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Rump Roast at Four Bucks a Pound

To be economical, I usually cook up big pieces of meat and slice off what we need throughout the week.  Today, I cooked up a delicious three pound rump roast that was done just the way my family likes it…medium rare.  It was a lovely supper with potatoes and veggies, and tomorrow and the next few days it will become fantastic lunches and stir fry meals for when company comes. 100_9733

During the holiday season it’s great to save time with cooking by making something like this that will feed us many times…even a guest or two.  For fifteen dollars, I think this is a huge savings because it will make at least fifteen different meals…maybe more.  You can’t get good food like this at the drive-thru even on the dollar menu.

Here is how this sumptuous cut of beef was prepared…it’s so simple.  I salted and peppered every surface generously then seared it in a skillet on every side until it was golden brown…about three minutes each side.  The oven was already heated to 350°.  I placed the meat on a rack that fit in a 13″x 9″ baking pan.  One hour was sufficient to cook it to 140°  in the center.  It rose up past that to 145° after a good rest.  20 minutes of rest under a tent of aluminum foil is the perfect way to do it.  The resting time is the most important part of insuring a very tender roast.   If you slice it too soon you will let all of the good juice fall out on the plate.  With a rest the juices distribute more evenly and less is lost when slicing.

I encourage you to make this type of roast before the big turkey feast.  It is a perfect thing to have in the refrigerator for guests to eat or make a delicious sandwich when ever they want.  Here’s to wishing you all a happy Thanksgiving time.  Enjoy visiting with your relatives and friends and cook ahead so you can spend more time with good company.    I hope all your Thanksgiving feasts are awesome!


2 responses

  1. avian101

    From Lucy, Tyler and I, wish you a beautiful Thanksgiving Day in company of your loving family! Thanks Diva for your wonderful recipes! 🙂

    November 22, 2013 at 11:46 am

    • Happy Thanksgiving to you and Lucy and Tyler too! Many blessings to you all! 🙂 Thank you for being so kind these years. I’m also grateful you continue to enjoy the recipes.

      November 23, 2013 at 7:03 pm

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