How to Cook a Tender Eye Round Roast

by ๐Ÿ’‹โค๏ธDiana โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’‹

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


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

    Step 1

    the cast

    Step 2

    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.

    Step 3

    Season with 1 teaspoon of salt and spread it all over

    Step 4

    wrap it in saran wrap.

    Step 5

    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.

    Step 6

    Preheat your oven to 275F

    Step 7

    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.

    Step 8

    add the cracked pepper

    Step 9

    add the oregano

    Step 10

    the thyme

    Step 11

    the basil

    Step 12

    and for a little heat, pepper flakes.

    Step 13

    and lastly the 1/2 tsp of salt

    Step 14

    mix this well

    Step 15

    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

    Step 16

    Rub the season mix all over the roast

    Step 17

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

    Step 18

    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.

    Step 19


    Step 20

    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.

    Step 21

    place it in the 275 deg preheated oven

    Step 22

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

    Step 23

    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˜

    Step 24

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

    Step 25

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

    Step 26

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