There is no need to wait for a Holiday or weekend to enjoy this Dutch Oven Eye Round Roast. It is an easy to prepare, one-pot meal and is ready in about an hour. Lean, tender beef is thinly sliced and served with roasted carrots and a rich, savory pan gravy.
- 2 pounds eye round roast
- 2-3 teaspoons olive oil
- 12 ounce package baby carrots
- 2 large or 4 small cloves garlic, sliced into 8 pieces
- 1/2 cup beef stock*
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 1-2 tablespoons Arrowroot powder or cornstarch
- 1/2 cup water*
- Remove roast beef from refrigerator at least 30 minutes before roasting.
- Cut 8 small slices into the top of the eye round. Put the garlic slices into the slices. Sprinkle roast with salt and pepper.
- Preheat oven to 275°F.
- Heat oil in Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Place roast, fat side down into Dutch oven and sear for about 5 minutes or until browned.
- Pour broth in the bottom of pot and place carrots around the roast.
- Put in preheated oven and roast uncovered for 45 minutes. Test with an internal meat thermometer in the center of the roast. If it registers 125°F (for rare) , it is done. For medium, cook another 10 minutes or when thermometer registers 140°F.
- Let the finished roast rest on a platter for at least 10 minutes. The eye round temperature will raise between 5-10 degrees.
- Remove carrots to a bowl covered with foil if you want to make gravy.
- Stir Arrowroot and water in a measuring cup, pressing out any lumps. Scrape the bottom of the pot and heat the juices to a simmer and add the Arrowroot and water. Stir well and heat to a low boil. The gravy will thicken as it cooks. Lower to simmer while you thinly slice meat and serve gravy with roast and carrots.
*If you'd like more veggies, add some sliced onions and some green beans.
* If you don't have a Dutch oven, just brown the roast beef in a large skillet. Then transfer it to a roasting pan or large casserole dish. No need to cover either one.
*If gravy is too thick, add 1/4 cup more water or broth. Some may also like to add some red wine to the gravy for extra flavor. If you want it thicker, add a few more teaspoons of Arrowroot or cornstarch.
Keywords: beef, roast, eye of round, Dutch oven, comfort foods