This is the best way to cook an eye of round roast, a less tender cut of beef. High heat and searing a buttery herb mixture onto the top, stuffing it on top with garlic and a a low, slow cook yields a tender, juicy, delicious roast!
Remove your roast from all its packaging and let it sit out for an hour until it’s about room temperature.
Place a roasting rack (I use oven safe metal cooling racks for smaller roasts) onto a cookie sheet that has at least a 1/2 inch high rim. Place the roast on top of the baking sheet, fat cap side UP.
Combine the butter and herbs ( minus the garlic cloves) together in a bowl.
Using a sharp little knife, cut small slits into the top fat cap of the roast in an even placement through the top. Take the garlic cloves, slather them in some of the butter herb mixture and push them into the roast, making sure they are completely stuffed into the beef.
Take the remaining butter and cover the roast completely.
Preheat your oven to 450°F.
Now we want to sear the roast. Place it in the 450 degree oven for 10 minutes
After 10 minutes, turn down the oven to 325 degrees and cook some more.
In the post above are some guidelines for cooking beef roasts. You want to pull the roast out a minimum of 10 degrees BEFORE you hit the desired doneness.
Once the roast is out, tent it with foil, and let it sit for 10-15 minutes.The temperature will rise at least another 10 degrees if you cover it in foil. It also lets the juices set and flow back into the meat.
Remove all of the drippings and place in a saucepan Make sure to scrape the good browned bits off the bottom of the cookie sheet! Bring to a boil and boil for 2 minutes.
Add the beef broth. If needed, add some more broth or bouillon powder to taste. At this point you can use it as "Au Jus" instead of gravy that has a few carbs per serving.
Whisk the cornstarch and water together, then whisk into the pot.
Cook until thickened.
Slice the eye of round into thin slices and serve.
All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods etc.