Beef Rib Roast with Yorkshire Pudding

Make your next beef roast dinner extra special by preparing it with this classic English “pudding.” Only 20 minutes hands-on prep time required!

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 4 hr 0 min
  • Servings 8

Ingredients

Beef Roast

1
beef rib roast (small end), 4 to 6 lb
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper

Yorkshire Pudding

Vegetable oil, if necessary
1
cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1
cup milk
1/2
teaspoon salt
2
eggs
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. For easy cleanup, line shallow roasting pan with foil. In pan, place beef, fat side up; sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon salt and the pepper. Insert ovenproof meat thermometer so tip is in center of the thickest part of beef and does not rest in fat or touch bone. (Do not add water.)
  • 2 For medium-rare, bake 1 hour 45 minutes to 2 hours 15 minutes or until thermometer reads 135°F. Remove beef from pan onto carving board. Cover beef loosely with foil and let stand 15 to 20 minutes until thermometer reads 145°F. (Temperature will continue to rise about 10°F, and beef will be easier to carve.) For medium, bake uncovered 2 hours 15 minutes to 2 hours 45 minutes or until thermometer reads 150°F. Cover beef loosely with foil and let stand 15 to 20 minutes or until thermometer reads 160°F.
  • 3 While beef is standing, make Yorkshire Pudding. Measure pan drippings, adding enough oil to drippings, if necessary, to measure 1/4 cup. Place hot drippings in 9-inch square pan; place pan in oven and heat until hot. Increase oven temperature to 450°F. In medium bowl, beat flour, milk, 1/2 teaspoon salt and the eggs with wire whisk just until smooth. Pour batter into pan of drippings and oil. Bake 18 to 23 minutes or puffy and golden brown (pudding will puff during baking but will deflate shortly after being removed from oven). Cut pudding into squares; serve immediately with beef.

Expert Tips

Yorkshire Pudding is similar to a popover. Instead of baking in individual cups, though, Yorkshire Pudding bakes in a pan, nestled with the roast beef drippings. When puffed and golden, it is cut into squares and served with the roast beef.

Like a hot soufflé, Yorkshire pudding deflates shortly after it comes out of the oven. If you’re going for the “oohs” and “aahs” of dinner guests, try to get the pudding to the table as quickly as possible.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
340
(
Calories from Fat
160),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
17g
17%
(Saturated Fat
7g,
7%
Trans Fat
1/2g
1/2%
),
Cholesterol
140mg
140%;
Sodium
390mg
390%;
Total Carbohydrate
13g
13%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
2g
2%
),
Protein
32g
32%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
20%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 4 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.