How Long To Cook Beef For Medium Rare

Hands-Off Medium-Rare Roast Beef

Experience the effortless charm of this recipe for Hands-Off Medium-Rare Roast Beef; it’s now my go-to technique for consistently delicious roast beef. Put the roast in a very hot 500-degree oven for 5 minutes per pound, then turn it off and leave it for about 45 minutes to an hour. The simplicity and delicious results have completely won me over! Every time, it turns out flawlessly medium-rare (you can cook it longer for your preferred roast beef doneness). Some more of my favorite roast recipes are this Garlic Lovers Roast Beef and Roast Beef with Gravy. The basic seasoning of salt, pepper, rosemary, and garlic makes this roast delicious!

How Long To Cook Beef For Medium Rare

How long does it take to cook roast beef?

To calculate roast beef cooking time:

A three-rib roast (roughly 3 kg) will serve seven to eight people when cooked on the bone. Calculate roughly 400g per person. One kilogram of beef will feed four people when cooked off the bone. 5kg will serve about six, so 200-300g per person. Determine how long it will take to cook 500g for medium-rare, or 25 minutes for medium use.

Cook beef, either on the bone or off, for 20 minutes at 240C/220C fan/gas 9, then reduce the heat to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Don’t forget to deduct this 20 minutes from the timing you just calculated.

Serves 7-8

  • three-bone rib of beef (about 3kg)
  • flour or mustard powder
  • 1 onion, halved

1. Remove the beef from the refrigerator at least 60 minutes prior to cooking. Measure the cooking time and set the oven temperature to 240°C (220°F) or gas 9.

2. Add salt and pepper to the fat and, if desired, rub in some flour or mustard powder.

3. Place the beef in a roasting tin with the two onion halves on top, and roast for 20 minutes. Then, reduce the heat to 180C/160C fan/gas 4 and cook for 1 hour and forty minutes. Remove and rest for at least an hour.

Looking for instructions for different internal steak temperatures? See below for a list of steak temps:

Steak is best cooked in a pan, and it cooks fastest. Additionally, it’s simple to touch the top of the meat to check its temperature and determine whether it’s approaching medium-rare.