10 Clove Stove Top Roast

READY IN: 1hr 30mins
Recipe by TishT

Most Italian homes rarely have ovens so that leaves them roasting on the stove top. It's the perfect way to make a rare roast beef. Turning the meat is the hardest part!

Top Review by Marie

This is a great alternative to an oven cooked beef roast. It required a little more tending time, but the result is a moist wonderful tasting beef that produced lovely brown juices which I thickened and made gravy with. The only thing I would change is to insert the garlic slices into the meat to avoid overbrowning it. A definite "do again" recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Rub the beef generously with freshly ground pepper, and place in a heavy bottomed pot large enough to hold the meat.
  2. Drizzle the olive oil over the meat and turn the meat over to coat with the oil.
  3. Add the bay leaf and garlic cloves and marinate for 15 minutes.
  4. Remove the bay leaf.
  5. Brown the meat over medium-high heat, turning to brown evenly.
  6. This step will take about 15-20 minutes, depending on the size of the roast.
  7. When the garlic begins to color remove it with a slotted spoon.
  8. When the roast is well browned on all sides and ends return the browned garlic cloves to the pot, remove the pot from the heat, and cover.
  9. Let the meat rest for 15-30 minutes.
  10. The internal temperature will be 140 degrees.
  11. Season the pan juices with salt after meat has rested.
  12. Cut the meat into thin slices, sprinkle with salt, and serve with the garlic and pan juices.

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