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How to Cook an Oven Roast

Renal Diet Nutrient Analysis

  • Servings per recipe: 1
  • Serving size: 125 mL (1/2 cup)

Nutrient Analysis

  • Calories: 122
  • Protein: 23g
  • Carbohydrates: 0g
  • Fibre: 0g
  • Total Fat: 3g
  • Sodium: 46mg
  • Phosphorus: 154mg
  • Potassium: 241mg

Renal and Diabetic Exchanges

Renal Exchanges: 3 protein


2lb (1 kg) Oven Roast (Prime Rib, Strip Loin or Rib Roast)


Roast beef sandwich:
Grilled Beef Steak Sandwich with Melted Onions

Roasting Right: Low and slow’s the way to go. Roasting beef at 275°F (140°C) makes for the most tender juicy roast beef. Follow these simple steps:

1. Season 2 lb roast.  You can season with pepper, minced garlic, rosemary or thyme.  Place in shallow roasting pan without water and lid/cover. Insert an oven-safe meat thermometer into the centre of roast, avoiding fat or bone.

note- buying an inexpensive oven thermometer is key to preparing a tasty roast.  An oven thermometer costs about $14 at Loblaws, Home Hardware, or Cnd Tire.

2. Oven-sear seasoned roast in preheated 450°F (230°C) oven for 10 minutes.

3. Reduce heat to 275°F (140°C); roast to desired doneness, when the meat is between 145° and 170°F, it’s done. If you like your roast medium-rare, aim for 145°F. If you like it well-done, shoot for closer to 165° and 170°F.  It will take between 1hr45min (med-rare to 2hr30min well-done) until done.  Remove from oven when 5°F (3°C) below finished temperatures.

4. Remove from oven, cover loosely with foil and let rest at least 15 minutes until temperature rises by at least 5°F (3°C) before carving into thin slices.

Estimated Cook Times (hours):
weight (lb)                 Medium-Rare (145°F)              Well-Done (160°F)
2                             1hr45min to 2hrs15min              2hrs to 2hrs30min
3                             2hrs to 2hrs30min                      2hrs15min to 2hrs45min
4                             2hrs15min to 2hrs45min            2hrs30min to 3hrs

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