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Peppercorn Beef Top Loin Roast Recipe

Peppercorn Beef Top Loin Roast Recipe

A red wine sauce complements the brown sugar rub on the roast in this inviting entree. You can't go wrong with this down-home dish!—Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 1 hour + standing YIELD:10 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 beef top round roast (4 pounds)
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons whole peppercorns, crushed
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1-1/2 cups port wine
  • 1-1/2 cups dry red wine

Directions

  • 1. Trim fat from roast. In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, peppercorns, garlic and salt. Rub over meat. Place in a shallow roasting pan.
  • 2. Bake at 325° for 1 to 1-1/2 hours or until meat reaches desired doneness (for medium-rare, a meat thermometer should read 145°; medium, 160°; well-done, 170°). Let stand for 15 minutes before slicing.
  • 3. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, saute onion in oil until tender. Stir in tomato paste and Worcestershire sauce until blended. Add wines. Bring to a boil; cook until liquid is reduced to about 1-1/2 cups. Serve with roast. Yield: 10 servings (1-1/2 cups sauce).

Nutritional Facts

5 ounces cooked beef with 2 tablespoons sauce equals 444 calories, 26 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 99 mg cholesterol, 275 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 32 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied Red Wine

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