Cookbook:Roast Beef Round with Au Jus

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Slow roasting makes normally tough eye of round tender.


  • 1 (2 1/2 pounds) eye of round roast, trimmed of extra fat
  • 1 cup red wine
  • 2 Tbs dried thyme
  • 1 Tbs dried rosemary
  • 1 Tbs each salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1-2 tbs all-purpose flour, depending on how much drippings you get.
  • Olive oil


  1. Coat roast with olive oil on all sides. Combine remaining ingredients and rub into all sides of roast.
  2. Insert a probe thermometer into the center of the roast. Place on a roasting rack in a large (not nonstick!) roasting pan and bake at 200 degrees F until internal temperature reaches 120 degrees.
  3. Remove roast from pan and heat pan over high heat while oven heats to 500 degrees F.
  4. Add roast to pan and place pan back in oven. Cook until internal temperature reaches 135 for medium-rare.
  5. Remove roast from pan and keep warm.
  6. Skim fat from pan juices and reserve 1-2 tbs, depending on how much jus you get. Remove remaining drippings from pan and reserve.
  7. Whisk in flour and heat on two burners set on medium high heat. Cook, whisking continuously, until mixture turns light blond.
  8. Add reserved drippings and wine to pan and deglaze. Bring to a boil and cook until reduced by 1/3.
  9. Serve beef warm with au jus.