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Roast Beef with Rosemary and Garlic

Printable Recipe – Roast Beef with Rosemary and Garlic.

My husband’s favorite meal is roast beef, so I cook it often. I’m always trying new ways to delight his taste buds.  And for me, the flavors or rosemary and garlic pair perfectly with a big slab of beef.Roast Beef with Rosemary and Garlic

Tonight’s version is a studded roast of beef with whole pieces of garlic and sprigs of fresh rosemary.  Once the beef is studded, it is  enhanced with a topping of Malbec wine. The combination is just delicious.


Assemble your ingredients.  You will need a large piece of top round beef, some large cloves of fresh garlic, big springs of fresh rosemary, seasonings and Malbec wine.  (plus a drizzle of olive oil not pictured.  Preheat the oven to 350 º F.

my knifeI used a very sharp and very long knife to make my slits. I have a whole set of Cutco cutlery and just love it! (affiliate link)  My daughter Jess’ first job was selling the cutlery and I got a great deal on it.  Visit Jess’ website at Jess Explains it all.  (she loves to cook too!)

cut the slits

You will need to make rows of long, deep slits on two sides of the beef.

spices for the meat

The spices are garlic and herbs.  Do not finely chop it. You need large pieces to stuff into the slits.

Studded beef

Alternate the garlic and rosemary in the slits you have cut.

pour over the Malbec

Pour over the wine. Any good red will do. I used Malbec tonight.

Add a drizzle of olive oil.

The final touch is to add a light drizzle of olive oil over the top.  Place the beef in a preheated 350 º F oven for about 1 1/2 hours.  I calculate on 20 minutes per pound and an additional 20 minutes for medium rare.

Roast Beef with rosemary and GarlicI served this with a gravy made from the juices in the roasting pan (just add a bit of beef stock and cook them over a medium heat, scraping up the bits in the bottom of the pan  until thickened.)  We also had roasted root vegetables with the left over garlic, rosemary and olive oil.  Delish!

Roast Beef with Garlic and Rosemary. How to stud a roast beef for best flavor.

Roast Beef with Rosemary and Garlic

Roast Beef with Rosemary and Garlic


  • Ingredients
  • 1 3 pound roast of top round beef
  • 3 large cloves of garlic
  • 4 sprigs of fresh rosemary
  • ½ cup of Malbec wine (or any good red wine)
  • Salt and pepper.


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 ºF.
  2. Season the beef. Cut deep slits in the beef. Slice the rosemary and garlic into fairly large pieces and stuff them into the slits.
  3. Pour the Malbec wine over the top and cook for about ½ hours for medium rare.
  4. Serve with roasted vegetables and a gravy made from the juices in the roasting pan.



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