Herb-Pepper Rubbed Beef

This flavorful rub for the beef roast is delicious and much lower in sodium than most purchased rubs. Try it on pork tenderloin or chicken breasts.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 15 mins
10 servings


  • 1 3 to 3 1/2-pound beef eye of round roast

  • Nonstick cooking spray

  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt or sea salt

  • 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning, crushed

  • 1 teaspoon dried sage, crushed

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • ½ teaspoon cracked black pepper

  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper

  • 1 clove Garlic cloves and/or fresh herb


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Trim the fat from roast. Lightly coat roast with nonstick cooking spray. In a small bowl, combine kosher salt, Italian seasoning, sage, minced garlic, black pepper, and crushed red pepper. Sprinkle the herb mixture evenly over all sides of the meat; rub in with your fingers.

  2. Place meat on a rack in a foil-lined shallow roasting pan. Insert an oven-going meat thermometer into center of roast. Roast, uncovered, for 1-3/4 to 2 hours or until thermometer registers 135 degrees F (it is not recommended to roast an eye of round roast past medium-rare doneness).

  3. Cover meat with foil and let stand for 15 minutes before slicing. Temperature of the meat after standing should be 145 degrees F. Thinly slice meat to serve (see Tip). If desired, garnish with garlic cloves and/or fresh herb.


Tip: Slice any leftover meat and use to make sandwiches the next day.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

170 Calories
4g Fat
0g Carbs
31g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 170
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 0g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Protein 31g 62%
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Cholesterol 56mg 19%
Vitamin A 19IU 0%
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Folate 18mcg 4%
Sodium 275mg 12%
Calcium 31mg 2%
Iron 3mg 16%
Magnesium 35mg 8%
Potassium 492mg 10%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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