What kind of beef is used for roast beef?
Roast beef requires large cuts of meat that will get tender as it slowly cooks. Top round and eye of round roasts are both good options, although I usually prefer eye of round.
Do you season roast beef before cooking?
Yes, you should season roast beef before you cook it. You can do it right before baking or up to a day early, which will give the meat more flavor.
How Long To Cook Roast Beef?
Using this method, a 3-pound roast beef takes anywhere from 1 hour to 1 1/2 hours.