The Big Easy® Roast Beef

The Big Easy® Roast Beef


The Big Easy® Roast Beef is seasoned simply with just salt and pepper for a nostalgic walk down Memory Lane to home-cooked family meals. While it’s great to cook a turkey in The Big Easy, making a juicy, medium-rare roast beef is easy too. And since a roast is much smaller than a turkey and cooks to a lower internal temp, it cooks much faster than ...

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Serves 6-8
For the roast
(5-7 pound) beef roast
salt and pepper to taste

Ingredient Tips

NO Sugar
Your rub and/or marinade should contain NO sugar. Sugar will cause your food to burn.


Prep: 10 Minutes, Cook: 1 Hour - 1 Hour, 30 Minutes

Power up The Big Easy® Oil-less Fryer.

Hot Tip: The Big Easy was designed to be powered ON (all the way to the left) and OFF (all the way to the right). All recipes for The Big Easy are based on operating the fryer at full power.

Salt and pepper the roast liberally.


Place beef roast in the roaster basket. Lower the basket into the cooking chamber. Insert a meat thermometer into the center of the meatiest part of the roast so that the dial is easy to read when the basket is in the cooker.

Hot Tip: To minimize sticking, coat the wire frame of the cooking basket with oil before inserting beef roast.

Cook until the internal temperature reaches 140°F, about 1 to 1 ½ hours. Cook time varies based on weather conditions and the size of your roast.

Hot Tip: Cover the fryer with the wire mesh lid during the first or last 15 minutes of the cook for crispy skin, using infrared heat reflected back into cooking chamber. If used throughout cook, this heat can burn food before it is fully cooked.

Lift the roaster basket out of the chamber and set it on a shallow sheet pan. When the basket is cool to the touch, remove the roast, leaving the thermometer in place. Set the roast on a platter and tent with aluminum foil for 10 to 15 minutes while the internal temperature rises to 145°F.

Hot Tip: Giving your roast the time it needs to rest, allows juices to redistribute, retaining moisture for tender meat. The internal temperature will continue to rise before it evens out
Hot Tip: Call The Big Easy Hotline at 1-800-526-1065 with any questions you may have about cooking with The Big Easy. It’s available year-round, including Thanksgiving Day (8 am-4 pm EST).
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  • Mike Carlin | Oct 27, 2019

    This recipe does not say what the cooking temperature (Setting) should be set at.
    I am now trying at the high setting.
    First time using this cooking device.

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    • Char-Broil | Oct 28, 2019

      Hi Mike. There are no settings with this product, simply on (all the way to the left) and off (all the way to the right).

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  • Roy B | Nov 1, 2019

    Is this for the propane or electric Big Easy? I just bought the propane, and it appears there is a way to adjust the heat? All the way to the left is low, just far enough left to light it is high. I've found nothing to tell what the approximate temps are along the "dial" and where I should be putting it for various meats.

    I'm excited about using it. Thanks for any info and tips!

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    • Char-Broil | Nov 4, 2019

      This recipe is intended for the propane Big Easy. There are no settings with this product, simply on (all the way to the left) and off (all the way to the right). Click these links for Basic Fried Turkey Tips and Turkey Frying Safety Tips.

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  • FLJeff | Dec 21, 2019

    Should I cook a butt roast in bottom of the basket or on the bunk bed of my Big Easy Air Fryer?

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    • Char-Broil | Jan 22, 2020

      You can cook a butt roast either way, in the bottom of the Roaster Basket or on the Bunk Bed Basket. Whichever way you decide to go, always use a meat thermometer to determine doneness and prevent overcooking.

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  • Tricia | Dec 27, 2019

    Don't understand why charbroil keeps saying there is no temp settings on the propane big easy. There most definitely is. Most of my cooking over the past 4 years has been low and slow. So I light it with large metal liner out ( to see flames ) and turn it down to where flames are low but won't go out. Then slide large metal liner back in and I'm ready to cook. Turkey is best cooked on high. They need to find someone familiar with their products to answer comments.

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    • Char-Broil | Feb 12, 2020

      Hi Tricia - Thanks for your comment. We love your passion for our products!

      To clarify our ON/OFF statement, we revised it to say, "The Big Easy was designed to be powered ON (all the way to the left) and OFF (all the way to the right). All recipes for The Big Easy are based on operating the fryer at full power." Although you can adjust the flame, we don't recommend it. However, if it works for you, keep doing what you're doing.

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  • Need receipe for eye of round roast | Jan 17, 2020

    How to roast eye of round roast

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    • Char-Broil | Jan 22, 2020

      Noted. Thanks for the suggestion.

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