Ooh! Help!

  1. Two things:

    First, I'm doing the happy dance because I got my new oven yesterday. It rocks. I haven't used it yet.

    Second, I'm making dinner for my family.... they are all carnivorous types, so I'm thinking it would be easiest to make a pot roast or something like that, so I don't have to make a bunch of side dishes.

    Anybody have a fool proof recipe for a roast? I'm probably going to just get a rump roast or something, not a very expensive cut of meat, but not terribly cheap either.

    Please help... I'm not very accomplished in the kitchen so I need a simple recipe (as simple as possible).

    Thanks!
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  2. 46 Comments

  3. by   GPatty
    My easiest roast wouldn't let you use your oven....CROCK POT ALL THE WAY!
    Glad you got your oven, and I wish you the happiest of days cooking for your family!

    Julie
    PS Wish I could help you more....(I'm not a kitchen person either...hubby does the cooking around here!)
  4. by   delirium
    My crockpot is possessed. Sorry, but it is.

    My house is haunted too.
  5. by   kittyw
    Might want to check this out ...
    http://chetday.com/crockpotrecipes.htm

    Or do spaghetti - make a meat sauce & non-meat sauce. (This is my standby for company!)
  6. by   sunnygirl272
    get a chuck roast, a can or 2 or beef broth, carrots, parsnips, onions, and fresh green beans....toss evrything but the green beans in the roasting pan in the oven at 350 for a while...then add the green beans...when it's all cooked, take the stuff out and leave the broth in the roasting pan..
    bring the broth/drippings to a light boil
    .mix cornstarchand h2o, and add to broth/drippings, mixing all the way to prevent lumpies...


    mmmmm...yummy!!!
  7. by   delirium
    Originally posted by sunnygirl272
    get a chuck roast, a can or 2 or beef broth, carrots, parsnips, onions, and fresh green beans....toss evrything but the green beans in the roasting pan in the oven at 350 for a while...then add the green beans...when it's all cooked, take the stuff out and leave the broth in the roasting pan..
    bring the broth/drippings to a light boil
    .mix cornstarchand h2o, and add to broth/drippings, mixing all the way to prevent lumpies...


    mmmmm...yummy!!!
    What the hell is a parsnip?
  8. by   Sleepyeyes
    Originally posted by sunnygirl272
    get a chuck roast, a can or 2 or beef broth, carrots, parsnips, onions, and fresh green beans....toss evrything but the green beans in the roasting pan in the oven at 350 for a while...then add the green beans...when it's all cooked, take the stuff out and leave the broth in the roasting pan..
    bring the broth/drippings to a light boil
    .mix cornstarchand h2o, and add to broth/drippings, mixing all the way to prevent lumpies...


    mmmmm...yummy!!!
    put in a few potatoes (peel & quarter), a couple beef bouillion cubes and a dash of Wocesteshire and you'll have one rockin' pot roast!
    Good luck!
  9. by   delirium
    Originally posted by Sleepyeyes


    put in a few potatoes (peel & quarter), a couple beef bouillion cubes and a dash of Wocesteshire and you'll have one rockin' pot roast!
    Good luck!
    Sleepy, I think you're assuming I know something about cooking.

    So.... put the roast in a roasting pan? Sear it first? Salt, pepper, garlic it? Worcestershire sauce? With water in the bottom of the pan?

    I know NOTHING about this sh*t.
  10. by   Sleepyeyes
    http://www.allrecipes.com/encyc/terms/P/7780.asp
    on parsnips

    Yep, just put the roast at the bottom, and surround it with the veggies, put the oven on about 350, cover and cook. Splash a little worcestshire (about 1/3 cup) over the whole thing for interesting flavor. Use the broth & skip the bouillion cubes; the broth is the same thing.
    Last edit by Sleepyeyes on Aug 20, '02
  11. by   delirium
    They look like carrots.

    Thanks for the info.... I'm learning so much this morning.
  12. by   eltrip
    You might also try the roastin' bags. They come with recipes that work! We like to add onion soup mix & fresh garlic to our roasts. Veggies as we like, & follow directions on the roastin' bag!

    Happy dining!
  13. by   sunnygirl272
    Originally posted by Sleepyeyes


    put in a few potatoes (peel & quarter), a couple beef bouillion cubes and a dash of Wocesteshire and you'll have one rockin' pot roast!
    Good luck!
    yup..forgot the taters..leave out the boullion cubes if you're usuing canned broth...unless you're gonna pass out lasix as after dinner mints...
  14. by   sunnygirl272
    originally posted by mspurp


    sleepy, i think you're assuming i know something about cooking.

    so.... put the roast in a roasting pan? sear it first? salt, pepper, garlic it? worcestershire sauce? with water in the bottom of the pan?

    i know nothing about this sh*t.

    no no no!!!! do not sh!t in the pan!!!!

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