Seared Roast Beef with Pan Gravy

The trick with an eye of round roast is to not overcook it. Sear the outside and slow roast the inside to medium rare and serve with this simple and beefy pan sauce. It's great for the family or simple entertaining.

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Campbell's® 30% Less Sodium Beef Broth With Red Wine

Campbell's® 30% Less Sodium Beef Broth With Red Wine

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  • 1 tsp (5 mL) dried thyme
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) basil
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) oregano
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) salt
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) pepper
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) grainy mustard
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) olive oil
  • 2 lb (908 g) eye of round beef roast
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) butter
  • 1 each large onion, chopped
  • 1 each large carrot, chopped
  • 1 each celery stalk, chopped
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) all-purpose flour
  • 1 carton Campbell's® 30% Less Sodium Beef Broth With Red Wine
  • 1 each bay leaf


  1. In small bowl, mix together thyme, basil, oregano, salt, pepper, garlic, mustard and olive oil to make a paste.
  2. In large oven-proof skillet, sear beef roast in a dry pan over high heat until golden all over. Let cool slightly and cover evenly all over with herb mixture. Transfer back to skillet. 
  3. Bake in a 325°F (180°C) oven for 40 min. Remove from heat and transfer roast to a cutting board tented with foil for at least 20 minutes while you make the sauce.In same skillet, heat butter over medium high heat with any pan juices, cook onion, carrots and celery until softened and starting to colour, about 5 minutes. 
  4. Shake flour all over vegetables and cook one minute. Whisk in broth, and reduce heat to maintain a simmer. Add bay leaves and let sauce reduce and thicken slightly, about 15 minutes. Discard bay leaf. Slice roast and serve with warm pan gravy. 

Recipe tips

For a more refined gravy, pass it through a sieve to remove the vegetables. 

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Amount Per Serving
Calories 230
Fat 10 g
Sodium 650 mg
Carbohydrate 7 g
Dietary Fibre 1 g
Protein 28 g
Calcium 3 %DV

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