If there was a king with a slow cooking style, roast beef would be the king. Traditionally, roast beef will be served on Sundays when the whole family gathers together and feasts. The good news, grilled meat is now considered a menu that can be for everyday. Whether you cook your roast in the oven or in a slow cooker, this is a dish that will cook itself.
Method 1 of 2: Cook Roast Meat in the Oven
First part: Estimate the Cooking Time and Temperature
Step 1. Let the meat rest
Whether you're grilling lamb, pork, beef, bull, or something else, you need to let your roast simmer. This means removing it from the refrigerator, placing it in a saucepan (to remove any drips), and leaving it at room temperature. If you are cooking a small roast, you should let it sit for 30 to 60 minutes, while a large roast should be left for an hour and a half. Simmering the roast allows the meat to become moist again – when the meat is in the refrigerator, it tends to become tougher.
Step 2. Estimate the time it will take to cook your roast
In general, the length of time to bake can be estimated from how many pounds of meat you will cook. The length of time you cook the roast will depend on whether you want the meat to be undercooked, undercooked, or medium. However, keep in mind that every oven is different so in estimating cooking times, you should also monitor the internal temperature of the meat to determine when the meat is done cooking.
- For undercooked meats: Allow 15 minutes for each pound of roast. For example, if you have a 5 pound roast, you'll need to cook your roast for 75 minutes if you want it to be half cooked.
- For medium rare meats: Cook the roast for 20 minutes for every pound of meat. If you're cooking a 5 pound roast, you'll need to cook it for 100 minutes.
- For medium meats: Allow 22 minutes to cook for each pound of roast. If you're going to cook a 5 pound roast, you'll need to cook it for 110 minutes
- If you're cooking roast pork, you'll need to cook it for 20 minutes per pound of meat
Step 3. Preheat your oven to the right temperature
This will be determined by the type of meat you will roast. Here are the roasting temperatures for all roasts on a basic basis.:
- Bake at 325ºF: roast lamb leg or shoulder; pork back, shoulder, crown-shaped meat, or grilled ribs; ham(with bone or boneless); roast beef or ribs; beef hamstrings, buttocks, bottom loops, eye rolls, and fresh or salted brisket.
- Bake at 350ºF: beef ribs (boneless) or grilled ribs (with bones); roast pork ribs.
- Roast at 425ºF: Tender beef loin and beef above the flank or behind the loin; roast pork loin
Part two: Cooking Your Roast Meat
Step 1. Season your roast
Traditionally, roasts are simply seasoned with salt and pepper. However, you can also season it with garlic, or any other herbs you like. If you want to marinate your roast with spices, you should do so a few days before you plan to grill the meat, as marinating the meat takes a relatively long time for the meat to absorb.
If your roast has a layer of fat on it (like most roasts) you can sprinkle seasoning on top of the fat or remove the layer of fat (which will probably be pressed down with a string, which you'll need to remove), season the underside of the meat, and then lay the fat down. back on top again. The fat will add flavor to the roast
Step 2. Place the rack inside your roasting pan
Your roasting pan should be large and shallow. Place the rack in the pan and then place the meat on the rack. This rack is important because it will separate the meat from the liquid. If the meat is left with the liquid, it will steam rather than roast.
Step 3. Cook your roast
You don't have to constantly monitor the meat until you're near the end of the allotted cooking time. You will need a meat thermometer to cook a good roast – The key to grilling is being able to monitor the internal temperature of the meat.
Step 4. Check the internal temperature of the roast
When the estimated cooking time has come to an end, you will need to check the internal temperature of the roast to make sure it is cooked properly. Use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature of the meat. Remove the items listed below when the roast reaches the specified temperature:
- 135ºF: Remove beef rump, eye roll, roast underside.
- 135ºF to 150ºF: Remove beef ribs, spare ribs, tender loin and beef above the flank or behind the loin.
- 140ºF: Remove Ham.
- 140ºF to 155ºF: remove the hamstrings of the cow; lamb leg, shoulder and calf roast leg..
- 145ºF: Remove pork loin, meat in crown shape, and roast shoulder.
- 155ºF: Remove the beef loin and grilled ribs.
Step 5. Remove the roast from the oven
Leave the rest of the roast on a plate or cutting board that has indentations that drips can pass through. Cover the roast with parchment paper or foil. The roast will continue to cook even after removing it from the oven. Allow small roasts to simmer for 10 minutes, large roasts should simmer for 15 to 30 minutes. Simmering the meat can help the meat absorb the liquid, creating a juicy roast.
The best way to tell if your roast has finished simmering is to check the internal temperature again. Meat can be cut and served when the internal temperature begins to drop
Step 6. Cut the meat and serve
Method 2 of 2: Cook the Roast Meat in a Slow Cooking Pot
Step 1. Place your meat in a plastic bag
This may sound strange, but it's actually a very effective way to coat your roast with spices. Make sure the bag you are using can be closed. When your meat is in the bag, add two tablespoons of flour, one teaspoon of salt (or regular salt), one-half teaspoon of black pepper, and two teaspoons of garlic powder. Close the bag and shake thoroughly until the meat is completely coated with the spices.
If you're following a specific roast recipe, such as the wikiHow recipe for cranberry roast pork, you'll need to follow the instructions in the recipe
Step 2. Brown the flesh color
To do this, place a teaspoon of olive oil in a large saucepan. Bringing it to a high temperature, place the meat in a saucepan and sear all sides of the meat until it turns golden brown. The brown meat is added with flavor for grilling.
Step 3. Add some vegetables to cook with your roast
Slow cookers are great to use because they are the epitome of 'one pot cooking. Just enter the meat and vegetables and your dinner will cook itself. Place the vegetables in the pot before the meat so they will absorb the delicious flavors of the meat. The usual slow-roast pan is made with carrots, potatoes, and garlic but you can cook any vegetables you want. Get creative! Be sure to cut any vegetables you use into small pieces so they can fully cook.
You can also cover the meat with vegetables, or surround the meat with vegetables - it's really up to you how you want
Step 4. Decide what liquid you want to use to cook your roast
Many people choose to use a half cup of beef stock to slow down the cooking of their roast, as it adds to the natural flavor of the roast. The rest use wine, cream of mushroom soup, water, or various other ingredients such as worchestershire or soy sauce.
Step 5. Cover your slow cooker and turn the temperature to low
The secret to cooking roasts is to cook them slowly, allowing them to absorb as much liquid as possible. Set your stove on a low setting and let it do the rest of the work. Roast beef is generally left in a slow cooking pot for 8 to 10 hours, while pork roasts will generally be done for 6 or 7 hours.
Step 6. Remove the roast from the slow cooker
The meat should be tender and easy to cut. If you find that your roast isn't as moist as you'd like it to be when the cooking time is up, remove it from the pan, cut it into small pieces, and put it back in the pot to absorb more moisture. When done, cut the meat and serve with other side dishes. Enjoy!