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Nov 28, 2012 08:56 AM

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!

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  1. 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.

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    1. re: GretchenS

      Thank you so much! I'll definitely look at that thread.