Eye of Round With Garlic and Apple Juice

eye of round roast
Diana Rattray
  • Total: 105 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 90 mins
  • Yield: 6 to 8 Servings

A simple apple juice marinade, garlic, and seasonings flavor this lean beef roast. Serve with mashed potatoes and your favorite steamed vegetables for a hearty and delicious everyday meal or Sunday dinner.


  • 1 eye of round roast, about 3 to 4 pounds
  • 4 cloves garlic, each cut in 4 to 6 slivers
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Dash black pepper
  • 1 cup apple juice or cider
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil

Steps to Make It

  1. With a paring knife, cut deep slits in the beef roast and bury a sliver of the garlic in each. Space them evenly over the roast.

  2. Combine the paprika, chili powder, garlic powder, cumin, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and pepper; rub over the roast and place in a large food storage bag. Add the oil and apple juice. Seal the bag, refrigerate, and let marinate for 2 hours.

  3. Heat oven to 325 F.

  4. Place the roast in a shallow pan and roast, uncovered, for about 25 minutes per pound, or to about 145 F on a meat thermometer for medium rare.

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