Sunday, November 6, 2011

High-Temperature Eye of Round Roast & ideas for Roast Beef Leftovers

The weather finally got cooler! Hooray! Bring on the Soups, Stews, & Pot Roasts!

This morning before I left to take Son #1 to school I pulled up my recipe, snapped the ingredients for Paula D’s Lady & Sons Pot Roast w/ my ipod camera & off I went!

Got to WalMart parking Lot & ah! I must have deleted the photo by accident. Don’t ya just hate it when you don’t have your shopping list or your ingredient list with you when you’re at the store?

Fortunately, it’s a recipe for Pot Roast- you need a beef roast. you need some carrots & potatoes. I think I remember it calling for a can of Golden Mushroom soup. No problem. I got this!

I picked up an Eye of Round roast because Brookshire’s had it on sale for $3.99/lb & WalMart price matches. So, Eye Roast it is!

The Paula D’s recipe called for Boneless Chuck Roast. What’s the difference?
Did a search for Eye of Round & noticed a recurring theme: Tough cut of meat.

Decided to abandon the original plan & go with a recipe specifically meant for Eye of Round Roast. Thank you google & found a recipe that had 4.5 *'s & 885 reviews. It's bound to be a keeper, right?

High-Temperature Eye of Round Roast
1 3lb Eye of Round Roast
salt & pepper to taste

1. Preheat the oven to 500degrees for at least 20 minutes. Season the roast with salt & pepper and place in a roasting pan or baking dish. Do not cover or add water.

2. Place the roast in the preheated oven. Reduce the temperatire to 475 for 21 minutes (7 minutes per lb) then turn the oven off. Let the roast sit in the hot oven for 2.5 hours. Do not open the door during this time!

3. Remove the roast from the oven the internal temp should have reached at least 145 degrees. Carve into thin slices to serve. 

500degrees??? Really? Well, what's the worst that could happen?
My house could catch on fire.
Yes, that is the worst but probably not going to happen.
What's the worst that plausably will happen?
It will be dry & overcooked & not good at all.
885 people have given it an average of 4.5 *'s... And besides, it's not the first time or the last time a recipe didn't turn out.
Let's do this.

One of the reviews suggested placing the beef fat-side up so the fat would season & baste the roast.

Almost 4 hours later I oponed my oven & look what I found!

Looks pretty good!
How about the inside?

It looks more pink in the picture than it really was.
It turned out great! Make sure you slice it thin. The thicker the piece the more tough it was.

Part II- Leftovers!

Philly Cheese Steak Sandwiches
Green Bell Pepper, Sliced. 1/3 Onion, sliced. Sautee Pepper & Onion.
Spread mayo on Hoagie Roll. Add Steak, Bell Pepper, Onion, Provolone Cheese (or any white cheese will work). Wrap in foil.
Bake 350 degrees for 10 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Steak Caesar Salads
Romaine Lettuce. Sliced steak. Grated Parmesan Cheese. Caesar Dressing. Croutons.
Add all ingredients & toss.

Asian Stir-Fry
Saute your choice of vegetables.
Add Steak long enough to warm up but try not to cook it.
Add Soy Sauce & a touch of Sesame Oil. OR use a teriyaki sauce/marinade. Soy-Vay Teriyaki is very good. 

Steak Quesadillas
Tortilla. Add cheese. Add steak. Add salsa. Add black beans & diced bell pepper. More cheese. Top w/ tortilla.
Bake 350 12 minutes or so. Flip after 7 minutes.

Quick & Easy Steak Fajitas
Tortillas, Salsa, Sour Cream, Cheese, Sliced Bell Pepper & Onion (sauteed), Guacamole, etc.
Best to reheat steak in oven in a foil packet.

Steak & Eggs
Cook eggs your prefered way. Reheat steak slightly in skillet. Serve w/ toast.

Steak-Topped Pizza
Add diced steak to a frozen pizza. Bake as usual.

I hope you have a chance to try this recipe! It is fool-proof & inexpesive considering that you have several meals from one day of cooking.

~ Alison

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