Simple Roast Beef with an Authentic Sauce

Simple Roast Beef with an Authentic Sauce

Sauce made from red wine is simple, yet has an authentic flavor! No need for store-bought sauces. Great for special occasions and events.

Ingredients: 3-4 servings

Roast Beef:
Beef round roast
330 g
1 clove
Salt and pepper
to taste
Herb salt (I used Krazy Salt)
to taste
Olive oil
as needed
Aluminum foil
2 sheets
For the sauce:
◎Onion (medium)
1 clove
1 piece
Red wine
100 ml
☆Soy sauce
100 ml
50 ml
1 teaspoon
☆Lemon Juice (I used Pokka Lemon)
1 teaspoon
☆Worcester sauce (I used Bulldog)
1 teaspoon
☆Black pepper
a small amount
a small amount
As needed:
to taste
to taste


1. Remove the meat from the refrigerator and thaw at room temperature. This will let it cook evenly.
2. [Make the sauce] Cut the ◎ ingredients into a size of your liking and use a blender (hand blender, etc) to purée.
3. Add the red wine to a frying pan and bring to a boil to burn off the alcohol. Smell, and if you don't smell any alcohol then it's good.
4. Add the paste ◎ ingredients to Step 3 and lightly cook. Be careful to adjust the heat so that the red wine doesn't completely evaporate.
5. Add the ☆ ingredients to Step 4, bring to a boil, and it's complete! Set aside half to cook the roast beef in, and half as a garnish.
6. [Make the roast beef] Cut the garlic into slices. Apply a thin layer of olive oil to a frying pan and heat on high heat.
7. Poke the entire meat surface with holes using a fork, and massage in the salt, black pepper, and Krazy Salt using your hands.
8. Place the meat in the hot frying pan, and cook one side until browned. Turn it over multiple times to keep one side from being cooked too much.
9. Once one side has nicely browned turn over to another side and cook to a nice golden brown as well.
10. Once two sides have browned well add the garlic and cook together. Cook the other sides of the meat in the same manner.
11. Once all sides have browned well, add half of the sauce you made and bring to a simmer. Mix the sauce together with the meat.
12. Stop the heat and wrap up the meat in two layers of foil. Return to the frying pan, cover with a lid, and let sit for 15-30 minutes. You can do so while the frying pan is still dirty.
13. Remove the meat from the foil and cut into thin slices. Cut alongside the grain.
14. Top with the remaining half of the sauce and it's complete. Serve topped with horse radish or wasabi if you like!
15. If you have any left over the next day, apply some butter and horse radish to some bread, and sandwich the roast beef together with lettuce and sauce for a wonderful sandwich.

Story Behind this Recipe

It was really difficult to find the right kind of sauce that I liked, so I used to get a store-bought one called Roast Beef Dinner from Moranbon. But this time, I didn't buy it. I looked up the ingredients on their home page and tried whipping it together, and it turned out pretty good.