Roast beef with wild mushroom sauce

Special yet simple, this traditional favourite gets an extra burst of flavor from the sauce.
12 servings / 2 hr 30 min

Prep 15 min / Cook 2 hr 15 min

  • 2 1/2 lb (1.1 kg) outside round beef roast
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 oz (30 g) mixed dried wild mushrooms
  • 2 cups (500 mL) low-sodium beef broth
  • 1 cup (250 mL) water
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) canola oil
  • 2 tbsp (25 mL) finely minced shallots
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) whole black peppercorns, coarsely crushed
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) Dijon mustard
  • 2 1/2 tbsp (35 mL) all-purpose flour
  1. Preheat oven to 275 ºF (140 ºC). Lightly spray 9 x 9-inch (22 x 22 cm) metal roasting pan with canola oil cooking spray and set aside.
  2. Pat roast dry. Cover entire roast with ground black pepper and shake off excess. Place in prepared pan and roast in preheated oven for 1 1/4-1 3/4 hours or until internal temperature registers 140 ºF (60 ºC) with instant-read thermometer. Remove from oven and tent loosely with foil.
  3. During last 30 minutes of cooking, prepare sauce. In medium saucepan, bring beef broth and water to a boil. Remove from heat and add mushrooms, covering them well with broth mixture. Let set at room temperature for 30 minutes to soften. Drain mushrooms, reserving broth. Coarsely chop mushrooms.
  4. In large skillet, heat canola oil over medium-high heat. Add shallots and cook for 1-2 minutes or until soft; do not brown. Add garlic, peppercorns, Dijon mustard and reserved chopped mushrooms and cook for another minute. Add flour and cook again for 1 minute. Whisk in broth mixture. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 8-10 minutes or until thickened.
  5. Transfer meat to cutting board and slice thin. Cover with sauce and serve.
Nutritional info per serving (1 cup / 250 mL)
  • Calories 210
  • Protein 27 g
  • Total fat 9 g
    Saturated fat 2.5 g
    Cholesterol 75 mg
  • Carbohydrates 4 g
    Fibre 1 g
    Sugars 0 g
    Added sugars 0 g
  • Sodium 60 mg
  • Potassium 298 mg

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