you flip the roast so the fat side is on top, it will help keep the roast tender.
Printable Roast Beef Recipe
- 3.5 - 6 pound cross rib roast
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1½ teaspoons garlic powder
- 1½ teaspoons onion powder
- 1½ teaspoons smoked paprika
- 1 teaspoon seasoned salt (How to Make Seasoned Salt)
- ½ teaspoon coarse ground pepper
- Preheat the oven to 500 degrees.
- Place the roast in a roasting pan. Brush the roast with oil, then sprinkle the spices over the roast.
- Flip the roast so the fat side is up.
- Place in oven and roast for 25 minutes at 500 degrees.
- Turn the oven down to 200 degrees and cook for 25 minutes per pound or until the internal temperature is at least 145 degrees.
- Remove from oven and let rest for 20 minutes.
- Slice and serve.