Herbed Roast Beef

The gravy for this recipe calls for a dry red wine. We recommend either Merlot or Cabernet Sauvignon.


Makes 16 servings

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 10 Minutes
Bake: 3 Hours
Stand: 10 Minutes
Cook: 10 Minutes


1/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons dry mustard
1 1/2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary
2 teaspoons seasoned salt
2 teaspoons seasoned pepper
1 (8-pound) rolled boneless rib roast
1 cup dry red wine
2 cups beef broth
1/2 cup water


Combine first 5 ingredients. Reserve 3 tablespoons flour mixture. Pat remaining flour mixture evenly over roast.

Place roast, fat side up, on a rack in a shallow roasting pan.

Bake, uncovered, at 325° for 3 hours or until meat thermometer registers 135° or until desired degree of doneness. Remove roast from pan, reserving drippings. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

Whisk together reserved 3 tablespoons flour mixture, 1/2 cup pan drippings (adding additional water, if necessary, to equal 1/2 cup), wine, broth, and 1/2 cup water in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, until thick and bubbly. Serve over roast.

Ron Poole, Saluda, North Carolina,

Southern Living

December 2005
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