I don’t know about other parts of the country, but when I was growing up in the South pot roast was the typical Sunday afternoon meal. It was an easy meal to prepare. My mom would let the roast cook along with some potatoes, carrots, and onions either in the oven or in the Crockpot while we were at church. Then we would arrive home to a delicious home cooked meal. Add a salad and rolls and you have a delicious balanced meal.
My guys love meat and especially roast. What is it with men and meat? Maybe it goes back to the hunter gather thing where the guys went out hunted and killed something to bring home for dinner. That must be why most men I know love meat and don’t consider they have eaten a meal unless there is meat included.
For years I was confused about what cut of meat to buy when cooking a roast. I found this info on a food blog and thought I would share.
What cut of meat should I buy for my roast beef?
A: Every cut varies in flavor and tenderness. Rib roasts and loins are naturally tender and flavorful. Chuck roasts are juicy due to their good marbling, but require lower, slower cooking to get tender. Rump and round roasts are very lean and if thinly sliced can make excellent sandwiches, but they can be tough. Only the top grades of round and rump have enough fat to roast well; many do better if braised, pot roasted or stewed. For a round roast, you want top round. Eye of the round LOOKS like a good roast, but is tough and needs moist heat; bottom round is also pretty chewy when roasted.
These are a couple of our favorite pot roast recipes. Nutritional info for Family Favorite Pot Roast (5-6 servings): calories: 302 fat: 11 Nutritional info for To Die For Pot Roast (12 servings): calories: 298 fat: 9.5
- Family Favorite Pot Roast -
- beef roast - 2 pound
- Lipton Beefy Onion Soup Mix - 1 pkg
- cream of mushroom soup - 1 can
- water - 1/2 cup
- To Die for Pot Roast -
- beef roast - 4-5 pound
- brown gravy - 1 pkg
- Italian salad dressing mix - 1 pkg
- Ranch salad dressing mix - 1 pkg
- water - 1/2 cup
- optional add ins -
- potatoes -
- carrots -
- onions -