Monday, January 17, 2011

Where's the beef?

whoooop, here it is.... (sorry, i think i'm having an 80's flashback. What?!  It happens.) 

Warning.....If you are vegetarian, you may not want to proceed any further.

Big hunk of meat ahead!!

Ok - ready?!

I present to you my first beef roast.

My sister wanted to know why I never posted meat or anything other than baked goods.  I informed her that I did not know how to cook "real food".  However, I am trying to change that.  Hence, beef roast.  A delicious beef roast at that.  (go meee, go me!)

In trying to decide how to cook my impulse purchase of a 3 pound beef roast from Sam's Club, I perused the internet.  (of course!) I originally thought I would cook it in the crock pot, but after reading a few recipes, I decided to use the seasonings from this recipe Peppered Beef from Cooks.com and the cooking directions from this recipe High Temperature Eye of Round Roast from allrecipes.com.
The cooking directions seemed a little unconventional, and I was skeptical.  However, when we cut into this baby, it was PERFECT.  Juicy, tender, with a great flavor.  I was quite proud of myself, and I think even my hubs was impressed.  This cut of meat, beef round, is very lean, therefore can be tough.  However, it's better for you, and ours was tender - I guess due to the slow cooking process.

I changed the seasonings up just a bit b/c my family can't handle too much flavor :P

 1 tsp 2 tsp. coarse ground black pepper

1 tsp. garlic powder

1/2 tsp. each rosemary & leaf thyme

1/2 tsp. oregano & poultry seasoning

1 tbsp. olive oil

1 (3 lb.) eye of round beef, roast or boneless rib eye, rump or tenderloin

In a small bowl, combine spices and mix well. Rub meat with olive oil and spices until well coated. Place roast on rack and bake at 500 degrees for 15 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees. Bake for an additional 45 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 130 degrees for rare. Makes 6 to 8 servings.  (and this is the part from allrecipes) then turn off the oven and let the roast sit in the hot oven for 2 1/2 hours. Do not open the door at all during this time!  Remove the roast from the oven, the internal temperature should have reached at least 145 degrees F (65 degrees C). Carve into thin slices to serve.

I definitely will be making roast more often since it is pretty simple and everyone (with the exception of Mr. Two!) ate it.  That's a small miracle in itself!  And tomorrow I'll post what I did with the leftovers...it's awesome.  I know, you will be waiting with breathless anticipation.  (sarcasm)

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20 comments:

  1. Yum! I;m your newest follower through the Follow Us Monday Morning party. I'd love for you to check out my blog!
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  2. I love food!!! Cooking new recipes is so much fun for me~~I am your newest GFC & Networked Blogs friend found you on the Give It To Me Blog Hop~Shari

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  3. I'll bet that is wonderfully flavorful. You'd be disgusted with how I cook my meat though. It has to be dried up hockey puck-like.

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  4. Thanks for following me I'm now doing the same! This looks so good. I can't really cook meat either I usually stick with just chicken because I'm always nervous about screwing up everything else. But this looks simple enough for me lol.

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  5. Sounds yummy!

    Stopping by via the Monday Hop to say hello.
    Come on by and visit.
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  6. I am not really a vegetarian but I'm trying to avoid meat since two year ago. Although I must say this is a very good post. I have a friends who loves to eat beef. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. Thanks for joining us at Makin' Me Crazy Monday! New follower from Mama's Two Cents!

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  8. Found you on one of the Blog Follows. I'm your newest follower on your super awesome blog! I'll be back (in my best Arnold voice).

    KyAnn

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  9. Looks great! Visiting from the blog hop and already following you. I have a recipe blog hop on Mondays, would love for you to add this!

    Thanks
    Kelly
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  10. This looks yummy! I'm now following you from Monday Mingle. :)
    Jan
    http://www.jewelry4change.blogspot.com

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  11. FINALLY! it's so refreshing to see some good 'ol protein on your blog. this recipe sounds really good too...i may try it myself.

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  12. Hi! Thanks for stopping and following at Single Parent Retreat! I'm returning the love!

    Jacqui
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  13. Love the title of your blog! Visiting from the Monday hop....the roast looks fantastic.
    Shawn

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  14. Hi! I'm your newest follower! Come check out my blog at: http://www.everydaytastes.com/. I hope you'll subscribe to my blog too!


    Have a great day!
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  15. Hi, New Friend. I am passing by and following you back from Monday Mingle at ToughCookieMommy.com. I look forward to seeing you back every Monday to link your blog. Nice to meet you.

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  16. Meat doesn't usually make me swoon. But that is gorgeous.

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  17. I love roast! This looks awesome!

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  18. Hi,
    I'm a new follower from the Give It To Me Monday Blog Hop. If you get a minute please stop by and follow back.
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    Have a good week,
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  19. Yummo...I am so hungry now!

    I'm stopping by from the Monday Blog Hop and am now a follower. I'd love for you to stop by if you get a chance:

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  20. yum this looks delicious. I love meat!

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