Perfect Eye of Round Roast Beef


  • 1 eye of round roast
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Season the roast with salt and pepper to taste, place in a roasting pan with a meat thermometer and roast in a preheated 500F/260C oven for 7 minutes per pound before turning the oven off, leaving the roast in the closed oven until it reaches the desired level of doneness, about 2-3 hours.
  2. Remove from the oven, covering in foil and let rest for 20-30 minutes before slicing thinly, against the grain.
Note: If your oven does not retain heat very well you can leave the oven on at 200F instead of turning it off after the initial roasting.
Note: Do NOT open the oven to check on the roast!
Note: Pull the roast out of the oven when the meat thermometer reads the proper temperature: 125F for rare, 130F for medium-rare, 140F for medium, and 155F for well and it will continue to rise in another 5F in temperature as it rests.
Option: Instead of just seasoning with salt and pepper, season with your favourite steak seasoning blend of spices!