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Rosemary-Garlic Top Round Roast

Total Time:  1 hour and 15 minutes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Servings: 8


  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped fresh rosemary leaves
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp finely grated lemon zest
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper, to taste
  • 1 Wholesome Farms Direct Source-Verified 3.5 lbs. top round beef roast 
  • 2 lbs small potatoes, halved or quartered if large
  • Horseradish sauce


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Mix together 3 tablespoons oil, rosemary, garlic, and lemon zest; season with salt and pepper.
  3. Heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium-high in a large ovenproof skillet.
  4. Add beef.
  5. Increase heat to high and brown all sides, about 10 minutes.
  6. Spoon rosemary mixture over roast and place in oven.
  7. Roast 20 minutes.
  8. Remove from oven and place potatoes around roast.
  9. Roast about 30-35 minutes until potatoes are tender and beef is medium-rare (an instant-read thermometer inserted in thickest part of roast should read 120 degrees to 125 degrees).
  10. Transfer roast to a cutting board and cover loosely with foil. Let rest 10 minutes.
  11. Mix the potatoes in the pan juices and cover loosely with foil.
  12. Thinly slice meat against the grain and serve with potatoes and horseradish sauce.

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