Total Time
2hrs 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 2 hrs

This roast is one of the many good reasons to grow ancho chilies! I found this recipe in our local "Area Woman" and it is a keeper! Enjoy! Bon Appetit! Great for company!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oven to 325 degrees F. Combine rub ingredients; (all ingredients following the roast listed, minus the oil) and reserve 2 Tbs. for potatoes. Press remaining rub onto the beef. Use beef round tip roast.
  2. Place roast on rack in a shallow roasting pan. Insert oven proof meat thermometer so tip is centered in thickest part of the beef, not resting in fat. (Do not overcook.).
  3. Meanwhile, mix reserved rub and oil and toss with potatoes. Roast Potatoes in a greased baking pan, covered for 1 hour. After 1 hour stir potatoes and leave pan uncovered and cook for another 10 to 15 minutes or until the potatoes are tender.
  4. Put the potatoes in the oven during the last hour before roast should be done. I figure in resting time for roast or you can keep the potatoes warm in your convection oven which is what I do, cover back on.
  5. Remove the roast when the meat thermometer registers 140 degrees for medium rare; 155 degrees for medium. Let stand for 15 minutes and then carve the roast. Season with salt to your taste.
  6. Important - Let the roast stand and rest before cutting or it for 15 minutes or it won't cut nicely!
  7. Serve with potatoes.
Most Helpful

What a great idea for a spice rub! At first I thought it tasted weird, but by the second bite, it was delicious. I didn't follow the cooking directions, however. I cooked a 4 lb roast at 450 for 15 minutes, then turned it down to 325 until an internal meat thermometer registered 122 degrees. I then removed it from the oven and let it sit for 30 minutes. Perfectly, medium rare and juicy.

threeovens February 11, 2010

I scored the beef and place garlic into the slices. Added dried oregano and parsley the the ancho mixture. Let the beef sit at room temperature for 1 hour before placing into the oven. be sure to slice the beef very thin. When sliced the juices were very red from the ancho powder. I roasted the 4 1/2 pound for 2 hours. This procudes a dark crusted roast and a pinf center. Made for Comfort cafe Thanks!

Rita~ January 12, 2009