The Perfect, Easy, Roast Beef … with Bacon!

Roast Beef 4As the winter (finally) draws to an end, I start to pack in some of my favorite cold weather recipes that I probably won’t be making until the fall. I am always on the quest to make a perfect roast beef. I have pot roast down pat, but every time I try to do roast beef it comes out just like pot roast…until now! Roast Beef wrapped in bacon

If I do say so myself, I nailed it this time. Not only did this roast beef have a smokey bacon flavor all the way through, but it had that beautiful, tender roast beef texture. As an added bonus, this recipe could not be any easier. It was a pleasure to make! Roast Beef wrapped in bacon

When the roast was done, I stirred the potatoes around in the pan drippings before serving them. The mix of the salty, rich drippings on top of the sweet potatoes was amazing. This is a meal that I will not only repeat (frequently), but that I will also dream about on the nights I don’t repeat it! Roast Beef wrapped in bacon

The Perfect, Easy, Roast Beef... with Bacon!
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A perfectly cooked (and easy!) roast beef with practically no fuss, and tons of flavor!
Recipe type: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Serves: 6 - 8
  • 2.5 lb top round sirloin roast (trimmed of fat)
  • 1 large Idaho potato (peeled, halved and sliced)
  • 1 large sweet potato (peeled, halved and sliced)
  • ¼ tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • ½ tsp brown sugar
  • 3 slices bacon (I used applewood smoked bacon)
  • 1.5 cup beef broth
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2. Place roast in a deep, large skillet
  3. Sprinkle potatoes around the roast
  4. In a small bowl, mix together paprika, salt, pepper and brown sugar
  5. Rub seasoning mixture into roast
  6. Place the bacon on top of the roast covering as much surface area as possible
  7. Pour broth over potatoes, NOT over the roast
  8. Cook at 400 degrees for 45 minutes
  9. Reduce oven temperature to 250 degrees and cook for approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes, or until the desired temperature
  10. Remove from oven and let sit (or rest) for 10 minutes before slicing
  11. Slice and serve with the potatoes

Happy Eating!
Renee Hirschberg

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4 Replies to “The Perfect, Easy, Roast Beef … with Bacon!”

  1. This sounds delicious & easy. I also suffer from the “pot roast takeover”.. Every time! In fact I have given up on ever cooking a real roast! I can wait to try this.. Did you use a Dutchoven or roasting dish? Thank you!

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