Sunday, May 25, 2008

How Do You Make Roast?

Ok, I admit it, I am terrible in the kitchen. I CAN cook, and do it well when I apply myself, but I strongly dislike cooking. I guess it stems from just not having a lot of time and being on my own a lot with 4 kids. Plus, I have gotten into a recipe rut and just repeat our favorites.

One of my favorite things to cook is Roast Beef. I am a huge fan of red meat, so there is no way I could ever become a vegetarian or vegan.

When I buy a roast, I usually plop it in the roasting pan. Then in a small bowl, I'll take a pack of beef stew seasoning and mix it with some water to make a thin paste. I'll brush it on the roast, and then cook at 350 for a few hours, or till it is done. Depending on the size, sometimes it takes three hours, or sometimes less. About an hour and a half before the roast is done, I prep the veggies. I quarter a bunch of potatoes, coarsely chop onions and add baby carrots to the pot. I mix it all up so there is a good mix of veggies all around.

Let it cook for about an hour more, till the veggies are tender and easily pierced with a fork, and voila! You have a delicious tasting roast and veggies. The veggies will absorb the flavor of the roast, so it tastes amazing.

The next day I either make beef stew in the crock pot, if there is enough leftovers, or the kids and I will eat it cold. LOVE IT!!!

While my mom was here for Mother's Day, I had a pork roast to cook. Now, normally I really dislike pork roast, but this came out fantastic! She put it in the crockpot with a bit of water and some onion soup mix seasoning on high for a few hours, and it came out so incredibly tender and juicy. And the flavor...omg, the flavor!!! I'm going to try this soon.

How do you make a roast? I'd love to hear some comments!


Mama Bear said...

Both those recipes sound good - I love roast but for some reason (and I don't know why) I only make it when we're having Beef Dip...I need to make it more. It's so good.

Miss Mommy said...

To make the best roast ever...this is what we do......

Take the roast put it into the crock pot with a packet of onion soup mix and 3 cans of Cream of Mushroom Soup....let it cook on low for about 5-6 hours. I also usually flip my roast over about 1/2 way threw too.

It is the so yummy!! And Oh so just falls apart. I usually make with a side of corn and mashed potatoes.

KrustyTheCat said...

oh that does sound good!!! TFS!!