Eye of round steak is such an underrated and underutilized cut of beef! It’s a lean and budget friendly cut that comes from the hindquarters of the cow. It’s important to prioritize tenderness when preparing eye of round because it can become overly tough when cooked improperly. That’s why we’ve collected this list of Eye Of Round Steak Recipes with tasty marinades, slow cooking methods, brines, and more. 

More information about this cut of meat: it is cut from the round primal, the large muscle group on the back end of the cow, just above the rear leg. There is less fat therefore it is very lean, high in protein, and even lower in calories! A 3-ounce (85-gram) cooked serving of eye of round steak contains about 170 calories, 26 grams of protein, and 6 grams of fat!

If you’re ready to try out this nutritional cut of beef check out these 25 Eye Of Round Steak Recipes.

1. Spiced Lime-Marinated Eye of Round Steaks

You will adore the flavors that erupt from this Spiced Lime-Marinated Eye of Round Steaks! It’s ready in less than 1 hour and results in the most delicious grilled steak. You can expect a hint of Cuban flavors combined with lime, cumin and coriander. This cut of beef can be tough however the marinade makes it extra tender and tasty. 

2. Perfect EOR Steak With Mushrooms & Gravy

 Eye Of Round Steak Recipes with mushrooms and gravy always hit the spot. That’s why you should consider trying this particular recipe! It is roasted to perfection resulting in a succulent juicy-tender medium rare center. Then it’s served on a bed of fresh vegetables and topped off with a fabulous homemade gravy. Featuring dried Rosemary, thyme, garlic, and more. 

3. How to Cook Eye of Round Steaks to Medium-Rare

Did you know this cut of beef is fairly inexpensive compared to others? This boneless cut is also low in fat and even calories, making it excellent for a healthy diet. For best results have the steak cut about ¾ inch thick. When you’re getting prepared to cook the meat, first marinate it before pounding it out. Then coat them with flour, sprinkle them with salt and pepper and sear in a little fat. 

4. Spicy Italian Stuffed Eye Of Round Steak Recipe

 Spicy Italian Stuffed Eye Of Round Steak Recipes will knock your socks off. This one features Italian themed beef stuffed to perfection with spicy pepperoni and mozzarella cheese. If you’re looking for a scrumptious dinner idea for date night, look no further. For best results find a nice juicy and fresh cut of Certified Angus eye round roast from your local butcher! This meal is done in under an hour resulting in 4 hearty servings. 

5. Marinated Eye Of Round Steak

Grab yourself some thinly sliced eye of round steak and marinate it for a flavorful beef dish. Pro tip for choosing the best cut, look for a bright red color and firm texture. This marinade recipe is so delicious too featuring dry white wine, lemon juice, olive oil, Worcestershire sauce, and fresh minced garlic. Trust me the entire family will adore this recipe and you’ll want to make it again and again! 

6. Instant Pot EORS With Peppercorn Sauce

Pull out your instant pot and get ready to whip up a flavorful beef dish that’s cream free with a fabulous peppercorn sauce. Start by seasoning your meat on both sides with salt, pepper, garlic, and onion powder. And thanks to your pressure cooker it’s ready in no time yet still tender and juicy! Serve it up with some potatoes, veggies, and whatever else you prefer for a full course meal! 

7. EOR Steak Roast Recipe

When cooking with eye of round it’s important to remember it is super lean, with little fat. Because of this fact it can become tough and dry if cooked incorrectly. That’s why this recipe on a rack in a roasting pan with a meat thermometer is so fantastic! The trick is to roast it for a shorter period of time then allow the meat to rest in the oven for 20-30 minutes so that the juices are reabsorbed by the beef. You won’t believe something so inexpensive is so tasty! 

8. Eye Of Round With Balsamic Vinegar Gravy

Eye of round steak recipes like this  Eye Of Round With Balsamic Vinegar Gravy will have you in love. It’s so thick and juicy you won’t believe how quick it is to make! For the meat you will need divided unsalted butter, eye of round steaks, salt, ground black pepper, whole garlic cloves, and rosemary sprigs! The fabulous gravy has beef broth, onion powder, paprika, balsamic vinegar, and cornstarch, yum! 

9. Balsamic Braised Eye of Round Steak

Balsamic vinegar is the perfect ingredient to go with EOR Steaks that’s why I’ve included a second one. It’s still different though as the vinegar is sized to braise the meat to a tender juicy perfection. For this dish the beef is cooked low and slow resulting in a super delicious result! It’s simmered with onions in a fantastic honey balsamic sauce that’s absolutely addictive! You’ll want to make this recipe again and again! 

10. Mediterranean EOR Steaks

Want to try eye of round steak recipes that burst with Mediterranean flavor? These lean beef steaks are bright and flavorful with artichoke, roasted red pepper and fresh basil salsa! 4 hearty servings are ready in 40 minutes with 430 calories and 55 grams of protein each! You will need 2 beef Eye of Round Steaks, cut 1 inch thick and are about 8 ounces each! 

11. President Ford’s Braised Eye Round Steak

What is President Ford’s Braised Eye Round Steak Recipe and why should you try it? The title caught my attention because I’m from Grand Rapids, where President Ford grew up! This recipe features EORS, vegetable oil, sliced large onions, seasoned salt, dried thyme, and flour for coating. You will also need Burgundy wine, beef consommé, and chopped fresh parsley! 

