Not being from the Gulf Coast but living here now, I love the Cajun Roast Beef you can get in the delis right alongside the regular. Distinctively garlicky, I wanted to try roasting it in my own kitchen but found few recipes. Here's my version. It's not spicy, but it has the garlic and thyme that meld to make the savory, regional flavor. We like to serve the beef on toasted rolls with garlic mayonnaise.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Stir the garlic, horseradish, hot pepper sauce, thyme, salt, pepper, Cajun seasoning, olive oil, and malt vinegar together in a bowl until thoroughly blended.

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  • Pierce the beef roast all over with a meat fork. Place the roast in a large, resealable plastic bag. Spoon in the marinade and turn the roast so it's well coated. Refrigerate overnight, turning occasionally if desired.

  • When ready to cook, place the roast in a slow cooker along with any remaining marinade. Do not add water. Roast on Low for 8 to 10 hours, or until desired doneness. For medium-rare, a meat thermometer should read 135 degrees F (57 degrees C). Remove from the slow cooker to a serving plate, and allow to rest 15 minutes before slicing across the grain.

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Try using a Reynolds® slow cooker liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

Nutrition Facts

148.2 calories; 13.4 g protein; 1.1 g carbohydrates; 35.6 mg cholesterol; 310.9 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
02/02/2008
Ok Well this recipe was WAY off but it's really good when done correctly. If you leave this in for 8-10 hours it's going to be a brick! I had a larger roast and it was over done at like 4 hours when I started to temp it. Start to temp this after two or three hours and it should come out ok. If you do over cook it just slice it up and put it in a pot with gravy and it will come out more moist and will be like pot roast. Then Add the original drippings to the gravy depending on how spicy you would like it. The flavor of this was REALLY great though! I highly recomned this just remember to temp it earlier than the recipe says. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
04/08/2012
Awful if you want your roast anything but well done. Cooked a 4-1/2lb roast for 4 hours and it was tough as shoe leather - well beyond anything resembling rare. Maybe tender if left in as long as indicated but we wanted a medium rare roast. Will never make again. Read More
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  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 4 stars
02/02/2008
Ok Well this recipe was WAY off but it's really good when done correctly. If you leave this in for 8-10 hours it's going to be a brick! I had a larger roast and it was over done at like 4 hours when I started to temp it. Start to temp this after two or three hours and it should come out ok. If you do over cook it just slice it up and put it in a pot with gravy and it will come out more moist and will be like pot roast. Then Add the original drippings to the gravy depending on how spicy you would like it. The flavor of this was REALLY great though! I highly recomned this just remember to temp it earlier than the recipe says. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/02/2008
Ok Well this recipe was WAY off but it's really good when done correctly. If you leave this in for 8-10 hours it's going to be a brick! I had a larger roast and it was over done at like 4 hours when I started to temp it. Start to temp this after two or three hours and it should come out ok. If you do over cook it just slice it up and put it in a pot with gravy and it will come out more moist and will be like pot roast. Then Add the original drippings to the gravy depending on how spicy you would like it. The flavor of this was REALLY great though! I highly recomned this just remember to temp it earlier than the recipe says. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/03/2008
The flavor is awesome tasty!! I cooked my 3lb roast for 5 hours and it was a little dry but putting the drippings on it made it wonderful! Next time I'm going to try doubling the ingredients except the roast and see if that helps. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/11/2008
I gotta tell you that I made this and even without the Horseradish it was very good. I did add a little beef broth because I was afraid that it would be too dry and I wasn't going to be home to check on it. We made sandwiches out of it and it was gone fast. Next time I'm going to try it with the Horse radish and buy a bigger cut of roast. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/20/2011
My whole family loved it. I added a little extra cajun seasoning per some other comments and it was pretty spicy. I used a 4 lb top round roast cut in half and doubled the recipe. Didn't marinate the night before but it was still great. We cooked it all day so it was past med. but it was so tender it just shredded into pieces. We mixed in the sauce. Some of us made sandwiches and some put it on mashed potatoes. Definately a keeper! A refreshing change from italian beef in a crockpot. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/19/2008
I doubled this and used it as a marinade for 5 pounds of moose. The next day we added a bottle of beer to the mixture and let it rest for 30-45 minutes at room temp and then slowly grilled the meat (topped with bacon). I do not eat moose but received lots of positive feedback and was asked immediately for the recipe. We will be using this recipe again soon. Thanks for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/20/2011
Very good my husband loved it not too spicy I did add a half a beer to the slow cooker so there sould be some juices for gravy Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/30/2010
might add more garlic next time...also used cider vinegar instead of malt vinegar and it turned out great! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/27/2012
The marinade sounds great. When I make this I'll do it the way I've made eye of round before. High temp. to start ( 425-450.) roast 15 min. per pound. Without opening oven lower heat to 250 and roast another 1 to 1 1/2 hrs. til med. rare. This keeps the meat tender and juicy and very pink in the center. I did this with a 2# roast. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/15/2010
The flavor was really good. I did not have the HR sauce at the time when I marinaied my roast. I did put a couple of Tbs HR sauce on the roast when I put it in the crock pot. I added some garlic to the marinaide as well and DOUBLED the spices cus we like a lot of flavor. Flavor we got! This would be really good on some buttered toasted buns for sandwiches. You could use the spices as a rub for smoking ribs brisket or an arm roast. I will make this again...maybe next time putting on a pork roast. Thanks!UPDATE: WITH THE LEFT OVERS WE PUT ON SANDWHICHES AND ALSO IN FLOUR TORT. I ALSO UP ON PITA BREAD THE PUT A LAYER OF MOTZ CHEESE AND BAKED IN THE OVEN FOR 8 MIN. AT 350. YUMMY Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
04/08/2012
Awful if you want your roast anything but well done. Cooked a 4-1/2lb roast for 4 hours and it was tough as shoe leather - well beyond anything resembling rare. Maybe tender if left in as long as indicated but we wanted a medium rare roast. Will never make again. Read More
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