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Garlic and Thyme Roast Beef with Port Jus
Top sirloin roast - not to be confused with sirloin strip roast - is a cut of meat that is often overlooked. It is quite tender and reasonably priced. If you can't find a top sirloin roast in the meat counter, our butchers are happy to cut one to order. Leftovers make great sandwiches.
8 cloves garlic, peeled
2 Tbsp. olive oil
1 Tbsp. fresh thyme leaves, coarsely chopped, or 1 tsp. dried
2 sweet potatoes (about 2 lb.) peeled and cut into 1+1/2-inch chunks
2 medium red onions, peeled and cut into 8 wedges
1 tsp. kosher salt, divided
3/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper, divided
1 top sirloin roast (about 3 lb.), with some fat intact and tied
3/4 cup low-sodium chicken broth
1/4 cup tawny port
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Garlic and Thyme Roast Beef with Port Jus

Garlic and Thyme Roast Beef with Port Jus

Garlic and Thyme Roast Beef with Port Jus
  • Servings:Serves 6
  • Prep Time:20 minutes
  • Cook Time:70 minutes
1. Adjust oven rack to center position and preheat oven to 500 degrees F.
2. Combine garlic and olive oil in a small microwave-safe bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Microwave for 1 minute or until garlic is soft. Let stand for 5 minutes. Strain out oil into a large bowl. Mash garlic with a fork to form a paste, and then stir in thyme and 2 tsp. of the strained oil.
3. Place a heavy-bottom roasting pan in oven to preheat for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, add sweet potatoes, onions, 1/4 tsp. of the salt, and 1/4 tsp. of the pepper to the bowl with remaining oil, and toss to coat well.
4. Dry roast beef with paper towels and season with remaining 3/4 tsp. salt and 1/2 tsp. pepper. Place roast on preheated pan fat side down and roast for 5 minutes, turn roast over, and roast additional 5 minutes.
5. Remove roasting pan from oven. Reduce heat to 350 degrees. Use a heat-proof spatula or large spoon to coat top of roast with garlic-thyme past. Scatter vegetables around the roast. Return pan to oven and roast until internal temperature of the roast reaches 125 degrees for medium-rare, about 60 minutes. Toss vegetables once or twice during cooking.
6. Transfer roast to a plate, tent with foil, and let rest for 15 minutes. Transfer vegetables to a serving platter and tent with foil. Place roasting pan on stove, add broth, and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Use a wooden spoon to scrape browned bits from bottom of pan. Simmer, stirring occasionally until liquid is reduced by half, about 3 minutes. Add port and continue to boil until mixture is thick and glossy, about 2 minutes.
7. To serve, slice roast, transfer to platter with vegetables, and pour sauce over meat.
Source: Hannaford fresh Magazine, September - October 2008
Note: If your short on time, this dish may be made without the port jus at the end, but it adds a special touch of flavor to the beef.