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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- roast beef (I used a 4 pound bottom round roast)
- kosher salt
- fresh cracked pepper
- prepared horseradish
- stone-ground mustard
- fresh thyme leaves
- fresh rosemary
- garlic powder
Kitchen tools and equipment needed:
- medium mixing bowl
- measuring cups and spoons
- pastry brush
- salt and pepper grinder
- cutting board
- chef's knife
- roasting pan or sheet pan
- instant-read thermometer
- carving knife set
- carving board
- aluminum foil
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
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)
*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)
*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)
*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!!
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! 🙂
Whoville Roast Beast
- 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.
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. 😉