Roast Beef with Beets and Chicories

With a colorful tumble of beets and chicories and slices of peppercorn-crusted roast, this beef dish is as impressive looking as it is delicious.

Roast Beef with Beets and Chicories
Photo: Blaine Moats
Hands On Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 40 mins


  • 1 2 pound beef eye of round roast

  • 1 tablespoon cracked black peppercorns

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ¼ cup olive oil

  • 6 - 8 small red and/or golden beets, trimmed, scrubbed and quartered

  • 8 cup torn mixed chicories, such as radicchio, escarole, frisee, and/or Belgian endive

  • 1 medium onion, halved and thinly sliced (1 1/3 cups)

  • 4 cloves garlic, sliced

  • ½ 8 ounce container creme fraiche

  • 2 tablespoon prepared horseradish


  1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Place a rack in a roasting pan. Sprinkle beef with peppercorns and 1/2 teaspoon salt, pressing in peppercorns. In a large skillet heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium-high. Add beef; brown on all sides. Set beef on rack in roasting pan. Arrange beets around beef in pan. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon oil. Sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon salt; turn to coat. Roast, uncovered, 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 hours or until beef is 135°F and beets are tender. Remove beets and beef to a platter. Let stand, covered, 15 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, increase oven temperature to 425°F. Remove rack from pan. Add chicories, onion, and garlic to pan. Drizzle with remaining olive oil. Sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon salt; toss to coat. Roast, uncovered, 10 minutes or until tender, stirring once.

  3. In a small bowl stir together creme fraiche and horseradish. Slice beef. Serve with beets, chicories, and horseradish sauce. Serves 6 to 8.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

379 Calories
19g Fat
18g Carbs
34g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 379
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 98mg 33%
Sodium 598mg 26%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 7%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 34g
Vitamin C 11.9mg 60%
Calcium 99mg 8%
Iron 4.2mg 23%
Potassium 1090mg 23%
Folate, total 170.8mcg
Vitamin B-12 2.2mcg
Vitamin B-6 1.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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