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. More Centerpiece Roast Recipes
The unsliced roast beef can be refrigerated for up to 3 days. The sliced roast beef can be wrapped in plastic and refrigerated overnight.
The powerfully spicy crust on this impressive roast makes it difficult to match with a classic beef partner, like Cabernet Sauvignon—horseradish tends to make Cabernets taste astringent. Instead, look for a ripe, sweetly fruity Zinfandel, with juicy berry flavors that will work better with the horseradish.