Poor Man’s Prime Rib


Beef Eye of Round Roast, room temperature (3 pounds)
Salt (1 tablespoon)
Ground Pepper (1 tablespoon)
Italian Seasoning (½ tablespoon)
Garlic Powder (½ tablespoon)
Onion Powder (½ tablespoon)
Smoked or Regular Paprika (½ tablespoon)
Cooking Instructions:

Preheat the oven to 500 degrees F.
Mix salt, pepper, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, onion powder, and paprika in a small bowl.
Rub this seasoning blend thoroughly over the roast, ensuring even coverage.
Place the seasoned roast in a roasting pan, uncovered.
Once the oven is preheated, insert the pan and immediately reduce the temperature to 475 degreesF.
Roast the beef for 7 minutes per pound (e.g., 21 minutes for a 3-pound roast).

After roasting, turn off the oven. Let the roast remain in the oven for 2 to 2.5 hours. Avoid opening the oven door during this period.
The roast should reach an internal temperature of around 145 degrees F. Remove it from the oven and let it rest.
Carve the roast into thin slices and serve immediately.