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Ava Makes a Roast

Okay so I over reacted. When I woke up this morning there was a txt from jsp telling me not to go to the store and that he would pick up the rolls on his way in. So he missed his manners but made up for it later.

Anyway that is not the point of my story. I am making pot roast for dinner. I growing up in a house with my mother who is an excellent cook I fins most people's version of dishes well...so-so at best. Roast is one of those meals.

Most people make the dire mistake of putting the meat in a crock pot this just makes everything mushy and weird tasting.

The proper way to cook a roast starts with the meat.

  • You need half a stick of butter (not margarine) and you rub that baby down. Get it in all the little nooks and crannys until its covered in a gooey fat layer.
  • Sprinkle liberally with coarse ground salt and pepper.
  • On high heat warm up a pan on the stove top. Put the big hunk of meat in and brown each side for about 1minute each. (it should be dark brown...well seared but not burnt) This seals in the flavor or at least that's what my mom says.
Prepare the pan...
  • Drop the meat in the roasting pan.
  • Fill the skillet with water to get all the yummies up and dump it the roaster. I usually use about 4-5 cups but it depends on alot of your things, at the end the water should come up about half way on the meat. (keep in mind you are adding veggies so about 1/4 the height of the meat is a good guess at this point, you can always add more later
  • Add spices to the liquid. I like to use beef bullion, tastefully simple seasoned salt, tyme, and just a pinch of chili spice. (the prepackaged slow cooker spice packets are pretty good but I highly suggest adding the chili spice it gives it a little kick.
  • Chop up carrots, celery and red potato's.
  • Cook at 300 for 4-6 hours depending on how big the roast is...when you press it with a spoon and it easily dents and can be broken up its done.
Gravy time...
  • I don't like gravy so I don't make it (if you like gravy...make it yourself)
  • What I do is take all the meat and veggies out and put the roaster directly on the stove top.
  • I boil it down to about half the original liquid volume.
  • Tada! Good for a drizzel over the meat or veggies...and there is always plenty left over for belmont and rosa's dinner.

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  • Anonymous alice says so:
    2:36 PM  

    you need to find your camera and take a picture of your creation, i can use it on my hospitality website for html. do it! top

  • Blogger Kristen says so:
    11:36 PM  

    and now i'm hungry. top