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Peppery Roast Beef

With its spicy coating and creamy horseradish sauce, this tender roast is sure to be the star of any meal, whether it’s a sit-down dinner or serve-yourself potluck.—Maureen Brand, Somers, Iowa
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 2-1/2 hours + standing
  • Makes
    12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon seasoned pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 boneless beef eye round or top round roast (4 to 5 pounds)
  • HORSERADISH SAUCE:
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 2 tablespoons prepared horseradish
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 325°. In a small bowl, combine the oil, seasoned pepper, garlic, thyme and salt; rub over roast. Place fat side up on a rack in a shallow roasting pan.
  • Bake, uncovered, 2-1/2 to 3 hours or until meat reaches desired doneness (for medium-rare, a thermometer should read 135°; medium, 140°; medium-well, 145°). Let stand for 10 minutes before slicing.
  • In a small bowl, combine the sauce ingredients. Serve with roast.
Nutrition Facts
4 ounces cooked beef with about 1 tablespoon sauce: 228 calories, 10g fat (4g saturated fat), 83mg cholesterol, 211mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 30g protein.

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