Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Late Night Roast

Well here we are again, time for something a bit savory again.

Mike calls me up last night and asks what he should cook for dinner. He wasn't quite sure what he wanted so doing the "what are you craving" game we came up with him making a roast, which he likes to do, he then gets to carve the meat with his ninja knives.

He used a sirloin roast and cooked it at 350 degrees with 2 cups of beef bouillon stock until the meat was around 131 degrees, yes this would be under cooked to a lot of folks, however, after sitting for a little while the meat temperature will rise and after letting it rest and he sliced he said it was just under medium rare but not rare. Perfect for reheating later this week when he makes sandwiches and other meals, as well as when the roomie eats too.

He and I will tell you, if you cook meat you need a meat thermometer. It is a kitchen must, as well as a good chefs knife, not a crappy $5 Walmart knife. Yes, you will have to spend more than $20. I just recently bought a new chefs knife, I got a hell of a deal on it but I had to spend some money to get something nice and would work in my kitchen.

yes this is in my car on on my "Starry Night" window shades
Don't judge.
He served the roast beef, which was seasoned with McCormick's Montreal Steak Seasoning, with a roasted veggie mix which he placed in a roast pan and simply roasted. The vegetables consisted of tomatoes (large), 1 medium container of mushrooms (fresh), and one medium onion. Being that he doesn't normally like tomatoes he said he enjoyed them. 

To round out the meal he used Knorr Beef Stroganoff noodles as a starchy side dish.

Mike's finished product meal
He said it tasted good and was a good meal, of course having cooked roast it took a bit longer than he thought and he was just eating around 9pm when I was finishing my run.

Here is the ingredient list and instructions:

Sirloin Roast - size varies depending on your needs
2 cups beef stock or similar made from bouillon cubes
McCormick's Montreal Steak Seasoning

3 large tomatoes
1 medium onion
1 medium pkg fresh mushrooms
(you can tweak this based on what you prefer)

Knorr Beef Stroganoff Noodles, plus pkg instructions for making.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees, rub meat with seasoning and place in roasting pan with beef stock. This keeps your meat moist. Roast in oven for about 2 hours, check after 1 1/2 hours for temperature. Pull out when 5-10 degrees under what you want it to end at. 130 - 135 is medium rare so if you pull out at 120-125 your meat will be close if not at medium rare after resting for 10 minutes.

Place vegetables in pan and season to your liking and roast until tender.

Follow package instructions for noodles.

Serve and enjoy.
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