Sunday Supper

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Registered: 04-01-2002
Sunday Supper
Sun, 01-22-2012 - 2:17pm

What's cooking tonight?

I laid out ground turkey for lasagna.

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Registered: 07-23-1998
Mon, 01-23-2012 - 11:19pm
I usually cook mine in the crockpot too, but I had time yesterday to do it in the oven. My MIL always cooked a good roast. I should have paid more attention.

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Registered: 02-12-2002
Tue, 01-24-2012 - 6:44am

It does depend upon the type of roast you have.

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Registered: 10-31-1999
Tue, 01-24-2012 - 9:45am
I agree, Sandy... but, I think you can make just about any roast fall apart tender by cooking it at a low temperature for a long time... whether in a crockpot or in the oven.

I remember when Amber graduated high school, my hubby was out of work and we had hardly any money... I started in January buying various REALLY cheap cuts of beef that were on sale and freezing them. I would buy one with every paycheck (twice a month). Then a week before her big graduation party, I thawed them and started cooking them 24/7 along with an onion soup mix (each) ... I would cook one while I was at work for about 12 hours at 275 and then I'd cook another one while we were sleeping at 275. After every one was done and cooled, I picked the meat apart from the bone & fat, seasoned it with Salsa Brava and froze it until the day before her party. It was a lot of work but I got more compliments on those burritos and even had people coming back that night for leftovers.

In all my years of cooking, I have never had a roast turn out in the oven that I have cooked for less than 8 hours.... they are almost always tough and chewey! I have learned my lesson... I won't do it ever again... it's either all day in the oven at 275 or all day in the crockpot on low. I hate wasting all that time, electricity & money on a tough roast.

Sorry for the long post... I guess I got on a roll.... lol.

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