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Herb Crusted Eye of Round Roast

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr 30 mins
Total Time1 hr 40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Beef
Keyword: budget roastbeef, easy roast beef, herb crusted beef
Servings: 8


  • 3 lb. eye of round beef roast
  • 1 cup fresh herbs chopped (such as sage, thyme, rosemary)
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tbsp. salt
  • ½ tbsp. cracked black pepper


  • Preheat oven to 500 degrees.
  • Place roast in a baking dish, coat with olive oil on all sides, sprinkle with salt and pepper, press mixed chopped herbs all over roast.
  • Place roast in oven, reduce heat to 475 degrees.
  • Cook roast 7 minutes per pound at 475 degrees (that’s 21 minutes for a 3 lb roast).
  • Do not open the oven door. Turn off the oven and continue to cook for 2 ½ hours, making sure to not open the oven door at all during this entire time.
  • After the 2 ½ hours, remove from oven, placing a piece of foil over the top and let rest for about 10 minutes.