Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon coriander seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon whole black peppercorns
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 1/2 pounds russet potatoes, peeled, cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 8 medium carrots, peeled, cut diagonally into 2-inch lengths
  • 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 3- to 3 1/4-pound beef eye of round roast
  • 1 garlic clove, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

Instructions for Spiced roast beef and vegetables 

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Place first 3 ingredients in heavy small plastic bag. Using meat mallet or rolling pin, crush spices. Transfer crushed spices to small bowl; mix in salt, ginger and cayenne.
  • Toss potatoes, carrots and 3 tablespoons oil in large bowl. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Spread vegetables in large roasting pan. Roast 30 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, using tip of knife, make several slits in roast; insert garlic into slits. Brush roast with remaining 1 tablespoon oil. Rub spice mixture over roast.
  • Push vegetables to sides of pan, leaving space in center. Place roast in center of pan. Roast until meat thermometer inserted into center of meat registers 125°F for medium-rare, about 1 hour. Transfer roast to platter. Tent with foil. Increase oven temperature to 450°F. Spread vegetables in pan; continue roasting until vegetables are tender and brown, about 10 minutes. Sprinkle with cilantro.
  • Surround roast with vegetables. Cut roast into thin slices and serve.

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