Spectacular Eye of Round Roast Recipe
Servings: 8 with leftovers
A beautiful roast that is perfect for Sunday dinner and even better for leftovers. If you want the ultimate roast beef sandwich this is it. Eye of round is a delicious economical roast with an expensive flavor.
Eye of Round
- 3 pound eye of round roast
- 2 tablespoons pure olive oil
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- ¼ cup pan drippings
- 2 cups low sodium beef broth
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
Eye of Round
Using paper towels, pat your roast dry. Drizzle oil over the roast. Using your hands, rub the oil all over the roast.
Sprinkle seasoning mix all over the roast. Place roast, fat cap side up, on the rack in the roasting pan.
Insert an oven ready meat thermometer horizontally into the thickest part of the roast. Cook roast for 5 minutes per pound.
Do not open the oven door. Turn off oven. Leave roast, undisturbed, in oven for 2 more hours. Remove roast from the oven when the meat thermometer registers 135°F for medium-rare. Transfer roast to a cutting board and tent with foil. Let stand 15 minutes. (Temperature will continue to rise about 10°.) Reserve ¼ cup of the pan juices.
In a medium sauté pan over medium heat, melt the butter. Quickly whisk in the flour. Slowly whisk in ½ cup of the broth and cook, whisking vigorously, until incorporated. Pour in the remaining broth, the reserved pan juices and the Worcestershire sauce.
Increase heat to medium high and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and cook, stirring often, 5 minutes or until au jus is slightly thickened. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Meanwhile, slice the roast across the grain into ¼-inch thick slices. Transfer the sliced beef to a serving platter. Drizzle with a little of the au just.
Transfer the remaining au just to a gravy boat. Serve alongside the sliced roast beef
What Is a Healthy Amount of Meat per Person
A good serving size per person is about 3 to 3.5 ounces per person. The eye of round will be your main course and you will also serve it with side dishes. You may even serve desserts or appetizers. The 3 to 3.5 ounces per person with the other dishes will be plenty.
- The USDA MyPlate recommends no more than 5 to 6 ounces of meat per day per adult.
How Much Meat Will You Need
Eye of round roast shrinks about 20 percent when roasting or broiling. So ideally, 4 ounces of uncooked eye of round will yield about 3.2 ounces when cooked.
A 3 pound roast, as called for in this recipe, will make 8 servings with slightly more than 12 ounces of roast for leftovers.
Calories: 333kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 121mg | Sodium: 1148mg | Potassium: 730mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 179IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 4mg