How to Cook a Tender Eye Round Roast

This guide will show you how to take this tough piece of meat and make it into a tender, juicy and tasty slow roasted beef. Perfect for Sunday dinner

How to Cook a Tender Eye Round Roast Recipe
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Here is my roast. It is an eye of round roast. From what my butcher says its a very lean roast that is tough if not cooked right. Today i will show you how to cook a tender roast with this cut.

Here is my roast. It is an eye of round roast. From what my butcher says its a very lean roast that is tough if not cooked right. Today i will show you how to cook a tender roast with this cut.

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Season with 1 teaspoon of salt and spread it all over

Season with 1 teaspoon of salt and spread it all over

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wrap it in saran wrap.

wrap it in saran wrap.

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and store it in the fridge overnight.  In the AM take the beef out of the refrigerator about an hour or two before you are about to roast it so it can come to room temp.

and store it in the fridge overnight. In the AM take the beef out of the refrigerator about an hour or two before you are about to roast it so it can come to room temp.

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Preheat your oven to 275F

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Lets make a little seasoning for our roast. Take the garlic cloves and crush them using a garlic crusher or the back of a knife.

Lets make a little seasoning for our roast. Take the garlic cloves and crush them using a garlic crusher or the back of a knife.

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add the cracked pepper

add the cracked pepper

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add the oregano

add the oregano

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the thyme

the thyme

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 the basil

the basil

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and for a little heat, pepper flakes.

and for a little heat, pepper flakes.

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and lastly the 1/2 tsp of salt

and lastly the 1/2 tsp of salt

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mix this well

mix this well

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Tie your roast with twine in 3 places. Take the olive oil and pour it over the eye round roast. Rub the oil all over

Tie your roast with twine in 3 places. Take the olive oil and pour it over the eye round roast. Rub the oil all over

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Rub  the season mix all over the roast

Rub the season mix all over the roast

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Now take a pan and set it over medium heat. Add a tbs of canola oil

Now take a pan and set it over medium heat. Add a tbs of canola oil

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Brown each side about 45sec to a minute. Do not over brown we want to slightly brown each side and finish cooking it  in the oven.

Brown each side about 45sec to a minute. Do not over brown we want to slightly brown each side and finish cooking it in the oven.

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yum

yum

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Put your roast on a baking rack and place a pan under it to catch the drippings. Place an oven proof thermometer in the deepest part of the roast.

Put your roast on a baking rack and place a pan under it to catch the drippings. Place an oven proof thermometer in the deepest part of the roast.

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place it in the 275 deg preheated oven

place it in the 275 deg preheated oven

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Roast the beef until the thermometer registers 128F. If you don't have one cook it 18-20 minutes  a pound

Roast the beef until the thermometer registers 128F. If you don't have one cook it 18-20 minutes a pound

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My roast is ready, i have chosen to remove the roast at 128 degrees F because the roast continues to cook  while it is resting thus raising it to my target temp of 130. Medium Rare.๐Ÿ˜

My roast is ready, i have chosen to remove the roast at 128 degrees F because the roast continues to cook while it is resting thus raising it to my target temp of 130. Medium Rare.๐Ÿ˜

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It is very important to let the roast rest covered about 15min. before carving. Once it has rested it can be carved.๐Ÿ˜Š

It is very important to let the roast rest covered about 15min. before carving. Once it has rested it can be carved.๐Ÿ˜Š

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It is best served thinly sliced. Serve with gravy if you like or in a sandwich . ๐Ÿ˜Š Enjoy

It is best served thinly sliced. Serve with gravy if you like or in a sandwich . ๐Ÿ˜Š Enjoy

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This piece of beef is best cooked and eaten rare to medium rare. If overcooked it becomes tough and dry in my humble opinion.

This piece of beef is best cooked and eaten rare to medium rare. If overcooked it becomes tough and dry in my humble opinion.

Ingredients

2ยผ Pounds Eye round roast  
โ…› Teaspoons Dried Thyme 
ยผ Teaspoons Dried Basil 
1 Teaspoon Dried Oregano 
1ยฝ Teaspoons salt 
1 Teaspoon Black Pepper  
2 Garlic cloves, crushed 
1 Tablespoon Olive Oil 
Canola oil for browning 
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