Bababoowee's Roast Beef - TalonRO 2020 Holiday Cooking Contest
After a few boozy cocktails on Christmas Eve with friends, we decided to go level at a dungeon.
After a few hours of leveling, we started to hear our tummies grumbling.
We got hangry. We got tired and weaker, I fell and started tumbling.
I tumbled into a Majoruros and thought to myself, “He’s looking really yummy”.
Maybe the Majoruros can go into my tummy?!?!
While I was spacing out, my friends above yelled “BLAHBLAHBLAWOOWEE, INCOMING!”
The Majoruros was headed straight to me with his huge hammer ready to strike at me.
Without hesitation, I took my wrench from my pocket and I whacked at him. How dare he!?
But I also stood there and thought to myself “damn, I just killed a beast”
Well, that’s too bad, it’s time for a big feast.
Ingredients for Roast Beef
1 Roughly 7-pound prime rib, bone in. This would feed at least 7-8 people.
*I asked the butcher to cut off the bones, stuff it with some garlic, and tie the bones back on. I prefer to have the bone in because I find this to be more flavorful and the bone acts like a rack, so it cooks the meat evenly.
2-3 carrots chopped into medium-large chunks.
1 ½ tablespoon flakey sea salt
1 ½ tablespoon freshly ground pepper
½ garlic powder
½ onion powder
3-4 tablespoon of olive oil
Step 1: season the prime rib a day beforehand. Mix the salt and pepper and rub it all over the meat. Place in a deep baking dish. Return the beef back to the fridge, uncovered to draw out excess moisture.
Step 2: It is important to have your beef at room temperature before cooking it. Since this is a pretty big cut of beef, I would suggest taking it out of the fridge and letting it rest for at least 5 hours. If you don’t do this, the meat will not cook evenly.
Step 3: Chop your carrots into medium-large chunks. Not too small that they will burn in the oven. You can also save a few pieces to roast later; along with some veggies. Drizzle some olive oil on and sprinkle some salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, and paprika. Mix well. Place these aside.
Step 4: After the meat rested for ~5 hours, preheat the oven at 455F. You can put the chopped carrots into the tray with the beef.
Step 5: After the oven is ready, place the beef into the middle rack and bake at 455F for 15 minutes to get a nice golden sear.
Step 6: After the 15 minutes, reduce the oven temperature down to 325F to cook for around 2 hours. Cooking at a lower temperature guarantees an evenly cooked roast that is sealed with juiciness. My family and friends prefer their beef medium rare. I highly suggest using a cooking thermometer.
Step 7: Once you’re done with baking the meat, you can insert the thermometer. I pull it out when it is around 130F because the meat will continue to cook after you remove it from the oven.
Step 8: Please remember to allow the meat to rest for at least 20 minutes.
Ingredients for Au jus:
Drippings from the roast
Onions from the roast
1 cup of red wine
Salt and pepper to taste
2-3 tablespoons of flour or cornstarch
Step 1: Pour in the beef stock over medium-high heat. Add in the red wine, drippings, and onions from the roast and boil for 15 minutes. Strain with strainer.
Step 2: Add in flour or cornstarch to thicken. Turn off stove and stir.
Ingredients for corn:
3 cups of frozen corn
4 tablespoons of butter (can be unsalted or salted)
Step 1: Put frozen corn in a pan over medium high heat.
Step 2: Add in the butter and stir for 5 minutes. Sprinkle some pepper and salt to taste.
Serve with the prime rib.
Ingredients for Yorkshire pudding
¾ cup of Flour
100ml Almond milk
Salt and pepper
Step 1: preheat oven to 425F.
Step 2: Pour a teaspoon of olive oil in each muffin tray compartment and place the tray into the oven to heat up.
Step 3: Beat eggs, almond milk, flour, and a tiny pinch of salt and pepper. Beat until well combined. Pour mixture into a jar.
Step 4: Remove tray with oven mitts carefully and quickly pour in the mixture into the muffin tray.
Step 5: Shove muffin tray back into the oven and bake for 13 – 15 minutes. Should look like this when done.
Assemble your dish.
I also forgot to take a picture of my ign the night before. So I had to use leftovers the next morning to take another picture! Hope this is okay!
GM Ktulu – wine au jus
GM Blackstar – decorated with corn, carrots, and Yorkshire pudding.