Originally Posted by GotGarlic
Is a rump roast the same as an eye round? If it's as lean as an eye round, no matter how much you cook it, it will never be tender, like a pot roast should be. It's just not the right cut for braising or pressure cooking. Pot roast made with a chuck roast is fall-apart tender, juicy and delicious, as it should be.
No. Rump roast I think from memory has some fat. Not as much as chuck. It also can be roasted rare.
Like I should have said above, I learned that several cuts not thought of as roasts were indeed very good cooked like a rare roast beef.
Originally Posted by Andy M.
I believe deli roast beef is made with top round, not the eye.Some of the famous cheesesteak shops use thinly sliced ribeye.
The eye is a relative smaller cut, maybe 4"-5" across and shaped like a tenderloin.
Right. I never see it in the deli here. London Broil is the most common.
When I was 13, I worked in an Italian deli and meat market. I worked the deli side and my buddy worked on the butcher side.
The deli manager, my buddy's older sister sometimes asked me to take out the BIG roast beef she stuck in the oven for 1 hour. Only one hour at 400.
I would take it out and it would be very dark. Once cooled, refrigerated overnight and sliced it was heaven if you like rare roast beef. It came out perfect every time.
One time the owner saw me making a sandwich piled high with roast beef. He was not amused.
Originally Posted by Kevin86
What kind of pan did you use? On small roasts I like my heavy dishes with a lid I find the thinner roast pans burn or dry out quicker
I use a dutch oven for pot roast. I use a roasting pan for roast beef.