Eye of Round Roast (Hilib Aroosto) Rôti de Rond de Gîte روستو العجل

Eye of Round Roast (Hilib Aroosto) Rôti de Rond de Gîte روستو العجل

The eye of round roast is a very lean cut and can be quite tough if not cooked properly. There are different ways of cooking it but our favourite method is to cook it slowly in a flavourful broth. The meat releases its juices, making the broth even more flavourful.

Even though the cooked meat is dry, this is not a problem. Reduce the roast beef juices and add to the thinly sliced meat for a tender, juicy and delectable roast. For an even more delicious roast, place the sliced meat in pan and cover with some of the roast juices. Cook until all or most of the juices are absorbed.

Perhaps the reason we favour this method has to do with the fact that it was how the roast was prepared at home in Somalia. There, the meat was always studded with slivered garlic cloves but we found that adding a good amount of garlic to the broth, achieves the same result.


Le rôti de rond de gîte est un morceau très maigre et il peut être très coriace s’il n’est pas cuit de la bonne manière. Il existe plusieurs façons de le cuire mais notre méthode préférée est la cuisson longue dans un bouillon parfumé. La viande relâche son jus, ce qui rend le bouillon encore meilleur.

Même si une fois cuite, la viande est sèche, ce n’est pas un problème. Faitesune réduction avec le jus du rôti et ajoutez la viande coupée en fines tranches pour en faire un rôti tendre, juteux et exquis. Pour un rôti encore plus délicieux, mettez les tranches de rôti dans une poêle et couvrez-les avec le jus du rôti. Cuire jusqu’à ce que la plupart ou tout le jus soit absorbé.

Peut être que la raison pour laquelle nous préférons cette méthode est que c’est comme ça qu’on préparait le rôti à la maison en Somalie. Là-bas, la viande était toujours piquée de gousses d’ail entières mais nous avons découvert qu’en ajoutant une bonne quantité d’ail  au bouillon produisait le même résultat.


Some of the ingredients - Quelques-uns des ingrédients



(Tbsp is a tablespoon; tsp is a teaspoon)
(1 cup = 237 mL = 2.4 dl; 1 Tbsp = 15 mL; 1 tsp = 5 mL); all are level measurements

Serves 8

3½ lb (1½ kg) Veal (or beef) Eye of Round
¼ tsp (1.25 mL) Salt
¼ tsp (1.25 mL) Ground black pepper
2 Tbsp (30 mL) Canola or vegetable oil
2 Medium onions (chopped)
7 Garlic cloves (smashed)
4 litres Water (hot)
1 Rosemary sprig
2 Bay leaves
4 Knorr beef bouillon cubes 


Waxa loo baahan yahay:   

(QW waa qaaddo weyn – midda cuntada lagu cuno; qy waa qaaddo yar)
(1 koob = 237 mL = 2.4 dl; 1 QW = 15 mL; 1 qy = 5 mL)

Ku-filan 8 qofood

3½ lb (1½ kg) Hilib lo’aad oo aroostada laga sameeyo (Eye of Round)
¼ qy (1.25 mL) Cusbo
¼ qy (1.25 mL) Filfil madoow shiidan
2 QW (30 mL) Saliid caddeey
2 Basal (jarjaran)
7 Tuun (toon)
4 litir Biyo kulul
1 Laan roosmeri
2 Caleenqaar
4 Mukacab Knorr nooca hilibka lo’aad (beef)



(cs est une cuillère à soupe; cc est une cuillère à café)
(1 mesure = 237 mL = 2.4 dl; 1 cs = 15 mL; 1 cc = 5 mL) mesures à ras

Pour 8 parts

3½ livres (1½ kg) de Rond de Gîte de Veau ou de Boeuf
¼ cc (1.25 mL) de Sel
¼ cc (1.25 mL) de Poivre Noir Moulu
2 cs (30 mL) d’Huile de Colza ou Végétale
2 Oigons Moyens (hachés)
7 Gousses d’Ail (écrasées)
4  Litres d’Eau (chaude)
1 Brin de Romarin
2 Feuilles de Laurier
4 Bouillon Cubes au boeuf Knorr

Steps for cooking the roast - Étapes de cuisson du rôti

1. Season the meat with salt and pepper. 2. In a large pot set on medium heat, add the oil and brown the meat on all sides. 3. Remove the meat from the pot. Add the onions and garlic, and saute for 1 minute. 4. Place the meat back in the pot and add the hot water. 5. Add the rosemary sprig and the bay leaves. 6. Add the Knorr beef bouillon cubes. 7. Cover and cook on medium heat for 2½ hours. 8. Remove the roast beef and let it cool down. Refrigerate for two hours. This will make it easy to cut the meat into very thin slices. 9. Reduce the roast juices if you wish, but watch the saltiness.

