Stuffed Sirloin Roast
Bacon on top gives this roast a slightly smoky flavor. With a colorful stuffing, slices look lovely on a platter.
Total TimePrep: 35 min. Bake: 1-1/2 hours + standing
- 9 bacon strips, divided
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 3/4 cup chopped celery
- 1 large carrot, chopped
- 1/3 cup dry bread crumbs
- 2 teaspoons dried parsley flakes
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- 1 beef sirloin tip roast (3 to 4 pounds)
- In a large skillet, cook six bacon strips over medium heat until crisp. Remove to paper towels; drain, reserving 3 tablespoons drippings. Crumble bacon and set aside. In drippings, saute onion, celery and carrot until crisp-tender. Remove from heat; stir in bread crumbs, parsley, garlic powder, pepper and bacon. Let stand until liquid is absorbed.
- Preheat oven to 325°. Cut a lengthwise slit down the center of roast to within 1/2 in. of bottom. Open roast so it lies flat; cover with plastic wrap. Flatten to 1-in. thickness. Remove plastic; spread stuffing over meat to within 1 in. of edges. Close roast and tie at 1-in. intervals with kitchen string.
- Place on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Cut remaining bacon strips in half; arrange over top of roast. Bake, uncovered, 1-1/2 to 2 hours or until meat reached desired doneness (for medium-rare, a thermometer should read 145°; medium, 160°; well-done, 170°). Let stand 10 minutes before slicing.
Nutrition Facts1/4 pound: 217 calories, 13g fat (5g saturated fat), 61mg cholesterol, 178mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 20g protein.
Originally published as Stuffed Sirloin Roast in Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook 2004
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