The art of the roast
January 9, 2012 9:57 AM Subscribe
I would like to cook roast beef. For starters, what's roast beef?
posted by A Terrible Llama to Food & Drink (27 answers total) 97 users marked this as a favorite
I have never cooked a roast before, but I'd like to. At the supermarket, I saw several roasts that looked like they might be what I have in mind when I think 'roast beef' but I wasn't sure what I was looking for and I wasn't sure what that cut of meat is actually called.
I'm looking to produce a roast that I can cook to medium rare and use as a standalone dish one night, and then for subsequent meals in Thai beef salad, in sandwiches, make hash, etc. Something I might make on Sunday that could produce lunch for a few days.
What specifically is the cut of meat I'm looking for? How many pounds?
How do I cook it?
What else can I do with leftovers and how long will they keep?
Can I/should I freeze some cooked meat for another purpose?
Interested in side dishes or sauces (specifically horseradish sauce, especially)
I'm a pretty good cook in general but haven't cooked a really large cut of meat, other than whole chickens. I do not own a meat thermometer but if you make me buy one, I will.