The last time I tried making roast beef, it didn't go very well. We both had off on Monday, so we thought we'd make a nice dinner to celebrate my successful conference. Despite my previous failure, I decided to give roast beef another go.
I used the same recipe and this time it worked out quite well, due in large part to the cut of beef. I was able to find a top sirloin roast and although I couldn't marinate it overnight, it had excellent flavor. The only thing I'd do differently next time is cook it for a shorter amount of time. This was bordering on medium, too done for our tastes.
We absolutely love these au gratin potatoes:
The recipe says it makes 6 servings, but it barely makes 4 in our house. We could probably eat the whole pan of these in one sitting if left to our own devices. It's so simple to make but it tastes absolutely fantastic. I roasted some broccoli to go along with the roast and potatoes:
This time I tried adding some garlic powder to the chili powder, salt and pepper and it was not a success. The flavor of the garlic powder just didn't work the way fresh garlic does. Lesson learned.