Horseradish Crusted Roast Beef

Horseradish Crusted Roast Beef

Juicy and tender on the inside, with a crispy crust on the outside. This simple horseradish crusted roast beef is great for special occasions.
4.50 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 303 kcal


  • 1 Rimmed baking sheet with rack


  • 1/2 cup drained prepared horseradish
  • 2 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 3 tbsp fresh parsley chopped
  • 1 1/2 tsp minced garlic 1 clove
  • 1 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 3 lb eye roast beef


  • Remove the roast from the fridge about 30 minutes before cooking so you aren't cooking it cold.
  • Preheat oven to 450°F.
  • Pat the roast dry with paper towels. Score the top of the roast (cut slits in a criss-cross pattern).
  • Stir together horseradish, mustard, parsley, garlic, and salt in a bowl.
  • Rub mixture on roast, pressing to adhere, and place on a rimmed baking sheet with rack.
  • Roast for 12 minutes, then drop oven temperature to 325°F until a thermometer inserted in thickest portion of beef registers 135°F for medium-rare.
  • Remove to a cutting board, and let stand 20 minutes before slicing. I prefer thin slices, but you can slice to your liking.


Serve with your favorite potatoes and sautéed green beans.
Enjoy with your favorite glass of red wine, like a Cabernet Sauvignon.
You'll see in my instructions I talk about scoring the meat before adding the rub. So, what does that mean?
Scoring meat before you cook it results in a greater surface area exposed to the heat, leading to more even cooking. When scoring, the knife blade should penetrate only about 1/8 to 1/4 inch deep. In general, score marks should be spaced approximately 1 inch apart. From there, you can add a criss-cross pattern, insert chopped aromatics such as garlic or ginger into the cut meat, or press a dry seasoning rub into the little pockets.


Serving: 1gCalories: 303kcalCarbohydrates: 3.33gProtein: 54gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.61gMonounsaturated Fat: 3.5gTrans Fat: 0.38gCholesterol: 136mgSodium: 645mgPotassium: 855mgFiber: 1.73gSugar: 1.08gVitamin A: 57IUVitamin C: 36mgCalcium: 60mgIron: 3.89mg
Keyword beef, easy, elegant dinner, horseradish, roast beef
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