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Herb-Crusted Roast Beef with Horseradish Cream

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 20 min
  • Active: 20 min
  • Yield: 6 to 8 servings
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Ingredients

1 (3-pound) boneless beef eye round roast

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

5 cloves garlic

1 bunch parsley, leaves only

1/2 bunch fresh thyme, leaves only

8 sprigs fresh oregano, leaves only 2 sprigs fresh rosemary, leaves only

2 tablespoons mustard powder

Horseradish Cream, recipe follows

1/2 cup sour cream

2 tablespoons prepared horseradish

1 tablespoon lemon juice

Salt

Directions

  1. Special Equipment: food processor
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  3. Season roast well with salt and pepper. In a medium saute pan over medium-high heat, add 2 tablespoons oil. When hot, sear roast on all sides, until nicely caramelized, about 8 to 10 minutes. Remove roast to a sheet tray lined with a wire rack.
  4. Meanwhile, place garlic, parsley, thyme, oregano, rosemary, mustard powder, 1/2 cup oil, salt and pepper, to taste, in a food processor and pulse until mixture forms a paste.
  5. Rub paste all over roast. Bake in the oven until the roast is cooked to medium-rare or registers 125 degrees F on an instant-read thermometer, about 45 minutes.
  6. Let roast rest 10 minutes before slicing and serve with Horseradish Cream.
  7. Horseradish Cream:
  1. In a small bowl, mix together all ingredients. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  2. Yield: 1/2 cup

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