The meat was excellent the night I made it, but reheated as the recipe recommends, it become totally overcooked and tough! It was a real disappointment for Christmas dinner, thank goodness I also baked a ham! If you decide to make this recipe, I highly recommend serving it immediately, rather than reheating.
Holiday Roast With Gravy
Jennifer Davick; Mindi Shapiro Levine
Yield: Makes 8 to 10 servings
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Other: 8 Hours, 30 Minutes
- 1 (4 1/2- to 5-lb.) eye-of-round roast
- 2 tablespoons minced garlic
- 1 tablespoon plus 1 1/2 tsp. chopped fresh rosemary
- 2 teaspoons pepper
- 2 teaspoons dried oregano
- 3 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
- 1 (15-oz.) can tomato sauce
- 1/2 cup dry red wine
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 2 tablespoons Greek seasoning
- 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 cup low-sodium beef broth
- 1. Cut 12 (1-inch-deep) slits in top and bottom of roast.
- 2. Stir together garlic, next 3 ingredients, and 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil to form a paste. Rub mixture into slits. Cover and chill at least 8 hours or up to 12 hours. Let roast stand at room temperature 30 minutes.
- 3. Brown roast on all sides in remaining 2 Tbsp. hot oil in a heavy-duty roasting pan over medium-high heat 5 to 6 minutes.
- 4. Stir together tomato sauce and next 3 ingredients; pour over roast in roasting pan.
- 5. Bake, covered, at 325° for 1 hour and 35 minutes or until a meat thermometer inserted into thickest portion registers 135°. Remove roast, reserving sauce in roasting pan. Keep roast warm.
- 6. Whisk together flour and beef broth until smooth; whisk into sauce mixture in pan. Cook mixture, whisking frequently, over medium heat 15 to 20 minutes or until thickened. Serve gravy with roast.
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