pesto-rubbed tri-tip roast with warm tomato sauce
- 1 beef Tri-Tip Roast (1 1/2 to 2 lbs)
- 1/2 cup prepared basil pesto sauce, divided
- 1 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1 can (14-1/2 oz) Italian-style diced tomatoes, undrained
- 1/2 cup chopped onions
- 2 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese
Heat oven to 425°F. Spread 1/4 cup pesto evenly onto all surfaces of beef roast; sprinkle with pepper.
Place roast on rack in shallow roasting pan. Do not add water or cover. Roast in 425°F oven 30 to 40 minutes for medium rare; 40 to 45 minutes for medium doneness.
Meanwhile combine tomatoes and onion in small saucepan. Cook over medium heat 15 to 20 minutes or until onion is tender and most of the liquid has evaporated. Stir in remaining 1/4 cup pesto. Keep warm.
Remove roast when instant-read thermometer registers 135°F for medium rare; 150°F for medium. Transfer roast to carving board; tent loosely with aluminum foil. Let stand 15 minutes. (Temperature will continue to rise about 10°F to reach 145°F for medium rare; 160°F for medium.)
Carve roast across the grain into thin slices. Season with salt and pepper, as desired. Serve with tomato sauce and sprinkle with cheese.
Nutrition information per serving (1/6 of recipe): 297 calories; 18 g fat (5 g saturated fat; 4 g monounsaturated fat); 67 mg cholesterol; 517 mg sodium; 6 g carbohydrate; 0.8 g fiber; 26 g protein; 6.7 mg niacin; 0.5 mg vitamin B6; 1.3 mcg vitamin B12; 1.9 mg iron; 27.6 mcg selenium; 4.3 mg zinc.
This recipe is an excellent source of protein, niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, selenium and zinc; and a good source of iron.
Nutrition information per serving (1/8 of recipe): 228 calories; 13 g fat (3 g saturated fat; 3 g monounsaturated fat); 5 mg cholesterol; 387 mg sodium; 5 g carbohydrate; 0.6 g fiber; 2 g protein; 5 mg niacin; 0.4 mg vitamin B6; 1 mcg vitamin B12; 1.4 mg iron; 20.7 mcg selenium; 3.2 mg zinc.
This recipe is an excellent source of niacin, vitamin B6, selenium and zinc; and a good source of vitamin B12.