I did so I did and I was shocked.
TRACY'S EYE OF THE ROUND PRETENDING TO BE PRIME RIB
1 3lb eye of the round roast, room temperature!!!
butter, salt, pepper.
Bring roast to room temperature (I leave it out overnight)
Preheat oven to 500 for at least 30 minutes.
Slather, thickly, the roast with butter then seriously season it with salt and pepper.
Roast the meat for EXACTLY 5 minutes per pound. Use a calcuator and round up!
After the time, turn the oven OFF and do not open the door, DO NOT OPEN THE DOOR, under penalty of culinary failure for at least 2 1/2 hours.
After 2 1/2 hours, remove meat, slice THINLY and eat, eat, eat.
PLAY BY PLAY BEAUTY SHOTS
Here is my tester hunk of cheapie eye of the round, weighed in at 2.13 (x 5 = 10.65 which rounds up to 11 minutes of cooking)
Even I can handle 11 minutes of cook time :)
After the time in the oven, door closed, this emerged! I transferred to a board and stared at it, not entirely confident... then I sliced it. paper thin. I sliced it and found the most perfectly tender pink interior. I piled it high on homemade bread with fresh aioli and snarfed it. Joyfully. I didn't get a picture, I was so shocked and delighted :)
Yeah, I'm not lying! can you BELIEVE IT? I'm going to test with other cheapie cuts but if it works with this, I have total faith.
let me know how much you love this method!!