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
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VERIFIED BY Taste of Home Test Kitchen
- 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
- 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.
- Bake at 325° for 1 to 1-1/2 hours or until meat reaches desired doneness (for medium-rare, a thermometer should read 145°; medium, 160°; well-done, 170°). Let stand for 15 minutes before slicing.
- 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).
Originally published as Peppercorn Beef Top Loin Roast in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2009, p10
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Reviewed Jan. 19, 2015
"It was great to find a flavorful low sodium option for my father in law. I even used a little less salt than it calls for. I made this to replace the high sodium lunch meat he has for lunch."