Recipe: Herb-Crusted Roast

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Sometimes, simple things are my favorite. I saw this recipe on Food Network and tweaked it to my liking. Roast beef, simply done with herbs and served with rice and green beans is a simple weeknight meal. The horseradish cream I made to go alongside really brought the dish together. Best part is, you can use whatever herbs you want in the crust, and make a simple roast more fun. Some Chilli pepper on the outside of the steak with a cilantro crust could be interesting, especially served with some hearty guac. I’m making myself hungry now(the only peril of constantly thinking about food), so check out this recipe and enjoy!

Ingredients
1 beef roast [$10]
1 mixed bunch if herbs, I used parsley, rosemary, oregano and thyme [$4]
1 onion, I had a bag of small onions on hand [$2]
Garlic and mustard powder, which I had on hand, but will run you about $4
1 small sour cream [$1.50]
1 small jar prepared horseradish [$2]
1 lemon [.50 cents]
Rice and beans, or other side dishes, for serving.

Directions
Preheat oven to 350.
Sear the roast on all sides. While its searing, take the herbs, some veg oil, mustard powder and garlic, and a squeeze of half the lemon in a food processor and process until a paste forms.
Take the roast off the heat and place in an oven safe dish. Spread the herb paste on top, place the onions in the dish, and I like to put a splash of stock to keep the meat juicy. Roast for about 40 minutes.
When the roast has cooked to your desired temp, let it rest and make the cream. Mix the sour cream, horseradish, salt, and a squeeze of lemon to taste. Serve with the roast and your desired side dishes.

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Simple, hearty, and comforting. Enjoy!
-L

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