(not my recipe, but sounds interesting. minus the shortening and ketchup for me.)
Break out your crock pots, guys. Let's make a roast! Wait. Maybe you use the oven to make your roast? How long do you let it go? Do you add carrots and potatoes? Well, I'll tell you how I've been making mine and then you can tell me your way and we'll compare notes. I'm so anxious to hear all of your tips and tricks for fork-tender roast beef! But first, let's talk about today.
There is a "significant" winter storm headed our way, Grant had his last early morning basketball practice, we got fresh farm eggs delivered to our door this morning, you guys keep ordering my card collection, and this day just keeps getting better and better! What a way to kick off the weekend. And on top of that, Hadley and I had roast beef leftovers for lunch. mmm.
We were able to buy 1/4 of a grass-fed cow a couple months ago. Huge, right?! I am ecstatic about all the hormone-free, wonderfully-raised meat in our two freezers in the basement! It's such a big, big blessing. And now I need to learn how to cook it all. The issue for me is the roasts and steaks. I have a general idea of the best way to prepare them from watching my mom, mother-in-law, and seasons of Top Chef, but I don't have my own go-to techniques yet. So if you are a pro at red meat, and even if you're not, you guys should give me tips from your experience! Here's the method for my favorite roast so far.
Overnight Rosemary & Garlic Roast Beef
1 3-4 lb. top sirloin roast
1-2 T. coconut or olive oil
6-8 carrots, peeled and chopped
1/4 of a red onion, sliced
2 cloves garlic, minced
salt, pepper, rosemary
2 cups water
*potatoes optional, I didn't have any
1. In the evening (the day before you want to eat this meal), put carrots (and potatoes, if using) in the bottom of the crock pot. Heat oil in a large cast iron skillet until shimmering, but not smoking. Brown roast on both sides and season with salt and pepper, add onions to skillet as well.
2. Transfer roast and onions to crock pot. Season with more salt and pepper, add garlic and rosemary. Pour water into the hot cast iron skillet and swish around to collect all the yummy brown bits, then pour over roast in the crock pot.
3. Turn crock pot on to the low setting, cover, and let cook until dinner or supper the next day!
Your turn. Do tell! And have a wonderful weekend!