Roast Beef with Basil, Oregano and Garlic
I was looking for a tasty recipe for roast beef and found one over at The Crepes of Wrath. I had the same cut of beef and all the ingredients so I decided to give her recipe a try. It was simple to prepare and smelled insanely delicious while it roasted in the oven. I loved the seasonings used and the beef turned out perfectly cooked, moist and tender. This dish was a HUGE hit with my entire family.
- 1 2.5 lb boneless eye-round roast
- 2 tsp sea salt
- 1 tsp + 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper (I used rainbow peppercorns)
- 1 1/2 tsp dried oregano
- 2 tsp dried basil
- 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
- 3 cloves of garlic, finely minced into a paste
Put a meat thermometer into the center of the roast then place in the oven. Roast the meat for 1 hour and 20 minutes, or until the meat reaches 115 degrees. Turn the oven off, leaving the roast in the oven (DON’T OPEN THE OVEN DOOR) for another 30-40 minutes, or until the roast reaches an internal temperature of 130 degrees for medium rare or 140 for medium – I cooked mine until it was 135 degrees. Remove the roast from the oven and allow to cool for at least 15 minutes before slicing. Slice the meat into thin slices and serve. Enjoy.
Click here for a printable version of this recipe – For the Love of Cooking.net