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Herb Rubbed Top Round Roast Beef | Kita Roberts GirlCarnivore.com

Herb Rubbed Top Round Roast Beef

This is one of my favorite recipes. It's easy and so affordable and leaves everyone asking for seconds. I love using inexpensive cuts to showcase just how much flavor you can get out of your meat!
Course Main Course
Cuisine english
Prep Time 6 hours 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 50 minutes
20 minutes
Total Time 8 hours 10 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 485kcal


  • cup fresh parsley chopped fine
  • 2 tbsp minced fresh thyme
  • 1 shallot minced
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1 4-5 lbs top round roast fat trimmed if needed
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 tbsp pepper


  • Mix the parsley, thyme, and shallot in a small bowl. 
  • Remove 2 tbs of the herb mix to another bowl and set aside. 
  • Add the mustard add 1 tbs of the oil to the remaining herb mix and stir to combine.
  •  With the previously reserved herbs, mash in the butter with a fork to mix everything well.
  • Butterfly the roast by carefully cutting down the center of the roast, folding the cut end of the beef back, flattening, until you have cut almost entirely through. This allows for a better seasoning application throughout the beef.  
  • While spread flat, season liberally with salt and pepper on all sides.
  • Using your fingers, spread the mustard mixture evenly over the interior of the meat. 
  • Fold the meat back up and tie with kitchen twine. 
  • Cover and allow the beef to rest in the fridge at least 4 hours.
  • When ready to cook, preheat the oven to 275 degrees F.
  •  In a large oven-safe skillet, heat the remaining oil. 
  • Sear the beef on all sides, until just browned, about 5 minutes per side.
  • Transfer to oven and allow to cook 1 ½ to 2 hours, or until the meat temps at 125 degrees F.
  • Carefully transfer the beef to a cutting board to rest. 
  • Spread a generous dollop of the herb butter over the roast and cover with foil. 
  • Allow to rest for 20 minutes before slicing and serving.



From Cook's Country Sampler Magazine


Calories: 485kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 63g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 191mg | Sodium: 1054mg | Potassium: 1000mg | Vitamin A: 390IU | Vitamin C: 3.5mg | Calcium: 62mg | Iron: 6.1mg