7 Hearty Roast Beef Recipes

Horseradish-Crusted Roast Beef
Photo: © Cedric Angeles

Tender roast beef recipes are quick and delicious and perfect for family and friends. A good-sized roast serves a whole dinner party and the leftovers make for excellent sandwiches. Try a few of our favorite recipes including rare roast beef with pickled green tomatoes, fajitas, and horseradish crusted roast beef.

01 of 07

Thai Beef Sandwiches with Green Curry Mayo

Thai Beef Sandwiches with Green Curry Mayo
© Christina Holmes

In the Food & Wine Test Kitchen, we don't let a single leftover go to waste. Here we turn leftover roast beef into a Thai beef salad-inspired sandwich, but it would also be delicious with leftover pulled pork, grilled chicken or even seared tofu.

02 of 07

Horseradish-Crusted Roast Beef


To showcase deeply flavorful grass-fed beef, butcher-shop owners Jessica and Josh Applestone make a simple roast beef using any number of cuts, including rib loin (prime rib), top round or a tied sirloin tip. The roast — deliciously crusted with horseradish and black peppercorns — is perfect hot out of the oven, but it's also amazing cold on a sandwich: Thinly slice the roast beef and serve it on white bread with horseradish mayonnaise and juicy tomatoes.

03 of 07

Rare Roast Beef with Fresh Herbs and Basil Oil

Rare Roast Beef with Fresh Herbs and Basil Oil. Photo © Antonis Achilleos

© Antonis Achilleos

Adapted from a recipe in author Patricia Wells's latest cookbook, Salad as a Meal, this rosy roast beef with basil oil seems decadent but contains only two grams of saturated fat per serving.

04 of 07

Fajitas with Roast Beef

Fajitas with Roast Beef

These easy fajitas are best for using up the extra Coriander-Dusted Roast Beef and gravy.

05 of 07

Roast Beef Summer Rolls

© Petrina Tinslay

Vietnamese summer rolls are often filled with or shrimp, but Grace Parisi makes hers with roast beef from the deli.

06 of 07

Roast Beef Tenderloin with Morel Cream Sauce

Roast Beef Tenderloin with Morel Cream Sauce
© James Merrell

Brown this beef tenderloin roast to serve with an earthy morel and shallot sauce. You'll have a meal for six in an hour.

07 of 07

Roast Beef with Root-Vegetable-and-Green-Peppercorn Salad

Roast Beef with Root-Vegetable-and-Green-Peppercorn Salad. Photo © Johnny Valiant
© Johnny Valiant

Brined green peppercorns aren't particularly popular, but Kristin Donnelly loves them in a dressing for sweet roasted fall vegetables and roast beef.

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