Beef Essentials: Salt & Pepper Bottom-Round Roast

Andy Anderson !


What do you feed a dozen crazy, jet-lagged Brits and Scotts staying with you? No worries… you feed them beef, and lots of it. Mad Dogs and Englishmen, the lot.

I am making three of these for tonight’s dinner, and that (hopefully) will leave enough leftovers to make sandwiches for tomorrow’s lunch.

Super easy to make; delightful the eat.

So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.


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20 Min
3 Hr



  • 2 Tbsp
    grapeseed oil
  • 3 - 4 lb
    bottom-round beef roast
  • 1/2 c
    dry white wine
  • 1 - 2 c
    chicken stock, not broth
  • ·
    salt, kosher variety, to taste
  • ·
    black pepper, freshly ground, to taste

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    carrots, thickly cut, on the bias
  • ·
    red potatoes, quartered
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    whole garlic cloves, peeled

How to Make Beef Essentials: Salt & Pepper Bottom-Round Roast


  2. You will need a heavy-bottomed, ovenproof pot (like cast iron), with a tight-fitting lid.
  3. Gather your Ingredients (mise en place).
  4. Place a rack in the bottom position, and preheat the oven to 300f (150c).
  5. Add the oil to a heavy-bottomed pot, over medium high heat. Sprinkle the roast generously with salt and pepper, and nicely sear on all sides, about 2 – 3 minutes per side.
  6. Remove the roast, and add the wine, bring to the boil, and scrape up all those yummy fonds on the bottom of the pot with a wooden spoon.
  7. Return the beef to the pot, lovingly surround with carrots, potatoes, and garlic cloves, pour in the chicken stock, and season with a bit more salt and pepper.
  8. Chef’s Note: The liquid should be enough to cover half the roast. Add more, stock, if needed.
  9. Cover and place in the preheated oven until fork tender, about 2.5 – 3 hours.
  11. Allow to rest for 10 minutes, then slice against the grain, and serve with the veggies, and au jus. Enjoy.
  12. Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

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About Beef Essentials: Salt & Pepper Bottom-Round Roast

Course/Dish: Beef
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American

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