These Asparagus Beef Roll Ups with Basil Aioli have a lot to offer: super easy, super satisfying, and super impressive! Try ’em as an appetizer (football anyone?) or for dinner!
- (1) 2-3 lb Beef Eye of Round Roast
- 1 bunch asparagus, trimmed
- Sea salt & freshly-cracked pepper (to taste)
- Onion Powder and Garlic Powder (to taste)
- 1 jar Private Selection Basil Aioli (See “Notes” for where to buy, or for substitutions)
- Chives, green onions, or toothpicks (to secure your asparagus beef roll ups)
- Preheat oven to 500 degrees. Season both sides of Eye of Round roast with sea salt, fresh-cracked pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder to taste. Place roast (fat side UP) on rack in shallow roasting pan.
- Place roast in pre-heated oven, then reduce temperature to 475 degrees. Roast for 7 minutes per pound, then turn oven OFF. Let roast sit for 2.5 hours; it will continue to cook from the residual heat from the oven. Do not open the oven door at any point!!!
- Remove roast from oven, ensure that it has reached 145 degrees internally, let cool. Carve into thin slices.
- Steam your trimmed asparagus (using microwave or on stovetop) until crisp-tender, and set aside.
- Assemble your steamed asparagus, basil aioli, sliced eye of round, and chives (or toothpicks, if using) on your counter.
- For each slice of meat, spoon a bit of Basil Aioli over top side. Next, add 2-3 asparagus to the left side of the meat/aioli combo. (Starting from the side of the sliced meat, not the center, makes it roll up easier.)
- Roll meat slices slowly around asparagus bundles (taco-style). Secure your asparagus beef rolls with mini-toothpicks, chives, or green onions. (Heads up– the chives make for a prettier picture, but they don’t hold the rollups together nearly as well as toothpicks).
- Admire your handiwork before digging in. Enjoy!
- The ‘eye of round’ portion of this recipe has been adapted from Allrecipes.com
- I found this particular jar of Basil Aioli at my local grocery store, in the Condiment Aisle. I’m assuming that means it is widely available, or that similar products are available in your store. The brand I used was Private Selection. Most likely you will not even use the full jar!
- If you can not find the jarred version, you can easily make your own Basil Aioli using fresh basil, mayo, lemon juice, and garlic! Super easy recipe is linked)
- In place of the Basil Aioli, you can also use a combination of Horseradish/Whipped Cream Cheese, mixed together- adjust ratio to your personal taste preference