Round Roast Beef Bottom Perfection
Blue Ribbon Recipe
The aroma coming from the kitchen while this is cooking is heavenly. We chose to oven roast the recipe and it turned out amazing - perfectly juicy and moist. The rosemary and thyme herb mix is divine. When roasted, it forms an aromatic crust around the outer edge of the roast. Serve with a side of potatoes and carrots for a fabulous dinner.
Note: We found there were not enough drippings to make gravy from scratch with the roasting method. The Crock Pot version should yield enough juices to make a gravy. The Test Kitchen
4-6 lbbeef bottom round roast
1/2 colive oil
2 Tbspcoarse sea salt; more or less to your liking
2 Tbspdried rosemary
1 Tbspdried thyme
1 Tbspcracked black pepper; more or less to you liking
2 Tbsponion flakes, dehydrated
How to Make Round Roast Beef Bottom Perfection
- For the Oven: Place roast in 450-degree oven for 20 minutes. This high heat will sear the edges & seal in the juices, making the roast tender & juicy. Immediately, your kitchen is going to smell so good! But don't be tempted to open the oven! After 20 minutes, reduce oven temperature to 325 degrees. Roast for 1 1/2 to 2 hours, depending on how rare or done you like your beef.
For medium-rare roast: remove when internal temperature reaches 135 degrees.
Let roast stand/rest for 10-15 minutes before carving.
This allows the juices to settle within the meat, leaving it so tender! The internal temperature will rise approx. 10-15 degrees while it is resting so, keep that in mind regarding how well or how rare you like your beef. This is a great time to start your gravy.
- Cook in the Crock Pot: Follow same instructions in steps 1, 2 and 3.
Low setting; allow 6-8 hours, or until the roast literally falls apart.
High setting; allow 4-6 hours, or until it literally falls apart.
After removing roast, mix 1-3 tablespoons of flour with drippings (depending on how much your round roast has yielded) and set on high until it reaches gravy consistency.