How to make it

  • Preheat oven to 500 degrees.
  • Cut slits in roast and insert garlic cloves (4 to 5 cloves per a three pound roast.)
  • Season roast with ground black pepper.
  • Place roast in shallow roasting pan and roast for 5 minutes pre pound.
  • Turn oven off and let roast stand in oven WITHOUT OPENING OVEN DOOR for 2 hours.
  • Turn oven on and roast as desired:
  • 200 degrees for 30 minutes for rare.
  • 300 degrees for 30 minutes for medium.
  • 300 degrees for 60 minutes for well done.

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  • waterlily2 7 years ago
    This must be the same as what my aunt brings to big parties of more that 100 people. She called it steam boat, she pre ordered the meat from navy exchange, Time to call her and express my gratitude for her generosity and learn her way of cooking it before its too late.
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  • bobt 13 years ago
    question -do i cover or leave uncovered
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  • beecee 14 years ago
    I've got to admit, cooking at 500F is a tenuous experience, especially Christmas dinner. I decided to try your recipe with a big 28 pound whole top round. I trimmed the top fat cap and silver skin. I then tied the round across the two muscles about every two inches. I then laid the fat trimmings back across the roast to self baste. I did add a lot of garlic into the roast.

    Tomorrow, at dinner, I'll remove the fat, season the top and re-roast. Got everything riding on this!
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    " It was excellent "
    a1patti ate it and said...
    Sounds wonderful!!
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  • cowguy 14 years ago
    Question - will this work for whole back legs? I'm doing 2 at the same time. I'm guessing the legs will weigh about 40 pounds each, but he is still walking around.
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    " It was excellent "
    henrie ate it and said...
    Going to make this one tomorrow, my sister use to do something like this but I have never tried it. You have my 5, thanks for the great post.
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  • lincolntoot 15 years ago
    It's a keeper-thanks!
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  • upstatevoyager 15 years ago
    I believe if you check more closely, "steam ship round" is used either for a 3 pound or larger roast up to one (or more) large enough to feed an entire wedding reception. Either way, this recipe works. To become obsessive over a name seems rather silly.
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  • sazzano 15 years ago
    This looks like a great recipe; however I was doing a search on steamship round, the kind hotels use in buffets and for events. Recipes that feed 50 to 300. Yours did not help in that regard and should have it's name changed!
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    " It was excellent "
    nanny ate it and said...
    I made this roast and it is fantastic and easy.
    A must do again and again.Thanks
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  • lesliegw 16 years ago
    I have been looking for this recipe for 20 years! My mother used to make roast this way and when I asked her for the recipe, she had absolutely no recollection of cooking a roast in this fashion. All I remember is that it came out perfectly each and every time! My mother thinks I fabricated the recipe in my feeble mind!
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