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Beef Roast for Company

Posted By Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom On February 16, 2010 @ 6:53 pm In Beef,One Dish Dinners,Potatoes,Recipes | 3 Comments

Company is coming for dinner.  And all you can think about is…do I have enough $$$ in this week’s budget to make a nice meal for our dinner guests??!!??

If you’re on a tight budget, but want to splurge a bit…to make a nice meal for your friends…but not without compromising your budget!  Here you go…

This could be a meal in and of itself…but with a side salad, it’s complete!

Beef Roast for Company

Yield – 6 to 8 servings

Preparation Time – 10 minutes

Cooking Time – 2 to 2 1/2 hours


  • 2.7 lb beef round roast ($5.90) On sale $2.49/lb.
  • 6 medium white potatoes ($.80)
  • 2 onions, cut into quarters ($.40)
  • 4 large carrots ($.40)
  • 1 tsp of green spice…basil or oregano or Italian seasonings or combo ($.05)
  • 1 tsp garlic powder ($.05)
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes ($.19)
  • Side salad with tomatoes and dressing ($2)


  • Place beef roast in roasting pan with fat side up. (I did not sear this roast, but would highly recommend that for a more moist beef.) Add quartered potatoes, onions and carrots around the roast. Sprinkle with green spice, garlic powder, salt and pepper.

  • Insert oven-safe meat thermometer.

  • Pour can of petite diced red tomatoes over the roast. Place lid on roasting pan.

  • Roast at 325 for 2-2.5 hours, or until meat thermometer reads how you want your roast done.

140 degrees – Rare

150 – Medium Rare

160 – Medium

170 – Well done

  • Prepare salad.
  • Serve Beef Roast, Potatoes, Carrots with Side Salad.

Cost $9.79

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