Veal Roast with Herb Crust - 5/19/05

Veal Roast with Herb Crust
A tasty mustard- and lemon-seasoned crust adorns this succulent roast. You may need to order the meat from your butcher ahead of time.

1 3-pound boneless veal leg round roast
1/4 cup fine dry bread crumbs
2 Tbs water
1 Tbs Dijon-style mustard
1 Tbs lemon juice
1 tsp dried basil, crushed
1 tsp dried thyme, crushed
1/2 tsp coarsely ground pepper
1 cup beef broth
2 Tbs all-purpose flour
1/4 cup light dairy sour cream

1 Place meat on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. In a small mixing bowl stir together bread crumbs, water, mustard, lemon juice, basil, thyme, and pepper. Spread mixture over surface of meat.

  1. Insert meat thermometer. Roast meat in a 325 degree F. oven for 2-1/2 to 3 hours or until thermometer registers 160 degrees F. (If crust begins to dry, cover meat loosely with foil after 1-1/2 to 2 hours.) Transfer meat to a warm platter; cover and keep warm.

  2. For sauce, skim fat from pan drippings. In a small saucepan stir beef broth into flour; add meat drippings. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir for 1 minute more. Stir in the sour cream; heat through, but do not boil. Pass the sauce with meat. Makes 10 to 12 servings.

Servings: 10
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 2 hours and 30 minutes
Ready in: 2 hours and 45 minutes

Source: Better Homes and Gardens®.
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