September 18, 2020

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Fall Apart Top Round Roast

There is nothing better in the fall than a cozy meal full of harvest vegetables and this fall apart top round roast is one of the most enjoyable meals Deb’s family has. She love’s to change things up when she cooks this, but usually sticks to the standard start for her recipe. All the flavours of your hard work from the season mixed into one delicious dish.

fall apart top round roast in cast iron pot on cutting board

This recipe is best used with a rump roast, top round roast, or sirloin tip. This is a slow roasting method at a low heat which is good for tougher cuts of beef.

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plated pot roast with potatoes and green beans
  • 3 to 3 1/2 pounds Roast (pick an end cut with a layer of fat if you can)
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 8-10 slivers of garlic (3 to 4 cloves, sliced in half or into thirds)
  • Chopped onion
  • Potatoes
  • 1 cup red cooking wine
  • 1/2 cup beef stock
  • Rosemary
  • Salt and pepper
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  • Salt the roast and let sit at room temp. Preheat oven to 225 C
  • Insert slivers of garlic into the roast. Use the tip of a sharp knife to make 8 to 10 small incisions around the roast. Put a sliver of garlic into each cut.
  • In a separate pan on medium heat,  add a dollop of olive oil and begin to sear your roast. You will want to turn all sides of you meat as this will help to lock in the flavours during the cooking process. 
  • Place potatoes into roasting pan and toss with salt, pepper and olive oil.
  • roast beef and potatoes in the pot ready to cook
  • Add roast to your oven roasting pan, Deb uses a large crock or cast iron cooking dish. Cover the roast with the remainder of the olive oil and salt/pepper. Add your red wine, beef broth and chopped onion for flavour. Place the rosemary on top and cover.
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  • Cook for approximately 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 hours depending on the size. Using a meat thermometer, you want your roast internal temperature to reach 135 F to 140 F
  • Remove from heat, tent with foil and let meat rest for 20-30 minutes.  Enjoy.
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    The perfect fall apart top round roast every time! Perfect for those cooler fall days when you just want to curl up in the house with the family. We'd love to hear what some of your most nostalgic recipes are. Let me know in the comments below!

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