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INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 beef Bottom Round Roast (about 3 pounds)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh basil leaves
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 cups reduced-sodium beef broth
  • 1-1/2 cups water

COOKING:

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Mix together oil, rosemary, garlic, basil, salt, thyme and pepper in small bowl. Set mixture aside 5 to 10 minutes.
  2. Place beef Bottom Round Roast on baking rack in tall-sided roasting pan. Rub oil mixture on roast, covering all sides. Pour broth and water in roasting pan. Insert oven-safe thermometer into center of roast. Place roasting pan in center of 325°F oven.
  3. Roast 1-1/4 to 1-3/4 hours. Remove roast when meat thermometer registers 135°F. Transfer roast to carving board; tent loosely with aluminum foil. Let stand 10 minutes. (Temperature will continue to rise about 5°to 10°F.)
  4. Carve roast into slices; serve with cooking liquid or as a sandwich, topping with your favorite cheese.