Summer Eye of Round Roast

Posted on Aug 22, 2013 | 3 comments


My carnivore husband is always bugging me to include more BEEF in our menu. Eye of round frequently finds its way into my fridge when I’m poking through the grocery store looking for an extra protein.

Usually, I use eye of round for a slow cooker roast. A lean, affordable cut, it is very well suited to the long, slow braising I like for my roasts. Sometimes though (like today), you forget your four year old has a dr’s appointment until 45 min before said appointment. This means that my intended destination for my eye of round roast- my slow cooker- was not an option by the time we got back home.

Solution? A little browse through my pinterest boards reminded me of this recipe from The Domestic Man. My husband has pointed it out before and wanted to try it. I had enough time if we ate a half hour later than normal so decided to give it a try. Let me tell you, this roast is worth every second of that half hour wait. In fact it was SO good, that the next day my 4 year old asked for more “steak” for dinner.

 Summer Eye of Round- Authentic

Summer Eye of Round Roast


4 lb eye of round roast

1 1/2 TBSP kosher salt

3/4 tsp white pepper

1/2 tsp minced garlic

1 tsp garlic powder

1 tsp smoked paprika

1 tsp thyme



  1. remove roast from fridge
  2. preheat oven to 500 degrees
  3. place roast in a baking dish and pat roast dry with paper towels
  4. combine seasonings in a small bowl and rub roast with mix
  5. Cook uncovered at 500 degrees for 7 minutes per pound.
  6. Turn off oven and leave for 2 1/2 hours- DO NOT open oven.
  7. Check temperature with a meat thermometer.


If your oven does not retain heat well, you can turn your oven to its lowest setting for a similar effect- just monitor for doneness.


For more on what I’m cooking this week, check out my weekly menu. What are you having for dinner?



  1. Looks great! Glad you guys liked the recipe.

    • Russ- my husband had been eyeing this recipe for a while (we both follow The Domestic Man) so he was very excited to try this technique. With a 4 lb roast, we had plenty for leftovers as well!

  2. yum yummo yum!! I love this because IT’s NOT A CROCKPOT RECIPE!! lol Nothing against the crock, but I often hate dragging it out, and would love to accomplish the same thing, but in my oven. Thanks!!