Basic roast beef

Basic roast beef
Fat 69% Protein 30%
Percent Calories

1 serving of basic roast beef contains 779 Calories. The macronutrient breakdown is 0.1% carbs, 69% fat, and 30% protein. This is a good source of protein (104% of your Daily Value), potassium (19% of your Daily Value), and iron (64% of your Daily Value).

6 servings
Prep Time
5 minutes
Cook Time
100 minutes


  • Beef chuck

    Arm pot roast, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 1/8" fat, all grades, raw

    4 lb or 1.81kg

  • Olive oil

    Salad or cooking

    2 tbsp or 27g

  • Salt


    1 tsp or 6g

  • Pepper

    Spices, black

    1 tsp or 2g


  1. Preheat oven to 450F (230C). Place beef in a roasting pan, cover with a clean kitchen towel or plastic wrap and let stand at room temp for 20 mins.
  2. Using a glazing brush, brush beef with olive oil, then season with sea salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Bake for 20 minutes, then reduce temp to 350F (180C) and bake until cooked to your taste, between an extra 1 hour to 1 hour and 20 mins.
  4. Remove beef from oven, transfer to a plate, cover with aluminum foil and let rest for 20 mins. Carve and serve with gravy and potatoes.

Nutrition Facts

For 1 serving of basic roast beef (308g)

Nutrient Value %DV
Calories 779
Fats 59g 75%
Saturated fats 23g 113%
Trans fats 0g
Cholesterol 275mg 92%
Sodium 575mg 25%
Carbs 0.2g 0.1%
Net carbs 0.1g
Fiber 0.1g 0.3%
Sugar 0g
Protein 58g
Calcium 53mg 5%
Iron 5mg 64%
Potassium 882mg 19%
Vitamin D 0μg 0%
Vitamins and Minerals
Alpha carotene 0μg
Beta carotene 1μg
Caffeine 0mg
Choline 243mg 44%
Copper 0.2mg 27%
Fluoride 0.2μg
Folate (B9) 30μg 8%
Lycopene 0.1μg
Magnesium 58mg 14%
Manganese 0.1mg 3%
Niacin 13mg 82%
Pantothenic acid 2mg 33%
Phosphorus 527mg 75%
Retinol 0μg
Riboflavin (B2) 0.4mg 33%
Selenium 61μg 112%
Theobromine 0mg
Thiamine 0.2mg 18%
Vitamin A IU 2IU
Vitamin A 0.1μg 0%
Vitamin B12 5μg 208%
Vitamin B6 1mg 107%
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Vitamin D IU 0IU
Vitamin D2 0μg
Vitamin D3 0μg
Vitamin E 2mg 12%
Vitamin K 8μg 7%
Zinc 14mg 125%
Sugar 0g
Sucrose 0g
Glucose 0g
Fructose 0g
Lactose 0g
Maltose 0g
Galactose 0g
Starch 0g
Saturated fats 23g 113%
Monounsaturated fats 27g
Polyunsaturated fats 3g
Trans fats 0g
Fatty Acids
Total omega 3 0g
Total omega 6 0g
Alpha Linolenic Acid (ALA) 0g
Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) 0g
Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA) 0g
Docosapentaenoic Acid (DPA) 0g
Amino Acids
Alanine 3g
Arginine 4g
Aspartic acid 5g
Cystine 1g
Glutamic acid 9g
Glycine 3g
Histidine 2g
Hydroxyproline 1g
Isoleucine 3g
Leucine 5g
Lysine 5g
Methionine 1g
Phenylalanine 2g
Proline 3g
Serine 2g
Threonine 2g
Tryptophan 0.4g
Tyrosine 2g
Valine 3g

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