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Mom's Roast Beef

Mom's Roast Beef created by Northwestgal

This is my mother's recipe and she swears you should follow it as listed if you want a fool proof result of juicy, tender, medium rare roast beef. It is my Old Man's favorite.

Ready In:
1hr 15mins



  • I am estimating the ingredient amounts. It really depends on the size of the roast you want to cook. I used a 5.5 lb roast last time and it came out perfect.
  • Rinse and pat dry roast.
  • Cover all sides of roast with coat of butter. Use as much butter as required to cover.
  • Pat all sides of roast with flour. Use as much flour as required to cover.
  • Cook roast in 325 degree oven for 1 hour.
  • Remove roast, cover with foil and let sit for 20 minutes.
  • To make gravy (recommended), spoon of fat from pan drippings.
  • Put pan over heat and mix in 1/3 cup flour and salt (to taste). Use a slotted spoon to scrape the pan and combine in pan drippings from the roast.
  • Mix in water and flour and continue stirring and adding water and flour until gravy reaches desired thickness.
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"This is my mother's recipe and she swears you should follow it as listed if you want a fool proof result of juicy, tender, medium rare roast beef. It is my Old Man's favorite."
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  1. Mary N.
    I gave this three stars only because i am giving this the benefit of the doubt that my eye of round was not the same quality as everyone else's. I followed the directions exactly and when it was done and I sliced it and it looked like heaven! But when I tasted it, it was so tough and chewy and needed salt or something because it was very bland. I looked online to see how others make this roast since I have never made an eye of round before and all I saw was crock pot recipes. I cannot serve this tough meat for dinner, so I threw this in my crock pot and am hoping to salvage by cooking through slowly in there, otherwise i wil have wasted this roast for nothing. It was also very pale and needed to be seared on the stove for some color before it goes in the oven or something because the outside was still an unappetizing pale yellow with the flour and all when it was done. I had no juices either until I cut into the roast and it was very juicy, but the meat was very tough. I have to defrost something else for dinner now. What a disappointment for me because I was so excited to make this. Maybe like I said, the cut of meat was inferior, I don't know, but this method didn't work for me. Sorry.
  2. Northwestgal
    This produced a very tender and juicy medium-rare roast. I had a 5 1/2 pound roast, and roasted it at 325 degrees (as the recipe stated), and it took nearly 1 hour and 40 minute to roast through. But in the end, it was very tasty. I did make the gravy, and it was perfect (not too thin, not to thick). Thanks for posting your mother's recipe, Bow.
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  4. Brenda.
    I had a 5 lb Eye roast and in order to get the temperature you see in the photo I cooked it at 350 degress for 1.5 hours and tented for 30 minutes. DH has declared this his favorite roast recipe. I sliced it paper thin and served with a packaged brown gravy that I added the brown bits from the pan to. I had zero pan juices. Also, patting the meat dry is key to getting the butter to adhere properly. I will do a lighter dusting of flour next time and add more seasoning to the flour. I forgot the onion powder because although listed in the ingredients it was not listed in the directions and I just forgot it. Thank you for sharing. Made for Spring 2009 PAC
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    Mom's Roast Beef Created by Brenda.
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