Garlic Roast Beef and Gravy

Garlic Roast Beef and Gravy Author: Canadian Living Credits: Garlic Roast Beef and Gravy

This classic roast is at its most tender and juicy when cooked in the right pan: one that's big enough for air to circulate but not so large that drippings will scorch. A pan that is too small will steam rather than brown the roast.

  • Portion size 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 lbs top sirloin premium oven roasts
  • 5 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 3/4 teaspoons pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 cup red wine (optional)
  • 2 cups sodium-reduced beef broth
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

Method

Place roast, fat side up, on rack in roasting pan. Mash garlic with salt into paste; stir in oil, 1/2 tsp (2 mL) of the pepper and thyme. Spread all over roast.

Oven-sear roast, uncovered, at 450?F (230?C) for 25 minutes. Reduce heat to 325?F (160?C); roast for 80 minutes or until thermometer registers 140?F (60?C) for medium-rare, 155?F (68?C) for medium. Transfer to cutting board; tent with foil. Let stand for 10 to 15 minutes for temperature to rise 5?F (3?C) more before carving. Reserve juices.

Meanwhile, place roasting pan over medium-high heat. Add wine (if using), whisking up brown bits. Add broth, remaining pepper and juices from roast; bring to simmer, stirring.

Whisk flour with 1/4 cup (50 mL) water; whisk into pan. Bring to boil, whisking constantly. Reduce heat and simmer for about 3 minutes or until thickened; strain. Serve with beef.

Nutritional facts Per serving: about

  • Sodium 852 mg
  • Protein 35 g
  • Calories 276.0
  • Total fat 12 g
  • Cholesterol 89 mg
  • Saturated fat 4 g
  • Total carbohydrate 3 g

%RDI

  • Iron 29.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 5.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 2.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 0.0
  • Vitamin C 2.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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