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Review---Cooks Illustrated Pot Roast

nissenpa Oct 29, 2006 11:14 PM

I just finished making the Cook's Illustrated pot roast. It gave a method for braising. It was AMAZING!!!!!!

I am a good cook and can cook just about anything but pot roast has been the thorn in my side. It's a joke around here because everyone else I know who cannot cook can even cook a roast.

I feel like I just climbed a mountain. Not only was it good but my DH ate about 1 1/2 lbs of meat himself!

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  1. blue room RE: nissenpa Oct 29, 2006 11:26 PM

    Tell us more! Also, what cut of meat did you use?

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      bdumes RE: nissenpa Oct 30, 2006 12:38 AM

      I must have missed that issue of CI. Can you give some more details?

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        nissenpa RE: bdumes Oct 30, 2006 01:28 PM

        The CI issue is one of those they send out to get you to subscribe again. There is no month on it. It is red with pears on the cover. It also features pan-roasted chix breasts, rating skillets, and four cheese pasta.

        The article I read was called Perfect Pot Roast. I used the top blade roast that they recommended. I did not have string so I did not tie it and I also did not have the quarter cup of red wine that they suggesst adding at the end. I browned the roast 3 minutes on each side and then followed the instructions to a T. The 3 pound roast ended up being in the 300 degree oven for about 3.5 hours after doing all the prep on the stove. It really was one of the best meals I have prepared.

        I shredded up the leftovers last night and plan to stew them with tomatoes and chilies tomorrow night to put inside tortillas.

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        altond RE: nissenpa Oct 30, 2006 01:56 PM

        I would definitely suggest making it again and adding the wine next time. It makes it taste even better. I cooked this a few weeks back and it was awesome...

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          nissenpa RE: nissenpa Oct 30, 2006 02:10 PM

          I will definitely make this again and try the wine. Thanks for the tip. Glad you enjoyed it too!

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            niki rothman RE: nissenpa Oct 30, 2006 03:00 PM

            How's about posting the recipe or a link to it?

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              Norm Man RE: niki rothman Oct 31, 2006 07:50 AM

              The following link has a Perfect Pot Roast Recipe of Cooks Illustrated which may be the OP's recipe:


            2. blue room RE: nissenpa Oct 30, 2006 04:22 PM

              I became curious about the cut the OP used, found this info:


              Sounds like a nice piece of meat. Should I be going to Wikipedia for info about food? hmmm

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