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A very talented butcher friend of mine, Jered Standingrecently posted a picture of some pretty Top Round steaks, and remarking that the United States seems to overvalue tenderness. See, generally if a steak is naturally tender, it tends to have less beefy flavor. And conversely, there are some almightily flavorsome cuts that do require a little bit of chewing.
This easy roast beef recipe is one of our family favorites — it gets gobbled up in just a few days! Beef round roast is relatively simple to prepare, but I give the recipe my own special touch with a delicious sea salt, garlic, and herb crust. Trust me — this timeless recipe will quickly become a repeat in your meal rotation.
Lean and economical, this cut is best enjoyed braised. When roasted in the oven, slice thin against the grain to maximize tenderness. Bottom Round Roast Lean and economical, this cut is best enjoyed braised.
Sara Ipatenco has taught writing, health and nutrition. She started writing in and has been published in Teaching Tolerance magazine. Ipatenco holds a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in education, both from the University of Denver.
The bottom round or in Canada called the outside round roast, is the outer part of the round where muscles are well exercised, so it contains tough muscles and some connective tissue. This cut may have the least flavor of all the beef cuts, to avoid a rubbery, chewy texture it must be sliced thin and not overcooked if dry roasted, so therefore we prefer to cook the bottom round using the oven pot roast method. If you prefer the dry roasted method click here and follow the cooking instructions for top round roast.
Premium cuts of beef can be costly, but inexpensive cuts can be tough and flavorless if cooked too quickly. The bottom round comes from the hindquarters,  so it is a naturally tougher cut; however, this lean cut becomes tender with low and slow cooking. Season your meat and decide if you'd like to roast it in the oven with onions and carrots or if you prefer to make it in the slow cooker with portobello mushrooms. Serve your bottom round roast with the vegetables or mushrooms and the juices from the meat.
Try this easy roast beef recipe which is one of my most popular recipes plus get my tips for how to cook and slice roast beef for juicy, tender roast beef perfection. He shared with his friends how delciious it was, he reminisced with me about how tender and juicy it was…He was so thrilled to have a tasty homemade roast beef recipe that tasted so good. Let me show you how easy it is to make perfect roast beef every time.