Turn any meal into a special occasion with this hidden treasure. Poor Man’s Prime Rib is an opulent way to elevate your dinner status. This round roast is amply seasoned, quickly baked, and then left to rest so all the juices can prosper and secure a flavorful, decadent taste that the masses will love! Poor Man’s Prime Rib is a resourceful way to make a regular roast even more flavor-affluent!


  • 1 (3-pound) eye of round roast beef
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • salt, to taste
  • black pepper to taste


Step 1 –Preheat the oven to 500 degrees F.

Step 2 –In a large roasting pan or baking dish, add the roast beef and season it with the garlic powder, the onion powder, the salt, and the black pepper. Do not cover the roast.

Step 3 –Place the roast in the oven uncovered and reduce the heat to 475 degrees F.

Step 4 –Bake the roast beef for about 7 minutes per pound, about 21 minutes for a 3-pound roast.

Step 5 –Turn the oven off but do not open the door at all.

Step 6 –Let the roast sit in the off, closed oven until the meat reaches an internal temperature of 145 degrees F, about 2 hours 30 minutes. Again, do not open the oven door at any time during this process, even a little.

Step 7 –Transfer the roast from the oven to a cutting board with a sharp knife and carve it into thin slices.

Step 8 –Plate and serve.