This was my mother's signature recipe. Slice lengthwise, very thinly. Also delicious chilled, with spicy mustard on tiny party rolls.

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
1 hr 40 mins
total:
1 hr 45 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Secure roast with cooking twine.

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  • Make 8 (1/2 inch) slits around the roast, and insert 1/2 garlic clove into each slit. Sprinkle with fresh ground pepper. Place on a rack in roasting pan.

  • Roast in preheated oven for 20 minutes. Reduce heat to 325 degrees F, and insert meat thermometer into roast. Continue cooking about 1 hour, or to desired doneness; remove from oven. Loosely cover with foil, and let roast stand 15 minutes before slicing.

  • To serve, slice thinly against the grain, and use pan drippings for gravy.

Nutrition Facts

299 calories; protein 48.3g 97% DV; carbohydrates 0.9g; fat 10g 15% DV; cholesterol 138.3mg 46% DV; sodium 132mg 5% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
10/17/2006
This was very good - only changes I made were to make it in slow cooker and pour about 1/4 cup of worcestershire sauce over roast. Cooked on low for about 6-7 hours - meat was so tender, it fell apart as I took it out of the crockpot. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
10/23/2006
I followed the recipe exactly and cooked the roast to 160 degrees for medium. It was the toughest piece of meat I have ever cooked. Read More
(70)
96 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 54
  • 4 star values: 25
  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
10/17/2006
This was very good - only changes I made were to make it in slow cooker and pour about 1/4 cup of worcestershire sauce over roast. Cooked on low for about 6-7 hours - meat was so tender, it fell apart as I took it out of the crockpot. Read More
(408)
Rating: 5 stars
01/15/2006
I've been making roast like this for as long as I've been cooking. For the last few years though, I have been adding some worstershire sauce over the whole roast then put the pepper and kosher salt over the whole roast and bake as directed. I find the worster. sauce gives it a really nice flavor and seems to make it even more tender. I also do this method with Prime Rib. Read More
(319)
Rating: 5 stars
06/19/2005
This was really good! Everyone loved it. I used whole cloves of garlic and a lot more pepper than 1 tsp I also rubbed the pepper into the meat instead of just sprinkling it on. I also seared the meat on all sides (use a pan that can go from stove top to oven). I put large pieces of carrots, potatoes, onions around the roast when I lowered the tempature. They were so good and the drippings made a really tasty gravy! Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/19/2010
What is with everybody taking a good piece of meat and making it into a pot roast? if you want moist heat (like using a crockpot) use a cheap cut, and it will turn out great. If you're using a nice cut, use the dry method without adding water or you're wrecking all the qualities you're paying extra for!!! Read More
(137)
Rating: 5 stars
03/13/2005
Easy in the crock pot too. Just sear meat first before adding to the crock pot. I cooked on low for a little less than 8 hours. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
10/22/2006
I followed the recipe exactly and cooked the roast to 160 degrees for medium. It was the toughest piece of meat I have ever cooked. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/17/2004
I think the hour and twenty minutes is a tad too long to cook this roast. It came out tough and chewy, a big disappointment for a $20 cut of meat. However, I tried to salvage it by turning it into french dip. I sliced it thinly and simmered it in swanson's beef broth with onion on low for about two hours. It definitely made the best french dip ever! So five stars for this recipe, even though I had to tweak it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/24/2006
Made this for a Sunday supper it was great had good flavor and very tender I served it with mashed potatoes homeade gravy from the drippings and carrot and broccoli mix! Yum!!! Thanks Kate! Will make this again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/08/2005
Simple and delicious! I make this every couple of weeks in the fall and winter and my whole, fussy family eats it! There are 6 of us, and I actually rate my dinners out of 6 - so, if 6 eat it, it's 6 out of 6!!! This recipe is a 6/6. Read More
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