This recipe serves two.
Beef roast (2lbs)
Butter (1 stick)
Fresh garlic (about 2 tablespoons)
In a cast iron skillet, heat bacon grease on medium high. Preheat oven to 450. When the grease is near smoking place roast in the pan. Brown the roast for 2 minutes on each side. Put it in the hot oven for 10 minutes. Take it out of the oven and let rest (in the pan!) for 10 minutes.
Slice it up into about ¼ to ½ inch slices. Do this in the pan, if possible, you want all the juices in there. Then remove the slices (but not the juice) to a plate. Put the butter in the pan and heat on medium. Slice up the garlic and toss it in. let the garlic cook for about 2 minutes while you salt and pepper the beef slices. Toss in the beef, add a healthy amount of lemon juice and Worcestershire sauce. Let the cook for about 2 or 3 minutes. Flip all the meat. Cover and turn the heat down to it’s lowest setting for a few more minutes.
The meat should not be anywhere near done when you take it out of the oven. While it rests, it will cook more, but it should still not be quite done to rare when you slice it up. If, for some reason, it is further along than it should be when you slice it, put the lemon juice and Worcestershire in the skillet for about a minute, before you put the meat in. Then turn off the heat (the skillet will retain the heat), toss the meat in and turn immediately to coat both sides.
Rinse the strawberries and place them on two plates (about 2 or 3 good handfuls each). Place half the meat on each plate. Spoon some of the sauce over the meat. It will run over and get on the strawberries. That’s good, but don’t drown them. Put the rest of the sauce in small bowls for dipping the meat.
When I make a roast, after the first meal, I cut up the remaining roast into bite-sized pieces and refrigerate in its juices. It makes a perfect addition to salads.
Fresh spinach leaves
Lettuce of your choice
Dressing of your choice (goes great with raspberry vinaigrette or ranch)
This also works well with leftover chicken. If you have both leftover roast and chicken, that’s even better!
I have discovered a wonderful way to make roast juicy and tasty. Here’s what you’ll need:
Set the bacon grease out to soften. Slice garlic very thin. Mix together equal parts bacon grease and sorghum. Mix in garlic. Smear mixture thickly on the top and sides of the roast before cooking.
I like it heavy on the garlic, so that the entire top of the roast is pretty much covered with garlic slices. It will sort of run everywhere if your roast isn’t perfectly flat, and it only sort of sticks to the sides.
Sweet potatoes make a great addition. Cut them up and put them in the pan with the roast while it cooks. Depending on the size of your roast and the size of sweet potato chunks, they may take longer to cook than the meat. If so, you can remove them from the roasting pan into a smaller dish, spoon the roast sauce over them, and cook them some more while the roast rests.