The effect of carbo-nitride precipitation on the recrystallization behavior of Ti-stabilized extra low carbon steels was investigated. The precipitation behavior of titanium carbo-nitride was analyzed using transmission electron microscopy (TEM), a chemical extraction method, and the small angle neutron scattering (SANS) method. The recrystallization temperature was varied from 590°C to 680°C depending on the alloy chemistry and hot rolling process. The total amount of precipitates in the hot bands did not significantly affect the recrystallization temperature of the alloys. Isothermal annealing treatment showed a plateau in the stress relaxation curves, i.e. a delay in the recovery, when precipitation occurred during the annealing treatment. A model developed to explain the dynamic interaction of the precipitation with the recovery in the microalloyed austenite was successfully adopted to simulate the delay of the recovery during the recrystallization treatment of the cold rolled Ti-stabilized extra low carbon steels.