How to Cook a Tender Eye Round Roast
- 1/4 Pound Eye round roast
- 1/8 Teaspoon Dried Thyme
- 1/4 Teaspoon Dried Basil
- 1 Teaspoon Dried Oregano
- 1/2 Teaspoon salt
- 1 Teaspoon Black Pepper
- 2 Garlic cloves, crushed
- 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
- Canola oil for browning
1 the cast
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.
3 Season with 1 teaspoon of salt and spread it all over
4 wrap it in saran wrap.
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.
6 Preheat your oven to 275F
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.
8 add the cracked pepper
9 add the oregano
10 the thyme
11 the basil
12 and for a little heat, pepper flakes.
13 and lastly the 1/2 tsp of salt
14 mix this well
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
16 Rub the season mix all over the roast
17 Now take a pan and set it over medium heat. Add a tbs of canola oil
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.
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.
21 place it in the 275 deg preheated oven
22 Roast the beef until the thermometer registers 128F. If you don't have one cook it 18-20 minutes a pound
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.😁
24 It is very important to let the roast rest covered about 15min. before carving. Once it has rested it can be carved.😊
25 It is best served thinly sliced. Serve with gravy if you like or in a sandwich . 😊 Enjoy
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.