Tender Roast from Economical Cuts of Beef

195 mins (prep 15, cooking 180)
5 ingredients
4-8 servings
I have been searching for a method to produce tender roast beef, and after trying a couple of recipes from Zaar with limited success, I decided to do a little research. I found the answer at the Cook's Illustrated web site. This is offered more as a technique rather than a recipe. I followed their suggestion and used an eye of round roast and the results were impressive. Eye of round is economical and uniformly free of fat and gristle. Leftovers, sliced thin, make awesome sandwiches. Although this is one of those "roast in heat and then with the oven off" recipes, all the guesswork has been eliminated. You do not have to prepare a 4 pound roast to get great results as I have found this to work with roasts half that size.Prep time does not include refrigeration.

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Serving Size (15.63 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 60.66 Calories from Fat 56.16
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6.24g 38.41%
Saturated Fat 0.49g 9.84%
Trans Fat 0.16g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 2325.97mg 387.66%
Total Carbohydrate 1.58g 2.1%
Dietary Fiber 0.62 g 9.98%
Sugars 0.02 g %
Protein 0.26g 2.05%
Vitamin A 13.48IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 12.36mg% Iron 0.26mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
beef roast