What Is The Cooking Time And Temperature For Roast Beef?

Ball Tip Roast Recipes

Rich in flavor, juiciness and tenderness, with generous marbling throughout.

Common Names: Standing Rib Roast, Rib Roast, Ribeye Roast Bone-in

Approx weight Rare (125 °F) Medium (145 °F)
4 lb 1 hr 45 min 2 hr 9 min
5 lb 1 hr 51 min 2 hr 18 min
6 lb 1 hr 57 min 2 hr 26 min
7 lb 2 hr 2 hr 33 min
8 lb 2 hr 11 min 2 hr 41 min

Bone-In Ribeye Roast Recipes

A rib roast without the bones. Rich, beefy flavor; juicy and tender with generous marbling throughout.

Common Names Prime Rib

Approx weight Rare (125 °F) Medium (145 °F)
4 lb 1 hr 28 min 1 hr 53 min
5 lb 1 hr 32 min 2 hr
6 lb 1 hr 36 min 2 hr 4 min
7 lb 1 hr 40 min 2 hr 9 min
8 lb 1 hr 44 min 2 hr 14 min

Boneless Ribeye Roast Recipes

Very lean and economical. The best results come from medium-rare cooking and thin, cross-grain slicing.

Common Names Eye of Round Roast

Approx weight Rare (125 °F) Medium (145 °F)
2 lb 56 min 1 hr 15 min
3 lb 1 hr 1 hr 21 min
4 lb 1 hr 8 min 1 hr 28 min
5 lb 1 hr 15 min 1 hr 36 min

Eye of Round Recipes

This roast’s small size, which is lean, tender, and affordable, is ideal for a quick family dinner. The best results come from medium-rare cooking and thin, cross-grain slicing. May also be marinated.

Common Names Knuckle Roast, Sirloin Tip Roast

Approx weight Rare (125 °F) Medium (145 °F)
4 lb 54 min 1 hr 12 min
5 lb 1 hr 1 hr 19 min
6 lb 1 hr 9 min 1 hr 27 min
7 lb 1 hr 19 min 1 hr 37 min
8 lb 1 hr 31 min 1 hr 49 min

Sirloin Tip Center Roast Recipes

Lean, tender and full-flavored roast.

Common names include top loin roast, strip roast, and roast from Kansas City.

Approx weight Rare (125 °F) Medium (145 °F)
4 lb 55 min 1 hr 15 min
5 lb 1 hr 2 min 1 hr 22 min
6 lb 1 hr 10 min 1 hr 31 min
7 lb 1 hr 18 min 1 hr 39 min
8 lb 1 hr 27 min 1 hr 48 min

The leanest, most succulent, and elegant beef roast has a mild flavor.

Common Names Chateaubriand

Approx weight Rare (125 °F) Medium (145 °F)
3 lb 25 min 37 min
4 lb 34 min 48 min
5 lb 45 min 1 hr
6 lb 57 min 1 hr 11 min
7 lb 1 hr 9 min 1 hr 23 min

Economical, moderately tender and full-flavored. Best when sliced thin against the grain.

Common Names Top Round Pot Roast

Approx weight Rare (125 °F) Medium (145 °F)
4 lb 50 min 1 hr 7 min
5 lb 1 hr 14 min 1 hr 36 min
6 lb 1 hr 42 min 2 hr 4 min
7 lb 2 hr 13 min 2 hr 35 min
8 lb 2 hr 46 min 3 hr 8 min

Top Round Roast Recipes

This adaptable roast has a good flavor and is lean, juicy, and tender.

Common Names Sirloin roast, top sirloin roast, and center cut sirloin roast

Approx weight Rare (125 °F) Medium (145 °F)
4 lb 1 hr 7 min 1 hr 27 min
5 lb 1 hr 20 min 1 hr 41 min
6 lb 1 hr 35 min 2 hr
7 lb 1 hr 51 min 2 hr 15 min
8 lb 2 hr 9 min 2 hr 33 min

Top Sirloin Roast Recipes

Juicy, tender and versatile, this roast offers rich beef flavor. This West Coast favorite, easily recognized by its triangular shape, is expanding in popularity.

Common Names Bottom Sirloin Roast, Triangle Roast

Approx weight Rare (125 °F) Medium (145 °F)
2 lb 31 min 42 min
3 lb 45 min 55 min
4 lb 1 hr 1 hr 10 min

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FAQ

What temperature and time to cook roast beef?

No matter how big your roast is, try to cook it at 375 degrees Fahrenheit (190 degrees C) for 20 minutes per pound. Your roast should reach its final internal temperature after 15 to 20 minutes of resting, which may be 5 to 15 degrees higher than when it was taken out of the oven.

Should roast beef be 325 or 350?

325 °F is the ideal roasting temperature (after searing).

How long do you cook a 3 pound roast beef at 350?

For every pound of meat you are roasting at 350°F, it will take roughly 18 minutes for rare, 20 minutes for medium, and 25 minutes for well-done. If you’re up for some simple math.

What is the time chart for cooking roast beef?

Round Tip Roast OVEN TEMP. 325ºFWEIGHTROASTING TIMEINT. TEMP. (After standing)3-4 lbs2. 25-2. 5 hrs160ºF (medium)4-6 lbs2-2. 5 hrs145ºF (medium-rare)4-6 lbs2. 5-3 hrs160ºF (medium)6-8 lbs2. 5-3 hrs145ºF (medium-rare).

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