Grandma’s Cooking School: Roast Beef Dinner - Buttered Side Up

Grandma’s Cooking School: Roast Beef Dinner




This was originally posted on April 20, 2010 on Cooking for Seven. Because these lessons were such an important part of my life, I will be re-posting them here.
{Grandma’s Cooking School is my chronicles of the informal cooking lessons that my Grandma graciously decided to give us girls. Enjoy!}


Grandma's Cooking School: Roast Beef Dinner
Grandma decided it was time to move from scrumptious sweets to serving an entire meal; and there is no meal so traditional and tasty as a Roast Beef Dinner…


Grandma's Cooking School: Roast Beef Dinner

Grandma knows all the secrets to making a tender, tasty roast: sprinkle liberally with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Attack it with a sharp fork & sprinkle with Meat Tenderizer. Coat it with flour and cook in a skillet to brown on all sides.


Grandma's Cooking School: Roast Beef Dinner
Pour a can of beef broth into a roasting pan, add the roast, slip it into a moderate oven (325° F) and sit back and relax. Or start making some delicious side dishes: Mashed potatoes, green peas, and steamed cauliflower with buttered breadcrumbs.


Grandma's Cooking School: Roast Beef Dinner
Don’t forget to slice some onions and put on top of the roast about an hour before it’s done. This really adds a nice flavor. Set the table, make the gravy, and carve the meat. Here’s a tip from Grandma: slice the meat across the grain for the most tender cut.


Grandma's Cooking School: Roast Beef Dinner
We invited Justin & Audra to share in our feasting.
Now, thanks to Grandma, I no longer have to fear making roast beef.

**Next Time on Grandma’s Cooking School: Poppy Seed Torte**


7 comments

  1. Onions make roast beef more flavorful. I really need a good roast beef recipe. Thanks for this!

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    1. Yes, onions make almost anything better! :)

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  2. What a great post. I'd like to know more about that cauliflower! It's steamed whole and then gets buttered (maybe?) bread crumbs on top?

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    1. Thank you! Yes, the cauliflower is steamed until tender, then topped with breadcrumbs that have been sauted in butter. Yummy. :)

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  3. How long do you cook the roast, I always have a hard time with roasts. My roasts are always blah and dry???

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    1. According to this timetable, a rump roast cooked at 325 degrees will take about 1.5 - 2 hours to cook. You could also go by the internal temperature of the meat, as listed in the table:

      http://www.bettycrocker.com/tips/tipslibrary/charts-timetables-measuring/timetable-roasting-meats

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    2. Thank you!! Hope you are having a wonderful day!

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