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Old 07-24-2011, 05:46 PM   #1
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Help!! Cooking Beef ArmRoast....

I need help! I so desire to be an excellent cook for myself and my boyfriend, but am lacking in supplies! We definately have to cook on a budget, especially this week. My parents recently bought 1/2 a cow and so graciously gave us quite an ample supply of different cuts of meat. I want to cook the Beef ArmRoast tomorrow and I need recipes!!! I love a great Roast, potatoes, carrots and celery in a slow cooker....just don't know what I need to prepare this and lack the creativity and confidence to just go for it. I also have some beef stew meat I would love to use....I am open to trying anything so post your best!
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Old 07-24-2011, 06:12 PM   #2
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I'd love to help, but I don't know what an arm roast is! LOL! Are you looking to use the slow cooker or can you use an oven and a covered pot?
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Old 07-24-2011, 06:31 PM   #3
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I wouldprefer to use a slow cooker, put can use my oven too. My understanding was I could cook like a regular roast, it's 3 lbs. I appreciate any help you can offer :)
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Old 07-24-2011, 06:38 PM   #4
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Well when I do a pot roast, I cut up potatoes, onions, celery and carrots and then I rest the roast on top of that. I usually make a "sludge" with some red wine (1c), a tablespoon of brown sugar, a tbsp of beef boullion powder, some oil (1/2c), salt, pepper (healthy shake of each) and maybe some thyme (tsp). I pour that over the whole shebang and set it on low to go for about 6-8 hours. Is that helpful?
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Old 07-24-2011, 07:25 PM   #5
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Lipton's dry onion soup mix is your friend. They have a nice pot roast recipe. If your roast is 3 lb, I would cut it in half and freeze half, and crockpot a smaller portion since it's only the two of you. Google slow cooker pot roast, there are so many recipes. I usually wing it. Fling in any veg, onions, whatever, veg on the bottom. Sprinkle with onion soup mix and any kind of liquid, as Alix suggested. Cook until it falls apart.
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Old 07-24-2011, 07:51 PM   #6
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I would do the whole thing in the crockpot--leftovers freeze really nicely, and reheat well in liquid in the microwave.

You could use the shredded beef for bbq sandwiches, tacos, casseroles, hot beef sandwiches, etc.
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Old 07-24-2011, 07:52 PM   #7
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Beer makes a great liquid for pot roasts--smells so good while the roast is cooking.
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Old 07-24-2011, 08:23 PM   #8
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I'd guess an arm roast is chuck or similar. It would need to be braised (slow cooker) to be tender.
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Arm roast is down from the chuck and a little less tender, but slow moist cooking, such as in a slow cooker, works great. A beer + an envelope of dry onion soup mix will be delicious. An alternative that is also delicious and makes it's own gravy, is the dry onion soup mix + a can of cream of mushroom soup.

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I'd guess an arm roast is chuck or similar. It would need to be braised (slow cooker) to be tender.

Thank you very much for the information!!! It was very helpful!
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