Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Roast with Indian Kick

1 Roast (I used a chuck roast I picked up on sale at Wal-Mart this morning)
Fresh Ginger
Fresh Garlic (I actually used minced but I'm going to start buying fresh)
Cayenne Pepper
Black Pepper
Plain yogurt (can be Greek)

Cream of Mushroom Soup (2)
Chicken Stock (probably be better with beef stock, but I go with what I have)

First step, I peeled the ginger and put it in the food processor with the garlic, cayenne, pepper, salt and a few dollops of yogurt.

Then I put the beef in a glass container and used a spatula to spread the mixture on one side, and then the other. Cover and refrigerate for as many hours as you can.
Yum, right? In my dutch oven I mixed cream of mushroom soup and chicken stock...oh and some Worcestershire sauce too. Took out the carrots and remembered the peeler busted and I need a new I scrubbed them and added them to the pot...peel is supposed to be good for you anyway. Then chopped up the onion on that, added the meat and put potatoes on top.
I would love to slow cook this, but I got a late start. I put my oven up to 400 degrees F, my house smells good. I hope it tastes good. This one is all me.
Looks gross, right? Well it was delicious. But here's where I'm going to change it. It has to slow roast all day. So next time I will make the same paste with yogurt, ginger and garlic. THEN I'm going to let it sit all night, in the morning I'll put the roast on a layer of onions, and top with more onions. Let it cook in the oven set to 220 degrees F. What are you cooking today?


  1. this sounds really interesting ! I have never tried meat with ginger ...

  2. Ginger has it's own sweet flavor, but it can also be used to kick up the heat in a spicy dish.

  3. That looks and sounds yummy!!

    1. It was, and we are having it for dinner again today. Should be much more tender after cooking on very low heat all day. lol

  4. How long would you cook it in a crockpot?

    1. I would do the same thing as I'm planning on next time, start it in the morning and let it go all day. The temp you get in the crockpot may even be warmer than where I had the oven. If there are different temps, I'd use a low-medium.


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