How to Cook Beef Roast in an Electric Roaster

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How to Cook Beef Roast in an Electric Roaster

An electric roaster can make cooking a breeze for just about anyone. The roaster cooks like an oven but the meat comes out tender as if it was cooked in a crock pot. Although, you can cook a roast or brisket directly in the electric roaster, it sometimes benefits the guests if you mix it up a little. By searing the roast a little on the stove first, it allows a lower cooking temperature over the same amount of time. Also, the juices get trapped into the meat and redistribute more evenly.

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Things you need

  • 4-pound roast
  • Fresh ground pepper
  • Garlic powder
  • Coarse salt
  • 1/3 cup of canola oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon of fresh thyme
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 bouillon cubes
  • 1 cup of water
  • Large, deep skillet
  • Deep dish pan
  • Aluminium foil

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  1. 1

    Season the roast with as much salt, garlic powder and pepper as desired. Place the roast into the refrigerator the night before you plan on cooking.

  2. 2

    Preheat the roaster to 107 degrees C.

  3. 3

    Turn on the stove to medium high and warm up a large, deep skillet. Pour in the canola oil and let it heat up about 3 minutes. Place the roast in the skillet and brown on all sides till it is slightly crispy.

  4. 4

    Add the onion, thyme, bay leaves, bouillon cubes and water to a deep dish pan that will fit into the electric roaster.

  5. 5

    Remove the roast from the skillet and place it into the deep dish pan on top of the ingredients.

  6. 6

    Cover the pan with a lid or aluminium foil. Cook for one hour.

  7. 7

    Remove the roast and turn it over, baste it with juices, recover, and cook for another hour.

  8. 8

    Remove the roast from the roaster and cover it in aluminium foil. Let it sit for 15 minutes to allow the juices to redistribute through the roast.

  9. 9

    Cut and serve.

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