Salt and Pepper Crusted Beef
Chilling Time: 2 hr
Cooking Time: 55 min
What You'll Need:
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 small onion, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 beef eye of the round roast (2-1/2 to 3 pounds), trimmed
4 cups kosher (coarse) salt
2 tablespoons coarse black pepper
1 cup water
What To Do:
1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine oil, onion, and garlic; close tightly and shake to mix well. Place roast in bag, seal, and turn to coat completely with mixture. Marinate 2 hours in refrigerator.
2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a roasting pan with aluminum foil.
3. In a medium bowl, combine salt, pepper, and water; mix well. Place half the salt mixture in center of prepared pan. Place roast over salt mixture then coat with remaining salt mixture, completely coating roast and forming a crust about 1/2 inch thick.
4. Bake 55 minutes for medium doneness, or until desired doneness beyond that. Remove from oven and discard salt crust. Slice and serve.
Some roasted potatoes on the side -- need we say more??