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Grass-Fed Top Round Roast

Serves 10 to 12, with leftovers (serving size: 1/4 lb.)

Total Time
2 hrs

Even though it's not a traditional cut for the holiday table, tasty (and affordable) grass-fed top round makes an excellent roast when seared and cooked rare (beyond medium-rare, it will be tough). Bring the meat to room temperature before cooking so it roasts evenly.

su-Grass-Fed Top Round Roast

Photo: Brown Cannon III
  5-lb. grass-fed or regular top round roast
  Kosher salt
  Salsa verde
Step 1

Preheat oven to 250°. Heat a cast-iron ridged grill pan over high heat until very hot. Trim any fat from roast, then sprinkle generously with kosher salt. Wipe pan with an oiled paper towel, then sear beef on each side until a nice brown crust forms, 10 to 12 minutes total.

Step 2

Put pan of beef in oven and roast until meat registers 130° in center when tested with an instant-read thermometer, 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Let rest 20 minutes. Slice paper-thin across the grain and serve with salsa verde.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Serves 10 to 12, with leftovers (serving size: 1/4 lb.)

Amount Per Serving
Calories 237Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7.2g12%

Saturated Fat 2.6g13%
Cholesterol 102mg34%
Sodium 51mg3%
Total Carbohydrate 0.0g0%

Dietary Fiber 0.0g0%
Protein 40g80%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.