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Old 09-12-2007, 05:59 AM   #1
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No Roasting Rack .... any ideas?

So I am preparing to roast some beef but I don't have a roasting rack.

Can I just use a roasting pan with the meat placed directly on the tray or should i use something to raise the meat from the tray?

Any suggestions?
Would an upturned plate in the bottom of the tray work? Or perhaps some thick slices of onion or potatoes?

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Old 09-12-2007, 06:14 AM   #2
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Since I didn't have a roasting rack, I got some foil and made a ring with it so the meat stays off the bottom of the pan.
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Old 09-12-2007, 06:22 AM   #3
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Thanks. I'll give it a go.
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Old 09-12-2007, 06:43 AM   #4
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I seldom ever use a rack, always turns out good.
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Old 09-12-2007, 06:52 AM   #5
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You can alo use a layer of veggie chunks, carrots, onions, celery that will act as a rack and later provide great flavor for your gravy.
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Old 09-12-2007, 08:10 AM   #6
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The veggie method is the way to go. Carrots celery onion parsnip, whatever. Gives your juices great depth of flavor and makes a fine pan gravy
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Definitely the veggie method! Adds much more flavor than aluminum foil.
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Old 09-12-2007, 10:23 AM   #8
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If you haven't any vegetables or foil about the place, you can also use the insert to a broiler pan. Just put it right in the roaster and it raises the meat.
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Old 09-12-2007, 11:43 AM   #9
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You can use the grates from your toaster oven.
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Old 09-12-2007, 11:48 AM   #10
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You can use the grates from your toaster oven.
I use cooling racks that fit in the roasting pan.

Veggies work well, though.
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