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Whoville Roast Beast

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Whoville roast beast is (surprise) roast beef cooked to perfection with a flavorful crust that stands up deliciously well to the robust flavor of the beef.

Put a smile on WHO-ever is gathered around the table when you bring out this delectable roast beast for dinner.

Slice after slice, you’ll be thankful for a deliciously tender and flavorful beef roast you can make easily and effortlessly any time of the year.

**Please Note – The printable recipe card with detailed instructions, complete ingredient measurements, and nutritional information for making Whoville Roast Beast is available at the end of this post. OR you can hit the “jump to recipe” button (found above) to be taken directly to the recipe. 


The ingredient list:

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How this recipe came to be:

I crafted this recipe for Whoville Roast Beast after watching “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” for the umpteenth time in my life this Christmas.

If you’re familiar with the classic Christmas tale “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” then you’re familiar with the line at the end, “and he, he himself…the Grinch…carved the roast beast!”

Can other cuts of beef be used for this recipe?

Yes, by all means, use what you can find in the grocery store or use your favorite beef cut.

I normally wouldn’t have chosen a bottom round, but since my husband was kind enough to go to the store for me to purchase a beef roast for this recipe, WHO am I to complain about his selection?!

Alternate beef cut selections to use for Whoville Roast Beast:

  • boneless rump roast
  • top round roast
  • chuck roast
  • rib roast
  • beef tenderloin
  • eye round roast
A Whoville Roast Beast on a wooden cutting board with a carving set and fresh herbs.

Proper cooking temperatures for beef:

RARE – 120 – 130 degrees Fahrenheit

MEDIUM RARE – 130 – 135 degrees Fahrenheit

MEDIUM – 135 – 140 degrees Fahrenheit

MEDIUM WELL – 145 – 155 degrees Fahrenheit

WELL DONE – 155 degrees Fahrenheit and up

Important tips for reaching the proper cooking temperature and doneness:

When striving for the perfect doneness for your beef, always remove the protein from the oven when it’s 7 – 10 degrees shy of the proper cooking temperature.

Always cover the meat with foil and allow it to rest at least 10 minutes before carving.

During the resting time, the carry-over temperature will increase, bringing your final roast to the exact temperature and doneness you’re looking for.

In addition, the all-important resting time will ensure a juicy and flavorful roast beast, and WHO doesn’t want that?!!

WHO needs additional dishes to serve with Roast Beast?

Great! I’ve got you covered!!

*Pimento Cheese Mashed Potatoes (shown below)

A white oval bowl filled with Pimento Cheese Mashed Potatoes along with some russet potatoes in the background.

*Roasted Baby Potatoes with Garlic and Herbs (not shown)

These roasted baby potatoes are creamy in the center, and golden brown and crispy on the outside. Pair all that deliciousness with a dipping sauce made of mustard, horseradish, and mayonnaise and you have the perfect side dish or even a fun and unusual party appetizer!! YUM!!

*Creamed Cabbage and Spinach (shown below)

An oblong white bowl filled with Creamed Cabbage and Spinach with a serving spoon in the center.

*Fall Chopped Fruit and Vegetable Salad (not shown)

This fall chopped salad has all the colors and flavors you love about the season! With roasted vegetables and fresh fall fruit, it will easily grace any table, for any occasion.

*Toasted Coconut Shortbread Cookies (shown below)

A wooden platter filled with Toasted Coconut Shortbread Cookies dusted with confectioners sugar.

*Butter Toffee Cashew Crunch (not shown)

When you care enough to give the very best, this recipe for butter toffee cashew crunch candy should be at the very top of your gift-giving list.

*Whoville Roast Beast (shown below) THIS IS THE PLACE!!

A vertical closeup image of a medium rare Whoville Roast Beast with a carving knife and a cute title text overlay graphic with Christmas stockings.

Below is the printable recipe card along with the exact ingredient measurements and nutritional information for making today’s easy roast beef main course.

If you’ve made this recipe, or are excited to make this recipe, I’d appreciate it if you’d take a moment to leave it a star rating in the recipe card, along with a comment if you’re so inclined. I thank you most sincerely! 🙂

A sliced Whoville Roast Beast on a platter surrounded by mashed potatoes and fresh herbs.

Whoville Roast Beast

Renee – Kudos Kitchen
Whoville roast beast is (surprise) roast beef cooked to perfection with a flavorful crust that stands up deliciously well to the robust flavor of the beef.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 30 mins
Course Easy Main Course
Cuisine beef
Servings 8 servings
Calories 142 kcal


  • 1 4 pound beef roast (bottom round shown)
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons stone ground mustard
  • 2 heaping tablespoons prepared horseradish
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 teaspoon fresh chopped rosemary
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder


  • Preheat oven to 375-degrees.
  • Pat the roast dry with paper towels.
  • Place the roast on a baking sheet (or roasting pan) and rub it well on all sides with the salt and pepper.
  • Allow the roast to sit for 20-30 minutes to allow the seasonings to permeate the meat.
  • Meanwhile, in a medium bowl stir together the mayonnaise, mustard, horseradish, thyme, rosemary, and garlic powder.
  • Brush the roast well on all sides with the mayo mixture.
  • Place the roast in the preheated oven and cook for approximately 1½ – 2 hours, or until an instant-read meat thermometer reads 7-10 degrees below your desired doneness.
  • Remove the roast from the oven and cover with foil.
  • Allow the roast beast to sit, covered, at least 10-15 minutes before carving.
  • Enjoy.


Serving: 2slicesCalories: 142kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 4gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 19mgSodium: 625mgFiber: 1g
Keyword beef roast, easy beef roast, Grinch Recipe, roast beast, Whoville roast beast
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I sincerely hope you’ve enjoyed my whimsical and delicious take on what I imagine Whoville Roast Beast is, and tastes like. And I would hope that I did Dr. Seuss proud with my interpretation. 😉

A vertical photo collage of a Whoville Roast Beast, one unsliced, and one sliced along with a title text overlay graphic.

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Recipe Rating

Jackie Shuman

Friday 25th of December 2020

My family has a new traditional Christmas dinner. It is so good. Thank you.


Saturday 26th of December 2020

That's awesome to hear, Jackie!! I glad it was a big hit! Thank you for letting me know. Take good care, Renee

Claudia Lamascolo

Saturday 19th of December 2020

This is cooked perfectly, I love the way this is seasoned and that name is perfect everything on that Whoville table was scrumptious as this is Merry Christmas this is a roast fit for a King!


Sunday 20th of December 2020

Thank you so much, Claudia! Merry Christmas!! Renee