Beef. It’s not just for dinner. Enjoy this lean cut of beef at breakfast to help fuel you throughout the day!
I received beef product mentioned in this post at no cost. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by The Beef Checkoff and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.
Starting the day off with a balanced breakfast—a combination of complex carbohydrates, protein, and healthy fats—supports a healthy metabolism and can help reduce over-snacking between breakfast and lunch. That means lean protein, such as lean cuts of beef, certainly have a place on the breakfast table!
Do you glance in the meat case at the grocery and wonder what the difference is between round roast, rump roast, eye round, and all the other similarly named cuts, then just walk away confused?
Well the confusion ends today. I discovered the super helpful Interactive Butcher Counter tool on the Beef Checkoff website a while ago and refer to it often. This interactive tool can answer any questions you have about preparing a specific cut so you can cook confidently with beef! It’s a total game changer, I swear.
For this recipe, I chose an eye of round roast because it’s a cut that I don’t have much experience using and I wanted to try something new. The eye of round roast is a lean and affordable beef option that is best prepared in the oven. A 3-ounce portion has 144 calories, 4 grams of fat, 25 grams of protein (!), and is a source of zinc, iron, and vitamin B12.
One of the great things about this recipe is the beef can be prepared one or two days ahead and then sliced as needed for this recipe. The Herb-Crusted Beef Roast is delicious all on its own and is also great sliced and served on top of a warm spinach salad.
In the spirit of tomato season, I topped my toast with pan-seared tomatoes (thanks for the garden tomatoes, Ma!). Beef + tomatoes = always a winning combination.
Enjoy more of the nutritional benefits of beef with this simple recipe that can be served at breakfast, lunch, or dinner!