|Eye of Round...not the tenderest cut|
but one of the least expensive
To cook a roast beef during the week has always struck me as quite an accomplishment. Then I discovered the Eye of Round roast at Costco. Now I grant you this is not the most tender cut of beef—far from it. But it is exactly the right size at around 3 lbs that makes it perfect for a weeknight dinner. And it cooks very quickly taking under an hour from start to finish. To compensate for its lack of tenderness, this recipe gives you a great pan sauce that not only flavors the meat beautifully, it also works with sides really well. I chose to serve Broccoli and Mashed Potatoes with it—two easy sides both of which could use a little flavor themselves.