Roast Beef With Balsamic Glazed Carrots

Roast Beef With Balsamic Glazed Carrots Photo: John Kernick; Stylist: Alistar Turnbull/Pat Bates and Associates


  • 1 (2 1/2-pound) bottom-round beef rump roast, trimmed of visible fat
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • 3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
  • 1 1/2 pounds (12 medium) carrots, halved lengthwise then halved crosswise
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons chopped flat leaf parsley


1. Position oven racks in upper and lower thirds of oven and preheat to 500°.

2. Pat roast dry and sprinkle all over with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper.

3. Place in roasting pan, fat side up. Insert leave-in thermometer into the center of meat. Cook in lower third of oven for 20 minutes.

4. Toss carrots with oil, water, cumin, and remaining salt and pepper. Arrange in an even layer in a large baking dish.

5. After beef has roasted 20 minutes, turn oven down to 325° and place carrots in upper third of oven. Roast carrots until tender and continue roasting beef until thermometer registers 125° (35-40 minutes). Transfer roast to a cutting board; let stand, uncovered, 10-15 minutes. (Make sure internal temp rises to 130° for medium-rare.)

6. Remove carrots from oven and sprinkle with balsamic, shaking pan to distribute vinegar. Thinly slice meat across the grain. Sprinkle parsley over carrots, and serve alongside beef.

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  • Yield: Makes 8 servings (serving size: 4 ounces meat and 3/4 cup balsamic carrots)

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 375
Fat per serving: 20.1g
Saturated fat per serving: 6.8g
Monounsaturated fat per serving: 9.5g
Polyunsaturated fat per serving: 1.1g
Protein per serving: 38g
Carbohydrate per serving: 8g
Fiber per serving: 2g
Cholesterol per serving: 120mg
Iron per serving: 3mg
Sodium per serving: 344mg
Calcium per serving: 38mg

Good to Know

Season the roast and then start cooking at a high temp; you’ll be rewarded with a wonderful crust. A tangy balsamic glaze adds a punch of flavor to vitamin-packed carrots.

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