1. Hilibka cusbo iyo filfil dhinac walba ka-mari. 2. Digsi weyn oo dab dhexdhexaad ah saaran, saliidda ku-shub, hilibkana ku-rid. Dhinac walba ka-gaduudi. 3. Hilibka ka-bixi digsiga. Basasha iyo tuunta ku-rid. Muddo hal daqiiqo shiil. 4. Hilibka ku-celi, biyahana ku-shub. 5. Ku-dar roosmeriga iyo caleenqaarka. 6. Ku-dar mukacabaadka Knorr. 7. Dabool oo ha-karo muddo 2½. 8Hilibka ka-bixi digsiga. Markuu qaboob, geli qaboojiyaha muddo laba saacadood. Wuxuu kuu fududaynaayaa inaad hilibka qafiif u-jartid. 9. Haddaad jeceshahay, maraqa gursii, laakiin cusbadiisa dhedhemi. Yuusan aad kaaga dhanaanaan.

1. Saler et poivrer la viande. 2. Dans un grand faitout chauffé à feu moyen, verser l’huile et faire colorer la viande sur tous les côtés. 3. Retirer la viande du faitout. Ajouter les oignons et l’ail, et faire sauter pendant 1 minute. 4. Remettre la viande dans le faitout et ajouter l’eau chaude. 5. Ajouter la branche de romarin et les feuilles de laurier. 6. Ajouter les cubes Knorr de bouillon de boeuf. 7. Couvrir et cuire à feu moyen pendant 2½ heures. 8. Sortir le rôti de boeuf et le laisser refroidir. Réfrigérer pendant 2 heures. Cela le rendra plus facile à couper en tranches très fines. 9. Faire réduire le jus si vous le souhaitez, mais faites attention à la concentration de sel.

Eye of Round Roast (Hilib Aroosto) Rôti de Rond de Gîte روستو العجل


Eye of Round Roast (Hilib Aroosto) Rôti de Rond de Gîte روستو العجل

Served with roasted vegetables (recipe to be posted)
Hilibka oo lagu qaddimay qudaar la-foorneeyay (waan soo gelin doonnaa, hadduu Eebbe idmo)
Servi avec des légumes sautés (recette à venir)

Eye of Round Roast (Hilib Aroosto) Rôti de Rond de Gîte روستو العجل


Eye of Round Roast (Hilib Aroosto) Rôti de Rond de Gîte روستو العجل


Sauteing the roast in its juices (Hilibka oo maraqiisa lagu sii kariyay) Faire revenir le rôti dans son jus

1. Add 1 Tbsp olive oil to a pan set on medium heat. 2. Pour in some of the roast beef juices. 3. Add the sliced beef. 4. Cook until the juices reduce. 5. Brown the meat on both sides. 6. Assemble the sandwich as follows: on a crusty bread, pour some of the roast beef juices, add mayonaise and mustard, add the roast beef, add sauteed onions and mushroom, then top with white cheddar cheese. Place the sandwich under the broiler (oven or toaster) until the cheese melts. Dig in.

1. Bir dab dhexdhexaad saaran, ku-shub 1 QW saliidda oliifada. 2. Hilibka mariqiisa qaar ku-shub. 3. Hilibka ku-rid. 4. Kari ilaa uu ka-gursado. 5. Labada dhinac ka-gaduudi. 6. Saandwiish-ka sidaan u-diyaari: Rooti ku-shub wax yar maraqa hilibka, mayoneeys iyo mastard mari, hilibka saar, boqoshaar (mashruum) iyo basal laysku gaduudiyey saar, farmaajo sheedar cad saar. Waxaad gelisaa foorno ama toostar ilaa farmaajada ay ka-dhalaasho.

