Tender Eye of Round Roast


Tasty, tender eye of round roast. Expand your culinary arsenal with this hearty, paleo-friendly meal.

high angle looking at a tender eye of round roast with a few slices resting on the cutting board
Prep Time:
1 hrs
Cook Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 30 mins


  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt

  • 1 teaspoon black pepper

  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme

  • 1 (3 pound) beef eye of round roast

  • aluminum foil

  • ½ cup dry red wine (merlot or cabernet sauvignon)

  • ½ cup beef broth

  • 2 tablespoons cold butter, cubed


  1. Mix garlic, oil, salt, pepper, and thyme into a paste; rub all over beef roast. Set aside at room temperature for 1 hour. Forty minutes into the hour, preheat the oven to 500 degrees F (260 degrees C).

  2. Place two sheets of aluminum foil large enough to cover the beef roast on a baking sheet. Place beef roast on the foil sheets and transfer everything to the oven. Roast in the preheated oven for 18 minutes.

  3. Remove from the oven; fold up the foil so it wraps the roast then return it to the oven. Reduce oven temperature to 170 degrees F (75 degrees C) and roast for one hour. After an hour, check the internal temperature with an instant-read thermometer: 120-125 degrees F will yield a rare center, 130-140 degrees F will yield a medium-rare center, and 140-150 degrees F will yield a medium center.

  4. Remove roast and set it on a cutting board to rest. Transfer any drippings from roast into a saucepan; stir in red wine and beef broth and bring to a simmer over medium-high heat until reduced by 1/4. Reduce heat to medium-low and whisk in cubes of butter, one at a time, until incorporated into sauce. Add salt and pepper to taste and set aside.

  5. Slice the roast into 1/2-inch thick slices and serve with pan sauce poured on top.

Editor's Note:

This recipe is by Russ Crandall of The Domestic Man.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

279 Calories
19g Fat
1g Carbs
23g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 279
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 25%
Saturated Fat 8g 39%
Cholesterol 74mg 25%
Sodium 423mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Protein 23g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 11mg 1%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 405mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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