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You might not believe us when we tell you, but you're just 4 ingredients away from a stunning centerpiece roast. We combined an inexpensive piece of beef, tomatoes, garlic, and thyme, stuck it in the oven and poured ourselves a glass of wine. It's recipes like this one—with a decent amount of inactive time—that we love to employ during the busy holiday season. Serve this will a side of smashed potatoes or mashed celery root and a bottle of cabernet.

Sara Quessenberry


Credit: Jen Causey

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10 mins
1 hr 20 mins
Serves 4


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Instructions Checklist
  • Heat oven to 350°F.

  • Season the beef with 1 teaspoon salt and ½ teaspoon pepper and place in a large roasting pan.

  • In a bowl, combine the tomatoes, garlic, thyme, oil, ¼ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper.

  • Scatter the tomato mixture around the meat and roast to the desired doneness, about 1 hour for medium-rare (internal temperature 125°F).

  • Transfer the beef to a cutting board and let rest at least 10 minutes before slicing. Divide among individual plates and serve with the tomatoes and garlic.

Nutrition Facts

439 calories; calories from fat 49%; fat 24g; cholesterol 96mg; sodium 245mg; carbohydrates 6g; fiber 1g; sugars 1g; protein 50g.