1. Mettre une cs d’huile d’olive dans une poêle chauffée à feu moyen. 2. Verser une partie du jus de cuisson du rôti. 3. Ajouter le boeuf coupé en tranches. 4. Cuire jusqu’à ce que le jus ait réduit. 5. Faire colorer la viande des deux côtés. 6. Assembler le sandwich comme suit: Sur un morceau de pain croustillant, verser le jus de rôti, ajouter de la mayonnaise et de la moutarde, ajouter le rôti de boeuf, ajouter les oignons et des champignons sautés, et terminer par une couche de cheddar blanc. Passer le sandwich ouvert au grill (four ou mini grill) jusqu’à ce que le fromage fonde. Attaquez.

Eye of Round Roast (Hilib Aroosto) Rôti de Rond de Gîte روستو العجل

Soak crusty bread with au jus, add mayonnaise and honey mustard, add the juicy, browned meat, add sauteed onions and mushrooms, and top with white cheddar cheese.

Rooti xoogaa adag (maraqa iska celin kara) ku-shub xoogaa maraqa hilibka. Mayoneeys iyo mastard mari. Saar hilibka maraqa lagu dhex gaduudiyay. Basal iyo boqoshaar (mashruum) laysku gaduudiyay dul saar. Farmaajo dhusha ka-saar.

Verser du jus sur un morceau de pain croustillant, ajouter de la mayonnaise et de la moutarde au miel, ajouter la viande revenue dans son jus, ajouter les oignons et les champignons sautés, et finir avec du cheddar blanc.

Eye of Round Roast (Hilib Aroosto) Rôti de Rond de Gîte روستو العجل

Dig in!
U-soo falaxalo!




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40 Responses to Eye of Round Roast (Hilib Aroosto) Rôti de Rond de Gîte روستو العجل
  1. faynuus
    September 7, 2012 | 1:33 am

    All i can say is yum!!! May Allah bless you guys with everything good you desire.

    • A&L
      September 7, 2012 | 8:28 pm

      Thank you so much. Thanks for the du’a and we hope the same for you.

  2. khadro
    September 7, 2012 | 7:50 am

    maa shaallah waxay u egtahay cunto aad u macaan, aad aadna ugu mahadsantihiin sida aad marwalbo iskugumashquulisaan sidaad cuntooyinka macaan noo barilaheedeen

    • A&L
      September 7, 2012 | 8:31 pm

      Aad iyo aad ayaa ugu mahadsan tahay faalladaan fiican.

  3. Naciima cadeey
    September 7, 2012 | 7:53 am

    maasha Allah hmm baahi lee dareemooyaa runtii aad iyo aad ayaad u mahadsantihiin walaashey iyo wallalkey <3 :)

    • A&L
      September 7, 2012 | 8:33 pm

      Adigaa mahadda mudan walaal. Baahida waa cadow ee iska dhici. :-) Waxaad kula dagaali lahaydna waan soo gelinnay.

  4. Nasra
    September 7, 2012 | 11:13 am

    Huhhhmmm, mashaallaah, looks tasty!!!

    • A&L
      September 7, 2012 | 8:47 pm

      Thank you very much for your comment.

  5. Ma
    September 7, 2012 | 1:24 pm

    baahiya i qabatay markan daawaday sida quruxda badan aad u sameesan hilibka..

    illahay ajar iyo xasanad tira badan ha idinsiiyo walaaliyay

    • A&L
      September 7, 2012 | 8:58 pm

      Goormaad samaysan doontaa? Ha-ilaawin inaad nala soo xiriirtid markaad cuntid. :-) Mahadsanid.

    September 7, 2012 | 1:51 pm

    mashaa alaah taslim jazakumulah kheyr

    • A&L
      September 7, 2012 | 9:01 pm

      Wa-iyyaaki. Mahadsanid.

  7. saabiriina
    September 7, 2012 | 3:03 pm

    jazaakalaa layla and abdulahi waa ku mahadsantihiin sida aad mar walbo wax new noogu soo galisaan ilaah haidinka siiyo ajar xasanaat

    • A&L
      September 7, 2012 | 9:02 pm

      Adigaa mahadda mudan walaal. Qayr ayaan kuu-rajaynaynaa. Mahadsanid.

