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Worcestershire Butter Roast Beef

Worcestershire Butter Roast Beef. A beautiful roast of beef seasoned with Worcestershire sauce, garlic and thyme butter. Marinated overnight for maximum flavour!

Worcestershire Butter Roast Beef shown with gravy, broccoli and roasted potatoes

Worcestershire Butter Roast Beef.

My idea for Worcestershire Roast Beef came from wanting to marinate a roast in Worcestershire sauce. However, without the meat being overwhelmed by the flavour of the marinade.

I love the flavour of Worcestershire sauce with beef, it is a naturally delicious and complimentary combination.

Marinating steaks or a roast overnight in the sauce though, can make it absorb too much. So, I was looking for an alternate method to infuse the flavour.

Worcestershire Butter Roast Beef

Worcestershire Butter Roast Beef

My solution was a compound butter to act as a marinade. The Worcestershire sauce as well as garlic, thyme, salt and pepper and salt, all get suspended in the butter. This allows their flavour to slowly infuse into the meat overnight.

The next day I only had to pull the beef from the fridge. After letting it sit at room temperature for a while, I then roast it to perfection.

Worcestershire Butter Roast Beef close up photo of finished roast beef

Worcestershire Butter Roast Beef.

This roast beef is always served with our family favourite English Style Roasted Potatoes. 

How to make Perfect English Style Roasted Potatoes

How to make Perfect English Style Roasted Potatoes

Of course, we also served it with gravy, steamed broccoli and some Yorkshire Pudding Popovers. It was a Sunday dinner worthy of the best British carvery.

Perfect Yorkshire Pudding Popovers photo of large popovers made in a popover pan

How to make Perfect Yorkshire Pudding Popovers. Photo of large popovers made in a popover pan.

If you liked this great recipe you may also want to try our recipe for Ginger Braised Beef.

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Worcestershire Butter Roast Beef
Yield: 10 or more servings

Worcestershire Butter Roast Beef

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

Worcestershire Butter Roast Beef - a simple method where a roasting butter also acts as a sort of marinade for the beef, keeping it moist and flavourful.

Ingredients

  • 4 ib beef roast, (prime rib, tenderloin or striploin roast is best)
  • 1/3 cup soft butter
  • 3 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper coarsely ground
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tbsp English style mustard, optional

Instructions

  1. Cream together the butter, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, thyme, salt, pepper and mustard.
  2. Using cold wet hands pat the butter all over the roast.
  3. Cover in plastic wrap and let stand in the fridge for up to a day.
  4. Take the roast out of the fridge and keep it at room temperature for 60-90 minutes roasting. This ensures a more even cooking of the beef.
  5. Place the roast on on a roasting rack in an aluminum foil lined shallow roasting pan.
  6. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Roast the beef, uncovered at this temperature for 20 minutes.
  7. Reduce heat to 375 degrees F and roast uncovered for up to another hour or until the roast reaches the internal temperature desired for the doneness you prefer. See Notes.
  8. Baste the roast a couple of times with the butter and pan drippings during the cooking time
  9. Remove the roast from the oven and loosely tent it with aluminum foil. Leave it at room temperature for 20-30 minutes before carving. This is an essential step to let the meat relax and retain it's juices. Carving any roast too early can make all of the internal juices run off rapidly.
  10. After resting, slice thinly and serve.

Notes

Internal Temperature Guide for Beef Roast 

Medium-rare63°C (145°F)Medium71°C (160°F)Well done77°C (170°F)

The nutritional information provided is automatically calculated by third party software and is meant as a guideline only. Exact accuracy is not guaranteed. For recipes where all ingredients may not be used entirely, such as those with coatings on meats, or with sauces or dressings for example, calorie & nutritional values per serving will likely be somewhat lower than indicated.

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Nutrition Information

Yield

10

Serving Size

g

Amount Per Serving Calories 254Total Fat 19gSaturated Fat 9gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 8gCholesterol 85mgSodium 241mgCarbohydrates 1gFiber 0gSugar 0gProtein 18g

The nutritional information provided is automatically calculated by third party software and is meant as a guideline only. Exact accuracy is not guaranteed. For recipes where all ingredients may not be used entirely, such as those with coatings on meats, or with sauces or dressings for example, calorie & nutritional values per serving will likely be somewhat lower than indicated.

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Elise W

Wednesday 23rd of December 2020

I have my roast sitting in the fridge soaking up the glorious herb butter mixture. Excited to serve it with Yorkshire pudding, potatoes, brussel sprouts, and trifle for Christmas Eve tomorrow. Any alcoholic drink recommendations to accompany this?

Katie

Wednesday 21st of October 2020

What size roasting pan is best for this?

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Nadina

Monday 27th of January 2020

I see someone commented about gravy and I see it in your pictures, however I do not see in your blog or the instructions about it. Do you make it using the drippings or do you make your own brown gravy?

Sharon

Friday 13th of December 2019

Hi Barry :)

Is this roast tied? Looks as if it is in the pic but nothing is mentioned in the directions. Also, can a meat thermometer be inserted during the cooking process? Or Will juices drain while cooking? I’m an amateur and don’t want to mess this up :) Thank you for your help!

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