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Herbed Beef in Salt Crust recipe

Herbed Beef in Salt Crust.

This recipe for herbed beef in salt crustis one of Texas Beef Council’s most requested recipes.

Recipe: Herbed Beef in SaltCrust

1 (2 1/2 to 3-pound) eye of round roast
1/3 cup olive oil
1/4 cup grated onion
1 teaspoon garlic salt
1 teaspoon dried basil leaves
1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram leaves
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 box Kosher salt (3 pounds)
1 1/4 cups water

  • Combine oil, onion and seasonings in heavyplastic bag; mix well.
  • Add roast; coat well with marinade andrefrigerate 2 hours to overnight.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).Line roasting pan with aluminum foil.
  • Combine kosher salt and water to forma thick paste. Pat 1 cup of paste intoa 1/2-inch thick rectangle in foil lined pan. Place roast atopsalt layer and pat remaining paste over top and sides, sealingroast completely.
  • Bake at 350°F (175°C) 60 to 70minutes or until thermometer registers 135°F (60°C).(Steam may cause salt crust to crack slightly during roasting.)
  • Remove from oven; let stand 15 minutes.Remove and discard salt crust. Carve thinly.

    Makes 8 to 10 servings.

    Tip: This preparation can easily be adaptedto other roasts as well.

    Recipe and photograph provided courtesyof Texas Beef Council and Beef It’s Whats For Dinner.

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