By agileangus on May 08, 2003
Photo by A Chicken
Photo by A Chicken
"I found this delicious, simple-to-prepare recipe on the Internet. The source as "The Complete Meat Cookbook" by Bruce Aidells."
Serving Size: 1 (14 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
"Excellent recipe; I'll make it again.
I don't like pot roasts so I was looking for a different way to cook the cross rib roast that we acquired as part of our purchase of 1/4 of a local cow.
I tried this recipe with some modifications based on other internet suggestions and the roast came out wonderfully.
1. After basting the roast with balsamic vinegar I browned the roast in vegie oil.
2. Then rubbed the roast all over with the herb paste (I used fresh thyme and rosemary, and made the paste by dumping all ingredients in a food processor with a little extra olive oil; easy and quick).
3. Roasted the 4-lb roast in a 250 degree oven in a non-stick roasting pan for 2 hours. By then it was at 145, so I should have checked after 1 1/2 hours for it to be slightly less well done. It was pink and juicy and very tender even at 145.
General: The herb paste rub is wonderful and would be good on any meat. I might try it on grilled chicken soon."
"I have not yet made this roast, but have it waiting in the frig to do so. I am from California and one thing I do not understand is the internal temps posted and what state of doneness is desired. Here, 120 is rare, 125 is medium rare, 130 is medium, 135 is medium well and 140 is well done.....145 is over done. The carry over cook time makes meat just right if these rules are followed. I grew up on cross rib roasts and my mom always made them delicious with a good gravy to go with it for leftovers. I usually roast with garlic and onion powder and pepper. This time I will try this recipe and let you know how it turns out. I am sure it will be delicious. It is a flavorful cut of beef and worthy of more than just making a pot roast out of it. The more well done it is, the tougher it is though. I am looking forward to having this for dinner tomorrow, and I will cook it at a low temp after searing. Happy cooking all. :)"
"I found a two pound cross rib roast in the freezer that I decided I should finally defrost and find a recipe for (never having made a cross rib roast before). I followed the recipe very closely, using two large cloves of garlic and fresh rosemary (instead of dried) and everything else exactly the same. I cooked it for 40 minutes (at 350) after having cooked it at the higher recipe as called for in the directions. My thermometer read 158, but it may not have been accurate since I believe the roast was just perfectly medium rare. It was absolutely DELICIOUS--juicy and flavorful. An added bonus is how easy it was to make and how quickly it cooked. This is definitely a "keeper" and would be perfect, as well, for company!"
"Terrific! The smell alone was worth the work. I had a 5-pounder, so I doubled the balsamic vinegar, olive oil, and garlic. The larger roast took 1hr 45min to cook."
"My rating is just for the awesome Balsamic vinegar/Olive oil seasoning paste and not for the cooking method as I used a crockpot after searing in the oven at 500 degrees for 15 minutes. The first thing my husband said when he walked in the door was how good it smelled. Outstanding!"
"Whoa Nelly! This was a great recipe and one I will use again. I used fresh herbs because they were available but followed the rest of the recipe closely. The meat turned out perfect, pink but not bloody. I did deglaze the pan with some red wine and made a roux for a beautiful and mouth watering gravy."
"WOW! I improvised just a tad. I used 4 lg garlic cloves, citrus balsamic and used all fresh herbs from my garden. I also have a convect oven so I cooked a 2.5lb Cross Rib Roast as follows> I set my oven at Convect Roast for 450 degrees. I cooked it for 12 min. before I lowered it to 350 degrees and finished it at 40 min. I don't have an instant read thermometer, but it was cooked to PERFECTION! I served it for company and everybody made pigs of themselves! Wish I could have claimed it as my own, but.....well you know how that is."
"This was not only a great roast to serve with potatoes, etc. It was the BEST the next day cut thin for sandwiches with cheddar cheese. Excellent recipe!"
"I used a bottom round roast and cooked a little longer at a lower temperature for the last part. I also used herbs de provence because it contains rosemary, instead of the straight rosemary, and I really liked the added dimension. It was a good recipe for this cheap cut. This really tasted good and I'll love to try the method with a better piece of meat."
""This is the best recipe"! I have made this several times and it never fails!"
"I don't wright posts but I felt this one deserved it. Awesome recipe! I have two children 14 months apart and under 20 months old so my time is limited and the time taken to prepare and cook this roast was great. I used my Dutch oven though and browned it in bacon grease in the Dutch oven then the Balsamic vinaigrette then the seasoning paste, cooked as followed and it was perfect. Best roast I ever made, my 19 month old was licking her plate."
"I am so happy that I found this recipe. It is so important to pay attention to the different types of meat you're buying bc they do not all cook the same. But this was a happy mistake, I had never used this cut of meat. I did change one little thing. I used Herbs De Provence (for the first time), I am a novice in cooking but this made me look like a pro! The key was the combo of balsamic, garlic and the herbs I think. Thank you so much for sharing!"
"Oh my. The recipe sounded delicious. I bought a 3 1/2 lb cross rib roast and followed the recipe, using the minimum (40 min) time because my roast looked thinner than the one pictured. Even at 15 min at 450 and 40 minutes at 350, the roast was well done ... really well done. I can probably salvage something from it ... The seasonings are similar to what I use for a standing rib roast over the holidays, except for the balsamic vinegar, which lent a nice touch.<br/><br/>So ... lesson learned: If you make this recipe, please take into account not just the weight of the roast, but it's thickness."
"Love this! The balsamic adds a kick of flavor. To make for a more tender roast I let the meat rest to room temperature for about 90 minutes. Then I pan seared in vegetable oil before putting in the oven. It made a delicious gravy for the potatoes. Will definately use this recipe again!"
"Excellent recipe. The balsamic vinegar makes all the difference. After dousing the roast with balsamic, and applying the herb rub, I let it marinate out of the fridge for two hours. The meat was tender, and wonderfully tasty. Will definitely make this again!"
"All the reviews were absolutely correct! Fabulous and Fast! Loved the seasoning paste combined with the balsamic vinegar (tenderizer). The meat juices in the bottom of the pan were fragrant and delicious with the mashed potatoes I served with the meal. Thank you for a great recipe!"
"This roast was delicious. Would do again. thanks!!"
"This was the best rub I have used for roasts! Easy to make with readily on-hand ingredients that complement the beef. I put it on in the morning to allow the flavors to permeate to roast for a few hours. Perfection. It's now my go-to recipe for rubs!"
"This recipe was not only easy but simply amazing. I followed to a tee (okay maybe extra garlic) and my roast turned out great. Will definitely make it again!!"
"This has become my go-to recipe for roasts and i've been using it as a rub for other beef cuts too. We love it for dinner... and the leftovers make an amazing sandwich. Thank you for posting this delicious recipe."