Tuesday, May 10, 2011

what's cooking wednesday - high temperature roast

So I got a really good deal on a roast a week or so ago and had thought about tossing it on the old barbie when I stumbled upon this recipe instead.


high temperature roast

1 - 3 lb roast
salt and pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 500 degrees F for 20 minutes. Season the roast with salt and pepper to taste and put in a shallow roasting pan with no lid and no water. Lower temperature to 475 degrees F and cook the roast for 21 minutes (7 minutes per pound). Turn the oven off and leave the roast in the oven for 2.5 hours. Do not open the door. Roast's internal temperature should reach 145 degrees F. Cut into thin slices and serve.

Recipe Notes: This is one weird recipe huh? I took the time to read some reviews of this recipe and I am glad I did. Apparently this recipe doesn't work so great in a gas oven if you follow the instructions. What I did instead, after the 21 minutes I decreased the temperature again to 200 degrees F and left it alone for 2.5 hours. I usually do my roasts in the crock pot and they are good and cooked by the time we eat, so it was a nice change to have some pink in the middle. I would definitely make this again. The only change I would make was to use a rub on the meat. The high temperature forms a nice crust on the roast, the salt and pepper was good, but I think a rub would have made it even better.

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Heather S-G said...

I was wondering (and still am) how a roast could be done in that short of time in any oven!! I think your method sounds a lot more likely. I do love a good roast..pure comfort food :D

Adrienne @ Whole New Mom said...

I am sharing my recipe for almond butter truffles. Sorry about the duplicate....my son was helping me do link ups and he typed the title in wrong. Thanks!

Jill said...

I just found your link-up. SOrry about the duplication -- I wrote my name instead of the post -- please delete that.I hope you like me yogurt!


It looks too good to be true! I must try it.