These 7 Eye of Round Steak Recipes Are the Best of a Lean, Versatile Cut

Eye of round steak is a lean, boneless cut of beef from the back leg of the cow that is a great value for the money. It's a versatile cut, most suitable for pot-roasting, slow-cooking, stewing or braising to ensure the beef becomes tender and juicy, with tons of flavor. This collection of recipes proves that you can transform this under-rated cut of beef into something succulent and delicious, whether you're roasting at high temperature or slow cooking an eye of round steak.

01 of 08

All American Roast Beef

sliced roast beef on wooden cutting board
RobinBrady

For a tender, mouth-watering centerpiece of beef, look no further than this eye round roast beef recipe. It's simply roasted in a hot oven until the beef reaches the perfect internal temperature, then set aside to rest . You can also slice fresh mushrooms, season with salt and pepper, sauté in butter, and add to your favorite canned or jarred beef gravy. Be sure to stir in juices from meat before serving the gravy.

02 of 08

Slow Cooker Eye of Round Roast With Vegetables

Slow Cooker Eye of Round Roast With Vegetables
Patty Boyce

This is a tried and trusted recipe for achieving a tender and flavorful eye of round roast in the slow cooker. It's cooked on top of a bed of potatoes, carrots, celery, and onions in a Marsala wine gravy for a warm and comforting week night meal on busy days.

03 of 08

President Ford's Braised Eye Round Steak

President Ford's Braised Eye Round Steak
PearliesMom

A luxurious recipe for individual eye of round steaks that are seasoned with thyme, dusted with flour, and pan fried before being simmered in a hearty Burgundy red wine and beef consommé that develops into a rich gravy to serve with the tender steaks. No wonder it's rumored that this was one of President Ford's favorite recipes!

04 of 08

Slow Cooker Shredded Beef Sandwiches

Slow Cooker Shredded Beef Sandwiches
frackfamily5

A beef eye of round roast is slow-cooked in a homemade barbecue sauce until it's so tender and you can shred it with a fork. Pack it into sandwich buns and serve with coleslaw for a fun, family-friendly meal any day of the week.

05 of 08

High Temperature Eye-of-Round Roast

High Temperature Eye-of-Round Roast
EarlMuck

See how to make the easiest roast you'll ever cook! An eye of round beef roast is cooked at 500 degrees F until the outside is seared and crispy while the inside is medium rare, tender, and juicy. "This was nothing short of awe-inspiring," says home cook Troll. "This will be my go-to roast beef recipe 'til the end of time!"

06 of 08

Eye of Round Steak and Ketchup

Eye of Round Steak and Ketchup on a white plate
Melissa Goff

Eye round steaks are simmered in ketchup and onions for a budget-friendly, filling meal that's best paired with mashed potatoes and a green vegetable. "So simple to make — easy ingredients and comes out delicious and tender!" says home cook Sarah.

07 of 08

Beef Jerky

Heap of Beef Jerky over a wooden counter close up
Photo by Getty Images.

An eye of round beef steak is thinly sliced and marinated in a mixture of soy sauce, brown sugar, and hot pepper sauce. It's baked for 6 to 8 hours depending on the thickness of the beef slices for a salty, spicy, and sweet flavor combination in every bite. "Your home will be filled with a wonderful aroma," says home cook WESNER. "Waiting 8 hours is sooooo hard!"

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