Two Ways To Prepare A High-Quality, Organic Beef Roast

If you happen to come across a high-quality, organic beef roast, you want to make sure that the way you prepare it does the meat justice. An over-cooked, under-seasoned roast is disappointing, but the two recipes below will result in a roast that is tender and juicy with plenty of flavor coming through.

Mustard-Rubbed Beef Roast

This recipe is a good choice if you like a hint of spiciness. Serve it alongside some mashed potatoes and roasted veggies for a classic meal.


  • One 4-5 pound beef roast
  • 2 tablespoons dried mustard
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper​
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil

Combine the brown sugar and all of the spices in a small bowl, and then pat them onto the beef roast. Be sure to coat each side evenly. Preheat your oven to 325 degrees F.

Pour the olive oil into a large skillet, and warm it over medium heat. When the oil is hot, place the roast in the pan. Sear the first side for about 5 minutes or until evenly browned. Then, sear the other sides of the roast until they're all browned, too.

Transfer the roast to a ceramic or glass baking dish. Place in the preheated oven, and roast for about 60 minutes. Check the temperature of the roast using a thermometer. It should read 145 degrees F. If it is lower than this, return it to the oven, and continue to roast it in 10 minute increments, testing the temperature after each segment.

Allow the roast to rest for 20 minutes before slicing against the grain and serving.

Five=Herb Beef Roast

This recipe results in a roast that is tender and tangy with a delicious pan juice. Serve it alongside rice pilaf or potatoes au gratin.


  • One 4-5 pound beef roast
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons fresh basil, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh oregano, minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh dill, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chives, minced
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened

​Season the beef with the salt and pepper, and preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Heat the oil in the pan, and sear the roast on all sides. Transfer the roast to a baking dish, and roast for 30 minutes in the preheated oven.

While the roast is roasting, combine the butter and the fresh herbs. Spread the mixture over the roast, and then roast it for an additional 30 minutes or until it reaches an internal temperature of 145 degrees F. Let the roast rest for 20 minutes before slicing. Strain the pan juices, and serve them over the roast. For more information, contact companies like Taylor Made Beef.