Decided to make my own lunchmeat today. Came out pretty well.
Deli-Style Roast Beef
- 1 beef eye round roast
- olive oil
- freshly cracked black pepper
- kosher salt
- garlic powder
- onion powder
Preheat your oven to 500 degrees. Line a sheet pan or roasting pan with foil. Put a roasting rack in the pan on top of the foil. Set aside.
Grab your roast out of the fridge. Give it a quick rinse under cold water. Pat it completely dry.
Drizzle the meat with a little olive oil. This is imprecise. Use enough oil to coat your roast completely.
With your hands, rub the meat on all sides to coat with oil.
Sprinkle evenly with freshly cracked black pepper and kosher salt. Rub it around to coat evenly.
Dust all sides with garlic powder and onion powder.
Place your roast on the rack in your prepared pan.
Pop the pan into your preheated 500 degree oven.
Roast at 500 degrees for 20 minutes. Then drop temperature to 300 degrees for another 30 minutes.
For a medium rare roast, your meat should be in the oven for a total of 50 minutes cooking time. If you’d like it rare, pull it out sooner. If you’d like it more well done, leave it in a little longer.
Loosely tent a piece of foil over the meat for about 20 minutes when it comes out of the oven.
To serve, slice it thinly across the grain with a very sharp knife. Enjoy!