How To Cook A Roast
If you want to know how to cook a roast that is delicious and juicy every time, consider using a crock pot. Many people are intimidated by cooking a roast because it can be a pricey piece of meat and they think you have to use meat thermometers and timers; however, when you use a crock pot, the correct temperature and a few seasonings you could be well on your way to becoming a meat master. Using a crock pot eliminates the need for meat thermometers and timers. When you see how easy it is to cook a roast in a crock pot, you’ll be using your crock pot to cook everything.
- 1 1/2-3 pound roast
- 1-1 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 2 teaspoons coarse black pepper
- 3-4 Cups Beef Broth (organic)
- 5-5 Tablespoons olive oil
- 1 teaspoon thyme
- 2 Bay Leaves
- Crock pot
- Paper towels
- Platter or large dish
- Prepare the roast. Rinse the meat off under cool running water. Pat dry with paper towels and place on a platter or large dish. Using a fork, poke the roast several times on each side to help tenderize the meat. Combine salt, pepper and thyme in a bowl and mix well. Drizzle two to three tablespoons of olive oil onto the roast; use your hands to coat the roast completely, including sides. Sprinkle mixed seasoning onto both sides of the roast and rub into the roast with your hands.
- Sear the pre-seasoned roast. Searing allows the Place the skillet over medium-high heat and add one to one and a half tablespoons olive oil to the pan. When heated, add the roast to the pan to sear the outside. After about one to two minutes, remove the roast, add one to one and a half tablespoons olive oil to the pan and sear the other side. Briefly sear the sides of the roast and then turn the stove off and place the roast into the crock pot.
- You’re ready for the crock pot. Place the roast into the crock pot and pour the beef broth into the crock pot. Drop two whole bay leaves in; set the crock pot on low and let it cook for ten to twelve hours or overnight. If you're in a hurry, you can set the crock pot on high and cook for five to six hours.
Once you get comfortable you can experiment with spices and adding vegetables during the last half of cooking. The crock pot is also great for ribs, sauces, soups, stews, chicken and ham. Don’t forget to use the broth for delicious, homemade gravy!