Simple Roast Beef With Horseradish Cream Sauce

Heather Trice


The salt curing is what makes this roast. I have done it with expensive cuts of beef and even the cheapest roast I could find. Still is lovely. Since it is just my husband and me 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 roast beef is great for a special occasion. Each slice is so tender and delicious. The meat is definitely on the rarer side, so depending on how you like your roast beef you may need to increase the cooking time. With or without the tangy horseradish sauce it's quite tasty. This recipe is easy and fool-proof. Leftovers will make a great sandwich! Test Kitchen Avatar The Test Kitchen


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24 Hr 55 Min
2 Hr


  • 1 c
    Kosher salt
  • 1
    6-7 lb beef top round roast

  • 1 c
    sour cream
  • 1/2 c
    prepared horseradish
  • 1 Tbsp
    Kosher salt
  • 1 Tbsp
    freshly ground pepper

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.
  2. Repeat with another 1/2 cup of the salt.
  3. Transfer the roast to the rack and refrigerate uncovered for 2 days. Bring to room temperature 3 hours before roasting.
  4. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Season the meat with pepper and roast for 20 minutes.
  5. 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.
  6. In a bowl, mix the sour cream with the horseradish and the remaining 1 tablespoon of salt and pepper.
  7. 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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