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How to Reverse Sear Beef Roasts

Roasts are large cuts of beef that require slow-cooking to make perfectly tender. Reverse Searing a Ribeye Roast is probably the second best thing I’ve ever made (besides smoking Brisket).

The first time we tried to reverse sear a standing ribeye roast…it came out perfect.

Many people know to sear meat before, and then put it into the oven

but today we will tell you how to reverse sear a beef roasts.

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What do I need?

– Oven
– Meat thermometer
– Salt & Pepper
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Let’s start with the basics.

What is a roast?

Just like the steaks you know, roasts are simply larger in size, whole pieces of the cow. 

These are large pieces of meat.

Perfect for dinner parties where you’re serving 5 people or more

How do you cook the perfect roast?

Beef (as with other ruminants) is the only meat you cannot get sick from being raw or slightly raw.

Thus, the objective of perfectly cooking beef, is a crispy outside, with a pink, tender inside.

The objective of perfectly cooking beef, is a crispy outside, with a pink, tender inside

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How to you cook the perfect steak?

With steaks averaging from 300g-1kg, it is easy enough to slap a steak on the grill (or a hot pan), and you will be ready to eat in under 10 min.

What happens when you have to prepare a 2kg+ beef roast?

This is where we use a reverse sear to achieve a completely tender inside

With that all-important crispy outside.


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What is a reverse sear?

As the name would suggest, we will slowly roast and then sear this large piece of meat.

The steps of reverse searing are:

Step 1: Put the roast into the oven. Wait

Step 2: Pull the roast out, get your oven to maximum temperature and toss the roast back in for 6-10 min (or until well-browned)

How to reverse sear a beef roast?

  • Unwrap your beef roast and pat down with a paper towel to get rid of excess moisture
  • Now liberally coat the outside with salt & pepper. Remember the larger the roast, the more seasoning you will want to put on the outside.

If you like, keep the roast in the fridge overnight. This will ensure the seasoning penetrates deep into the roast.

  • Before you put the roast into the oven be sure it reaches room temperature. This will help ensure an even cook.
  • Set the oven temperature to between 90-95 °C
    The best way to cook anything is low and slow.

What we’re trying to achieve is a roast that gets a pink inside as slow as possible

Step 1: 

  • Now set the roast in the oven (fat cap up or bones on bottom)
  • Place the thermometer so the probe reaches the center of the roast
  • Wait until the meat thermometer reads
    60°C --> Rare
    60-65°C --> Medium-rare
    65-70°C --> Medium
    70°C --> Medium well done
    75°C --> Well done

In a 90C° oven this will take around 5.5 hours to 6.5 hours.
At 121C° this will take 3.5 hours to 4 hours. → this will vary on the size of the roast

Top tip: If your roast is done long before your guests arrive, you will need to place it in a 93C° oven for 45 minutes before continuing to step 2.

Step 2

  • Remove the roast from the oven and loosely cover with aluminum foil.

You will want to rest for 30 min. Or up to 1.5 hours

Preheat the oven to the highest possible temperature setting (260C°-288C°)

Step 3

  • 10 min before guests are ready to be served, remove foil and place roast back in the hot oven.
  • Cook 6-10 min. or until the outside is well-browned and crispy.
  • Remove, carve and serve immediately.
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If this is your first time doing a reverse sear don’t panic.

Remember to cook low and slow.

This guarantees tenderness and avoids overcooking the roast.

Reverse searing on the other hand, guarantees a perfectly cooked roast.


This is one of the most simple, mouth-watering meals you can create.

And all it takes is 3 simple steps.

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