Italian Herb Crusted Bottom Round Roast

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Mom always said the way to flavor the meat is to cut slits in the roast and stuff it with garlic and then rub it with oil, herbs and slow cook it. Here's
what that kind of roast ends up looking like. The taste is melt in your mouth fall apart meat, that has a wonderful moist Italian flavored crusty coating.

I love to add more than normal amounts, the more the merrier, you will have to choose how much flavor you like for the herb crust.

3 to 4 pound bottom round, rump roast, or any cut you prefer.
white wine
Ariosto Seasoning for  Roasted Meats  and Grilled Chicken ( Salt, rosemary, garlic, sage, juniper, laurel, oregano, thyme, marjoram, basil that is what is in the seasoning.) generously sprinkled over the top of meat about 2 tablespoons
5 or 6 cloves of whole garlic cut in half
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
 pepper to taste
extra virgin olive oil
cooking spray
aluminum foil

Place meat on a cutting board, make 1/2 inch slits to fit the garlic random places all over the meat.

In a large plastic bag that will fit the roast, place meat in bag add 1 cup of wine, and all the seasoning, let marinate for at least 4 to 5 hours or overnight. Remove roast and juice and transfer to a roasting pan  (or in a slow cooker to manufacturer instructions per pound).
Bake on 325 in baking pan around 1/2 per pound or to your preference in doneness.
Let meat rest around 5 minutes before slicing.


  1. Holy Moly this looks divine. I love a good spice mix - what a lucky blogger!

  2. I'm with your mom on the garlic trick. And wow this looks divine - what a lucky blogger to get such great spices!

  3. Claudia,
    Indeed, a garlic stuffed roast is an amazing thing, and your roast looks incredible! I can smell the garlic roast from here!

    Bon appetit!

  4. The spices look great! I'll be sure to check them out!

  5. Oh Claudia I can't stop drooling. I love roasts as you said the way they can just melt into your mouth. Your Mom's advice is exactly what I have learned to do, so glad to hear it from a seasoned cook ( no pun intended). The spices sound like a perfect addition to everyone's kitchen.

  6. Ricetta profumata e ricca di sapore. Ciao Daniela.

  7. I love the juniper in this mix, seldom do you see it anymore.... very nice looking roast

  8. Yum that looks very tasty, I usually do roast in the crock pot but this look moist. Just wanted you to know that I think your blog is lovely and so I gave you an award. Come see.

  9. My Mom and Grandma always cut slits into the meat and stuffed it with garlic. Always seemed to work beautifully. This has me craving a big family dinner with a roast and all the Italian sides. Your roast looks wonderful.

  10. omg,have mercy,it is almost 6 o'clock in the morning and i'm drooling!looks perfect !

  11. You write such beautiful posts. I truly enjoy coming to you blog and reading your stories.

    This sounds wonderful by the way. I love the spices and herbs in the seasoning. It must taste amazing! And I like that you're not afriad to add lots of garlic!
    Cheers to this fantastic dish~

  12. I know well those spices, I often use them in my dishes! I'm sure your has an amazing flavor!

  13. Here's that friendly nudge again to go get me a crockpot ;o)

    The roast looks wonderfully appetizing.

    Ciao for now,

  14. This is so hypocritical of me being vegetarian and all, but that roast looks amazing. I can smell it just by the photo.

    Even though I don't eat it, nothing beats the smell of a cooking roast for a Sunday meal.
    My mom always included Yorkshire Pudding and gravy. What memories!

  15. Stopping by from CES! Wow!! That roast looks amazing and is making my mouth water! I've not seen that brand of seasoning in my area, but what a beautiful mix.

  16. It's not a good idea to read the food posts after 9pm....this herbal roast makes me seriously hungry...gosh...lucky I still have some apples left in the kitchen.


  17. Your mother was right. The roast is spectacular and brimming with crusty,juicy flavor. I shall look for the spices. Minnesota gets things... late in the scheme of things!

  18. I've never cooked roast this way. It looks amazingly delicious!

  19. Your roast looks incredibly nice and moist.

  20. This looks delicious and I love those spice mixtures. Usually I braise a bottom round, but your pix make me want to try it your way!

  21. This looks and sounds wonderful! Will have to make it soon!

  22. I want to lick the screen. This looks absolutely amazing, I can almost taste it!

    Hungry Jenny x

  23. I so love garlic...and love using juniper...Looks flawless :) Remember I don't eat meat but I do cook with it, so my say counts, lol :)


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