This beef recipe is easy to prepare and serve on Kaiser or onion buns. Since a beef eye of round oven roast is less tender than some other cuts, marinating and rotisserie cooking over low heat helps keep it juicy and flavourful.
- Portion size 12 servings
- Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: July 2007
- 3/4 cups dry red wine
- 1/3 cup Dijon mustard
- 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1 tablespoon sodium-reduced soy sauce
- 2 teaspoons coarsely ground pepper
- 4 garlic cloves minced
- 4 large fresh thyme
- 1 onion thinly sliced
- 1 beef eye of round oven roast (about 6 lb/2.7 kg)
MethodIn large glass baking dish, whisk together wine, Dijon mustard, vinegar, vegetable oil, soy sauce and pepper. Stir in garlic, thyme and onion. Add roast, turning to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 6 hours. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate for up to 24 hours.)
Follow manufacturer's instructions for using rotisserie. Or remove grill racks from barbecue. Place drip pan along centre of barbecue. Pour water into pan to depth of 1 inch (2.5 cm). Heat barbecue to medium-high. For 3-burner barbecue, turn centre burner off.
Remove roast from marinade, reserving marinade. Clamp end of roast with rotisserie fork. Insert spit through forks and centre of meat. Clamp other end of roast. Position on barbecue with roast centred over drip pan. Start rotisserie motor. Close lid and grill over medium heat for 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, strain marinade into small saucepan and bring to boil; reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
Brush roast with some of the cooked marinade; grill for 30 minutes, brushing with remaining marinade. Grill for about 30 minutes longer or until meat thermometer registers 140°F (60°C) for medium-rare, or grill until 155°F (68°C) for medium.
Transfer roast to carving board; pull out forks and spit. Tent with foil and let stand for 20 minutes before slicing thinly.
Nutritional facts Per serving: about
- Sodium 230 mg
- Protein 44 g
- Calories 304.0
- Total fat 12 g
- Cholesterol 90 mg
- Saturated fat 5 g
- Total carbohydrate 1 g
- Iron 23.0
- Folate 5.0
- Calcium 2.0