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Poor Man's Prime Rib, Eye of Round Roast


So easy, and so delicious! This thrifty eye round roast recipe is the best faux prime rib. Serve with horseradish and a side of mashed potatoes.

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  • 1 (3 pound) 1 (3 pound) beef eye of round roast
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


Servings 6
Preparation time 5mins
Cooking time 185mins
Adapted from


Step 1

Preheat oven to 500°F.

Season roast with salt and pepper and place in a roasting pan or baking dish. Do not cover or add water. Place in preheated oven. Reduce the temperature to 475°F. Roast 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!

Remove roast from the oven; the internal temperature should have reached at least 145°F. Carve into thin slices to serve.

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