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Faux Prime Rib Dinner

Eye of Round Faux Prime Rib Dinner has become a favorite addition to our menu planning.

They say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. If you want to make a nice special dinner for your sweetheart, this Faux Prime Rib is sure to win you favor. Break out the candles, set the table and get ready for the compliments!

Faux Prime Rib drizzled with mushroom gravy.www.intelligentdomestications.com

I first saw a similar recipe on Pinterest. I put my own spin on it with our preferred seasonings and cooked it longer for medium done meat, our preference.  The second time I cooked it, my husband asked for mushroom gravy so me and Campbell’s went to work!


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Faux Prime Rib

A deliciously tender alternative to prime rib. Simple, easy preparation.
Course Entree
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 20 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 25 minutes
Servings 6
Author Shirley Wood


  • 1 2lb Eye of Round roast
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Steak Seasoning of choice


  • Preheat the oven to 475°
  • Season the meat to taste.
  • Place the meat in a roasting pan or baking dish. Do Not Cover.
  • Bake for 9 minutes per pound for medium well meat. (A 2 lb. roast will cook 18 minutes)
  • Turn the oven off but leave the meat inside and do not open the oven.
  • Allow the meat to sit in the oven for 2 hours.
  • Slice thin and serve.

Faux Prime Rib. The secret is how to cook an eye of round roast like a Prime Rib.www.intelligentdomestications.com

The first time I made this recipe, I cooked the meat 7 minutes per pound which produced rare meat (in photo above). We prefer medium, so I cooked it for 9 minutes per pound the next time.

Eye of Round Faux Prime Rib Dinner 450x450 at www.intelligentdomestications.com

If you prefer your beef to be well done, add several additional minutes to the cooking time. Instead of 9 minutes per pound, make it 11 minutes per pound.

As a teenager, I worked in a steak restaurant. I still remember, let’s just say quite a few years later, how serious the chef was about folks trying their beef with a little pink in the meat. The flavor comes through much better when the meat isn’t well done. Either way, I’m confident you and your family will enjoy this Faux Prime Rib dinner!

Eye of Round Faux Prime Rib Dinner 735x428 at www.intelligentdomestications.com

I will quietly admit to cheating with the gravy. You can’t beat the fact that it only requires one piece of meat and a couple of your favorite beef seasonings. Truth is, this is actually one of the easiest meals you will ever prepare. Let’s keep that a secret between us though and let them all believe we have been working hard by the stove all day!

Eye of Round Faux Prime Rib Dinner at www.intelligentdomestications.com


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  1. I have tried making a prime rib dinner twice now and have failed. Maybe I will have to try it this way! It looks so good especially with the gravy and mushrooms. Thanks so much for sharing with #foodpornthursdays…hope you will join us for the last one this week.

  2. This looks really delicious, and who doesn’t like easy! We are that family that likes all different temperatures of meat, I bet if I cut off a smaller piece and cooked it longer I could make everyone happy without having to spend hours in the kitchen! Thanks!

  3. I’m all over quick and easy recipes. I like my meat with a little pink, so probably 7 minutes for me 🙂 I’ll have to try this since I’m always looking for recipes to make dinnertime easier.

  4. In the past, I would do a standing rib roast for Christmas. I stopped because the kids would complain if their piece had any pink in it (silly kids), but my husband likes his medium. Your version looks like it cooks more evenly. I’m gonna try it your faux prime rib soon. Looks delish!

    1. We’ve done the standing rib roast for Christmas too Alli. I’m so thankful that my hubby and I both like our steak cooked the same. We’ve enjoyed this Faux Prime Rib so much, I’ve made a several times recently.

  5. I am all about quick, easy, and delicious meals over here! Especially when we are heading to church. This sounds like it will make a cozy Fall dinner!

    1. Zan, I’ve made this several times and always for Sunday dinner. It’s easy to get it started and turn the oven off before leaving for church. It’s done when we get home! Perfect for Sunday dinner!

  6. This looks and sounds really good! I may have to try this soon. My family loves meat!

    Came over on Turn it Up today, and I’m glad to find your site.

    Hope you have a blessed day~

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