how to cook a beef eye of round

How to Cook Eye of Round Roast Beef. Eye of round is a simple boneless beef roast, and is what’s called a “whole muscle” cut of beef. It’s one of the best roasts sliced and served with gravy or for making Beef Wellington Packets….and for leftovers, too.

Whether you’re cooking eye of round with a slow cooker, InstaPot (Instant Pot), or your oven, this roast is fast, lean, and delicious.

How to Cook an Eye of Round Roast

how to cook a beef eye of round

  • Remove your roast from the refrigerator and allow it to rest on the counter for 45 minutes to take the chill off. Combine all the Roast Beef Seasoning Mix ingredients in a small bowl.
  • Pat your roast with paper towels to dry the surface.

how to cook a beef eye of round

  • Drizzle the roast with olive oil and use your hands to rub the olive oil, coating all sides.
  • Sprinkle all sides, including ends, with the seasoning mix.

how to cook a beef eye of round

  • Place your roast on a rack in a roasting pan with the fat cap side facing up. Transfer it to your preheated to 500 degrees F oven. Roast for 15 minutes until nicely browned. Reduce the oven temperature to 300 degrees F and continue to roast for another 40 to 50 minutes. I don’t recommend cooking this roast beyond 130 to 135 degrees F (medium rare) for the most tender, delicious result. Watch it closely because the temperature can rise quickly towards the end of the cooking time. An instant read thermometer is a must have kitchen item for roasting meats to perfection.
  • Transfer the roast to a cutting board to rest for about 20 minutes before slicing it against the grain.

how to cook a beef eye of round

How to Make Perfect Roast Beef Gravy

how to cook a beef eye of round

  • After slicing the roast, pour those precious juices that have accumulated on your cutting board into the roasting pan with the rest of the drippings. Drippings equal a more flavorful gravy! Place the roasting pan over medium heat and add the red wine. Whisk, scraping up any browned bits from the bottom, for several minutes to cook off some of the wine.
  • Add the low sodium beef broth.

how to cook a beef eye of round

  • Add a paste mixture of softened butter and flour. Whisk the gravy vigorously until the butter mixture is completely melted into the sauce.
  • Add a little browning sauce (a little goes a long way!). Bring the mixture to a low boil. Reduce the heat as needed to keep the gravy at a low simmer until thickened, whisking occasionally. Transfer to a gravy boat for serving.

how to cook a beef eye of round

How Much Roast Beef Per Person?

When roast beef is the star of the meal and is served with a few sides, I recommend planning for 1/2 pound per person. Leftovers of this Tender Eye of Round Roast Beef are delicious served cold on sandwiches!

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how to cook a beef eye of round

Rating 5.0 (505) · 2 hr 13 minDec 14, 2020 · Place your roast on a rack in a roasting pan with the fat cap side facing up. Transfer it to your preheated to 500 degrees F oven. Roast for 15 Ingredients · How to Cook an Eye of Round

FAQ

How do you cook eye of the round so it is not tough?

Find a tenderizing marinade recipe you like and allow your eye of round to marinate, refrigerated, for several hours or overnight before you cook it. You might also choose to sear your steak in a hot pan over medium high heat before baking it, if that’s the method you choose to use.

How long do you cook the eye of the round?

Preheat oven to 450°F232°C. Place roast in a shallow roasting pan fitted with a rack and season with salt and pepper. Roast for 15 minutes, then reduce oven to 325°F163°C. Cook approximately 70 minutes, until roast reaches medium rare (125-130°F52-55°C).

Is eye of round roast tough or tender?

Eye of round is a lean muscle that is part of the primal beef round—the upper hind leg of the beef. Being a leg, most of the round is very tough, which makes it great for stewing, but the eye of round is relatively tender. It often comes with a fat cap, but may come trimmed bare.

How long do you cook an eye of the round at 325 degrees?

Bake, tightly covered, at 325 degrees for 3 hours and 30 minutes or until tender. Slowly cooked with moist heat is going to make this roast delicious. After baking, cool roast completely, remove from Dutch oven, reserving the gravy.

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