I first heard of BLACKVIEW FARM about a year ago; my friend Adam had dined at a modish restaurant in Toronto and enjoyed a cut of beef that was superior in flavour and texture. I was instantly curious about the difference in responsibly raised, organic, grass-fed beef and was determined to find out more and a SIRLOIN TIP ROAST became my guide, so to speak!

BLACKVIEW FARM is a sprawling 100-acre farm near Listowel, Ontario, known for their superior beef, pork and heritage poultry. Bill Parks and his wife Michelle are committed to providing responsibly raised livestock and poultry that are grass-fed. Their livestock and poultry have a field day – literally – when they graze in a different grassy field each and every day.

Ingredients & Amounts
  • 1 3.75 pound sirloin tip roast, room temperature
  • 1 head of garlic, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons each of fresh rosemary, thyme and sage, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon of kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon of black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil

  1. Remove roast from fridge an hour and a half before beginning preparation.
  2. Preheat oven to 450°F with the rack in the middle position. Cut small holes into the outside of the roast and insert a slice of garlic in each. Place prepared herbs, salt, pepper and oil into a small bowl and stir together to form a paste. Rub paste evenly over the outside of roast before placing it, fat side up, on a wire rack positioned in a roasting pan.
  3. Place roast in oven for 15 minutes, then reduce temperature to 325°F and cook to desired doneness using a meat thermometer.
  4. Remove from oven and cover loosely with tinfoil for 10 minutes.
  5. Slice roast and serve immediately with desired side dishes.