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Instant Pot Eye of Round Roast Recipe

Written by: Lucas Johnson

This eye of round roast recipe is my go-to for a hearty family dinner. It's simple, flavorful, and the instant pot does most of the work. Just sear, sauté, and let it cook!

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My trusty Instant Pot and I whipped up this succulent eye of round roast recently, and folks, it's a winner. Picture tender, juicy beef, infused with aromatic herbs and sweet onions, all ready in under two hours. Simple, yet incredibly satisfying, it's like a warm hug on a plate. Got love for good, honest food? This recipe is for you! Keep reading, and you'll be carving up your own delectable roast in no time.

Ingredients for Delicious Eye of Round Roast

  • Eye of round roast: Lean cut that cooks well under pressure, tenderizing during the process, perfect for this recipe.
  • Olive oil: Adds flavor and helps with browning the roast, enhancing the overall taste and texture of the dish.
  • Onion: Provides a sweet and savory base flavor, complementing the beef and adding depth to the dish.
  • Garlic: Infuses a rich, aromatic flavor into the roast and broth, enhancing the overall taste of the dish.
  • Beef broth: Adds depth and richness to the gravy, infusing the roast with savory flavors during the cooking process.
  • Dried thyme and rosemary: Aromatic herbs that add earthy and floral notes, enhancing the overall flavor profile of the roast.

Essential Tools for Making This Roast Recipe

  • Instant Pot: Essential for pressure cooking the eye of round roast to tender perfection.
  • Tongs: Needed for searing the roast and flipping it during the cooking process.

Serves: 6 people

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 60 minutes

Total time: 1 hour 15 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 3 lb eye of round roast
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp dried rosemary
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

  1. Season the eye of round roast with salt and pepper.
  2. Select the "Saute" function on the Instant Pot and heat the olive oil.
  3. Sear the roast on all sides until browned, then remove and set aside.
  4. Add the chopped onion and garlic to the Instant Pot and sauté until softened.
  5. Pour in the beef broth and deglaze the pot, scraping up any browned bits from the bottom.
  6. Add the thyme and rosemary to the pot.
  7. Return the roast to the Instant Pot.
  8. Close the lid, set the valve to sealing, and cook on high pressure for 60 minutes.
  9. Allow for a natural pressure release for 15 minutes before quick releasing any remaining pressure.
  10. Remove the roast from the Instant Pot and let it rest before slicing.
  11. Serve the sliced roast with the cooking juices as a gravy.

Nutritional value:

Per Serving in Calories: 350 kcal | Carbohydrates: 3 g | Protein: 45 g | Total Fat: 16 g | Saturated Fat: 5 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2 g | Cholesterol: 140 mg | Sodium: 500 mg | Dietary Fiber: 1 g | Sugar: 1 g | Calcium: 30 mg | Potassium: 600 mg | Iron: 4 mg | Vitamin A: 20 µg | Vitamin C: 5 mg

Tips for Making Eye of Round Roast Ahead of Time

Make Ahead Instructions

  • Prepare the eye of round roast as per the recipe instructions.
  • Let the roast cool completely.
  • Store the roast in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Freezing Instructions

  • Cook the eye of round roast according to the recipe.
  • Allow the roast to cool down.
  • Place the roast in a freezer-safe container or bag.
  • Label the container with the date and store in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Eye of round roast is a lean cut of meat that benefits from slow cooking methods like braising to keep it tender and flavorful.

Common Questions About Cooking Eye of Round Roast

FAQ:
How long does it take to cook the eye of round roast in the instant pot?
The eye of round roast cooks for 60 minutes on high pressure in the instant pot.
Can I use a different type of roast for this recipe?
Yes, you can use a different type of roast, but cooking times may vary.
Do I have to let the pressure release naturally after cooking?
It is recommended to allow for a natural pressure release for 15 minutes before quick releasing any remaining pressure.
How should I store any leftovers?
Store any leftover roast in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.
Can I freeze the cooked eye of round roast?
Yes, you can freeze the cooked eye of round roast for up to 3 months.

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