Roast Beef Picante

Most of the time needed for this roast beef recipe is to marinate it, which makes it the perfect meal to prep in the morning and when you are ready to prepare for dinner, it can go in the oven while you get side dishes ready. It is flavorful without time-consuming prep work.

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Roast Beef Picante Recipe

Roast Beef Picante

  • Prep Time: 8 hours
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Total Time: 8 hours 50 minutes


  • ½ C. onion, finely chopped
  • ¼ C. water
  • 3 Tbsp. lime juice
  • 2 large cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp. oil
  • ½ tsp thyme, divided
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 lbs boneless beef roast
  • 1 C. beef broth
  • 2 tsp. sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. cornstarch
  • 2 Tbsp. parsley, chopped


For marinade, combine onion, water, lime juice, garlic, oil, ¼ tsp thyme, salt and pepper. Place beef in a bowl. Pour marinade over meat, cover bowl, and refrigerate 6-8 hours. Remove meat from marinade, discard leftover marinade. Place meat on a rack in a roasting pan. Preheat oven to 350°F. Roast for 40-50 minutes or until done. Remove meat from pan, cover with foil. Let stand 10 minuntes then slice against the grain. In the meantime, in a saucepan combine any pan drippings, beef broth, sugar, and cornstarch. Bring to a boil then turn heat down to low and stir until thickened. Season gravy with parsley and remaining thyme and serve over meat.

  • Method: Oven

Keywords: beef, oven-roasted,marinated

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