Worcestershire Butter Roast Beef

Worcestershire Butter Roast Beef

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.

Course Dinner
Cuisine British Inspired
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 10 or more servings
Calories 400 kcal


  • 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
US Customary - Metric


  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.

Recipe Notes

Internal Temperature Guide for Beef Roast 

Medium-rare 63°C (145°F)
Medium 71°C (160°F)
Well done 77°C (170°F)
Nutrition Facts
Worcestershire Butter Roast Beef
Amount Per Serving
Calories 400 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 18%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 116mg 39%
Sodium 317mg 13%
Potassium 635mg 18%
Protein 38g 76%
Vitamin A 3.8%
Vitamin C 0.7%
Calcium 4.4%
Iron 19.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.