roast beef with slow cooked tomatoes & garlic

um, raise your hand if you are already drooling just from the title of this post. Yeah, I thought so. Me, too. 🙂

I have a love affair with my Real Simple magazine subscription. My husband is aware of this, it’s even sanctioned, since most recipes are relatively healthy. I love the simplicity and color of this one. It’s so simple, in fact, that it’s an idea recipe to cook and then cut in half and use the remainder of the beef for another recipe…french dip sandwiches, maybe? Yum.

2 pounds boneless rump or rib roast
kosher salt and pepper
1 pint grape tomatoes
1 head garlic, cloves peeled
8 sprigs fresh thyme
3 tablespoons olive oil

Heat oven to 350° F.
Season the beef with 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper and place in a large roasting pan.
In a bowl, combine the tomatoes, garlic, thyme, oil, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.
Scatter the tomato mixture around the meat and roast to the desired doneness, about 1 hour for medium-rare (internal temperature 125° F).
Transfer the beef to a cutting board and let rest at least 10 minutes before slicing. Divide among individual plates and serve with the tomatoes and garlic.

5 comments
  1. OMG #3 for the year. OUTSTANDING. 🙂

    1) Love the quick prep. Took me all of 10 minutes, most of which was peeling the damn garlic. 🙂 House smelled amazing while cooking, food is all in one pan, easy for the dishwasher. Love it.

    2) slice your meat as thinly as possible. It was outstanding with several super thin slices alongside it. Too thick of a slice can overpower the soft garlic and tomatoes.

    3) If you are indeed feeding enough people that the 2lbs of roast will go, you’re probably going to want to double the amount of tomatoes and garlic. We used up almost all of it with just two diners.

    Try this!!

  2. okay…i know this was suppose to be delish and by only fault of my own. my oven needs to be calibrated i think. roast cooked perfectly, all the rest was burnt. help me. i def wanna give this another go.

  3. oh NO. 🙁 Did your roast take the right amount of time to cook? What rack did you have it on in the oven?

    I’m so sad for you. I’m glad you want to try it again, though. It really is a great dish when it comes out right!

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