Current weather

  • Scattered clouds
  • 54°
    Scattered clouds

How to purchase and cook roast beef

Posted: Wednesday, December 12, 2007

n Choose U.S.D.A. choice or select grades of beef. Cuts such as tenderloin, rib, sirloin, sirloin-tip or rump are excellent choices.

* If you are confused by the many names and grades assigned to roast beef, ask the butcher for help.

* When buying boneless meat, allow 3 servings per pound; with bone, 2 servings per pound.

* Allow beef to sit outside the refrigerator for 2 hours before roasting.

* Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

* Place meat, fat side up, on a rack in a shallow roasting pan.

* Place a constant-read thermometer into the center of the roast, away from fat and bone.

* Season roast with salt and pepper and place in oven.

* Remove roast from oven when thermometer reads: 125 degrees for rare (about 15-17 minutes per pound); 130-140 degrees for medium rare (about 18-20 minutes per pound); 145-150 degrees for medium (about 21-23 minutes per pound).

* These temperatures reflect "standing time," as beef will continue to cook anywhere from 5 to 10 degrees after it is removed from the oven.

* Allow roast to rest for 15-20 minutes before slicing.

* Save drippings to make gravy and Yorkshire pudding.



Related Searches

 HOSPITALITY_RECREATION   U.S.D.A.   BUTCHER FOR HELP 

CONTACT US

  • 150 Trading Bay Rd, Kenai, AK 99611
  • Switchboard: 907-283-7551
  • Circulation and Delivery: 907-283-3584
  • Newsroom Fax: 907-283-3299
  • Business Fax: 907-283-3299
  • Accounts Receivable: 907-335-1257
  • View the Staff Directory
  • or Send feedback

ADVERTISING

SUBSCRIBER SERVICES

SOCIAL NETWORKING

MORRIS ALASKA NEWS