12. Grilled Eye of Round Steaks with Wasabi-Yogurt Cream

You won’t believe the flavor explosion that comes with grilled steaks with wasabi yogurt cream! If you didn’t know, wasabi is a spicy Japanese horseradish condiment. It is made from the root of the Wasabia japonica plant (native to Japan). The root is grated to produce a green paste that has a strong, spicy flavor with a unique heat. Combined with yogurt and other ingredients it creates a lovely sauce for this beef recipe. 

13. EORS With Pizzaiola Sauce

Slow cook the perfect eye of round steaks in your crock pot. Everyone knows this cut in meat is very lean and has the capability to become fry and tough when cooked improperly. That’s why slow cooking with pizzaiola sauce is the perfect solution. An Italian classic dish with very tender meat, dried oregano, tomato sauce, and a few other ingredients will leave you speechless. 

14. Italian Style Eye of Round Roasts

Eye of Round Roasts are very lean roasts that come in a neat round shape. This is why they are excellent as sandwich meat. Try this recipe for Italian style Eye of Round Roast that is always a crowd pleaser. The only thing to worry about is not overcooking it. Key ingredients include 4 lb Eye of Round Roast, Italian Seasoning, and Olive Oil.

15. Quick & Easy Pepper Steak

Eye of Round Steak Recipes that are quick and easy are always a hit. This one is fabulous, featuring tender strips of beef, onions and peppers! That’s right- it is packed with mouth watering flavors and utilizes minimal and affordable ingredients! 

16. EOR Steak Stir Fry

This recipe is perfect for a fresh, easy dinner and makes a fabulous leftover lunch the next day. I like to clear out the fridge midweek and start fresh for the weekend! You can make this recipe from scratch or use leftover eye of round steak. Just slice the beef into 1/4″ pieces and sear it in a hot skillet with oil. Then toss in your favorite vegetables, herbs, and spices! Yum! 

17. Steak And Shrimp Salad With Honey Mustard

If you have never had a Steak And Shrimp Salad With Honey Mustard, now is the time to try it! Using EOR steak you can save on money while still enjoying a tasty surf and turf dish. The beef is marinated to a tender perfection and combined with a lovely Honey Mustard dressing. In the mix is also lettuce, corn, peppers, and anything else you like in a salad. 

18. Easy Eye Of Round Steak Tacos With Marinade 

You have to try Eye Of Round Steak Recipes for tacos! The marinade is super tasty with lime and other herbs and spices that will have you licking your lips. You can use your favorite taco shells and toppings too. Tacos are an excellent way to eat EOR steak meat. Then add your favorite toppings like diced onions, sliced avocado, chopped tomatoes, salsa, queso fresco, lime wedges, and more. 

19. Roasted EOR With Rosemary & Thyme

Looking for a delicious way to cook this budget-friendly slice of beef? It’s super lean so roasting low and slow is honestly the best way to go. Then it’s finished off with a reverse sear for a winning result. What really takes this eye of round recipe up a notch? That would be the zesty chimichurri sauce made from scratch. Yes, the sauce really brings the roast to life. So if you’re a fan of fresh parsley (or cilantro) combined with red wine vinegar, garlic, and red pepper, this is the meal for you. 

20. Eye of Round Beef Jerky

Did you know that making beef jerky from an eye of round is really simple?! This is a cheap way to make jerky and preserve your beef for longer periods of time. If you need a snack for on the go lunch or to go hiking- EORS Jerky! It’s easy to slice up for extra tender jerky with a scrumptious chew! Why is EOR so good for jerky? That’s because there’s zero bones, cartilage or interconnective tissue to fuss with! 

21. EOR Peppercorn Beef Jerky

Eye of round recipes for beef jerky are so tasty and easy I had to include one more! Texas beef jerky with peppercorn will have your taste buds jumping for joy. Making beef jerky from scratch is a fun culinary activity. You can do it with your family or friends, and it’s worth a try for everyone. Just cut your beef into ¼ inch thick strips, marinate them overnight, and follow the rest of the directions to a tee. 

22. Smoked Eye of Round with Beef Au Jus

Smoked eye of round with beef au jus will have you chomping at the bit! With this affordable cut of meat cooked with low heat you get an unbelievable flavor. The most important part is making a flavorful brine with water, salt, black peppercorn, onions, garlic, and bay leaves. 

23. Garlic Herb Crusted Eye Of Round Steak 

Eye of round steak recipes with a garlic herb crust are fabulous for a Sunday or holiday dinner. When using this cooking technique your results will be perfectly medium rare and juicy, every single time. Get a full stand out meal on the table quick and easy! Just grab a 2-3 pound roast, garlic, and dried herbs. Try Italian seasoning, thyme, rosemary or any mix you like.

24. EOR Steak Quesadilla Recipe

This recipe doesn’t call for eye of round steak specifically, it just says use whatever steak you like. But I just think a quesadilla would be the perfect use for your EOR steak meat. You can whip it up in a flash featuring sliced steak, shredded cheese, sauteed peppers and onions! Use your favorite tortillas and spices to make the quesadillas. I like to dip them in sour cream and guacamole- yum! 

25. Eye Of Round Steak Soup

This particular recipe calls for lean boneless beef round steak that is cut into cubes- so we will just make sure we are using eye of round steak! Soup is an excellent idea to utilize your lean cut of beef! For best results use whole kernel corn and diced Yukon Gold potatoes! Your lean beef will stay extra moist and tender in this flavorful stew! Serve with some toasty bread and some sparkling water. 

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