Roast beef should not be covered during the cooking process. For best results, the beef should be placed on a roasting pan with the fatty side facing up.
Marinating the meat for several hours results in a more tender, flavorful piece of beef. Searing the roast for a few minutes per side before cooking helps create a savory crust.
Roast beef needs to cook for 15 to 30 minutes per pound in an oven set to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. A meat thermometer can be used to achieve the preferred level of doneness.
After the cooking process, the roast beef should be wrapped in aluminum foil and allowed to rest for 15 minutes before serving.