  8. ameerali
    September 7, 2012 | 4:28 pm

    its very hard to get eyr round in us ,not hallal, hallal butchring dont sell like urs any suggestion pls ty,im starving.thanks a&l u guys on track hurra may allah bless u guys.

    • A&L
      September 7, 2012 | 9:11 pm

      All the halal butchers in our area sell eye of round roast and it is very affordable. Maybe it is time you moved north of the border. :-) We suggest that you ask your halal butcher to get you this cut. We hope they will accomodate your request.

      How was the shrimp?

  9. umu salma
    September 7, 2012 | 9:19 pm

    salaam aad iyo aad aya umahadsantihin ilahey haidinka ajar siyo.waxan idn weydinaya how about if i dont have hilib lo’aad (cow) maxa kalo istimalikara idinka ooh rali eeh. shukran i want try for super for my husband although he is on diet he doesnt like hilib but i think this one looks beautifil he will.

    • A&L
      September 8, 2012 | 11:49 pm

      Hilibkaan caddiin malahan, wuxuu ka-cuni karaa wax yar. Haddaad jeceshahay waxaad ka-samayn kartaa “turkey breast.” Mahadsanid.

  10. Ma
    September 8, 2012 | 12:38 am

    masha allah somali hada nahay wax karis qater aya ku nahay …malin dhexe waxa tv-ka daawaday wiil somali eh oo ChefRoble la dhaho Reality tv show oo cuna karin eh ayu lee yahay…here his tumblr page http://bleeziethechef.tumblr.com/

    • A&L
      September 8, 2012 | 11:51 pm

      Waa ku-mahadsan tahay faalladaada. Hadduu Eebbe idmo waan fiirin doonnaa linkiga aad inoo soo dirtay.

  11. ayan abdullahi ali
    September 8, 2012 | 1:46 am

    masha’alah runtii aad iyo aad ayn idinkugu mahad celinaya, kheyr badan illah ha idin siiyo, maxa yeelay riyadeyda ayd rumeysen marki hore in aan waxba aqoon ayn aaminsana balse hada kalsooni badan ayn qabaa inaan macalin ahay ayn aaminsanahay! taasina mahadeeda adinka aya iska leh walalayaal illah kheyr badan ha idin wafajiyo,insha’alah.

    • A&L
      September 9, 2012 | 12:05 am

      Maasha’Allaah! Aad iyo aad ayaan ugu faraxsan nahay kalsoonida kugu dhalatay iyo inaad cunta karinta macalimad ku-noqotay. Soomaalida waxay dhahaan “kaa bartay kaa badshay.” Mahadsanid walaal.

  12. um asmaa
    September 8, 2012 | 6:16 am

    asalaamu aleeykum walaalaheyga qaaligoow maashaa allaah tabaaraka allaah tislamiin aadaa umahadsantihiin wax qabadkiina wanaaga quruxda badan allaah hanii xafido niyadiin allaah niiyeelo hortiin reediin hareerihiin nuuur allaah qheer haniigu bashariyo dunyaa wal aaqhrwalaal hilibka aadaa ooga wada helnay albaraka fiikum shukran walaalaheyga qaaligoow jazaakallaahu kheeyr

    • A&L
      September 9, 2012 | 12:15 am

      Waan ku-faraxnay inaad ka-hesheen hilibka aroostada. Qayr badan oo aan dhammaan ayaan Ilaahey kaaga baryaynaa. Mahadsanid walaasheenna qaaliga ah.

  13. ameerali
    September 8, 2012 | 10:21 am

    the shrimp was good.thank u for my request,im still waiting fried chicken,i know im gone be very patience.if u guys ever come to us,nj defenatley stop bymy home..im inviting u guys now,i will make a good srilanken feast.

    • A&L
      September 9, 2012 | 12:29 am

      We haven’t tried Sri Lankan food but we believe that it is delicious. Thank you so much for your invitation!

  14. leyla
    September 10, 2012 | 11:39 am

    yamiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii maansha allaah aniga iyo acruurteydu halmar ayaan isla dhahnay yamiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii

    • A&L
      September 10, 2012 | 11:02 pm

      Adiga iyo caruurtaadaba aad ayaa u-mahadsan tihiin.

