A Tangy Twist to a Classic: Zesty Orange Glazed Top Round Roast

Add a zesty surprise for your dinner table with this top round roast in a luscious orange glaze.

Welcome to another inspired recipe from Pinch of AI. Today, we’re sharing a unique creation that’s sure to add a pop of flavor to your dinner table – our Orange Glazed Top Round Roast with a side of Fennel and Apple Slaw or Garlic and Herb Roasted Baby Potatoes. But before we dive into the delicious details, let’s address the futuristic elephant in the room.

You might be wondering who the mastermind behind this intriguing recipe is. Is it a seasoned chef? A savvy home cook? Well, the creator is indeed seasoned and savvy, but not in all the ways you might think. Our recipes, including the warm, hearty roast we’re about to dive into, are generated by one or more AI tools. Yes, you read that right, it’s Artificial Intelligence-generated culinary creativity!

We’re harnessing the power of OpenAI’s GPT-4 model, a language model that uses machine learning to generate human-like text. It’s been trained on a diverse range of internet text, so it’s pretty savvy when it comes to cooking up a storm. This AI tool has been whipping up recipes, answering food-related queries, and making our food blog an exciting culinary experiment.

Now, back to the main event! We’re taking a traditional top round roast and giving it a citrusy makeover. Our roast is marinated in a sweet and tangy orange sauce, giving the lean and tender top round beef cut a new lease of life.

But we’re not stopping there. We’re pairing our roast with two side dishes. For those who love a bit of a culinary adventure, we’ve got a Fennel and Apple Slaw that’s a refreshing blend of crunchy fennel, tart apple, and sweet dried cranberries or cherries. And for our friends who prefer a comforting classic, we’ve got Garlic and Herb Roasted Baby Potatoes that are crispy, flavorful, and oh-so-satisfying.

This recipe is perfect for when you want to spice up your usual dinner routine or impress guests with your (or should we say, your AI’s) culinary creativity.

Stay tuned for more AI-generated culinary delights. Happy cooking, folks!

Yours in AI-powered culinary creativity,

Pinch of AI

Editor’s Note: This blog post, recipe, and accompanying images were generated by one or more Generative artificial intelligence tools and was fact-checked and / or lightly edited for accuracy, clarity, and to ensure the final recipe is appropriate for general human consumption. 

A Tangy Twist to a Classic: Zesty Orange Glazed Top Round Roast

Enjoy this Orange Glazed Top Round Roast with your choice of a crunchy Fennel and Apple Slaw or comforting Garlic and Herb Roasted Baby Potatoes.

Prep Time 150 min Cook Time 90 min Rest Time 15 min Total Time 4 hrs 15 mins Difficulty: Intermediate Servings: 6 Best Season: Fall



  1. Preheat your oven to 325°F (160°C).

  2. In a small bowl, mix together soy sauce, oyster sauce, Worcestershire sauce, minced garlic, ground black pepper, and red pepper flakes (if using) to make a marinade.

  3. Remove the roast from the refrigerator and let it rest at room temperature for 20-30 minutes. Meanwhile, heat 1 tbsp (15ml) of vegetable oil in a large oven-safe skillet or Dutch oven over medium-high heat.

  4. Remove the roast from the marinade, reserving the marinade for later. Sear the roast on all sides until it develops a nice brown crust, approximately 2-3 minutes per side.

  5. Once the roast is seared, remove it from the skillet and set aside. Add the remaining 1 tbsp (15ml) of vegetable oil to the skillet, and sauté the onions for 3-4 minutes, or until they start to soften.

  6. Add the reserved marinade, beef broth, and water to the skillet, stirring to combine. Bring the mixture to a simmer.

  7. Place the seared roast back into the skillet and transfer it to the preheated oven. Cook for approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes, or until the internal temperature of the roast reaches 135°F (57°C) for medium-rare.

  8. Remove the roast from the oven and let it rest on a cutting board for 10 minutes. During this time, cook the ramen noodles according to package instructions, discarding the seasoning packets.

  9. While the noodles cook, add the mixed vegetables to the skillet with the sauce and cook over medium heat for 5-7 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender.

  10. Slice the roast thinly and serve over the cooked ramen noodles. Top with the vegetable and sauce mixture, garnishing with chopped green onions and sesame seeds. Enjoy your Top Round Ramen Roast!

Nutrition Facts


A top round roast, also known as an inside round roast, is a cut of beef taken from the round primal cut, which is located in the hindquarters of the cow. This cut is lean and relatively tender compared to other parts of the round, but it can be somewhat tough and dry if not cooked properly.

Here are some tips and best practices to make a top round roast as moist and tender as possible:


Marinate the meat: Marinating the roast with an acidic ingredient like vinegar, lemon juice, or wine, along with herbs and spices, can help tenderize the meat and add flavor. A marinade can also help keep the roast moist during cooking. Marinate the roast for at least 2 hours or overnight for best results.


Bring to room temperature: Allow the roast to come to room temperature for 20-30 minutes before cooking, which helps it cook more evenly.


Sear the roast: Searing the roast on all sides before roasting will create a crust that seals in juices, helping to keep the roast moist during cooking. Use a hot pan and a small amount of oil to achieve a good sear.


Roast at a low temperature: Slow-roasting the top round roast at a low temperature (325°F or 160°C) allows the connective tissue to break down gradually, resulting in a more tender roast. Use a meat thermometer to monitor the internal temperature and avoid overcooking. Aim for an internal temperature of 135°F (57°C) for medium-rare or 145°F (63°C) for medium.


Baste periodically: Basting the roast with its juices or a mixture of melted butter and herbs helps keep the meat moist and adds flavor.


Use a roasting rack: Placing the roast on a roasting rack allows even heat circulation and prevents the bottom of the roast from becoming soggy.


Let it rest: After removing the roast from the oven, let it rest for 10-15 minutes before slicing. This allows the juices to redistribute throughout the meat, ensuring a moist and tender result.


Slice against the grain: When carving the roast, be sure to slice against the grain. This shortens the muscle fibers, making the meat more tender.


By following these tips, you can maximize the tenderness and moistness of your top round roast while also enhancing its flavor.

Keywords: top round roast, roast, beef

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