Paleo Lifestyle - Slow Roasting

Slow Roasting Eye Of Round And Opportunity

Last night I was walking upstairs overwhelmed feeling like there are just too many things to get done in the day… Then I literally stopped and said to myself, out loud( yeah, I’m a little nutty) think of them as opportunities!!!

Dishes are an opportunity to live in an orderly space, all the meals I prep opportunities to nourish my family, baths a opportunity to play with the kiddos… When did I lose track of all this?

So this morning when my little bubba woke up at 3:30 and refused to go back to sleep for three hours, I started trying to figure out the opportunity this awarded me. Sitting here rocking him in one arm and typing on my phone with my other I have concluded the opportunities are cuddle time, and inspiration for this post. (and then when I went to put my daughter on the school bust at 8:30 and realized that both of our cars had been broken in to last night, I realized the time I spent waiting for a police office to come and take my report was an opportunity to clean our entry area- yeah- thank goodness for the shift in perspective or this day could have been off to a rough start…)So…

I’ve been posting tips for folks following the Lurong Challenge but these are really applicable to anyone following Paleo, or just running a busy life and household…

Today’s tip is see your opportunities. Opportunities to use up produce past it’s prime in soups or casseroles or stir fry. Opportunity to throw dinner in the crockpot when you have a few moments early in the day. Opportunity to make one thing and use it repeatedly in different ways. Opportunity to take this challenge and this community and try Paleo nutrition and see if it works for you. See the opportunity for health and wellness (and maybe a tight bod or a firm butt, but that’s no guarantee).

One example of taking opportunity by the horns and running with it would be the two eye of round roasts I did in the oven yesterday at 7am while feeding the kids breakfast, packing lunches, etc… I had two roasts defrosted and was already in and or near the kitchen so decided to try a slow roasting technique on them. All it required was a quick plop in the roasting pan, salt and pepper and about one hours cook time. It also required a meat thermometer so if you don’t have one, take this opportunity to go get one.

Slow Roasting Eye of Round or Other Leans Roasts

  • Preheat the oven to 250
  • Rinse the roasts of excess blood and place them in the roasting pan
  • Liberally salt and pepper them
  • Stick a thermometer in the thickest part of one as you will be cooking by temperature
  • Roast at 250 degrees until the internal temp reaches 110 degrees
  • Crank the oven up to 500 degrees to brown the outside of the roasts
  • Continue cooking until the roasts read 135 for medium rare. I went 145 which was still quite pink but more to my liking.
  • Remove the roasts and cover with foil to rest.
  • If you aren’t eating them right away, wrap tightly and refrigerate.

This meat is now perfect and good to go for roast beef wrapped in romaine with mustard, cold roast beef slices with horseradish and sauerkraut, a quick sear in the pan with peppers and onions( either Philly or Fajita style), and so much more.

I’ve already eaten it for breakfast yesterday, thinly sliced hot out of the oven, then again last night in a bit of a deconstructed fajita manner(I took the opportunity to use up some peppers that were getting soft on me). Today I have some fresh beet horseradish I’ll slather on it and I’ll probably use the remainder to make some beef and chile burritos in brown gravy…

What’s Your Favorite Use for Roast Beef?

Have a great day filled with lots of opportunities:)

 

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