Eye of Round Roast Beef… the easy way

     I'll be honest. There were several things that caught my eye about this recipe. The first was that it was so simple.  Turn the oven on... get stuff hot.... turn the oven off... wait for it to cook.  It seemed so easy that I thought I might give it a try.  If it was good, then I'd have something to show for pretty much ZERO work on my part.  If it didn't, then I hadn't spent much trying it (since the meat on this is based on the the eye of round roast.. which is the cheapest cut of meat you can buy).  The reason it's so cheap is because it's so dog gone tough.  When you eat this stuff, it's hard to tell whether you're biting into shoe leather, or if there's actually some piece of meat hidden in there somewhere.  With this recipe... you'll find out that there IS some value to this cut of meat, and you'll look forward to serving it.
     The second thing that caught my eye was that ... The recipe says for the oven to stay closed…with the oven off... for four hours.  That really confused me, since I don't see how meat can cook when the main source of heat is turned off.  Apparently I was wrong.  So... without further adooooo.... go buy you a big piece of Eye of Round roast, and providing you can read... read the instructions below and enjoy the results!

  1. Preheat the oven to 500 degrees F (260 degrees C).  
  2. Let it heat at 500 for about 10 minutes (or at least until the next commercial break).
  3. Season the roast with salt and pepper and place in a roasting pan or baking dish.
  4. Do not cover or add water.
  5. Place the roast in the preheated oven. 
  6. Reduce the temperature to 475 degrees F (245 degrees C). 
  7. Roast for 21 minutes (seven minutes per pound) then turn off the oven and let the roast sit in the hot oven for 2 1/2 hours. Do not open the door at all during this time!
  8. Remove the roast from the oven, the internal temperature should have reached at least 145 degrees F (65 degrees C). If you don't have a thermometer... don't worry about it...as long as you followed directions, you should be ok.
  9. Carve into thin slices to serve to your buddies.
  10. Enjoy!!!


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