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Eye of Round Roast Beef Dinner Recipe

Updated on March 03, 2016
Eye of Round Roast of Beef. Middle is rare, and ends are medium rare.
Eye of Round Roast of Beef. Middle is rare, and ends are medium rare. | Source

Many people think that eye of round is a tough cut of meat. If you follow my recipe you will find that it will come out juicy and very flavorful. I tend to think the secret of cooking cheaper cuts of meat is to not overcook them. If you do not like rare to medium rare then cook this roast longer than what I did.

Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 2 hours
Ready in: 2 hours 15 min
Yields: Serves 5-6 people

Ingredients

  • 7 pound Eye of Round Beef Roast
  • 4 - 6 Garlic Cloves, Sliced Thin
  • 4 Celery Stalks
  • Montreal Steak Seasoning or seasoning of your choice
Roast has been seasoned and garlic slices have been inserted. Ready for the oven.
Roast has been seasoned and garlic slices have been inserted. Ready for the oven.

Why The Celery?

I hate to scrub roasting pans, so I've found an easy way to clean the roasting pan. If you add celery to the bottom of the pan with water. the meat, chicken, or turkey does not tend to stick to the pan. If I do not have celery on hand I will peel and slice carrots to use instead of the celery.

Preparing the Eye of Round Roast

Preheat oven to 350°F

  • Cut slits into the beef and insert the garlic slices.
  • Rub the meat with your seasonings.
  • Place stalks of celery into the bottom of a roasting pan and add water up to the celery.
  • Place the roast with the fat side up on top of the celery and into the oven.
  • Cook for 2 hours for medium rare. My oven tends to be on the hotter side so you may want to adjust this time depending on how you like your meat cooked and how your oven works.
  • You may want to check the roast to make sure that you still have enough water in the bottom of the pan while the meat is cooking, about an hour or an hour and a half after you've put it into the oven.
  • Remove roast from the pan and let sit on a plate or cutting board for at least five minutes before carving.


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Grated Garlic. This garlic grater turns the garlic into a paste.
Grated Garlic. This garlic grater turns the garlic into a paste.

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Wash and cut potatoes into chunks and boil. I don't peel my potatoes as there are many nutrients in the skin. Once boiled mash, add milk, butter or margarine and 4-5 cloves of grated garlic.


Roast beef, garlic mashed potatoes and steamed broccoli.
Roast beef, garlic mashed potatoes and steamed broccoli.

Side Suggestions

I served the roast with Garlic Mashed potatoes and steamed broccoli.

You may want to add a salad, another vegetable of your choice and perhaps some dinner rolls. I always like roast beef with horseradish sauce.

Bon Appétit!

Beef Fried Rice
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Leftovers No Problem

If you have leftovers this roast can be sliced thinly to make hot roast beef sandwiches, beef stir fry or beef fried rice. Save the roast drippings to make a delicious gravy.

Many times I will buy this type of a roast and before freezing I'll cut the roast into steaks.

4.1 stars from 7 ratings of Eye Of Round Roast Beef

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      lemonkerdz, No it isn't the fillet. I think the best thing you could do is to show the picture of the cow to a butcher. Eye of Round is a cheaper cut of Beef. Here anyways. Good luck and thanks. Let me know if you're able to find this cut of meat and what you call it in Peru as I'd be interested in knowing.

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      lemonkerdz 4 years ago from TRUJILLO, PERU

      Wow it looks like you cooked that meat to perfection.......

      i have never heard of the eye of round. is that the same as the Fillet?

      i´m always on the lookout for that perfect cut of meat, i do have the problem in peru all the names change. i will take your cow picture with me next time tough. Thanks

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Neil, In a slow cooker sounds good too. The celery works great.

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      Neil Sperling 4 years ago from Port Dover Ontario Canada

      Yummies -- too bad for me that you are not living next door.... I would be over for supper every day!

      I do eye of the round in a slow cooker and it comes out pretty tender as well... I will try your celery idea... cool!!! Thanks

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Sue, I find buying a roast such as this economical as there are so many things to do with the leftovers.

      Thank you.

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      Sueswan 5 years ago

      Hi Susan,

      My mouth is watering. I have never cooked a roast. Only me but you have given excellent selection for leftovers. I am bookmarking this one. :-)

      Voted up and awesome.

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Sharyn, Wish I was making this for dinner tonight... Spaghetti will have to do :) Thanks and glad you find the celery tip useful.

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      Sharon Smith 5 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      Susan,

      Now who doesn't love good ole' meat and potatoes. This looks awesome with great tips on using a tougher cut of meat. And I love the celery idea.

      Sharyn

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Frank, What can I say, I love to cook :-) Thank you.

