Recipe by Kittencal@recipezazz
A great cost alternative to an expensive cut of beef and if cooked properly using a meat thermometer this recipe will give you perfect results! The roast weight specified should give you 8-10 servings --- *important* the roast must be brought down to almost room temperature, this is a critical step that will relax the meat fibers and insure a juicy tender roast, this step should take a few hours so start this well in advance, do *not* season the roast with salt it will draw out moisture from the meat and will create an overly salty gravy --- one or two 8-ounce cans sliced drained mushrooms may be used in place for the fresh but fresh is better
Top Review by Neohippie
The roast sort of "steamed" in the foil, which I found to be kind of a turn-off. I like my meat to be brown on the outside, not grey. This may not be important to everyone, but I think I'll keep looking for a roast beef recipe that gets a nice crust on the outside. The gravy was good, though.
- 1 (200 g) package fresh mushrooms, sliced
- 1 (3 lb) sirloin tip roast
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil or 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1⁄2-1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 1⁄2 cups water, divided
- 1 (1 1/4 ounce) package dry onion soup mix
- 3 tablespoons cornstarch
Directions See How It's Made
- Allow the roast to come down to almost room temperature before starting which will take a few hours.
- Meanwhile sauté the fresh mushrooms in a skillet until all moisture is released; set aside (if using canned them omit this step).
- Set oven to 350°F.
- Loosely place a piece of heavy-duty foil in a shallow roasting pan (use a large enough piece to wrap the roast in).
- Rub the meat all over with oil, then season with garlic powder and ground black pepper (do not season with salt).
- Place the roast onto the the foil in the. pan.
- Pour 1-1/4 cups water into the bottom of the foil, then sprinkle dry soup mix over the water.
- Insert a meat thermometer into the middle of the roast.
- Wrap the foil around the roast (leaving the thermometer sticking out of the foil for easy reading, then seal the roast up tightly with foil.
- Cook until an meat thermometer reads 130°F for medium-rare.
- IMPORTANT; start checking the temperature of the thermometer at about 1-1/2 hours.
- Remove the roast to a serving platter then cover just loosely with foil.
- Place the pan drippings into a saucepan.
- In a small cup whisk together the cornstarch with 1/4 cup cold water.
- Gradually whisk into the saucepan then bring to a boil whisking for 2 minutes.
- Add in the sautéed mushrooms to the gravy.
- Serve with the sliced roast.