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Saturday, April 13, 2013

Daddy's Roast Rub

Most weeks my dad makes a roast, either beef or pork. I've asked him for the recipe too many times to admit...which means it's time to post it here on the blog so my forgetful self can look it up whenever I need to.

Thyme Roast
  • pork or beef roast, 3-3.5 pounds
  • 3/4-1 teaspoon powdered thyme
  • 3/4-1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2-3/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 (or more) cloves of garlic
  • olive oil, as needed to make a paste
Make a paste of the oil and seasonings by crushing and mixing them using a mortar and pestle (or use a fork on a plate).

Pat the roast dry with paper towels.

Rub the herb paste all over the meat.

Place meat into a plastic bag and squeeze out the air. Let it marinate in the fridge for a good 3-5 days, mushing around the big once a day to massage the flavorings into b the meat.


To cook, place in a casserole or dutch oven, uncovered at 400 F for 20 minutes. Then cover the dish and reduce the temperate to 275 F for 3-5 hours.

This is great on sandwiches or just sliced as a meat course with dinner. The drippings should definitely be saved and used for cooking mushrooms or making the best dang gravy you ever did taste.

I have no idea why I didn't take a photo of the finished roast, fresh out of the oven back in November when I started this post.  (I also don't know why I never published it!)  But here's a look at a similar roast I cooked yesterday for my aunt and cousin, along with mint-cilantro-lemon pesto and a loaf of cranberry pecan oat bread:

6 comments:

Ms. said...

yum yum!

steph.kelley said...

Yummers. I love thyme. Thank you for sharing. Your pesto and bread sound like the perfect accompaniment!

Barb's Blurbs said...

Hi Julie - Dave is ready to start the marinade and wants to know what you used for the final internal temp on the roast? Thank!

The Bowers! said...

I usually aim for 150F, Barb!

Barb's Blurbs said...

Thanks! I'll let you know how it turns out...

Barb's Blurbs said...

Thanks...I'll let you know how it turns out...