Don't be nervous to roast a nice cut of beef. Top a beef roast with garlic and fresh herbs top and follow these simple directions for an easy herb-crusted roast beef.
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Garlic Herb-Crusted Roast Beef

Don't be nervous to roast a nice cut of beef. Top a beef roast with garlic and fresh herbs top and follow these simple directions for an easy garlic herb-crusted roast beef.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time1 hr 15 mins
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 268kcal
Author: Julie Clark

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 pounds beef eye of the round roast
  • 1 tablespoon black peppercorns
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil or 2 teaspoons dried basil leaves
  • 4 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme or 1 1/2 teaspoons dried thyme leaves
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary or 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt more or less to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Place the roast in the meat rack of a shallow roasting pan.
  • Place peppercorns in a plastic bag. Use a rolling pin or the side of a meat mallet to crush the peppercorns.
  • Combine cracked peppercorns, basil, thyme, rosemary and garlic in a small bowl.
  • Rub the spices on top of the roast.
  • Bake for 50-60 minutes, or until the internal temperature of the roast is 135 degrees for medium rare to 150 degrees for medium.
  • Transfer the roast to a cutting board. Cover the roast with foil and allow it to sit for 10-15 minutes. The internal temperature of the roast will rise another 5-10 degrees.
  • To serve, cut into 1/2 inch slices.

Notes

The calories shown are based on the roast being cut into 8 pieces, with 1 serving being 1 slice of roast. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the calories shown are just an estimate.

Nutrition

Calories: 268kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 110mg | Sodium: 196mg | Potassium: 339mg | Vitamin A: 10IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 3.6mg