Also indexed as: Pikes Peak Roast, Rump Roast, Tip Roast
Preparation, uses, and tips
Round tip roast, top round, and premium or choice rump roasts can all be roasted. Pikes
Peak roast, eye of round roast, or select rump roast should be braised to break down the
connective tissue they contain.
Insert a meat thermometer into the center of the meat (or use an instant-read thermometer).
Place the roast on a roasting pan, fat side up, in a 325°F (163°C) oven. Roast 1 3/4
to 3 3/4 hours, depending on the size of the roast and the degree of doneness you prefer. To
achieve the level of doneness you want, cook until the meat is 5 to 10 degrees below the
desired temperature. The temperature for medium rare is 145°F (63°C), for medium
160°F (71°C), and for well done 170°F (77°C). When it is done, remove the
roast and let it stand 15 to 20 minutes. The roast will continue cooking as it stands.
Heat oil in a heavy pan over the stovetop. Brown round roast on all sides. Lower heat and
add cooking liquid and seasonings if desired. Cover, bring the liquid to a simmer, and cook
over low heat on the stovetop or in the oven. Cook until the roast is fork-tender, 2 to 4
hours, depending on the size of the roast.
Round Tip Roast
The round tip roast, which may be sold as a trimmed tip roast or ball tip roast, is the
most tender of the round roasts.
Top Round Roast
Top round is another of the more tender round roasts and is also the leanest.
This roast is cut from the bottom of the round; the bone is then removed and the meat
rolled and tied. If the bone is left in, it is known as a standing rump roast. Premium or
choice grades of rump roast can be roasted but select rump roast is best when braised, and
makes a flavorful pot roast.
Beef Eye of Round Roast
One of the less-tender round roasts, the eye of round should be cooked with moist heat.
Pikes Peak Roast
Also called heel of round, the Pikes Peak roast is cut from low in the round, just above
the hock. It contains many small muscles and lots of connective tissue. This is the least
tender of the round roasts, but cooks up into a pot roast with excellent flavor.
Beef round tip roast (fat trimmed to 1/4 inch
[0.6cm], roasted), 3oz. (85g)
Total Fat: 11.3g
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