Round beef comes from the rear leg of the cow. This area is divided further into three parts: bottom, top, and eye of round. The eye of round is the most tender of the three. A slow cooker is amazing for cooking roast beef from the eye of round—it keeps the juices in and allows you to cook vegetables simultaneously. Set the slow cooker up in the morning and the roast beef will be ready to eat for dinner that night. Easy, breezy.

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Recipe 1

Pour beef broth in the slow cooker and then add cream of mushroom soup. Fill the empty can with water and add it to the slow cooker. With a wooden spoon, stir in 1/2 packet onion soup mix. Add garlic. Place the eye of round roast in the slow cooker and then cover with a lid. Turn the slow cooker on to low and cook the roast for 8 hours.

Optional: Throw in chopped potatoes, celery, and carrots so that your vegetables are ready at the same time as your roast.

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Recipe 2

Italian dressing pairs well with beef, so it’s often used as a marinade. Add half of a large bottle of Italian dressing into the slow cooker, and then add the eye of round roast. Cover the top and sides of the roast with the other half of the dressing. Place the lid on the cooker and turn it on to low and cook for 8 hours.

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Recipe 3

Pour cream of celery soup into the slow cooker. Fill the empty can with water and add that to the cooker. Sprinkle in basil, salt, and pepper. Pour in Worcestershire sauce. Mix ingredients with a wooden spoon. Place the eye of round roast in the cooker. Add carrots, potatoes, and mushrooms. Place the lid on and cook on low for 8 hours.

Optional: Instead of adding the water, use red wine.

References and Resources

Eye of Round Roast Slow Cooker Recipe