How To Make a Tender Roast

I have been trying and trying for years to make a great roast. One that falls apart, and is flavorful, and I finally did it! Yay! After 3 perfect roasts cooked this way, I think it’s safe to share my secret. This was so simple, but I think a few things really make a HUGE difference. First, start with grass-fed beef with a lot of marbling. The more fat the better. You might think I’m crazy, but I’m telling you, it’s much more tender this way! Second, let your meat thaw slowly, like in a fridge over a period of a couple days, or in a sink with cool water. Then let it get to room temperature right before you cook it. The meat will seize up if you try to cook it when it’s cold and it isn’t as tender and juicy in the end. Third, start by seasoning your meat heavily with your favorite spice. We use Spade L Beef Seasoning and Marinade. You can find it at your local Associated Food Store. Let it marinade or season overnight in a sealed container. How-To-Make-A-Tender_Roast (6) - Copy Fourth, sear your roast to lock in all the juices before it goes in the oven. Simply heat a little oil in the bottom of your heavy cast iron pot. And let it do it’s magic on all sides. How-To-Make-A-Tender_Roast (13) - Copy Next, remove your roast from the pan, and add your favorite veggies. I added mushrooms, celery, onion, and carrots. How-To-Make-A-Tender_Roast (15) Fill the pan with beef broth. I used just enough to cover the veggies, which was about 3 cups. How-To-Make-A-Tender_Roast (18) Place your roast back on top of all the veggies. Cover with a tight fitting lid and bake at 325 degrees for about 2- 3 hours, depending on the size of your roast. How-To-Make-A-Tender_Roast (22) After your roast is falling apart and delicious, let it rest for at least 20 minutes so that all the juices stay in the meat. Don’t cut it before then! How-To-Make-A-Tender_Roast (1) - Copy Voila! A perfectly cooked roast! I separate mine from the left over broth and make gravy with the drippings. Follow all the steps for a perfect roast every time! Jessica Smile

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11 thoughts on “How To Make a Tender Roast”

  1. I just made roast the other day in my crockpot. I don't do it very often and I asked my husband, "Are roasts supposed to sit out for 15 minutes before cutting so the juices stay in? I know that's true of a lot of things."
    And he said, "Well, it can't hurt. Just do it."
    So now I know that we did it right.
    Thanks for the tips.
    I think I will continue using my crock pot for roast because it's easy. I love that you added mushrooms. I've never tried that before.
    Thank you.

  2. I always do mine in the crockpot but this looks so so good, I'm going to have to give it a shot! Stopping by from the blog hop and happy to be your newest follower!

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  3. Wow! That pot roast looks incredible. I'll definitely have to try these tips. Thank you for linking at the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party. Hope to see you again next week.

  4. Hi Jessica,
    We would just love this amazing roast, we will really enjoy it! Hope you are having a fantastic week and thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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