Poor Mans Prime Rib

Poor Man’s Prime Rib, also known as a beef eye of round roast, is a budget-friendly yet flavorful alternative to the classic prime rib roast. In this article, we’ll walk you through the steps to create a delectable Poor Man’s Prime Rib that’s tender, juicy, and packed with savory goodness.

Poor Man’s Prime Rib Ingredients:

Let’s start by gathering the essential ingredients for this delectable dish:

Beef eye of round roast 3 pounds
Garlic Powder 1 tsp
Onion Powder 1 tsp
Salt and Pepper (to taste)


Follow these straightforward instructions to prepare and cook your Poor Man’s Prime Rib:

  1. Preheat the Oven:
    • Preheat your oven to 500 degrees F (260 degrees C).
        1. Season the Roast:
          • Season the beef eye of round roast generously with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder. Ensure an even coating.

        1. Place in Roasting Pan:
          • Put the seasoned roast in a roasting pan or baking dish. There’s no need to cover it or add water.
        2. Initial Roasting:
          • Place the roast in the preheated oven and immediately reduce the temperature to 475 degrees F (245 degrees C).
          • Roast for approximately 21 minutes, which equates to seven minutes per pound of meat.
        3. Turn Off Oven:
          • After the initial roasting, turn off the oven, but do not open the oven door.
        4. Let It Rest:
          • Allow the roast to sit in the hot oven for 2 1/2 hours without opening the door during this resting period.

      1. Carve and Serve:
        • Once the resting time is complete, remove the roast from the oven. The internal temperature should have reached at least 145 degrees F (65 degrees C).
        • Carve the succulent meat into thin slices and serve.

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