Easy Beef Roast
IntroductionLean and versatile, this recipe is the little black dress of your healthy recipe arsenal. Cook this roast on a Sunday and enjoy it throughout the week. We used no salt, just pepper for a truly flavorful roast.
Lean and versatile, this recipe is the little black dress of your healthy recipe arsenal. Cook this roast on a Sunday and enjoy it throughout the week. We used no salt, just pepper for a truly flavorful roast.
1 2 1/2-pound top round beef roast
1 t cracked black pepper
Allowing the meat to rest for 10 minutes after cooking will give the juices time to redistribute. If you cut into the meat as soon as it comes out of the oven, all the juices will run out, and your meat will be dry.
Use the leftover roast to make a Beef and Blue Sandwich, Beef and Sweet Potato Supper, or Vegetable Beef Soup.
2. Pat meat dry with paper towels to remove any moisture. Sprinkle and then rub the pepper over the meat.
3. Place a cast-iron skillet or heavy ovenproof sauté pan over moderate heat. Do not add cooking spray or any oil to the pan. Sear the meat on all sides, then move the pan to the oven.
4. Immediately reduce the oven temperature to 350° F and roast until the internal temperature reaches 125° F, about 50 minutes. Remove the meat from the oven, cover loosely with foil, and
let stand for 10 minutes before carving into thin slices.
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I've been afraid to try cooking a roast my whole life. This turned out so good, I thought I was eating at a 5 star restaurant! I cooked a 1 1/2 pound roast at 300 degrees for 40 minutes, and it was 140 when it came out. I also rubbed a little garlic powder on it with the pepper. Tasty & Perfect! - 12/8/09
I usually make potroast but I remember roasts from when I was a little girl. I made this and it was as promised, delicious. Then I made the leftovers into beef au juice by heating them in consume and serving with crusty bread. The tips for cooking really did hold in the juice of the meat. Thanks - 11/11/09
I too score the meat cross-wise add several cloves of garlic. If you want to add a bit more flavor, rub a small amount of olive oil with rosemary and thyme. The flavor SEEPS in the meat. Keep in mind though that adding olive oil adds more fat. Like anything. In Moderation. - 1/1/10
Well, I never thought of making a roast in a pan all by it's lonely self! I always spray the roasting pan with cooking spray and then add cabbage, carrots & potatoes. Then I put the pan-seared roast on top of that. Love to put this in the oven Sunday morning before church. - 10/14/10