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Roast Beef in the Clay Pot

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Category: Beef

 Ingredients List

  • 5 lb Rolled roast of beef
  • 1 ts Salt
  • Pepper; to taste
  • 6 sm White onions; peeled
  • 6 md Carrots;peel/slice lengthwis
  • 6 sm New potatoes; unpeeled
  • 6 lg Mushrooms; sliced
  • 3 tb Parsley, fresh; chopped
  • 2 Bay leaves; whole
  • 1 ts Arrowroot; approximately


"Roast beef steamed in the clay pot is a different experience. The meat has
a delightful texture you can't find in beef cooked any other way. But one
word of caution: it's going to take much less time to cook than you think.
Rely strictly on your meat thermometer. The size of both the pot and roast
will make a difference. If you like your beef rare, check the thermometer
after 40 minutes. You can omit the vegetables if you don't want a complete

Presoak your largest clay pot, top and bottom, in water fifteen minutes.

Trim fat from beef and rub with salt and pepper. Place beef in pot and
insert meat thermometer. Add to pot all above ingredients, plus 1 teaspoon
salt and dash of pepper.

Place covered pot in cold oven. Set temperature to 480 degrees. For rare
beef, check meat thermometer after 40 minutes. For medium beef, check after
1 hour. For well-done beefif you really want it that waycheck after 90

Remove pot from oven when meat thermometer is almost up to temperature.
(Don't wait until it's right on the nose or it will be overdone.) Pour
liquid into saucepan, bring to boil and thicken with about 1/2 teaspoon

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