A few days ago, my mom asked me if I would cook dinner for the family. I agreed, but was slightly nervous. What should I cook? Will they like it? Then it hit me: I needed to use beef! Nutritious, delicious, and always a crowd-pleaser (if you call the 5 members of my family a crowd–I do). I went to the grocery store and whipped out my iPhone to check www.beefitswhatsfordinner.com‘s butcher counter for some inspiration and recipes. I scanned the meat options at the grocery store, and saw that a 3 lb rump roast was on sale. Perfect! After consulting the website, I decided to put a rub on it and roast it in the oven. Here’s what I did:
- 3 tbsp. Garlic Salt
- 1 tbsp. Dark Roast Coffee
- 2 tsp. Basil
- 1 tsp. Ground Celery Seed
- 3 tsp. Cracked Black Pepper
- 2 tsp. Chili Powder
- 4 cloves freshly minced garlic
After applying the rub, I wrapped the meat tightly in cling wrap and put it in the refrigerator for 2.5 hours (you can do more than that but that’s all I had time for). I preheated the oven to 325°F. I read that the correct time to cook meat can roughly be determined by 30min/lb so I put the roast in for 1.5 hours. When it was done, I used an easy-read thermometer to check the temperature. It read 150 so it was just about perfect after that amount of time. I served the roast with diced roasted potatoes and a green salad. The meal was delicious and my family definitely approved!
The great thing about this recipe was that it took very little preparation and I was able to complete other chores while I was waiting for the rub to settle and the meat to cook. After it was done, I simply cut it thinly into pieces and served it up!
Happy Friday everyone!