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Old 02-25-2008, 08:20 AM   #1
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Pot Roast flub

Last night I served a pot roast which I put in a slow cooker for about 24 hour. I had heard that if you slow cook the roast in tomatos juce that the roast would come out very tender. My results were o.k. The favor was not quite as good as I had expected and the tomatos stock seemed to tast a bit acid for my tast. Hear are my questioins.

Has anyone out their ever tried this recipe before?

What was I doing wrong.

Is their any way to balance the acid tast?

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Michael

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Old 02-25-2008, 08:26 AM   #2
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What cut of beef was it and at what temp was it cooking at?
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Old 02-25-2008, 08:36 AM   #3
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Did you use just tomato juice to cook the roast or did you add some tomato juice to other ingredients?
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Old 02-25-2008, 11:58 AM   #4
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Cooking meat of any type for 24 hours in a slow cooker is pretty much a guarantee that it will be very dry.

Cooking forces the juice out of the meat. Thus, overcooking meat, even in liquid will dry it out. It may be tender or even disintegratining but the meat will have given up much of it's liquid.

Acids also can toughen meat.
Marinades Add Flavor but Don't Always Tenderize - Fine Cooking Article
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Old 02-25-2008, 01:24 PM   #5
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Cooking meat of any type for 24 hours in a slow cooker is pretty much a guarantee that it will be very dry.

Cooking forces the juice out of the meat. Thus, overcooking meat, even in liquid will dry it out. It may be tender or even disintegratining but the meat will have given up much of it's liquid.

Acids also can toughen meat.
Marinades Add Flavor but Don't Always Tenderize - Fine Cooking Article

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Old 02-25-2008, 01:55 PM   #6
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Next time try about 8 hours and balance that tomato sauce with something sweet, or better yet use another marinade and top with a can of diced tomatoes juice and all. I like a little red whine, Worcestershire sauce, liquid smoke, garlic, some basil.
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Old 02-25-2008, 03:36 PM   #7
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What Jenny said and also Maverick.
8 hours is plenty of time for a pot roast.
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Old 02-25-2008, 04:13 PM   #8
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as everyone knows i crock-pot a lot. i use tomato sauces ie salsa, bbq sauce, etc. i think u just overcooked it. 6-7 hours on low should do it.

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