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Marinated Beef on Buns Recipe
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Marinated Beef on Buns Recipe

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"I've modified this recipe over the years, increasing the amount of dipping sauce and and adding fresh garlic, " says Nancy Yarlett of Thornhill, Ontario. "I cooked triple the amount for a huge family reunion, and all of my in-laws asked for the recipe!"
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + marinating Bake: 2 hours + standing
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + marinating Bake: 2 hours + standing
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 3-1/2 cups ketchup
  • 2 medium onions, finely chopped
  • 1-1/2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup white vinegar
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 beef eye round roast (3 pounds)
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 12 sandwich buns, split


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first eight ingredients. Pour half of the marinade into a large resealable plastic bag; add roast. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate overnight. Cover and refrigerate remaining marinade.
  2. Drain and discard marinade. Place the roast in a large roasting pan. Combine water and reserved marinade; pour over roast. Cover and bake at 350° for 2 hours or until meat is tender. Let stand for 15 minutes before slicing. Serve on buns. Skim fat from pan juices; serve with sandwiches. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Marinated Beef on Buns in Taste of Home February/March 2007, p22

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.

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