Recipe: Roast Beast!
Sunday Dinner. Two words, so simple, words that have always conjured up feelings of comfort and happiness in my mind. What meal is there more worthy of such an occasion (you only get four per month, you know) than a Roast Beef Dinner?
Ingredients: (Roast Beast)
- 1 2kg Sirloin Tip Roast
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp pepper
- 1 tsp oregano
- 1 tbsp salt
- 6 cloves garlic
Preheat oven to 500 degrees.
Combine minced garlic with all spices and olive oil.
Slather your roast with the garlic mixture & place it in a roasting pan that has been lined with tinfoil.
Once your oven has finished preheating, place roast inside. Roast at 500 degrees for 30 minutes, then turn heat down to 275 degrees and continue roasting for an additional 90 minutes. Cooking my 2kg roast this way resulted in a beautiful medium rare.
Remove your roast from the oven to a plate to rest for 30 minutes, tented with foil.
While your roast is resting, beautiful juices will drip out.
To make a gravy with these, use the following directions:
- Loose drippings from roasting pan & resting plate
- 1 cup low sodium beef broth
- 1 tbsp flour
- Salt & Pepper to taste
- 4 Crimini mushrooms, sliced
- 1/2 yellow onion, diced
- 1 tbsp light margarine
Heat margarine over medium-low heat, add onions and mushrooms. Once softened, add meat drippings.
Whisking constantly, add flour til thickened.
Add beef broth slowly, continuing to whisk.
Add seasonings, then bring to a boil.
Reduce heat, simmer for 5 minutes then serve.
Paired with the beautiful, thinly sliced roast beef, oven roasted carrots, and scalloped potatoes, this really was a meal worthy of mention.