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Tandoori Roast Beef

Yields10 ServingsPrep Time5 minsCook Time1 hr 15 minsTotal Time1 hr 20 mins

This beef recipe is delicious hot or cold served with flatbread and a salad of greens tossed with apple slices, shredded cucumber and slivered red onion.

 1 cup (250 mL) plain yogurt
 2 cloves garlic, minced
 1 small onion, minced
 1 tbsp (15 mL) minced ginger root
 1 tbsp (15 mL) lemon juice
 1 tbsp (15 mL) hot curry powder
 1 tsp (5 mL) chili powder
 1 tsp (5 mL) salt
 4 lb (2 kg) Beef Rotisserie or Oven Roast (e.g. Sirloin Tip, Inside or Outside Round)
 Cumin-Scented Dressing (recipe follows)

Combine yogurt, garlic, onion, ginger, lemon juice, curry powder, chili powder and salt in large sealable freezer bag. Pierce roast all over with fork. Place in bag with marinade; seal bag, squeezing gently to massage marinade into beef. Refrigerate for 12 to 24 hours. Discard marinade.


Place drip pan containing ½ inch (1 cm) water under grill. Preheat barbecue to medium-high (400°F/200°C). To Cook with Rotisserie: Insert spit rod lengthwise through centre of roast; secure with holding forks and place roast over drip pan. To Cook without Rotisserie: Place roast on grill over drip pan that is moved to one side; turn off burner under just the roast.


Insert meat thermometer into middle of roast, avoiding spit rod (if using). Cook at constant heat, in closed barbecue, until thermometer reads 145°F (63°C) for medium-rare, about 1-½ hours. Remove roast to cutting board; tent with foil for 10 to 15 minutes. Carve into thin slices across the grain. Serve with Cumin-Scented Dressing.

Cumin-Scented Dressing

Combine 3/4 cup (175 mL) EACH mayonnaise and ranch dressing, and 1-1/2 tsp (7 mL) ground cumin. Refrigerate 1 to 2 hours for flavours to develop. Makes 1-1/2 cups (375 mL).

Nutrition Facts

Servings 0

Amount Per Serving
Calories 436
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 32g50%
Total Carbohydrate 3g1%
Protein 33g66%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.