Here's a small roast that's a big idea! Perfect for small families, Quick Roasts are 1 lb (500 g) fresh beef roasts that are cut from traditional Oven Roasts. Since they cook in less than an hour, they are perfect for dinners during the week. Serve this not-so-traditional roast beef recipe with steamed rice and the Super Simple Stir-fry.
1. Combine hoisin sauce, brown sugar, sambel oelek, gingerroot, green onion and garlic. Set aside 1/4 cup (50 mL) of the hoisin mixture.
2. Insert meat thermometer lengthwise into centre of roast so that shaft is not visible. Place on rack in ovenproof skillet or shallow pan. Rub surface of roast with hoisin mixture; add a splash of water to bottom of pan (to prevent rub from scorching). Cook uncovered in a 350°F (180°C) oven until thermometer reads 145°F (63°C) for medium-rare, about 50 minutes.
3. Remove roast to cutting board; tent foil for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, make Super Simple Stir-fry (recipe follows).