Simple Roast Beef with Horseradish Cream Sauce

Heather Trice


The salt curing is what makes this roast. I have done it will expensive cuts of beef and even the cheapest roast I could find. Still is lovely. Since it is just my husband and I most of the time, I often use a 3 lb roast and half the salt. This can be served warm as a main course or chilled as sandwiches.

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Wow, this beef is great for a special occasion. Each slice is so tender and delicious. The horseradish cream sauce is perfect alongside the juicy beef. This recipe is easy and fool-proof. The Test Kitchen


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24 Hr 55 Min
2 Hr


  • 1 c
    kosher salt
  • 1 Tbsp
    kosher salt
  • 1
    6-7 lb beef top round roast
  • 1 Tbsp
    freshly ground pepper
  • 1 c
    sour cream
  • 1/2 c
    prepared horseradish

How to Make Simple Roast Beef with Horseradish Cream Sauce


  1. Set a rack over a baking sheet. Rub 1/2 cup of the salt all over the roast and let stand for 10 minutes. Repeat with another 1/2 cup of the salt. Transfer the roast to the rack and refrigerate uncovered for 2 days. Bring to room temperature 3 hours before roasting.
  2. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Season the meat with pepper and roast for 20 minutes. Reduce the oven temperature to 225 degrees F and roast for about 1 hour and 30 minutes longer, until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the center of the roast registers 120 degrees F. Let the meat rest for 30 minutes. *I use an in oven internal thermometer for perfect temp
  3. In a bowl, mix the sour cream with the horseradish and the remaining 1 tablespoon of salt and pepper. Slice the roast and serve with the horseradish cream.

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About Simple Roast Beef with Horseradish Cream Sauce

Course/Dish: Roasts Sandwiches
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American
Collection: Christmas Recipes

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