A couple weeks ago there was a marinade for steak in the Toronto Star.
We thought it would be just as tasty for a roast beef.
Here's the marinade:
1/2 bottle of rich full-bodied red wine
2 T of sugar
6 whole cloves
1/2 t grated nutmeg
1/2 t cinnamon
1 t orange zest
salt and pepper
Combine wine and sugar in a large pot and bring to boil; lower heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Stir in cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon and orange zest, and remove pan from heat to cool. Put steaks in a large baking dish and pour marinade over them. Marinade steaks in the refrigerator for at least several hours and up to 3 days.
We had the roast marinading since Saturday. I put it in the crock pot this morning.
I had the au jus on the side for dipping. The different flavours were still there and were very delicious!