Classic Roast Beef


¼ cup brown sugar

½ cup huckleberry jam

¼ cup maple syrup

1 tsp salt

1 Tbsp pepper

8 pounds top round of beef choice cut

Directions: Heat the oven to 400°. To make glaze, mix the brown sugar, jam, and syrup in a bowl until the sugar is fully incorporated. Generously salt and pepper the roast and then use a brush to glaze the roast on all sides. Do not pour the glaze on the roast once it is in pan, because the copious amounts of sugar will result in a burnt flavor later when you de-glaze the pan for the sauce.

Place the roast in the oven and roast until the internal temperature reaches 130° for medium-rare, basting with pan juices while it cooks. Roasting times will vary, but generally, it takes about 12 min per pound of beef. So for an 8-lb roast, it should take approximately 1 hour and 30-45 min. Once the roast is done, remove from the roasting pan, and let it stand for about 15 min to give the natural juices time to re-absorb into the meat. It will also continue cooking during this time.