This roast beef recipe is very easy to make.
Preheat your oven to 500ºF.
Trim off any excess fat from the sides of the roast.
Rub 2 Tablespoons of olive oil over the roast using your hands. Sprinkle with salt, fresh pepper and paprika (if desired) Rub again until the roast is evenly coated. Set aside.
In a large frying pan over medium-high heat, heat the remaining 2 Tablespoons of olive oil until just shimmering. Dont allow oil to smoke.
Once the oil is hot, gently place the beef in the pan. Sear on all sides until golden brown all over, about 10 minutes.
Transfer the roast to a roasting pan and put into preheated oven.
Beef should be roasted for 5 minutes per pound.
(For example, a 4 pound roast should be roasted for 20 minutes)
Once this time has passed, turn off oven and do not open for 2 hours.
Once done, remove roast from oven, tent with foil and allow to sit for 10 minutes before carving.