  15. almaas
    September 13, 2012 | 12:25 pm

    asc dhamantiin waa kumahadsantihiin sida fiican aa noogu diyaarisen waxan idinka codsanaa fadlan nacnac luubani noo soo galsha ani waxan kahelaan macmacanka thnkz

    • A&L
      September 13, 2012 | 8:56 pm

      Hadduu Ilaahay yiraahdo waan soo gelin doonnaa macmacaan badan. Mahadsanid.

  16. Marwo
    September 13, 2012 | 7:13 pm

    Ascww, walalayaal Leyla iyo Abdullahi, waxaa i soo xasuusiseen duq noo shaqeeyn jiray Allaha u naxaristo Xamar oo hilibkaan wuxuu dhihi jiray :arrosto taglio bianco” Good old memories lakiin mar mar waan kariya thanks reer magaalkii horoow!

    • A&L
      September 13, 2012 | 9:05 pm

      Wacalaykum Assalaam Waraxmatullaahi Wabarakaatuh,
      Waa runtaa annagaba sidaas ayaan u-naqaannaa. Waan ku-faraxsan nahay xasuus fiican inuu kuu leeyahay soo’da hilibka aroostada. Mahadsanid faalladaada.

  17. Axmed yuusuf
    October 31, 2012 | 12:41 am

    Aad Ayaad Umahad Santihiin Ciid Wanaag san Kulu Caam Wa An tum Bikhayr

    • A&L
      October 31, 2012 | 11:50 am

      Adigaa mahadda mudan. Ciid Wanaagsan walaal.

  18. Um Yunis
    November 5, 2012 | 7:46 pm

    Masha’a allah,, what a beautiful, tastefull and easy and professional meal ,, Waw ,,, may allah rewards you Jannat alfurduus Jannat al naciim for your good deed. Sister layla and brother Abdulahi I thank you guys both from the bottom of my heart and I guess with this deed you are going to keep up with the diets of Somali families all over the world. It may also contribute in keeping spauses together with no fights or divorces (Lol). I am just little bit concern about the music recorded in each episod could reduce your ” Ajar from Allah ” because as being muslim listening to music is ” Xaraam”,,I myself put the volume down to zero and keep watching your magnificent meal.

    Jazaak allah khayr again and again

    • A&L
      November 8, 2012 | 11:28 pm

      Thank you very much, sister Um Yunis, for the beautiful comment. Your comment is both heartening and encouraging.

      As far as music is concerned, we believe that music is permissible in Islam. Music is so beautiful and God loves beauty. The negative things that many associate with music, music is innocent of them. All speech cannot be bad just because some of it is vulgar. For a more detailed explanation, please read our response to FHM, in the post for Grilled Boneless Lamb Shoulder. Thank you, and may God Almighty bless you and your family.

  19. safiyo abas
    November 13, 2012 | 11:24 am

    asalaamu caleykum waad ku mahadsantahey sida aad markasta noosoo xasuusid mugadisho biidnilaah illahay hanooga dhigo nabad waarta,abaayo waxaan kaacodsadey qudaarta aad tiri waan soo gelinayaa ee agtaala eye round beefka,marka waan kaasugayaa abaayo sidaa iyo nabad gelyo.

    • A&L
      November 13, 2012 | 7:39 pm

      Wacalaykum Assalaam Waraxmatullaahi Wabarakaatuh,
      Adigaa mahadda mudan walaal. Hadduu Eebbe idmo waan soo gelin doonnaa ee wax yar inoo samir. Mahadsanid.

  20. Said Kismaio
    April 3, 2013 | 10:33 pm

    shaqo wanaagsan baad qabateeen, allaha idinka jazaa mariyo.

    really waxaan ahay arday qurba jooga ah, videos-kana aad baan uga faa’iday sidaaan cunadeyda u samesan lahaa.

    without your videos baahi baan u baqtin lahaa baan filayaaa.


    • A&L
      April 6, 2013 | 5:28 pm

      Adigana Ilaahay ha kaa abaal mariyo qoraalka fiican aad inoo soo qortay. Waan ku faraxnay inaad ka faa’iidaysatay baahidana aad ka hortagtay. Mahadsanid walaal.

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