These flavoursome rubs are all especially good for beef roasts. Some are dry, others a combination of wet and dry ingredients. Quantities of each ingredient can vary, make it up to suit your taste. You’ll need about ¼ cup of rub mixture for a 1kg beef roast.
Rub the roast lightly with oil then gently massage the rub all over the beef so it can stick to the meat. It can be rubbed into the beef roast just before cooking.
Beef roast rub ideas
- Crushed black or green peppercorns (or a mix of both) and a little ground cumin or ground coriander
- Crushed garlic cloves, grated orange rind and chopped sage leaves
- Chopped fresh thyme, oregano and bay leaves
- Dijon mustard and dried mixed herbs
- Crushed green peppercorns, crushed garlic and oregano
- Seeded mustard, grated orange rind and a little honey
Tie in some added flavour to your beef roast
Tying a beef roast also gives you the chance to tuck in some extra flavour. Slide in some fresh oregano and thyme sprigs or a few fresh bay leaves or sage leaves under the string. Then season the beef roast with salt and pepper.
Most beef roasts don’t need to be tied, but some cuts like rib eye/scotch fillet and eye fillet/tenderloin benefit from it. Tying it gives the roast a compact shape, which helps it cook evenly and slice easily.
Ask your butcher or meat retailer to tie the beef roast for you, or visit enticemagazine.com.au to see how it’s done.