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Confessions of an X- Vegan 
Jan. 16, 2013 5:48 pm 
Updated: Jan. 24, 2013 4:52 pm

I need HELP, I have a roast in the freezer and am seriously afraid of cooking it. I don't remember how to cook roasts.  Honestly I would love my sister to come over and help me with it.  I've been cooking meatless for so long I've simply forgotten how to do it. AND I have a fancy oven which with a thermometer that I can use to cook it, but OH my goodness how, and what should I make??? Maybe you have some ideas, I wish you could come over and do this with me, but I guess I have to brave it myself. Suggestions please! 
Jan. 16, 2013 6:30 pm
Hi,you could try my recipe for your roast, -pasta-sauce/detail.aspx have it with any kind of pasta.
Jan. 16, 2013 7:49 pm
First what kind of roast? I will assume beef. Then what cut? Eye of round, rump, bottom round, chuck? That will determine how you cook it. If it is a very tender cut such as a rib roast you roast it in the oven uncovered. Less tender cuts you can pot roast or braise low and slow with liquid. How long you cook it depends on how big it is. Lots of questions, but I know you can not only answer them, but turn out a lovely meal.
Jan. 16, 2013 7:50 pm
For roasts, and I'm assuming you mean a beef roast, I always do a sear over medium-high heat in a pan followed by a slow roast in the oven at 350 monitoring the internal temp with a thermometer. 135 is where we usually take it out for medium-rare, or bring it up to 140. Even on the barbeque grill I sear the meat over direct heat and then move it to the other side (with no coals) and cook on indirect heat until the internal temp reaches 135 (or whatever your target is). Remember to tent the meat when done and for at least 10 minutes and let the meat reabsorb its moisture
Jan. 17, 2013 5:16 am
Here's a quick visual for you. Again, assuming it's beef you are cooking. ... ... Here's a link to the AR Videos Page ...
Jan. 17, 2013 5:19 am
I'm curious. Are you going to cook this for guests or are you stepping off the vegan trail momentarily. I think much of the vegan principles have merit and I incorporate them in my cooking.
Jan. 17, 2013 6:39 am
Hi Guys, Thanks it's a BEEF ROAST BOTTOM and yes Mike it's for me, I'm on the Blood Type Diet now, and I'm an O-Hunter which means I need to basically just eat meat and veggies. It's a big switch but honestly, I have to say, I MISSED meat so much and love it. I only eat though the Grass-Fed from Wellness, it tastes delicious. So, I'm making it for myself and these tips really help. I will go on those links too. Thanks and keep the tips coming!
Jan. 17, 2013 6:41 am
PS So I can cook this in the slow cooker? That might be nice, I love stews.
Jan. 17, 2013 7:12 am
Crock pot is the easiest. You don't need to defrost it. Just brown it in a skillet and put it in the crock with some veggies and beef broth or gravy.
Jan. 18, 2013 3:10 am
I dredge it in flour and seasonigs [seasoned salt, pepper, granulated garlic - whatever you have onhand], then I sear it. Sometimes I continue them on the stovetop, sometimes I put them in the crockpot after the sear. I add water, if I am going to want a gravy. But I learned to cook them "dry," to use for soft tacos. I like to put my leftover raost through my food processor to "hypershred" it for Mexican food - tacos, burritos, taquitos, enchiladas . . .
Jan. 18, 2013 7:11 am
Dredge in flour, sear and then crock pot, like that idea! Keep the ideas coming!
Jan. 18, 2013 10:35 am
BNCook-I brown the roast on med. high with 1-2 T. of olive oil on the stove. Then, I sprinkle both sides with Lawry's seasoning salt, pepper and garlic powder. I add 1/4 cup of water in the bottom of the crockpot along with carrots, onions, and quartered potatoes. I also add some more onions on top. Cook according to your crockpot directions.
Jan. 18, 2013 6:26 pm
If you put it in the slow cooker, a roast will take many hours, so put it on in the morning.
Jan. 20, 2013 9:44 pm
Just crock-pot it with some potatoes and carrots.maybe a beef stew or just meat and pototes kind of deal.OR you can crockpot it,shred it and make BBQ beef sandwiches!
Jan. 21, 2013 12:42 pm
Great I will do this tomorrow... I will let you know how it went! Yum!!! Thanks SO much
Jan. 24, 2013 4:52 pm
Thanks everyone the roast came out great! I'm working through it this week! Yum!
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