TENDER Eye of Round roast

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Serves: 4 Adults with vegetables
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3 to 4 lb eye of round roast
1 tsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp freshly cracked black pepper
6 clove garlic (optional)
1 tsp herbs of choice (optional)

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Skip Davis Recipe
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Member Since Aug 2011
Skip's notes for this recipe:
This cut of Beef is not known for it's tenderness, but it can be cooked in such a way as to make it socculent,juicy AND tender.
The secret is in HOW it is cooked !!
Follow me through a few simple steps to enjoy a roast of unbelieveable goodness.
To be any easier, the roast would have to jump into the oven by itself.
Make it Your Way...

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Slice 6 cloves of peeled garlic in half. Make deep slits all around the meat and insert the garlic pieces into the slits on the beef. (Insert finger into slit to expand it to accept garlic).
Rub surface of meat with olive or canola oil. Season roast with salt, pepper, and any other seasonings you desire.
Heat a cast iron deep skillet to screaming hot and sear meat on all sides. No oil needed except the oil used prior to seasoning. This is going to create a LOT of smoke. Turn on hood fan and/or open windows.
Place roast, on a rack, in roasting pan or baking dish. DO NOT COVER or add liquid. Place in 500 degree oven and then immediately turn the heat down to 475 degrees.
Roast at 475 for 7 to 8 minutes per pound. So with A 3 pound roast, it will be done in about 21 to 24 minutes.
After prescribed roasting time, turn oven OFF and let roast sit in oven for 2-1/2 hours.
Do NOT open the door during this time.
When 2-1/2 hours have elapsed, remove roast from oven, rest for 10 minutes covered loosely with foil, carve across the grain into thin slices.

NOTE: The secret to this method of roasting is the high heat and prolonged time in a CLOSED oven with heat off.

It works like magic !! Believe me.

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user Pat Duran kitchenchatter - Oct 8, 2011
I am going to try this method. Thanks for sharing Skip. Do you think it would work in a crock pot on low?
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user Skip Davis Grandpaskip - Oct 9, 2011
Pat -- The SECRET is in the high heat and long time in a closed oven without heat except for residual heat left from roasting. -- In a crock pot, it is just another pot roast.

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