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Beef Bottom Round Roast

Recipes for the Ultimate Sunday Night Beef Bottom Round Roast

Beef bottom round roast is the perfect dish for a Sunday lunch or dinner. Here are easy recipes for making it at home.
Madhura Pandit
Last Updated: Jul 14, 2017
Bored of having the same menu for dinner week after week? If you are looking for a new, yet authentic American main course for a meal, then you can try making bottom round beef roast. This dish, though takes a longer time to cook, is easy and filling. It is also economical and high in protein. There are two different ways of making it.
Cooking in a Crock-pot
  • Bottom round roast
  • 2 onions
  • Onion powder
  • Garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Method of Preparation
Firstly, you need to clean the roast under running water and pat it dry. Next, heat olive oil in a skillet for 1 minute. Put the roast in the skillet and turn it so that it is completely coated with oil. Sprinkle salt and pepper on the beef, just while it is browning. Cook until it turns brown. Turn off heat and take the roast out of the skillet once all the sides have turned brown. Now add a little water to the skillet and make a gravy with oil, water, and the pan juices.
Plug in the crock-pot on low or high settings (depending on how fast you want the roast to be made. The low settings will take 7-9 hours, while it can be made in 4-5 hours in higher settings). Cut onions in half and place at the bottom of the pot. Now place the roast inside the pot and pour the aforementioned gravy on the top. Sprinkle the roast with onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Close the pot and cook for the prescribed duration. Take it out after the prescribed time, slice thinly, and serve!
Cooking in an Oven
  • ¾ lbs of round roast beef
  • 1 large can of tomatoes
  • ½ teaspoon of oregano
  • A pinch of garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Method of Preparation
Cut the beef in slices, each of ½ or ¼ inch thickness. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Place the beef at the bottom of the roasting pan and sprinkle some salt and pepper over it. Now pour the tomatoes over it and sprinkle the remaining salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Make sure that the slices of beef are seasoned. Keep the roasting pan in the oven and bake for 45-50 minutes. Take the roast out after prescribed time and serve hot.
An alternate method to this is to marinate the beef with your favorite sauce or dressing overnight and then bake it. For e.g., you can marinate the beef with Italian dressing and your preferred spices and keep it overnight. The next day, take it out of the refrigerator and keep at room temperature for 20-30 minutes, and then bake on 350 degrees F for 2 hours (for a three and three quarter pound quantity).
As you can see, cooking bottom round roast is fairly easy, although time-consuming. So, the next time your friends are over, make this truly American dish and impress them. Good luck!
Slicing a round beef joint
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