Herbed Roast Beef with Parsnips & Carrots

Healthy Dinner & Gravy Recipe

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This nutritious meal makes a great Sunday dinner. The parsnips take place of those starchy potatoes and they taste just as good. Vegetables are a good source of nutrition, and often we leave these important foods out of our diets. With this dish, you can have your cake and eat it too.


  • 4 Tbsp. brown mustard
  • 1 (4 lb.) beef roast
  • 1 Tbsp. garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp. dried thyme
  • 2 tsp. dried rosemary
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. canola oil
  • 8 oz. parsnips, cut into small chunks
  • 1 1/2 lb. carrots, cut into small chunks
  • 2 C beef broth
  • 2 Tbsp. flour


Preheat the oven temperature to 425 degrees. Place a meat rack into a shallow baking pan. Brush the roast with the mustard, covering it well, then place on the rack. Mix together the garlic, thyme, rosemary, salt, and pepper. Sprinkle 3/4 of the herb mixture over the roast. Place the roast in the oven for 25 minutes.

Line a rimmed baking sheet with heavy-duty foil. Place the remaining herb mixture into a large bowl, add the oil, and stir until well blended. Add the parsnips and carrots to the herb mixture and toss to coat.

Spread the vegetables out evenly onto the prepared baking sheet. Adjust the oven temperature to 325 degrees. Place the vegetables into the oven under the roast. Roast the meat and vegetables for 1 hour or until the internal temperature of the roast is 140 degrees.

Remove the roast to a platter, tent with foil, and let the roast rest for 20 minutes. Place the roasting pan on the stove over medium-high heat. Stir in the broth, scraping the bottom to break loose any brown bits. Whisk in the flour until well blended. Bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium and, stirring constantly, cook for 2 minutes or until as thick as you like. Remove the vegetables from the oven, slice the roast, and serve with the gravy. Makes 6 servings.

Preparation Time: approximately 20 minutes
Cooking Time: approximately 1 hour 45 minutes
Total Time: approximately 2 hours 05 minutes

Nutritional Information: (approximate amounts per serving)
Calories 498; Fat 23g; Saturated Fat 9g; Carbohydrates 16g; Protein 50g; Fiber 4g; Cholesterol 138mg; Sodium 647mg.

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