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Roast with Potatoes

Eye of round is one of the least expensive cuts of meat and is best when roasted.

  • prep: 40 mins
    total time: 1 hour 40 mins
  • servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds baking potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • Salt and fresh ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons dry mustard
  • 3 pounds eye of round
  • 1 cup beef stock or reduced sodium beef broth

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Preheat oven to 425 degrees. In a large saucepan, cover potatoes with water; bring to a boil, and add 1 teaspoon salt. Cook until potatoes are slightly soft on the outside, about 12 minutes. Drain; return to pan. Add 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Shake pan to soften edges.

  2. Step 2

    Pour oil in a large roasting pan; place in oven. On a plate, mix together flour, dry mustard, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Dredge beef in flour mixture, turning to coat all sides.

  3. Step 3

    Transfer potatoes to hot roasting pan; toss to coat. Place beef in center of pan; roll in oil, leaving fat side up. Roast until beef is 120 degrees. 40 to 45 minutes. Turn potatoes after 15 minutes of cooking.

  4. Step 4

    Remove potatoes and beef. Cover; let beef rest about 20 minutes before slicing thinly to allow temperature to reach 135 degrees.to 140 degrees.for medium-rare.

  5. Step 5

    Place roasting pan over medium heat. Add broth; simmer, scraping bottom of pan, about 1 1/2 minutes. Serve sauce with beef and potatoes.

Source
Everyday Food, May/June 2003