I decied to try an eye of round roast tonight. they were cheap at costco so I thought why not.
here is my how I preped it.
unwaped it from the shrink wrap and gave it a quick rinse.
sprayed it down with a little olive oil and apple juice mix
gave it a coating of my home made rub (garlic,onion,salt, pepper, celery salt, allspice)
wraped in plastic wrap and let sit for about an hour
placed in treager at 225 until internal temp of 148. (about 2.5 hours)
wraped in foil and let rest for 45 min.
sliced and served with gravy
here is my question...
the flavor was fabulas!
it was juicy
nice light smoke ring
but... it was a bit tough... any suggestions??
here is my thought... I like my meat a bit on the rare side (juciy and flavorful) but for a very lean piece of meat like this do I need to take it up to a higher temp to get it more tender? should I just plan on it being a little dry and use the gravy for moisture? or is the eye of round cut just not well suited for this? I have made excellent beef jerky using it but never tried a roast like this
i tried to take pics but they didn't survive the transfer lol
thanks in advance for your input