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      vocalcoach, Thanks you. I hope that your son enjoys this and you enjoy the potatoes. There is a link with other Garlic Mashed above that are very good as well written by Victoria Lynn.

      Happy New Year to you too :)

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Genna, Love the new profile picture. Hope you enjoy it and thank you.

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      Frank Atanacio 5 years ago from Shelton

      Susan.. you are a cook-book.. and just a note.. this recipe is designed for men.. cuz it's Man Food! Love it and even men with two left feet.. wait that won't work here.. Love the Hub Frank

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      Audrey Hunt 5 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      Susan, you share the best recipes and these are no exception. My son will love the roast beef (i'm a vegetarian) but I am wild about mashed potaoes and can't wait to try yours. Thanks so much and a Happy New Year!

      vocalcoach~

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      Genna East 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      I've read this tempting recipe, and I think I've just gained 2 pounds. :-) All I can say is "yummy," and I will print this delicious promise to make over the weekend. Thank you, Susan!

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      barbergirl, Happy that it made you hungry :)

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      Stacy Harris 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      One hub... one meal... who could ask for anything better. You are making me hungry! :)

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Eddy, Thanks and I hope that you enjoy this.

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      Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

      Another great recipe for me to bookmark.

      Thank you so much for sharing and I am looking forward to gving this one a go.

      I'll let you know how I get on.

      Take care and enjoy your day.

      Eddy.

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Sunshine, Aluminum foil works too and I use it quite often for many meat dishes. Thanks.

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      I use to prepare this meal often but haven't it a while for some reason...dunno what it is. I line roasting pans with aluminum foil to avoid a messy clean-up, it seems to work fine. Yummy hub!!!

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      b. Malin, Yes a very easy meal to prepare. Thanks for stopping by and for your comments.

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      b. Malin 5 years ago

      I love Eye Round Roast Susan, It really is a Tasty piece of meat and when cooked correctly, juicy as well...and potatoes are such a Favorite of mine...Love them! It's such an easy meal to make, thanks for sharing!

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      MM, Thank you, and I hope that you enjoy both the roast and the potatoes.

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Dave, Oh okay I thought maybe because it was Eye of Round you figured it would be tough. Thanks for coming back and letting me know it was a joke :) Have a great day!

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      Dave Mathews 5 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

      Susan it was a joke, but even the most tenderest of meats requires some chewing.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      I love the flavour of celery, so like the idea of using it in this recipe, I have never cooked round before of eaten garlic mash, so am looking forward to trying this one. Thank you for sharing and voted up.

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Thanks Ruby, There's a link above for Creamy Garlic Potatoes that you may like too by Victoria Lynn.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Susan you have the best recipes..Thank's again..I've never eaten Garlic mashed potatoes..Sounds delicious...

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      drjb, Glad you liked the celery tip.

      Thanks Miss Olive :)

      Dave, Slice it a bit thinner and you may not need your dentures. I don't find this meat tough unless you cook it too long.

      nightbear, I often use onions, celery and carrots as well. Always will depend on what I happen to have on hand.

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      Susan Kaul 5 years ago from Michiagn, USA

      I agree with you, I hate that stupid pan scrubbing too. But I put celery, carrots and onion, It gives a great aroma and adds flavor and if you make gravy from the drippings they are so yummy. Also cheap meat in the crock pot is a real blessing!!

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      Dave Mathews 5 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

      Yum Yum! Guess I'd better put my dentures in to enjoy this one.

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

      This recipe is now bookmarked with my recipe hubs. I had never heard of that celery tip - BRILLIANT idea!

      Garlic mashed potatoes sure sound good.

      Voted up and Yum! :)

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      drbj and sherry 5 years ago from south Florida

      A sensible eye of round roast cooking recipe with a celery-on-the-bottom bonus. Thank you, Susan, for that tip.

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      vespawoolf, The celery works excellent.

      RH, Please let me know how your soup turn out.

      duffsmom, My husband likes to eat the celery after the roast is cooked. Carrots taste better than the celery however.

      Daffy, Your Chili looks excellent. Thanks :)

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      Daffy Duck 5 years ago from Cornelius, Oregon

      That looks delicious. I like to cook meat. I should say I like to attempt to cook meat. Unless you count hamburgers I've never been really successful. Thanks for the recipe.

      Too bad they don't have a delicious feedback button.

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      P. Thorpe Christiansen 5 years ago from Pacific Northwest, USA

      Wow, love the celery idea, never thought of it. Will definitely try this recipe.

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      Kelly Umphenour 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Sounds delish! I just bought a roasting pan - so I have been trying to find all kinds of stuff to roast! I roasted the Turkey today so I could make your soup!!! lol

      Good to know I don't have to peel the potatoes - I am going to try it!

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      vespawoolf 5 years ago from Peru, South America

      Love the celery tip. Thanks!

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