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Spice Rub for Beef
Spice Rub for Beef

I just wanted fast. Everything lately has to be fast. I swear, once I move into the new house, I am going to turn into a turtle and withdraw into my shell. Unpack only toothbrushes and clothes and take until Christmas to unpack my house. Ok, well we all know that’s a crock, but sometimes it does feel like everything is set on maximum speed lately. Rush here, there, do this, that, clean this, scrub that, people here, people there.

So betwixt all that, we still have to eat. And eat well. I refuse to order out all the time as much as I really, desperately want to some days. I scoured the ‘net and found a few recipes to jazz up roast beef and threw my own together one night.

You know why I chose the ingredients in my recipe? Because I had every single spice in my cupboard and odds are you do too! It did the trick. It took a boring sirloin tip – one of my least favorite cuts- to a tasty, spicy treat. You can cut the salt to perhaps 1 tsp if you like, but we loved it salty.

Ingredients Needed:

one 3-4 lb beef roast
2 tsp salt
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp cracked black pepper
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp oregano
1/3 tsp cayenne pepper
2 tbsp olive oil

 

Combine all of the ingredients above, excepting the roast. Mix well.

Take the room temperature roast-best for cooking-  place it in your roaster of choice and cover with the spice rub completely.

Pre-heat the oven to 325 degrees.

Cook the roast until the center reaches a temperature of 135 internally, then pull it out, tent it with foil and let it rest for 10-15 minutes. That will give you are medium rare roast, which most people prefer.

Look at that beautiful crust!

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Spice Rub for Beef

Savory spice rub for beef roast, with a hint of heat from cayenne pepper.
4.67 from 3 votes
Prep Time
1 minute
Cook Time
2 hours
Total Time
2 hours 1 minute
Course
Dinner
Cuisine
American
Servings
8
Calories
341
Author
Karlynn Johnston

Ingredients

  • 3-4 lb beef roast
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp cracked black pepper
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1/3 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 tbsp olive oil

Instructions

  1. Combine all of the ingredients above, excepting the roast. Mix well. 

  2. Take the room temperature roast-best for cooking- place it in your roaster of choice and cover with the spice rub completely.

  3. Pre-heat the oven to 325 degrees. 

  4. Cook the roast until the center reaches a temperature of 135 degrees internally, then pull it out, tent it with foil and let it rest for 10-15 minutes. That will give you a medium rare roast, which most people prefer.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 341kcal, Protein: 32g, Fat: 23g, Saturated Fat: 9g, Cholesterol: 117mg, Sodium: 719mg, Potassium: 575mg, Vitamin A: 195IU, Calcium: 31mg, Iron: 3.7mg

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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Karlynn Johnston

I’m a busy mom of two, wife & cookbook author who loves creating fast, fresh meals for my little family on the Canadian Prairies. Karlynn Facts: I'm allergic to broccoli. I've never met a cocktail that I didn't like. I would rather burn down my house than clean it. Most of all, I love helping YOU get dinner ready because there's nothing more important than connecting with our loved ones around the dinner table!

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  1. Scott says

    I made this last night. My wife and I can’t eat spicy foods so I left out the Cayenne. We really enjoyed it.

  2. Kev says

    Well this is the most common rub, so nothing new except for the horrible grammar in this so called article.

  3. SMum says

    Really enjoyed this. I grew up thinking you had to rub a roast with onion soup mix, but I never really like it that much.  I adjusted the recipe a bit to suit my tastes — reduced the onion and garlic powders a bit, added in thyme and rosemary — but really liked the oregano and paprika flavours.

    • thekitchenmagpie says

      @SMum Glad you liked it! I don’t mind the onion soup mix but it’s nice to change it up a bit!

  4. Sam R. says

    It’s so hot right now I can’t imagine making a roast beef…but this looks great for cooler weather.

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