Roast Beef with Rosemary

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Roast Beef with Rosemary
Photo: Jennifer Davick
Prep Time:
20 mins
Chill Time:
1 hrs
Roast Time:
15 mins
Roast Time:
45 mins
Stand Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 35 mins
Servings:
6

Ingredients

  • 1 sprig fresh rosemary

  • 1 2 ounce can anchovy fillets, drained

  • 1 clove garlic, peeled and smashed

  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar

  • Olive oil

  • 1 2.5-3 pound beef strip loin roast or top sirloin roast*

  • Fresh rosemary leaves

Directions

  1. Remove leaves from the rosemary sprig. Place rosemary leaves, anchovies, garlic, and black pepper on a cutting board. Roughly chop mixture. Drag the flat, broad side of the knife across the mixture in one direction and then the other until it forms a smooth paste. Transfer to a small bowl. Stir in vinegar and enough olive oil to make a spreadable paste. Set aside.

  2. Trim most of the fat from the roast; score any fat that remains. Rub anchovy paste over beef. Tuck edges of the roast under and tie with kitchen string. Cover and chill at least 1 hour.

  3. Preheat oven to 500°F. Place the roast on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Insert a oven-going meat thermometer into center of roast. Roast, uncovered, for 15 minutes; reduce temperature to 350°F. Roast for 45 to 60 minutes more or until the thermometer registers 135°F for medium-rare. Remove roast from oven. Cover with foil; let stand 15 minutes. (The temperature of meat will rise to 145°F after standing). Top with fresh rosemary leaves.

Tips

Try substituting 1/4 cup purchased black olive tapenade for the anchovy paste.

*

If you really love anchovies, double the ingredients for the paste and thickly coat the roast.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

236 Calories
11g Fat
33g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 236
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 74mg 25%
Sodium 289mg 13%
Protein 33g
Vitamin C 0.2mg 1%
Calcium 29mg 2%
Iron 3.3mg 18%
Potassium 478mg 10%
Folate, total 8.4mcg
Vitamin B-12 3.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.5mg

*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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