Garlic-Rosemary Roast Beef with Horseradish Sauce


The eye of round is a lean, boneless cut of beef that's less expensive than a tenderloin or rib roast but just as delicious. It's best served medium-rare--when cooked to higher temperatures it can become tough. Topping it with a finger-licking-good horseradish sauce makes this roast beef holiday-worthy.

Prep Time:
50 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
8 servings


  • 3 pounds boneless beef eye of round roast

  • 1 teaspoon salt, divided

  • ¾ teaspoon ground pepper, divided

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened

  • 1 shallot, minced (1/4 cup)

  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh rosemary

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced, plus 1 clove grated, divided

  • 1 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt

  • 1 tablespoon prepared horseradish

  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

  2. Season roast with 3/4 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Heat oil in a large ovenproof skillet (see Tip) over medium-high heat. Add the roast and cook, turning every few minutes, until browned on all sides, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat.

  3. Combine butter, shallot, rosemary, and minced garlic; spread on top of the roast. Transfer the pan to the oven. Roast until a thermometer inserted in the center of the meat registers 125-130 degrees F for medium-rare, 35 to 40 minutes. Transfer the roast to a cutting board and let rest for 10 minutes.

  4. Meanwhile, whisk grated garlic, yogurt, horseradish, mustard, and lemon juice in a small bowl. Season with the remaining 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Slice the beef thinly and serve with the sauce.


Tip: If you don't have a large ovenproof skillet, you can brown the roast in a large skillet and transfer it to a roasting pan for Step 3.

To make ahead: Season roast with salt and pepper; refrigerate for up to 1 day. Prepare butter mixture (Step 3) and sauce (Step 4) and refrigerate for up to 1 day.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

359 Calories
20g Fat
2g Carbs
40g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 359
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 40g 79%
Total Fat 20g 26%
Saturated Fat 8g 42%
Cholesterol 129mg 43%
Vitamin A 181IU 4%
Vitamin C 2mg 2%
Folate 25mcg 6%
Sodium 417mg 18%
Calcium 74mg 6%
Iron 3mg 18%
Magnesium 45mg 11%
Potassium 645mg 14%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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