Modern Take on a Classic: The Holiday Beef Roast


You may have memories of impressive beef roasts from holidays of yore. But the chances that you feel confident in preparing a roast on your own might be less likely. You may not even think that a classic roast is exciting or reflects your flare for unique and ethnic flavors. We hear you loud and clear! We’ve developed and triple-tested some exciting new roasts, perfect for your holiday gathering.

First of all, get grounded in oven roasting basics. Learn the three simple steps to creating perfectly tender and juicy roasts each and every time. Our infographic will offer up tips and tricks galore.

Next, why not serve up a cut that many of your guests have never tried?! A Hearty Glazed Tri-Tip Roast with Creamy Gorgonzola Sauce will evoke questions about your roasting prowess. Prepare yourself for “Please share this recipe!” and “Tell me about the Tri-Tip!” Our Tri-Tip fact sheet and recipes will make you an expert in no time.

Or perhaps you want to mix up the spices and sides. Our Marsala-Roast Tenderloin with Shitake Leek Compote is anything but ordinary. The mixture of Marsala wine, shallots and garlic will give the roast a unique flavor. Check out Herb-Topped Beef Roast with Roasted Cauliflower for an easy side that’s quickly becoming a favorite around here!

Finally, carve up your roast with great knife skills. Make sure you’ve got a sharp knife and then watch our video for carving and slicing tips.

If you are interested in additional roast recipes, receiving our favorite “Perfect Prime Rib” brochure or have any questions, please feel free to contact the Minnesota Beef Council at 952-854-6980 or through our website at You can also visit for more timely story ideas and delicious recipes.

Here’s to impressing your guests with a fresh take on the holiday roast,

The Minnesota Beef Council
On behalf of the beef checkoff

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