Ask any Midwesterner what they envision when they think of comfort food, and the odds are good you’re in for a tale about mom’s Sunday roast recipe. Tender, juicy roast with au jus or gravy, creamy mashed potatoes and winter vegetables, served with warm, crusty bread… We can certainly understand why it’s easy to get carried away.
We know a thing or three about incredible prime rib roasts, so before you start scouring Pinterest, read through our quick start guide below and check out our favorite roast recipes.
1. First, start with a great quality roast.
Every great chef will tell you a recipe is only as good as the quality of the ingredients. We wholeheartedly agree. Select a roast that is the appropriate size for the number of people you plan to serve. Roast recipes practically guarantee your guests will want seconds, so it’s best to err on the side of too much and choose a roast which serves a few additional servings. If your guests don’t want seconds, you can always save the leftovers and make a great sandwich the next day.
The best melt-in-your-mouth roast recipe begins with a great cut. Our favorite selection is a tender, well-marbled prime rib roast. We recommend to order premium meat online, and make sure to schedule delivery a few days before you plan to serve your roast.
A few of our favorite excellent quality roast options include:
2. Next, bring your roast to room temperature.
You may be tempted to rush this step, but trust us: take the time to allow your roast to rest before you begin cooking. Ideally, your roast will have already been thawed in the refrigerator, so all you need to do is place the plated roast on the countertop and allow it to come to room temperature.
3. Sear the roast on all sides.
In order to seal in all those savory juices, it’s imperative that you sear your roast before cooking. Use hot oil and sear every side of your roast until you see a nice brown crust. This will give your roast perfect color and take the flavor profile over the top!
4. Cook your roast low and slow.
The best roast recipes will be very specific regarding the amount of time and temperature you should use, but anytime you cook beef it is best to cook to the appropriate internal temperature in order to achieve your desired level of doneness. We recommend to cook prime rib roast to an internal temperature of 135 for medium rare, or 145 for medium. View our full guide for cooking our prime rib roast here.
5. Serve with all the fixings!
We think the best part of Sunday roast recipes is the main entree, but a roast without all the savory sides just wouldn’t be right. Creamy mashed potatoes, roasted asparagus, green beans, and maple glazed carrots are a few traditional choices. We also love:
Is your mouth watering yet? Now all you need to do is choose a great roast recipe and get started! We’ll lend you a few of our favorite recipes to get you started.
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