Looking to cook an eye round roast for eight people.
I'm looking to cook a roast for Christmas eve. This will be my first time cooking for a large group of people AND my first time cooking a roast. I would like to know how long to cook the roast AND what size of roast to get for eight people. Thanks!
Eye round roasts can be wonderful if treated the right way (low heat) and horrible if treated the wrong way -- and many of us learned that the hard way -- I sure did. Cooks Illustrated did a piece about how to do it right that I and many others here have followed with great success. I highly recommend that you read this long thread -- or at least the first 20 or so posts -- and follow their method, it will guarantee you good results. http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/608907
For 8 people I would say a 3 lb roast considering that you will also have sides and so on. And use a very sharp knife and cut the thinnest pieces that you can.