How Long To Cook A Beef Roast At 225 Degrees (And Why)?

How Long To Cook A Beef Roast At 225 Degrees (And Why)?

Exact Answer: 5-6 Hours

Roasted beef if cooked properly will give you the best feeling ever. Most people prefer eating roasted beef because it is not only their favourite item but they are simple to cook too. Portions of beef need to be cooked slowly and also for a longer time. However, keeping the patience level is necessary because beef needs some time to be cooked properly unlike chicken which cooks in less than an hour. When cooked properly roasted beef will give you a mouth-watering dinner on your plate.

How Long To Cook A Beef Roast At 225 Degrees

How Long To Cook A Beef Roast?

BeefCooking Time
Narrow and Long BeefLess than 5 hours
Round, thick and Long5-6  hours

Preparing beef roast takes some time because unlike chicken the shape of the beef will affect the cooking time. Chicken is considered to be a lump of light meat rich in proteins but not in fats. However, beef contains much more fat level and when beef is purchased in huge size and shape then it will affect the overall cooking time.

For example, if the beef piece is narrow and long it will take less time to cook but if the beef piece is round and thick and large then it would take up to 5-6 hours. However, you also need to make sure that you don’t overcook it because that might spoil the overall taste of the roasted beef.

The recipe is loved by most people because the taste is mouth-watering. For most people preparing beef, the roast is the easiest for them but one thing that needs to be checked is the cooking timing of beef. Well, you would not like to serve burnt beef to your guests or your family members.

Some side dishes that most people prefer along with roasted beef are puddings, scalloped potatoes, Brussels sprouts, mashed potatoes, and so on. The ingredients to prepare beef roast are quite simple because it only requires 3-4 pounds of boneless rump roast, a tablespoon of extra virgin oil, 8-10 silvers of garlic, and salt and pepper for taste. To prepare the gravy you will be needing red wine, or some amount of beef stock and cornstarch.

Why Does It Take That Long To Roast Beef?

The main reason why beef takes up much time to roast is because of the size and shape. As mentioned earlier that if you roast a narrow-boned beef then it would take less time than cooking a round and thick beef. So, keeping the time in mind is necessary because that is the most important part of roasting beef.

You need to start at a high temperature at the beginning and then lower the heat and slowly roast the beef. This is done because when you start with a high temperature then the beef will get the colour that you want and also for the flavour.

The slow roasting is done so that the tougher cuts get cooked properly and due to lowered temperature the meat doesn’t get too rough. This is one of the easiest ways to roast beef and also it is a budgeted recipe for family gatherings or for occasional purposes.

Look for the whole recipe if necessary on the internet and prepare by the method which you like the most.  After all, you will be the one to cook so there has to be some choice of your own too. Make sure to keep some points in mind while cooking or roasting the beef. You can also enjoy roasted beef with a side dish as mentioned above because that would only increase the taste of the beef.


In the end, be sure that you keep your body healthy because too much beef might not be good for your health. Once in a while is good enough to keep your body healthy. Other than that try the recipe if you have never tried it before because it will be worth it.

The recipe is quite easy and the ingredients are also very simple so next holiday plan a family gathering and roast beef for every one of them. Such a simple and budgeted recipe to prepare for your relatives and they would love it.


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25 thoughts on “How Long To Cook A Beef Roast At 225 Degrees (And Why)?”

  1. Avatar of Muhammad Green
    Muhammad Green

    This is very informative, I didn’t know about the cooking times for different beef roast shapes.

  2. I never knew the cooking times for different beef shapes made such a difference, thanks for the insight.

  3. Avatar of Clarke Bradley
    Clarke Bradley

    The extra effort to prepare roasted beef will definitely be worth it for a special occasion.

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